I’m planning on doing a road trip out to BC this summer to ride trail during the month of July.
I’m hoping to stop the car along the way to camp and ride on the drive out. I’m tempted to just blast out there and start riding in the mountains, but I’m curious about what the guys/gals in Sudbury, Sault Ste Marie, and Thunder Bay (or points in between) are riding. I also love riding rock and I’m pretty sure I’ll find lots in the north.
I’ve been doing my Trail Forks and SingleTrack.com homework, but was wondering what people on here have ridden.
Any tips for trails that can be ridden not too far off the highway between Toronto and Manitoba, towns such as Sudbury, Sault Ste. Marie, Wawa, Dryden, Kenora, Thunder Bay?
Trailforks is pretty much a map, I am not a fan at all (not going to get into that here) and think the best way to get the goods is to get shown the trails by a local. I have ridden on a bunch of shop rides there in the day and think dropping into to the local shop is still the way to go. They were good guys then and sure they still are. Even though the trails we rode in Revy this summer are on Trailforks, our first stop was at the local shops. We bough a couple of shirts to support their efforts and they gave us the inside scoop. Was priceless.
Sudbury has some good riding as well. Not sure about the Sault.
I have nothing to offer in the way of helping on your question… but I think it would be cool if you hit some places on the way out and then again on your way home after some time on west coast trails. Any time I’ve gone out west my riding on local trails is noticeably more confident, like night and freaking day.
Trailforks does show some trails. But outside of population centre’s not alot is shown. Pick up various copies based on the areas you will go through of the Backroads Mapbook. Which they seem to have finally updated and is more usable. And while not singletrack, really more really rough double track. Still a good ride.
Outside Ontario. Add Canada’s Olympic Park to the list.