6.9 miles
Distance
1,663 ft
Climb
-1,903 ft
Descent
2,542 ft
High Point
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What: NSMBA Fiver #2 - Presented by Rocky Mountain Bicycles

When: Thursday May 19th - Sign in will run from 5:45pm to 6:45pm. There is no fixed start time, you can start out onto the course once you have signed in.

Where: Fromme - Sign in at the water towers.

Why: Fun community low key ride to meet and hang out with your fellow riders.

Who; You. Remember you MUST be a current paid NSMBA member to participate.
http://nsmba.ca/join

Apres will be at the Rocky Mountain Bicycles Development Centre 1225 East Keith Road, Unit 10

Transition 1: Climb Mountain Hwy to 7th Secret.

Stage 1: 7th Secrect - Leopard

Transition 2: Exit at 5th Switchback to climb up Mountain Hwy to Lower Oilcan

Stage 2: Lower Oil Can finishing by Grannies exit onto BP

Transition 3: Climb BP going to west to Skid Road, descend Skid Road

Stage 3: Skid Road - Lower Dreamweaver - finish at Boundary intersection

Timing tags will be retrieved at the bottom of Stage 3. Proceed to Apres at Rocky Mountain's Development Centre for results.

Detailed Description
2016 Fiver 2 - Presented by Rocky Mountain Bicycles is a 7 mile intermediate race route located near North Vancouver British Columbia. This mountain bike only route and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 11 trails. This route climbs 1,663 ft with a max elevation of 2,542 ft then descends -1,903 ft.
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49 Reviews & Comments

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ruminates (Nov 23, 2022 at 20:08)
Trail 7th Secret
still snow free
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tinroos (Nov 11, 2022 at 7:45)
Trail Dreamweaver
The bridge on dreamweaver has been destroyed by a fallen tree. This happened around Nov 8 or 9 2022. You can get around but it’s a hike-a-bike.
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tadamszz5 (Nov 9, 2022 at 13:58)
Trail Leppard
Snow at the trail head, but rideable.
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conrad-hoc (Jul 29, 2022 at 8:46)
Trail Dreamweaver
I agree the direction/signage is hard to follow. Big thanks to all the comments above warning me to avoid turning down St. George's by mistake (success!). Trail was dry and root sections were fairly exposed. I'd say it's a dark blue with some black sections.
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cbvan (Jul 16, 2022 at 11:58)
this is intended as a climbing trail onky
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northshoregurl (May 30, 2022 at 1:23)
Trail 7th Secret
It is soooo worth the climb. What a sweet trail.
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ekaczor (Jan 22, 2022 at 13:02)
Trail Lower Oilcan
Several trees down across trail and still some snow through the first third of the trail.
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komar (Nov 29, 2021 at 17:06)
Trail Lower Oilcan
This is my favorite trail on Fromme. Lots of roots and can be ridden at a good pace compared to the majority of other trails. The trail crew was pimping out the first step down into the right hander today.
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vinnie03 (Oct 14, 2021 at 14:34)
Trail Dreamweaver
I’m sure it’s a decent trail once you know where you’re going but there’s about 100 other trails crossing through with hardly any signs and I don’t think it’s good enough of a trail to ride it more than once.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 25, 2021 at 16:40)
Trail 7th Secret
My favorite trail on fromme. Such a good mix of tech, features, and flow. Awesome trail worth the climb for sure!
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Mcyeetus (Sep 25, 2021 at 16:37)
Trail Lower Oilcan
Great trail. Like a downhill trail with only little pedally parts. Around same difficulty as 7th secret.
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cannae (Sep 5, 2021 at 10:11)
Trail Lower Oilcan
One of the easier gnar trails on the upper parts of fromme. Lots of super fun lines and can be ridden at a fair amount of speed. I love this trail and ride it on days where I want gnar but nothing high consequence.
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colchilibeck (Aug 21, 2021 at 11:39)
Trail 7th Secret
Really amazing trail. I Ben in the wet there is still lots of grip.
A note to fast riders, don’t try passing slower riders while they are moving through techy/rocky steep turns. It ruins the experience when you bail because someone decides to blow by you. Just give a shout and pass when safe to do so!! We are all there to have fun. Keep those maneuvers for a race day!
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MTBaboon (Jun 17, 2021 at 10:47)
Trail Lower Oilcan
Basically the north shore version of a dh course.
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Wesmacaulay FVMBA - ADMIN (Jun 5, 2021 at 23:44)
Trail 7th Secret
Rock work is astonishing. I can’t even think of all the hours of work put into the construction of this trail. Epic.
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JKLikebikes (May 20, 2021 at 19:40)
Trail Dreamweaver
Trail is in rough shape, lots of gravel, needs some love fornsure.
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emjaybee (Apr 22, 2021 at 15:15)
Trail Dreamweaver
Trail was quite dusty and loose this week.
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zikkidee (Apr 11, 2021 at 19:45)
Is nobody going to ignore the fact that the photo at the top of this page is very clearly NOT roadside attraction? Lol
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brenthillier NSMBA (Apr 12, 2021 at 7:59)
Then flag it!
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zikkidee (Apr 17, 2021 at 22:45)
I did, thanks for reminding me Smile
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darcraver (Aug 11, 2020 at 19:35)
Trail Lower Oilcan
One of my favorite trails on Fromme. Good n gnarly, but without high consequences like on some of the tougher trails like Upper Crippler.
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Dannyjean (Aug 3, 2020 at 11:50)
Trail 7th Secret
Absolute stellar trail. Worth that little extra climb FOR SURE
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SmartyPantz (Jun 7, 2020 at 15:34)
Trail Lower Oilcan
Some good old fashion north shore jank with a couple nice jumps and a few smoothish sections
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Habsfan11 (May 9, 2020 at 11:22)
Trail Dreamweaver
Awesome trail for blue riders. More signage in this area would help.
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travis-l (Apr 15, 2020 at 20:26)
Trail Dreamweaver
Yeah I just did the same thing! Nasty roots towards the bottom - won't make that mistake again.
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JacksonThack (Apr 15, 2020 at 12:07)
Trail Dreamweaver
Accidentally turned down onto St George's - no signage preventing it - huge waste of elevation. Be sure to a stay left after crossing the BP
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bboyshredder (Mar 23, 2020 at 16:16)
It's not really a blue should be a black if you try to climb up it.
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curvedwallride (Mar 15, 2020 at 11:59)
Icy half way through.
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Edu888 (Aug 21, 2019 at 23:08)
Trail Lower Oilcan
Easier than Pipeline, but harder than 7th Secret. IMO not that great of a trail other than the two gap jumps, when compared to Pipeline. Lots of technical sections that just didn't feel that fun compared to what's on Pipeline. Still a fun trail though.
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eh-cee (Jul 17, 2019 at 10:04)
Trail Lower Oilcan
Anyone lose a pair of sunglasses on that trail yesterday? If so please PM me!
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bboyshredder (Jul 16, 2019 at 8:57)
Trail 7th Secret
Awesome rocky trail . worth the climb , but some berms are beat up.
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scrisini (Jul 13, 2019 at 0:49)
Trail Leppard
What an awesome flowy trail ! A must !
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martyzaleski (Jun 5, 2019 at 11:56)
Trail Leppard
Fresh trail work in the mid-section this past weekend by Pete and BGC Engineering, just in time for this week's Fiver.
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crashelman (Sep 14, 2018 at 11:25)
Trail 7th Secret
Awesome trail in wet weather! Epic amount of armour and nothing too sketchy. Great start to Crinkum and Kirkford
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rippingnoles (Aug 31, 2018 at 18:20)
Managed to clear as much of it as I could find. Thank Odin for tubeless tires tho Smile
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rippingnoles (Aug 31, 2018 at 18:19)
Just a heads up all. There’s a significant amount of broken glass spread out on Kirkford beginning approx 20 feet after the initial wood roll-in. I’d like to think it wasn’t intentional but it came in a variety of colours and spread quite neatly.
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georgeshumway (Jun 30, 2018 at 20:00)
Trail 7th Secret
Anyone know how this trail compares in terms of difficulty with expresso?
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nwareing (Jan 26, 2019 at 18:08)
Trail 7th Secret
Expresso is easier
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MKBERGEY1 (Jun 28, 2018 at 14:01)
Trail 7th Secret
7th is running so sweet ! ????????
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daslade (May 12, 2018 at 18:33)
Trail Lower Oilcan
Fun rock roll, technical descent, some fast sections
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chris-mcintyre (Sep 24, 2017 at 16:44)
Trail 7th Secret
One of the most if not the most amazing trail on the mountain! Definitely worth going up and shredding all the way down to Kirkford! This trail is a must when visiting Mt. Fromme!
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Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:29)
Trail 7th Secret
Accessible North Shore style trail that flows well through its fortified rocky technical sections. Really well built and loads of fun.
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edwardbear (Aug 7, 2017 at 9:19)
Trail Leppard
thank you pete and giant........jim
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leelau (Jun 4, 2016 at 20:18)
Trail Dreamweaver
A note to uphill climbers that a large chunk of this trail was used as a downhill route in the past and will be used by downhillers in the future. Keep your heads up going both ways
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ParkerJonesmtb (Nov 27, 2015 at 15:54)
its pretty much a shortcut
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j-tommy (Mar 22, 2015 at 16:54)
Trail 7th Secret
Beauty of a trail! First ride today, my first ride on the Shore... and it lived up to the hype. Even got to meet Pete, who I understand is the master builder on this beauty. The rock work is amazing! It was pretty busy up there, but everyone was in a good mood and very friendly. Overall a great ride.
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Route Sections

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    NSMBA Fiver
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Point to Point
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    11
More Stats for 2016 Fiver 2 - Presented by Rocky Mountain Bicycles mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -240 ft
  • Altitude min
    889 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,129 ft
  • Altitude end
    889 ft
  • Grade
    -0.7%
  • Grade max
    -66.7%
  • Grade min
    39%
  • Distance climb
    4 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    705 ft
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