4.6 miles
Distance
1,109 ft
Climb
-1,099 ft
Descent
1,847 ft
High Point
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2017 Fiver #1

Sign in at Water Towers. 5:45pm to 6:45pm

Climb Mtn Hwy to Wardens.

Stage 1 - Wardens Climb

Climb Mtn Hwy to Crinkum Crankum

Stage 2 - Crinkum Crankum, Kirkford, Cedar, Upper Griffen, Middle Griffen

Climb King of the Shore and Mtn Hwy

Stage 3 - Floppy Bunny.

Detailed Description
2017 FWS -1 is a 5 mile intermediate race route located near North Vancouver British Columbia. This mountain bike only route can be used one direction and has a moderate overall physical rating. This route includes 9 trails. This route climbs 1,109 ft with a max elevation of 1,847 ft then descends -1,099 ft.
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42 Reviews & Comments

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marclangasque (Oct 15, 2022 at 3:24)
Trail Kirkford
Good trace! Not too difficult and really fun!
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drdbnd (Aug 15, 2022 at 8:34)
Trail Kirkford
Resent gold dirt work has really improved the trail. Running best it’s been in years. Thanks to Sarah, Markus, and Thomas for their hard work.
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  • - 1
Pato76 (Jul 24, 2022 at 22:53)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Watch out at the bottom of the second ladder (at entrance) a big puddle hole scour that will harsh your fork. Still rideable but if you rode it before and your are not comfortable with such a hole check it before sending it.
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cbvan (Jul 16, 2022 at 11:58)
this is intended as a climbing trail onky
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NikkiA (Jul 9, 2022 at 13:44)
Trail Kirkford
Thanks to the crew for all of the fresh trail work. It's running great!
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Superepicguy264 (May 3, 2022 at 19:24)
From looking at the really rocky sections I thought they would be really bumpy but, if you go at speed they are actually quite smooth
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Superepicguy264 (May 3, 2022 at 14:33)
Trail Kirkford
This trail had some REALLy tight berms that felt like they were dug into the ground
the dirt walls go up near your shoulders at some parts
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corerider (Oct 11, 2021 at 18:18)
Trail Kirkford
How this is still rated a black diamond is beyond me. The endless switchbacks are a waste of good vertical that the old trail had in spades.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 26, 2021 at 12:09)
Trail Kirkford
Tight switchbacks. Good trail to learn bike control on and is a pretty chill trail excluding the log ride.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 26, 2021 at 12:07)
One of the best trails on fromme. Steep rock switchbacks and at the end, there is a fun wooden ladder part.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 25, 2021 at 16:36)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Very light black, but good trail nonetheless. Good features to progress on. Good trail for people progressing from blue to blacks or a warmup.
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liamdubs (Jun 4, 2021 at 23:02)
Trail Kirkford
I rode this trail a lot before I saw the optional line just before the log ride. I recommend you keep your eye out for it!
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Sterlingmarchand88 (Apr 17, 2021 at 17:56)
Trail Floppy Bunny
I just started riding this week and did two runs on this today! I had to walk sections since I’m super new but loved that there were easier options for me to test out as a newer rider. Felt really accomplished when I rode out 85% of the trail and had a blast testing myself on it. Can’t wait to keep progressing my skills up there and learning to hit some of the higher trails
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Chenzone (Apr 8, 2021 at 17:02)
Trail Kirkford
The start of the trail is a lot of fun why so many switchbacks? That's just a waste of terrain.
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Nickapm (Feb 28, 2021 at 23:44)
Did this my first day mountain biking! Great track very fun! If you take it slow enough anyone can do it! I did walk one section but other than that was a blast!
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MichaelDavidKendrick (Aug 15, 2020 at 15:13)
Trail Floppy Bunny
this trail is awesome. i love how it’s so accessible because you don’t have to climb to the top. and i also like how it’s beside bobsled. i like doing a couple laps of bobsled and floppy bunny
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ranchitup (Jul 22, 2020 at 22:30)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Awesome trail. Very similar in difficulty to Espresso. Comical that this is the same difficulty rating as Bookwus.
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ship-it-fed-ex NSMBA (Jul 22, 2020 at 23:28)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Sometimes 1-2 features can make a trail rated the way it is. Realistically this should be a blue with black options. Waving on the side of caution and liability I think the black rating is just fine. Hope you like it.
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Senduuuuur (Jul 14, 2020 at 13:17)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Love this trail! Taught me how to ride tech!
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ShannonHalliday (Jul 12, 2020 at 18:46)
Found my new favorite trail
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JTJ10 (Apr 24, 2020 at 19:59)
Trail Kirkford
Awesome trail, some steep and techy parts but also alot of really nice flow and LOTS of tight corners. Great front break and cornering practice and honestly cant wait to ride it again!
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JTJ10 (Apr 24, 2020 at 19:57)
Awesome trail but beware of tight, rocky and sometimes quite steep corners(not very blue votes aside). Still overall sick trail and great for getting better at rocky corners! Most of the other TTFs have a ride around.
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JTJ10 (Apr 13, 2020 at 11:25)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Don't know if i would rate the trail blue as there are a few parts that are a little techy and steep(especially at the start if you are used to trails like bobsled) but for sure a fun entry level black thats a small taste of whats to come higher up the mountain. If you are a less experienced rider like I am getting into black diamond trails and trying to improve
or just wondering what a soft black trail looks like on fromme this trail is great, just make sure you know where the optional features are so you dont go down them accidentally.

All around an awesome trail perfect for building up skill level through optional and mandatory features that arnt too hard and are safe aswell as a great quick warm up run before the long climb!
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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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ridestuff (Nov 11, 2019 at 21:39)
Trail Kirkford
F*cking crazy trail! I’ll be dizzy till I ride it again...
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Skooks (Jul 23, 2019 at 7:15)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Cougar and cub on lower floppy. Be careful!
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bboyshredder (Jul 16, 2019 at 8:48)
Trail Kirkford
This is a good trail to learn to corner on a bike. And its awesome.
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bboyshredder (Jul 16, 2019 at 8:46)
Awesome if you like ladders and flowy but rocky corners !
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HeinousShanous (Apr 28, 2019 at 17:53)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Super fun trail, some relatively easy and fun jumps and drops, great way to warmup and have a bit of fun before the climb
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KevinStafford (Jul 19, 2018 at 19:50)
Trail Kirkford
I think I just found my new favorite trail
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desmondhowl (Sep 25, 2017 at 10:18)
Trail Floppy Bunny
THis trail rules. As a newer rider it has some nice features that are helping me progress as a rider. I like that the small drops have clear landings. As i grow more comfortable I can try more difficult ones up the hill. Thanks to the builder.
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ship-it-fed-ex NSMBA (Sep 25, 2017 at 17:23)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Glad you like it! Exactly why I built it like that! Keep the progression going!!

Pat
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chris-mcintyre (Sep 24, 2017 at 17:02)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Really fun, fast flow trails with lots of super fun drops and jumps! It would be awesome to have a jump/drop line once you get to the pedal section at the end but it’s great the way it is!
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Ledski (Aug 16, 2017 at 19:29)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Super chill flow/jump line. Easy and accessible.
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WilliamCornock (Jul 28, 2017 at 18:52)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Just did this one for the first time to day and loved it. All the optionals are great as I'm not too experienced and am trying to improve my skills. Seems like a good trail for progression.
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Sharonb (Sep 23, 2016 at 20:37)
Trail Floppy Bunny
The trail was originally called green tunnel, a fun fast loamy trail that was easy and fun. Continued use and rain made it the nasty chunder it was. Someone went in and built a bunch of ghetto stunts.

Pat has been working hard to put it back to the easy gentle trail it originally was.

Not quite as natural, but what do you expect after years or use and weather.
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rvass (Sep 23, 2016 at 17:24)
Trail Floppy Bunny
There are so many gnarly trails. People put hard work into those trails. Dont complain just keep pedalling to grannie pipeline ladies oilcan. Gota be something for everyone. I like gnarly trails too. Thats why i go up higher but im not gona rip someone who put all that effort in. Go ride floppy for 1.5mins and go back up for the rest of your ride. No pleasing people on the shore anymore
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an3a (Sep 23, 2016 at 12:27)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Guys, please stop throwing so much dirt at the trail. I loved the before last upgrade (new entrance), but the very last one was too much. Just flowy now, no more gnarl..
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ship-it-fed-ex NSMBA (Sep 23, 2016 at 12:47)
Trail Floppy Bunny
Thanks for the positive feedback. I will be following my vision I've had for the trail, I've invested 5 years into this trail and I can't please everyone. We have plenty of harder trails up the mountain that are much rougher and have the experience you are looking for.
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ParkerJonesmtb (Nov 27, 2015 at 15:54)
its pretty much a shortcut
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CRich78 (May 1, 2015 at 19:20)
Trail Floppy Bunny
New entrance and drop are awesome! Looking forward to seeing what's in store for the old jumps.
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adove (Oct 27, 2014 at 10:39)
A good amount of work was done on October 26th by the Lynn Valley Bikes/NSMBA TAP volunteers at the bottom intersection with Lower Griffen. Very nice for climbing now!
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Route Sections

1 Stage 1
  • 671 ft distance
  • 97 ft climb
  • 0 ft descent
2 Stage 2
  • 1 mile distance
  • 87 ft climb
  • -967 ft descent
3 Stage 3
  • 1,515 ft distance
  • 24 ft climb
  • -208 ft descent

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  • Race Course
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • AKA
    NSMBA Fiver, NSMBA FWS, Fiver World Series
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
    Moderate
  • Ridelogs
    80
More Stats for 2017 FWS -1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    992 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,154 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,165 ft
  • Grade max
    -45.9%
  • Grade min
    46.3%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    387 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Kirkford
Nov 28, 2022 @ 4:43pm
Nov 28, 2022
Frosty! Plank missing on woodwork right before end of trail
Lower Griffen
Nov 27, 2022 @ 3:09am
Nov 27, 2022
King of the Shore
Nov 27, 2022 @ 3:09am
Nov 27, 2022
Warden's Climb
Nov 27, 2022 @ 3:09am
Nov 27, 2022
Mountain Highway
Nov 19, 2022 @ 8:55am
Nov 19, 2022
Clear all the way to 7th. Just a couple rideable patches of snow/ice reporter
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