4.0 miles
Distance
826 ft
Climb
-857 ft
Descent
1,062 ft
High Point

It takes about 50 minutes to do the loop with a couple stops along the way. I would much rather take this than the trans canada to get to gear jammer. Good ride

Detailed Description
After Work Special is a 4 mile moderately popular intermediate route located near Burnaby British Columbia. This mountain bike only route. This route includes 14 trails. This route climbs 826 ft with a max elevation of 1,062 ft then descends -857 ft.
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29 Reviews & Comments

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JakeBoulder (Aug 5, 2022 at 9:15)
This trail is just some worn grass along the road.
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sunbike (Apr 22, 2022 at 14:01)
Trail Jim's Jungle
More of a green trail with roots and boardwalks
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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:25)
Trail Sidewinder
Fun chill climb up Burnaby Mountain.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:23)
Trail Uppercut
A fun section of the Gearjammer route on Burnaby Mountain. Has some fun corners and a few wooden features. More techy than upper lower gearjammer.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:22)
Windy middle section to Gearjammer. Easy to get speed with big berms and easy tech. More like a hard blue, not really a black trail.
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Mcyeetus (Sep 29, 2021 at 18:21)
Flowy upper section to Gearjammer with a few optional drops and some rollers/jumps. All flow and no tech.
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dcfghjkl1234557890 (Jan 23, 2021 at 12:15)
I ride this trail all the time! Although it is very easy, it has a few optional lines like skinnies. (only like 1 foot off the ground) there is one roll/ a frame that you can drop. There is a rock on the side of the trail that you can jump. This trail is a great bigginer trail. I would say if you skip all of the optional features, it would be a green. Great trail for an easy warm up.
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LikeAKid (Dec 1, 2020 at 11:55)
Some mud (to be expected) but nice. A fallen tree close to the end of this trail.
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KingFuzzles (Nov 4, 2020 at 16:58)
The lower section is still closed. The city of Burnaby does not support or maintain these trails and the BMBA is rarely allowed permission from the city to maintain them. It's sad.
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oneinoneout (Sep 29, 2020 at 7:36)
Trail Mel's Trail
Two big trees down between Nicole’s and Gearjammer.
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liamdubs (Sep 9, 2020 at 18:19)
Trail Mel's Trail
Major props to those who can clean this trail east->west!
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98teg (Aug 9, 2020 at 23:42)
Trail Mel's Trail
Road this the first time, both ways. Bring your legs and lungs if you want to clean the switch backs.
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Intense1977 (Jan 26, 2020 at 21:49)
Trail Mel's Trail
Trail is in good condition considering all the rain !
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TheShe (Sep 2, 2019 at 21:27)
Trail Sidewinder
Was my first blue trail and I loved it!!
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MrCerulean (Dec 2, 2018 at 14:00)
Leaves are all gone and it's drying up decently after two days of sunshine. Still wet though.
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Luciesed (Nov 5, 2018 at 13:40)
Trail Uppercut
High level of water erosion on the trail. Large gully’s and parts of the trail fallen in with lots of loose rocks on the trail in places!
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engfromrio (May 11, 2018 at 9:46)
Trail Sidewinder
Loved it! Great for a beginner/intermediate
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Elkinator (Aug 29, 2017 at 9:22)
For the time being to get to lower sidewinder you need to ride a little ways up Gaglardi to a new opening in the trail not shown on the map. (500m or less from the starting point shown.)
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pkkp (Sep 1, 2017 at 9:27)
This is no longer the case. There's still a sign that says trail closed but you can still bike in.
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Nate14 (May 23, 2017 at 11:34)
Trail Jim's Jungle
Super fun trail but can be awkward to access sometimes. It also can get slippery on the lower park of the trail on the wooden features.
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Vrmadd (May 21, 2017 at 10:27)
Top half is open, but the bottom half still says closed, but no barrier. I didn't ride it but I'm guessing others may have.
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pirati (Jul 24, 2016 at 19:02)
Great beginner/intermediate trail with some bridges, can be ridden in both directions.
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mwaddingham (Feb 13, 2016 at 8:18)
Is this trail open? It has been under construction for a while, signs were still up last week...
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desmondhowl (Feb 23, 2016 at 15:26)
there's a recent note about it in the reports tab
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desmondhowl (Jan 26, 2016 at 16:30)
cool. thanks. i'm excited to ride it.
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desmondhowl (Jan 26, 2016 at 14:11)
ether i looked at it wrong or somebody changed it. looks about right now.
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canadaka Trailforks (Jan 26, 2016 at 14:40)
someone did edit it yesterday
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desmondhowl (Jan 24, 2016 at 20:11)
The mapping on this is not quite right as it appears the entrance (bottom) to the new sidewinder trail will start about a 100 meters up gaglardi from the entrance to the pipeline trail where nicole's finishes.
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Stvante (Aug 5, 2014 at 9:01)
is this permanently closed? i've waited one year for this trail to re-open
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More Stats for After Work Special mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -31 ft
  • Altitude min
    210 ft
  • Altitude start
    324 ft
  • Altitude end
    292 ft
  • Grade
    -0.1%
  • Grade max
    -49.8%
  • Grade min
    39.3%
  • Distance climb
    2 miles
  • Distance down
    2 miles
  • Distance flat
    719 ft
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Upper Gearjammer
Jan 27, 2023 @ 4:47pm
Jan 27, 2023
Large sections of tree down on trail. In need of machine or multiple people for removal.
Jim's Jungle
Jan 24, 2023 @ 9:02pm
Jan 24, 2023
Muddy
North Road Trail
Jan 24, 2023 @ 9:02pm
Jan 24, 2023
wet
Upper Lower Gearjammer
Jan 18, 2023 @ 5:14pm
Jan 18, 2023
Super tacky in the dirt, just watch the wood work can be slick
Sidewinder
Jan 1, 2023 @ 2:07am
Jan 1, 2023
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