7.5 miles
Distance
1,696 ft
Climb
-1,690 ft
Descent
1,184 ft
High Point
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BC Bike Race - The Mega Volt

Stage 3: Maple Flow/Fun Shred


Having finished both an exhilarating morning challenge and an equally awesome re-charge, it’s time to do it all over again. But this time another adventure created by the bent and crazy mind of some local mountain bikers who want to show off their builds – or simply share some imaginative routing From the mind of our course director Matt Grossnickle comes, simply put – more amazing, awesome riding. This is the Mega Volt – so it’s gotta be more – Mega Awesome!!

Detailed Description
BC Bike Race, The Mega Volt - Stage 3: Maple Flow/Fun Shred is a 7 mile intermediate race route located near Duncan British Columbia. This e-bike primary route. This route includes 6 trails. This route climbs 1,696 ft with a max elevation of 1,184 ft then descends -1,690 ft.
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17 Reviews & Comments

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gasman5 (Mar 25, 2022 at 16:41)
Trail Phloem
First time on it. Great flowy trail. Very nicely built berms. Good for a shorter, less challenging, second lap after doing the Maple Syrups.
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colchilibeck (Aug 3, 2021 at 18:02)
Trail Phloem
This trail was absolutely amazing!!!
If you like flow trails this will be right up your alley.
Great work trail crew!!!
As others mentioned, the trail markings/signs are really nice. The best I have seen!
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colchilibeck (Aug 3, 2021 at 17:56)
I used this to get to Phloem from Upper Maple Syrup.
Short but sweet.
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colchilibeck (Aug 3, 2021 at 17:54)
I used this trail to get to Phloem from Upper Maple Syrup.
Did the job and not a bad trail on its own.
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revolutionriding (Jul 6, 2021 at 18:25)
Trail Phloem
Fantastic ride. Nice and flowy!
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vi-mtb (May 21, 2021 at 13:24)
Trail Phloem
The new signage is great! Thanks CTSS! Smile
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Stasher CTSS (May 31, 2021 at 14:07)
Trail Phloem
Thanks for the shout-out, great to hear positive feedback.
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GnartarSauce (Aug 11, 2020 at 1:01)
Trail Phloem
Better flow than Double D
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Jeffob1 (May 27, 2020 at 23:24)
Trail Phloem
Fun and flowy trail on the top and into a clearcut. Then through a darker forest, not too challenging, but nice ride.
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dirtworship (Nov 3, 2019 at 18:05)
Trail Phloem
Encountered some dirt bike bros climbing the trail, politely told them to frig off. Thier excuse was that recent logging had ruined the local Moto trails, so they decided to ride phloem instead. I guess they entered off a fire road and didn't see signage saying non motorized traffic only. They where not the brightest chaps.
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DarrenBlois123 (Nov 4, 2019 at 6:28)
Trail Phloem
Ran into some on Tony's Arbutus last week as well.
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DarrenBlois123 (Nov 3, 2019 at 6:11)
Trail Phloem
Really fun trail, bottom bit of uphill flow is kinda a pain but otherwise super fun trail.
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Sylvmarie (May 21, 2019 at 20:25)
More of a blue trail rather than green, but super fun!
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dawg33 (Feb 4, 2019 at 19:38)
Currently unridable with many blowdown.
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Stasher CTSS (Feb 5, 2019 at 10:22)
We have a crew working this week on Maple and this is on their list of to do projects. Thanks so much for posting these important status condition reports.
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yvonnem SIMBS (Nov 16, 2018 at 0:25)
Trail Story Trail
This trail is great for families with kids learning to ride because it's pretty smooth, not many roots.

My son (5.5, strong for his age) walked the ups and rode most of the down bits.
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cyrus1derdog (Jul 23, 2017 at 22:46)
Usually going uphill on this trail to access lower maple syrup
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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday October 23, 2021
  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    E-Bike
  • Other Activities
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  • Difficulty rating
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More Stats for BC Bike Race, The Mega Volt - Stage 3: Maple Flow/Fun Shred mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    6 ft
  • Altitude min
    373 ft
  • Altitude start
    373 ft
  • Altitude end
    377 ft
  • Grade max
    -63.5%
  • Grade min
    55.4%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,136 ft
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