23 miles
Distance
3,307 ft
Climb
-3,637 ft
Descent
1,352 ft
High Point

Day 1 of Great Explorations - Sunshine Coast Challenge! We start in the beautiful trails of Halfmoon Bay to get you acquainted to XC single track right away. There is not a lot elevation gain, but these trails have enough little dips, roots,and bridges to push your limits. We cross over HWY 102 and ride some recently new trails named after the recording mediums before getting to your first aid station at Trout Lake. After you've fueled up, the ride goes onto the highway for a short section before climbing to the 'matrix' trails around the beaver pond and Crowston lakes. New this year is the VFR trail which was a featured trail in the BC Bike Race. The trail has a good climb to the top then a hooting fast downhill with some great views. Next set of trails is DD, 3D and 4D trails which will make all that climbing worthwhile. At the bottom of 4D begins easy fireroad/paved road riding to Kinnikinik Park for some easy singletrack and lunch at Kinnikinik School. After lunch, we plan to easily spin our way to Porpoise Bay Provincial Park for some well earned refreshments and dinner!

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Trails in Route

Pterodactyl5,151 ft
Skullduggery4,140 ft
Beaver Pond3,747 ft
Parbac1,424 ft
Dropbac2,644 ft
4D2,799 ft
3D2,769 ft
DD1,854 ft
Shakecutters1,388 ft
VFR1 miles
Addernach1,381 ft
Baby Beaver1 miles
Big Tree Trails1,280 ft
Tin Can Alley951 ft
Lumpy4,285 ft
451,814 ft
33 1/3764 ft
Rpm328 ft
Howler2,736 ft
Missing Link1 miles
Gord's Grunt1,562 ft
Leave It To Beaver322 ft
A-side3,507 ft
B-side3,507 ft
Datsun Alley3,343 ft
Riley Falls3,507 ft
Out & In1,004 ft
Big Firs FSR2 miles
Access Road787 ft
Access Road5,112 ft
Access Road190 ft
Access Road1,476 ft
Access Road1,480 ft
Access Road269 ft
Access Road1,896 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Ridelogs
    1
More Stats for Great Explorations 2015 - Day 1 mountain bike route
  • Altitude change
    -331 ft
  • Altitude min
    30 ft
  • Altitude start
    361 ft
  • Altitude end
    30 ft
  • Grade max
    -43.488%
  • Grade min
    32.929%
  • Distance climb
    10 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
Avg: 5 (3 votes)
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