24 miles
6,081 ft
-6,081 ft
3,678 ft
High Point

The inaugural iDIDaRide & Run event took place in 2017 and was an overwhelming success… so many people had too much fun! All ages participated, from as young as 6 through to 71 years, and each participant achieved their iDIDaRide personal best ????
We are offering:
40+ km ~ Ride Only
20+ km ~ Ride or Run
8+ km ~ Ride or Run
iDIDaRide & Run offers a real challenge for the competitive athlete looking for an all mountain bike adventure on our world class 40+km point-2-point trail. Experienced trail runners test themselves in the 20km; sharing the course with the 20km bikers who are up for a challenge but interested in the shorter time commitment. The 8km (both bike and run) is the event that rocks with families and newbies, breaking that mental barrier which often prevents a person from entering backcountry sports.
The iDIDaRide & Run 40+km Our picturesque route flows round the town. The long race traverses the face of Mt Buchanan, behind the Village of Kaslo, then heads west after a condition-testing climb from the shores of Kootenay Lake. It is tempting to be distracted by the stunning views along the West Access Trail – resist – stay focused on the testy single track in front of you. After the big climb and shredding the technical, you drop out on to the 2-lane highway and enjoy a slight reprieve as you cruise back down towards town before going off-road again.
The long gentle switchbacks of the River Moss trail beckon you upwards to the airport – where the 20km begins – and soon enough you are in the True Blue Recreation area south of town. Here you climb and grind the last 20 km, peaking on the breathtaking vistas seen from Strawberry Ridge. Then it’s all downhill on lovely single tracks “Look Way Up” and “I’ll Call Rusty” which connect you to the Kaslo River Trail. The home stretch follows the river all the way to the finish line at the beach on Kootenay Lake.

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Kaslo Outdoor Recreation and Trails Society (korsbc.blogspot.com)
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1 Review & Comments

  • + 1
flag jasonremple (Jun 25, 2018 at 16:15)
 great course for 2018

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  • Race Course
  • Race Date
    Saturday August 11, 2018
  • Riding area
  • Difficulty rating
  • Bike type
  • Direction
    One Direction
  • Physical rating
More Stats for iDIDaRide - 40 km Route mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,775 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,778 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,778 ft
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    11 miles
  • Distance down
    11 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
Layers winter
Trail Style
  • ?
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail transparency
No Brakes
No Brakes
trail: No Brakes
5:09 | 857 | comments: 4 | favs: 7
Nov 4, 2011
New but old trail in Kaslo, BC
The Monster part 1
The Monster part 1
7:06 | 991 | comments: 0 | favs: 10
Nov 4, 2011
Just a ride to show the new lines for 2011 kaslo Sufferfest
The Monster (part 2)
The Monster (part 2)
11:36 | 1021 | comments: 4 | favs: 14
Nov 5, 2011
Course for 2011 Kaslo Sufferfest

Recent Trail Reports Along Route

Lower Strawberry
Jun 5, 2018 @ 6:30am
Jun 5, 2018
Trail is dry and clear!
Strawberry Ridge
May 3, 2018 @ 6:06pm
May 3, 2018
Spanish Moss
May 1, 2018 @ 12:27pm
May 1, 2018
Open minor patches of snow with wet areas and little creeks in lower half of trail
Straight Face
Oct 22, 2017 @ 11:29am
Oct 22, 2017
West Access Trail
Sep 4, 2017 @ 10:40pm
Sep 4, 2017
Beauty trail had a few blow downs but no where that would be a surprise at speed nice trail guys
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