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Basic Training(BT) consists of an array of dirt and wooden technical trail features that a user can expect to encounter on the BRMBA trail system. This area is first encountered at the base of the trail network. Many of the trails end up into or below the BT area. This serves as a great place to meet up after runs or an area to develop and hone your freeriding and downhill skillset. Some new to the sport riders will spend the majority of the day here practicing before venturing up the hill.

Some of the features that you will encounter include the famous flight simulator or Wade’s drop. You can practice dirt jumping, log rides, navigating “skinny” ladders and various ladder and dirt drops. As with any trail or feature on the mountain always scout your line(s) before committing and progress at your own pace. Basic training is for riders is suggested to riders who have previous bike experience and a mastery of basic bike handling skills. These skills include climbing, descending, braking in all conditions, pedal management, level lifting the front wheel and overall bike control. This area is a great training ground for catching air and progressing as a rider.

Remember to always wear a helmet, full face preferred and body armor such as knee, elbow are suggested. Full fingered gloves are also encouraged. Full suit body protection is used by many riders who enjoy the trails at blackrock.


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Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other


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      • + 1
       Awesome starting area, the work that went into Basic Training alone is evident. Invaluable as a newbie!

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