Plan A: is to pedal or some push up the steep east side access road to the mid level trail heads. Slayer will be the choice as it`s the longest of the 4 and friendlier to confident beginners.
Plane B:The pedal up may change to a upper trail Sandinista 1 hour pedal up that is friendly to confident beginners also, we just need the ground to be hard or frozen before we can head up as it keeps a lot of water and is too boggy for riding in the wet season so when the cold is here keep this ride in mind so much fun... From there we continue to Slayer & Franks and call it a day.
With the cold wet weather here the man made wood work is slick and sometimes with frost so I`ll be staying away from most of the wood work features and all logs rides on this Burke day just the occasional short flat bridge or tiny A frames that go over a log...
From Slayer we ride Franks down to the 1st switchback parking area and pedal back up the main road to the cars at the yellow gate or we can ride up a trail off the road for those willing. We usually have enough gas for Dawg & Hustler before we call it a day...
Ride time about 1.5 to 2 hours...
Trails will be long and flowy with slayer having some steeper sections that are not high consequence if you keep your speed in check. If you ride all of Burnaby you`ll be able to get by on the above mentioned trails, other burke trails not so much ;]
Meet at the second parking area by the yellow gate just before the gun club entrance you`ll see the cars with bike racks or look for the West Coast banner.
If you have a trail Dog no worries just bring a leash for when we pedal back up the road unless they will heal when you call.
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