We all started by attending the 2010 GMMC summer kick-off group camp, the Owl Prowl and Howl in Kananaskis. On the Sunday of that weekend, we left for the starting point of the Kettle Valley trail in Midway, B. C., stopping overnight at Moyie Lake Provincial Park south of Cranbrook, and taking a leisurely drive to Midway on Monday. We had two vehicles, my station wagon with Norm's bike rack on the roof, and Richard's SUV, with his bike rack on the rear. The use of two vehicles gave us the capacity to set up car shuttles between our daily start and end points.
I'm not an experienced mountain biker, having mostly ridden Edmonton's river valley and ravine trails, so I was a little dubious of Richard's plan to start with a 68-kilometre section from Midway to Beaverdell. He agreed that we could start at Rock Creek. Norm opted to do the Midway-Rock Creek section while Richard and I set up the car shuttle, leaving his vehicle at Beaverdell and returning to Rock Creek in my car. The timing worked out well, as Norm pedalled up to the PetroCan station in Rock Creek as I fuelled up. We left my car next to the river by the gas station.
As the name implies, the Kettle Valley Railroad Trail follows the roadbed of the defunct... To see the full trip report you must login as a paid member. Use the Login Page. (message p3)
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