Road from Grand Forks to Needles BC?

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  1. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    In prep for going to the BeeCee Beemer Rally in Nakusp BC this August I saw a an unpaved road on a map which goes from the area of Grand Forks right up to Needles.

    Anyone familiar with this road? If so, please let me know....

    Thanks in advance,
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  2. Revelstoker

    Revelstoker Been here awhile

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    Very nice road - you'll like it! Big bike friendly. Outside of Grand Forks you'll be on pavement for about 30km until you hit the Burrell Creek FSR.

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    Burrell Creek is conducive to high speed cruising with long straight sections. Up and over a little pass and then start descending down to Edgewood. We were up there on the May Long Weekend and the road has apparently just opened a week prior.

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    All in all, it is a nice, well kept gravel road. Apparently there is a herd of mountain goats that live in the area of Burrell Creek, but we didn't see any.

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    Edgewood has gas and a nice little restaurant...but hold out for the Mushroom in Fauquier if you can.
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  3. Ron from BC

    Ron from BC Long timer

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    Thanks for the info....I guess I'll have a better look on the TOPO BC map to see where that road from Grand Forks has the right turn to go to Edgewood etc. The mushroom thing sounds good and it's on the home stretch to Nakusp.

    Ron :D
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  4. Stand Up

    Stand Up Ride non-painted roads

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    Biker creamed by logging truck 2 years ago on that road. If you're going N to S, stop at store in Edgewood, they can tell you where/if logging is going on and can radio trucks to watch out for you.
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  5. Ron from BC

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    Hrmmm....we're dipping into WA and then up north through Grand Forks. Thanks for the tip, I'll look into getting a phone number in Edgewood so I can call them when we start on that road.

    After looking at my trusty BCAA map I see the Edgewood is actually on that road so I don't need to turn to get to it.

    I scroll over on my TOPO map and have a look at it.

    Edit: I just phoned the cafe in Edgewood and was told that due to the economy logging has pretty much shut down there however she did give me the store phone number to call just to make sure.

    Thanks again for the tip !
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  6. moosey

    moosey Superconcentrated Bitch

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    Hey all...

    I am planning a solo trip to BC (my first!) the first 2 weeks of August. I'll probably hit Glacier then ride north. My question is: What is the condition of the (what looks like a gravel) road running north from Crowsnest Pass to Hwy 40? I'll be riding an 05 Tiger. If the condition of the road is good, is it a good ride?

    Thanks for the help....

    Rhonda
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    LongWays Skiing up a hill...

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    Cake - just got back from riding the Trunk Road last week
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  8. alberta bob

    alberta bob Been here awhile

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    moosey the ftr highway 940 will be no problem for you i rode my gs100 from cnp highway #3 to canmore . highway 40 goes over a pretty sweet mountain pass too, well Worth the ride.
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  9. OurBC

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    Has anyone been on the Burrell Creek Forest Service Road lately? We are thinking of doing this next week on way to Nakusp for the HU meeting.
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  10. canadasax

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    Did it last fall, nice easy logging road.
    If you do it during the week, just keep your eyes open for trucks.
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    Thanks for info and video link plus we will keep our eyes open for the logging trucks.
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  13. OurBC

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    Went through last week with TTigerfoot on way to HU meeting at Nakusp, road was in great shape. Saw a couple of these.


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