~80% gravel, long 14km+ gravel climb to Beaver lake, pristine ridge-top lakes and forest service roads; and one of the most challenging and rewarding gravel descents back into Coldstream/Vernon. This route unlocks the Thompson Plateau and King Edward Forest Service Road area for those wanting to discover the full riding potential along the ridgetop.
Surfaces & traffic
Flat & hard packed gravel on the KVR to the base od Beaver Lake Rd, with light to moderate pedestrian and cyclist traffic. Beaver Lake Rd is paved and narrow up to about 20km into the route, after this it turns to hard packed rough gravel (lots of washboard surfaces from logging truck use). 41km - 61km are on double track through very remote camping areas. The connection with King Edward Forest Service Road @ 61km is rewarding and worth the effort. The route remains hardpacked gravel until 72km, when the route turns to pavement on Kalamalka Rd. The route is gravel and hardpacked again along the KVR stretch along Kalamalka Lake until the end of the ride.
- Beaver Lake Mountain Resort @ 26km is a well-stocked camp store with espresso machine, cold drinks, & picnic area.
- Rail Trail Cafe @ 76km
- Pane Vino Pizzeria @ 96km
- Gatzke Orchard @ 96km
- Oyama General Store @ 96km
- Beaver Lake Rd Full 14km @ 6.6%
Points of Interest
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