CircumBurke 2015 Course Report

CJ Scott of Kingdom Trails and John McGill conducted official reconnaissance of the 2015 C-Burke route this Monday. The offers plenty of singletrack and every kind of trail type – ranging from sweet KT trail with bridges, benches and some bermed turns, to fresh homemade runs and tough logging trails with waterbars, pallet bridges or no bridges at all.
Trail conditions range from smooth packed dirt, to rocky and rooty, and of course there IS mud in places like the infamous “Gold Trail” which is the toughest part of the challenge. We began the ride from the start venue, the Belmont Stock Farm by ascending northwards on Kirby Connector. The course then drops down on lower J-Bar to Q-Burke Base lodge and then climbs up Shire, up Camptown and up the CCC Road before descending into Victory on the traditional circuit which has some big improvements and surprises.The return to East Burke on the Gold Trail was a little tough because of the slightly muddy water bars so I was happy to hit North Pasture Trail, Trillium, and Dashney Rd. to the Burke Base Lodge. The long gradual Red Trail climb was the final grinding obstacle before the relaxing descent of Kirby Connector to the finish area at the Stock Farm.

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