Wow, thanks everyone, lots of great ideas.
Powerline trail [HTML_REMOVED] Dead Moped [HTML_REMOVED] North Road Trail [HTML_REMOVED] Jim's Jungle is a pretty mellow XCish loop. I'm not sure of much else that would be decent at SFU or The Shore without being equal to or harder than Bridle…
We're going to do this loop tonight. I've never ridden at SFU so exploring a new area is a bonus to me. Might be a bit drier than the shore tonight as well.
Try Circuit 8/John Thompson Loop by Rice Lake in the LSCR. Just did a few laps yesterday and it's in perfect shape for beginner trail riding. Not super easy, but mostly flat, low consequence moderately technical riding. Also in the same area is the Richard Duryn trail along Lillooet Rd. above Capilano Uni. Fairly easy climb/descent with nice viewpoint of Mt. Seymour too. http://www.metrovancouver.org/about/maps/Maps/LSCR_MAPJan2013.pdf
Thanks, I watched a POV vid of Richard Duryn and it looks pretty dang smooth. Will definitely bring her there to check out the area. Should be good trails to boost her skills for the rougher bits of Bridle Path.
High School trail is right below Bridle, starting from Hyannis point. It's a bench cut marked climb up and flow/pump trail down (the last segment of Forever After).
It's on that Metro Van map as the squiggles in the Hyannis Connector/Bridle Trail/Baden Powell triangle. Takes me 15 minutes max to loop it from the car, but you can always extend into Hyannis/Greenland/Bridle as confidence grows.
Phase 1 and 2 are complete. Still working on a muddy exit line that's south of ridge trail.
Thanks. I've ridden High School as part of a Bridle loop once or twice and really enjoy the pump track style part. I know she'd be fine on that section of trail, and it could be fun to loop it a few times from Hyannis parking area. Thanks for your work in the area.
Will also add Wonderland and Coquitlam river trail to the list.