been in loops a week now. rode batch yesterday. pretty good, soooooo diff than my home trails in Cumberland. i've never ridden anywhere that is active cattle range and had to open and close old timey cowboy gates. if the trails currently running for a while yet are similar, i'll be switching to more xc like tires that's for sure. anyone know when Merritt trails start going? i'm stoked for all the others in the area to open up. video of Rio looks awesome but a guy said there's lots of trees down on it at present and needs clearing and work.
Batch is very, very unique, even for Kamloops. Its generally conceived as the worst riding area in Kamloops, although it does have a few fun trails.
Kenna Cartright has some fun xc trails too, but there is a lot of ground water seepage up there on the Northern slopes right now.
Pineview is close. It might be ready by Easter. That's the best riding area within the city. Note, the western side will be closed until late June/early July because of grazing. It will be easy to notice because of closed gates and posted signs. I'm building a 2.5km trail over there right now, as well as another trail planned for the fall.
The Ranch is good to go, if you're into short DH runs.
Savona has been good for over a month.
Stay out of Knutsford/Peterson Creek area. That's private ranching property. A lot of riders still ride over there but they really shouldn't. The ranchers are actively patrolling it.
The trails above my house, including Rio, Burn the Berms, and Road of Bones are good to go. Rio is a mess though. Needs a lot of work and has a lot of ground water seepage. If you access those trails from the top, please ride in and park at Rose Hill road. That's private property and shuttlers have been tearing up the grasslands. Another thing to note, that area is tick central in the springtime. I went for a ride over there last year around this time and pulled 5 ticks off me within about 20 minutes.