2018/19 Winter Trail Conditions


I rode Spider late afternoon / early evening yesterday. I didn’t ride much of the single track, but what I did ride was mostly dry, crunchy snow and ice. The double track was wet and slushy in places. I think studs would pretty much be required, but I don’t think it would be a problem for a dog.


Thanks guys! Ended up at whopper. Flipside is alternating crusty snow and ice. Studs recommended. Climbing back up the power line is tricky even with studs.


I rode whopper on the other side today.
Went in from the new road and rode Susie Lake out and back. Extremely icy until you get deep in to the woods (intersection of lake loop and Susie) and then it’s mostly crunchy snow with ice patches. Dog did ok as he spent most of his time off trail.


The Gorge skills park was snow covered with textured ice underneath today. Rideable sans studs with some caution. I didn’t get into to the trails but I’d expect similar conditions.


Spider is really icy. Fast if you can keep it in the grove.


Spider is pretty wild right now, really icy, pretty much all ice, but if you have good studs and can keep it on line, its super fast and fun as hell, we had a riot tonight, full send and super sketchy.


How is west pine?


Lots of ice. The front section is rumbly boot bombed ice and the back half has lots of off camber ice sheets.

Fun with studs but feels sketchy the whole way.

It will all change tonight with snow but that may be followed by more rain… :man_shrugging:


Should be some prime riding conditions this weekend when all this water freezes. Giddyup!


Just rode West Pine and Norawarren. Lots of ice and hero dirt, no snow.
Yesterday I was in Whopper, lots of ice and hard crunchy snow. Probably able to ride on top of the snow on a fat bike. Studs required in both locations.


Planning on riding Nine Mile this afternoon. If anyone has a trail report from this morning, from any trail, but Nine Mile especially, please post.


Rode at Fight this morning. All granite/hero dirt with some really icy spots. I would highly recommend studs, although we still had fun without them.


I still have no studs, they don’t arrive until Monday. Anywhere have snow? Truro, valley, anywhere???


Vic park looks pretty snowy (and groomed) from pics I saw on IG.


INine Mile was snow over ice. Packed and grippy in some places, just a dusting of snow on ice and slick in others. Good studded tire riding. Also followed Old Comeau Rd. doubletrack from top of the big hill to the trail crossing. Puddles all frozen and good riding. In between the puddles snow a little deeper and not packed - bit harder on non-fat (skim?) tires, but I have a trail blazed so next rider will have an easier time. Didn’t do upper part of doubletrack to the pond. The parking lot is quite icy. You may need to take a run at it to get in and park on the side.

ECMTB Weekly Ride - 15 Jan 2019

Norawarren/west pine was quite a bit more bare than I anticipated, however still lots of ice patches-studs highly recommended. Saw some people skating on the ice too!


Beautiful morning at NoraWarren/West Pine. Deluxe conditions- no snow, just frozen dirt and ice sections.

Get out today if you can!


Victoria park in Truro is very good right now with a couple of inches of powder snow and defined single track base trail from the upper parking lot. Just follow the tracks and you’ll have a great ride


HRM lakes are frozen and fast… get yer studs on!

Looks like it’s only going to get thicker this week but it’s always good to check before you go out:


Victoria Park riding is mint. Looks like a ride coming together for Sunday 10am. Last week we had 16 riders. Will post a comfirmed start time and location on Saturday.