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 DH5 (Non Feature DH)
Readers Rating: No. of Ratings: 4 
Distance: 46.0 km / 28.5 mi Traffic: Light


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At a Glance

This road is a must, especially if youíve read the bike magazine articles touting it as one of B.C.ís great motorcycling roads. Truth be told, while this reasonably scenic highway scores top marks for twistiness and is unblemished by development, it does have its faults. Poor sightlines, the occasional dose of gravel and cracking, bumpy pavement make it a challenge to ride well. Up one series of rivers and down another, past the crumbling ghost towns of the Silver Rush, itís sometimes a tight squeeze through the mountains between New Denver and Kaslo. Demanding? Yes. But if you havenít ridden this classic, you havenít ridden B.C.

 

Riders Reviews:

"Short ride but one of the best in the province now that there is some new pavement." --Brian

"One of my favourite roads in BC. Ride it every time I go through this area. Have been known on occasion to ride it three times (New Denver, back to Kaslo and back to New Denver before continuing west. Pavement can be rough at times and that can reduce the fun factor of this ride. Watch for one righthander (westbound with a rock wall on the right and a swamp to the left) about half way through that often has washboard. You can find your buns getting a real good grip on the seat if you go in too hot!! Have ridden this road when it was freshly paved - thought I'd died and gone to heaven!"--Rae

"I rode my '01 VFR almost 1800 km's over the last three days and this 46 km stretch was highlight of my trip. Not as long or smooth as DH1, but not nearly as busy (holiday weekend!). For an ex-Montrealer who grew up riding "up-north" in the Laurentians this road is smooooth. Can't wait 'til next year to do it again!"--Robert Ingram

"Great road, a real eye opener!" --Ron