A Destination Highway, simply put, is a road
you’d travel to, to journey on. And Destination Highways B.C. is the
most comprehensive guidebook ever produced for the motorcycle enthusiast touring
British Columbia motorcycle roads.
Using TIRES, or the Total Integrated Road Evaluation
Highways B.C. rates roads and highways from the motorcyclist’s special
perspective. TIRES identifies and evaluates road elements-- some obvious, some
not-- that, together, determine if a road is good enough to be called a
In evaluating a road, TIRES counts and categorizes every
curve, classifies every kilometre (0.62 miles) of pavement, and assesses overall
engineering. It also rates the scenic quality, remoteness, and character of a
road. All these factors combine to determine a road’s total TIRES rating out
of 100. With this total, the road earns its DH number-- its ranking among
southern B.C.’s 85 Destination Highways.
While the total rating of every Destination Highway shows
how one DH compares to another overall, that isn’t always enough. Two roads
with close, or even identical total ratings, may offer entirely different riding
experiences. So TIRES goes further, providing a detailed breakdown invaluable
for riders who prefer a specific type of road. Looking for twisties? Is it that
remote, biking-in-Canada experience you seek? Are you a stickler for smooth
pavement? TIRES lays it all out for you.
However, even TIRES doesn’t tell the whole story. The
numeric ratings are complemented by a written description of the unique riding
experience each Destination Highway offers. At a Glance gives you
get a succinct profile of the DH’s most noteworthy features. Access
tells you how to get there. On the Road is an in-depth,
kilometre-by-kilometre chronicle of the ride.
What about roads that aren’t quite worth "travelling
to, to journey on" but are worth checking out if you happen to be in the
neighbourhood? In addition to the 85 Destination Highways, DH BC guides you to
100 Twisted Edges. Located close to DHs, these may be quiet, bypass routes that
offer alternatives to major highways, access roads to out of the way lakes,
parks or tourist attractions, or just winding dead-enders that gravel out in the
middle of nowhere.
Of course, there’s more to motorcycling than smooth,
twisty, traffic-free roads. Both you and your machine need fuel and maintenance.
Whether you’re in immediate need of a bike shop, accommodation, campground,
restaurant, gas station, or the nearest pub, Destination Highways B.C.
answers the call, providing indispensable service information of special
importance to motorcyclists, all shown on our easy-to-use LO-LITE maps.
Spiral-bound and specially sized, Destination Highways B.C. fits a
standard tank bag map window. With a wealth of information clearly displayed, Destination
Highways B.C. provides all the tools you need to find and enjoy your
favourite Destination Highway.