Something for everyone.

The riding in Merritt is so great because each of the 4 riding areas has a little bit different views, topography, geology, flora, etc. Ride one or ride them all!

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Section 1: TMI

Starting at the Coutlee Plateau parking lot, you’ll climb up to the tower and then descend in a fast and flowy fury on Burn and Windy Canyon. Next, you ride over to the TMI area. Head up Foxfarm Rd., then down Godey. Plenty of sharp rocks and bridges here. Head back up Merritt’s finest climb trail, Too Much Info, then down Ridge and you’re done!
This section is for the downhill enthusiast. 26k.
Directions to start | Directions to finish

Section 2: Lundbom

Start at Aid station 1 at the old Info Center. Take the old highway up up up to Lundbom Recreation Area. You’ll have time to take in the views as you climb way up above the Nicola Valley. Dip under the highway and continue through the rolling (bumpy)grasslands around the picturesque lakes. Watch out for cow shit!
This section is for the tough-assed grinder that knows how to navigate. 37k.
Directions to start | Directions to finish

Section 3 : Swakum

You start out at Aid station 2 with a massive downhill on a fireroad, then head back towards town along HWY 5A. Take a right up to Swakum mountain and climb climb climb. You’ll get to the top eventually. Then you get a cruisey traverse/descent along the ridge all the way over to the other side of Merritt. The final descent is a doozey!
This section is mainly fireroad, with a bit of spice at the end. 31k.
Directions to start | Directions to finish

Section 4 : Coutlee

This section is classic Merritt. Start out at Aid station 3 with a little skirt across the Nicola River and around town, through Collettville and up to the Coutlee Plateau via Lindley Creek Road. Take a left on Midday Valley rd., once the fire road starts heading downhill, you’ll dip off on your right and enjoy JP Cool. Sanchez and Cross Cut wind you back through the pines and up to the finish line.
This is the shortest segment. 23k.
Directions to start | Directions to finish

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