Ski Birch (Pan Am '99 Race Course) - TRAIL

Ski Birch (Pan Am '99 Race Course) - Trail, Carman, Manitoba

Singletrack, rolling, some quite technical sections that are difficult for most, relentless.

User Reviews (9)

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Natahan   Cross Country Rider [Apr 26, 2015]

Shame last review indicates trails are closed. They are actually in better shape then ever thanks to the modest user fees and local clubs. Riders must have Birch passes available at MCA website.

Customer Service

From parking lot go past ski chalet. Straight past gravel road downhill to Lindsey's and enjoy a technical descent. Follow trail to bottom. You'll be back on gravel. Choose a trail to climb back up. Camel climb is the killer. Back at top turn right along field. Enter single track along fence and follow for a long time, staying left untill you see "Clint's Dirty Little Secret". This downhill will spit you out at creek bridge. Cross creek and head up "Cattle Climb" to field. Take single track path straight (as opposed to mowed double track right) across field towards forested hills. Once you hit bush go left and spin a gradual climb to top of Sissons Chute. Hang a right on Kurts Kut. Take first right past fence. Half way down hill trail veers back uphill (left). Stay straight on top trail, about 300m and then left on Davey's Drop. Go straight and climb turning right at fork in trail. Continue on until a corkscrew descent spits you out on double track. Shoot straight across this back onto singletrack until next double track. Turn left on doubletrack for about 200m and then take singletrack to the right. Continue on this until u see "no cyclists" sign. Turn right for nice downhill. Rol

Similar Products Used: Roll through field, follow doubletrack over creek. You'll see road through field. Climb road back to chalet. You likely won't see a soul! You just sampled about 10% of what's out there!
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Billy Bob Bacon Fried   Weekend Warrior [Nov 23, 2006]

all ive done is run cross country meets there would shure luv ot bike there

Customer Service

the 5k route would be so fun to bike

Similar Products Used: louis leap
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jason   [Jun 07, 2000]

this trail can compare to the west coast and it is very up and down. It has great down hills and is one of the best places to ride in manitoba, if you don't bealeve me phone olympia on henderson at 669-5590

Customer Service

Highway 3 off the primeter

Similar Products Used: sex
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Rob Nagy   [Aug 13, 2000]

Birch now has three levels of skill, the trails are now
marked with appropriate signage. The levels range form beginner to expert. This was the site of the 1999 Pan American mountain bike race. The Pan Am route has 1200 vertical feet of climbing per lap (approx 10km long) with technical descents, switchbacks, and lung/leg busting climbs. The singletrack descents are fast and windy. You must be a Manitoba Cycling Association to ride here or hook up with someone who is. For more info visit the Manitoba Cycling Association website and click on the Birch Club link.

Customer Service

Highway #2 to Carmen Manitoba continue east to Roseisle, then a little further till the Birch Ski Resort sign on your left-turn left-and about 2-3km turn right up the gravel road which rises up to your left.

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rob nagy   [Aug 13, 2000]

as previously posted.

Customer Service

Correction-drive west to Carmen then continue west to Roseisle.

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Trevis   [Feb 12, 2001]

The cream of the crop in manitoba.this trail is for any
and everyone.huge uphills very tough.KILLER downhill,you can get going at some pretty crazy speeds.
some very technical parts,also lots of km's of trail to choose from, a very challenging course

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MikeeB   [Nov 04, 2001]

great fun ride. good for getting a rush and mostly cross-country style. Great exercise. Needs some big log ladders to up the "technical" tempo a wee bit. Coupla fun drops.

Customer Service

ask somebody else.

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2
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Al McDonald   [Feb 08, 2002]

Louis Leap is a must when you visit Ski Birch. A snaking switchback with a long smooth tail into the valley is a great challenge with really sharp turns and a couple of good drops, making it worth while.

Customer Service

Leave the main parking lot and head into the valley along the south (left) side of the gravel road. There are two switchbacks which join up with the road and then about 100m down the hill there is a steep grade to the left called the double camel. A good way to get warmed up! After your ready to go hard, follow the road to a small creek which should be labelled as Honky tonk. CAUTION cows sometimes in the area. Follow the creek until you reach a sandy incline on the right. At the top you can have a nice rolling ride for a half a mile or so to get prepared for the tretcherous north side. Starting off with a weaving accent you reach the top of the hill where it's a great singletrack for a good distance. Keep your head up cause there are lots of low limbs and even some tricky stumps and roots. Then you climb back up the far side and cruise along a wheat feild for a good run reaching speeds of about 40 mph. Hanging a sharp right at the end of the hill climb a small truck trail which has signs leading you to Kurt's Crater a good singletrack as well. Follow the trail back up the east side of the valley bringing you past a few cabins back to the parking lot. A great ride which can take up to an hour or more depending how hard you choose to ride.

Similar Products Used: There are off shoots all over the place so if you get a good bearing on where you enter the valley you can always find your way back to the road or parking lot.
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Justin   [Mar 13, 2002]

When I first heard that the pan am games biking was held here I was expecting alot but when I got there it doesn't strike you as very much considering its just on some farmers property but never judge a book by its cover once you start riding you besta stay alert as you will come across some awsome downhills that come outta no where at a couple times reaching speeds of about 80km/h is pretty common, every thing is kinda confusing trails over laping and starting outta no where I didn't know the area to well at first but getting accoustomed to all of this. The better the bike you have here the more plentiful your options are and the more fun you'll have I personhally would not want to be there on a crappy bike or without some sorta suspension. all in all if you ride get out there you'll be happy you did I could spend every week-end there if it wasn't so far away.

Customer Service

You should do it all even Louis leap, its all good there ecspecailly if your used to flat Manitoba riding this place is a delight.

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Adam   [Jan 08, 2003]


see www.birchclub.com for details

Customer Service

***SORRY FOLKS THE BIRCH TRAILS HAVE BEEN CLOSED DOWN.***

Similar Products Used: We've lost maniotba's best trails.
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