Contributed photo Twelve bikers motored through part of the Terrace Motocross Association’s new trail system on July 1, one of three motorcycle groups participating in this year’s Grizzbait tour.

International motorcycle tour revs through northern B.C.

GrizzBait attracts riders from around the world to explore trails in Terrace, Smithers, Hazelton

An off-road motorcycle tour kicked off the first of three tours this month, taking riders from around the world along rustic trails in northern B.C.

Grizzbait is organized by Traction eRag, an online off-road motorcycle magazine based in Ontario. The magazine runs tours every year in Canada and the United States, and also toured here twice in 2014 and 2016, riding in Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers, and Telkwa.

Led by local guides from June 29 to July 20, the tour brings three groups of around 12 people to the region for a five-day excursion each week.

READ MORE: Northwest B.C. hosting international tour of off-road motorcycle riders

Riders start at the Suskwa Cat Skiing Lodge just south of Hazelton and are hauled out with a fleet of bikes supplied by Beta Canada to a trailhead, returning back to the lodge at the end of each day. On June 30 and July 8, riders ventured out along the Terrace Motocross Association’s new trail system and up Thornhill mountain to take in the scenery.

Grizzbait also brought Kelowna-based dirt biker and racer Megan Griffiths to the area to offer several fundamental skills clinics in Terrace and Hazelton. Griffiths has drawn an 87.4K following on Instagram (@Megs_Braap) and offers tours and private dirt bike lessons in the Okanagan.

The Get Schooled clinics offered techniques and tricks for novice and intermediate riders in Terrace on June 30 and July 8 and will be in Hazelton/Suskwa on July 15.

—with files from Jackie Lieuwen

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here


Riders stopped for a photo looking down from Thornhill Mountain during the group’s tour through local trails on July 1. Organized by Traction eRag, an online off-road magazine based in Ontario, Grizzbait takes riders from around the world on five-day excursions on trails winding through northern B.C., including Terrace, Hazelton and Smithers. (Contributed photo)

Just Posted

Here’s the latest on the proposed inland port development process

Council to discuss proposal Sept. 28, public hearing to be held approximately one month later

Cullen confirmed as B.C. NDP candidate for Stikine despite party’s equity policy

Former Tahltan Central Government President Annita McPhee said the process made her feel “abused”

Financial fallback plan in place for Mills Memorial replacement

That’s in case province rejects first submission

Local Skeena candidates for the Oct. 24 snap election

Current BC Liberal MLA Ellis Ross will be running again, as will Nicole Halbauer for BC NDP

B.C. reports 91 new cases as officials remain worried over ‘clusters of COVID-19

There have now been a total of 8,395 cases in B.C. since the pandemic began

‘Won’t be gathering for Thanksgiving:’ Trudeau says COVID-19 2nd wave underway

In all, COVID-19 has killed about 9,250 people in Canada

Canada’s active COVID-19 cases top 10,000 as daily new cases triple over the past month

Dr. Tam repeated her warning to young people, who have made up the majority of recent cases

First 8 months of fatal overdoses in B.C. have now exceeded 2019 death toll

Nine people died every two days in August, BC Coroners Service data shows

Liberal effort to reset policy agenda panned by rivals as too much talk, not action

Trudeau said it’s ‘all too likely’ families won’t be able to gather for Thanksgiving next month

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

‘Show us the money’ for cannabis, local governments tell B.C.

Municipal tax, transit revenues falling as costs rise

‘It’s a boy’: Southern Resident killer whale calf born to J Pod is healthy, researchers say

J35 had previously done a ‘Tour of Grief,’ carrying her dead calf for 17 days

People ‘disgusted’ by COVID-19 election call, B.C. Liberal leader says

Andrew Wilkinson speaks to municipal leaders from Victoria

Most Read