Tansky Main Riding Area, Jordan River (South Coast)

Currently, Friends of Tansky and the Victoria Motorcycle Club are developing this riding area west of Jordan River on public land for XC motorcycling.  Tansky Main covers an area of 20 square Kms, following old skid roads, with inter-connecting single track. This area is developing into great technical XC off-road motorcycle area.

Currently there are over 50 Km of trails, with most intermediate and up technical XC.  The main trails are dual-sport friendly. Watch for the rocky creek crossings and entrances, some can bite if you are asleep. Expect 8 -18 km/hr avg if you are good. Don't expect speed and big sweeping corners. This is VI at its best. Expect a great time, where your time is measured in smiles "I did that", not racking up mileage.

All around there are major logging road arteries that lead for 20 - 100 km, giving the area a nice blend of cruise and technical. If you are interested in linking together a route for your outing, call Ken at KenCo Motorcycles, Sooke (250-642-3924). He can provide you with Dual-sport, enduro, XC trials loops to enjoy the area. She is a beauty.

Above all, enjoy this fine old planet, and don't forget to smile. And buy the trail-builders a beer next time. They put their heart into this for you to enjoy.

Notice to Non-Offroad Motorcycle Users

This area is managed by the Friends of Tansky with permission from the BC Provincial government for off-road motorcycle use. The trails are primarily single-track, with main skid roads and some of the ATV friendly signed trails usable by quads. If you can't negotiate the trails because of your vehicle width, do not open the single track into a double track, or double track into a freeway. This ruins the trails for their intended use. We have intentionally kept the wider skid roads narrow and flowing side to side to keep the speeds down and interest up. Don't remake them into freeways.


This area really has no good 4Wheeling. The terrain is mostly rolling, with very little rock. Please do not trash the trails trying to make it into what it isn't. If you have any questions about where else to explore with your 4 wheel drive, please email Andy James (Friends of Tansky member and 4WD enthusiast). He has many areas to suggest for great 4Wheeling.

Notice to Trail Builders

If you would like to build off-road motorcycle trails here, please consult with the Friends of Tansky or discuss it with Ken at KenCo Motorcycles, Sooke (250-642-3924). We have the responsibility to be good land stewards of the area.