- Feb 23, 2018
Any one here experienced are getting motorcycles across rivers? I have some National Forest trails that are open to motorcycles and foot/horse traffic only. One river is about 15 yards wide and in the spring it runs about 3 feet deep with a decent currant. Another river starts off with a bridge but then there are places where you have to cross 20 feet of water at a depth of approximately 3 feet. I was wondering if anyone had any tips or tricks for making the crossing. I have a canoe with a 600 lb load capacity for the 15 yard river but I have never put a motor bike in it. For the 20 foot river I have an inflatable raft with a 300 lb weight capacity and I wonder if I could Ford the river and float the bike over without popping the raft. Has anyone tried or have any experience with this? Tipping the canoe with a bike in it would be considered a significant loss.