I really want to get out there and ride some time. It looks pretty bad ass. How hard of an area is it to get around in with out getting too lost? I have only mountain biked on the island a bit so i have not seen to much of it.
Some of our trail areas around here can be a little confusing, but that particular place, called Tansky is really easy to navigate because the trails are being built by the BCORMA
guys and are really well marked. The start of each trail has a little signpost with info on it. There aren't a ton of trails at Tansky yet, but there are definitely enough for a good day of riding. That area is just west of Sooke.
You're supposed to buy a trail pass to ride there, which is I think $30 a year, which makes you a member of BCORMA and supports more trail building. It's a pretty good price really, especially since it goes towards guaranteeing us a place to continue riding. There is also a map of the trails there available when you pay your BCORMA dues. I think the maps may also be available at the local bikeshop, not positive though.
There are a bunch of other areas on the island to ride too. If you ever want to try it out, PM me and I can give you more info on where to go and what to expect. Tansky is the only one that needs the trail pass. (If you go with a friend with a pass, just to 'try out the trails' I think that's ok too)