Annual General Meeting – Wednesday, October 29

We welcome everyone to attend our 2014 Annual General Meeting at 940 Pottery Road, Vernon Wednesday, October 29 at 6:30pm.

There are 3 club director positions opening up and we also normally set our Christmas party plans and donations at this meeting so come out and pitch in for the club.

Pizza will be provided by the club, so come hungry

Steve
President – Vernon ATV Club
steve@vernonatvclub.ca

Fun Weekend and Campout

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Fun Weekend and Campout Reminder
Friday September 26 to September 29, 2014

Gates at the sort yard on King Eddy Road will be open from noon Friday, September 26, until noon Monday, September 29, so bring your camper and come for a fun weekend. There are already 5 people bringing their RVs for the weekend so join in the fun! Please RSVP with details of your group  if you’re coming so we know if we’ve got 10 people or 150.

Weekend Schedule:

FRIDAY

  • Noon – Sort yard gate open
  • The club will be setting up the site, you’re free to explore the trails – please feel free to ask club members where to ride.
  • 5:00pm on – Gather round the central campfire to visit
  • 10:00pm – Sort yard gates closed for the night

SATURDAY

  • 10:00am – longer ride, moderate riding pace with moderate difficulty in places
  • 5:00pm on – Gather round the central campfire to visit
  • Hamburger BBQ for supper provided
  • 10:00pm – Sort yard gates closed for the night

  SUNDAY

  • Breakfast is provided, pancakes, eggs and sausage
  • 10:00am – Rides head out, short ride to the Gold Mine
  • 2:00pm – Rodeo events start at the sort yard for people back from their rides (rodeo events are not about speed, they’re about skill and precision and a good time for both the participants and those watching).

Other details:

  • Camping will be at the far end of the sort yard, free. No private camp fires please
  • $3 per person for weekend meals,  it includes Saturday hamburger BBQ, with all the fixings, and Sunday Breakfast of pancakes,eggs and sausage. No drinks included
  • The grass has grown all summer and we won’t be able to mow the field but will try to drag it to knock the grass down but you might want to bring a weed whacker to clear a site for your table and chairs.
  • There are no services, so dry camping, but will have a central campfire every night.
  • Dogs and responsible dog owners are allowed.
  • Responsible alcohol consumption is allowed AFTER the rides, no drugs or alcohol will be tolerated on the rides

 

View from near Becker Lake

Vernon Mountain Ride from Silver Star Road

Ride on Vernon Mountain departing at 10:00am Sunday, September 14 from Ladner Road, off of Silver Star Road.

Map and directions from Butcher Boys to Ladner Road.

The start of this ride leaves from a neighbourhood and uses private land for the first few kms so there is zero tolerance for burnouts, loud engine revving, people racing up and down the roads, etc. If you need to hooligan around at the beginning or end of the ride, don’t come to this ride.

Ladner Road is approximately 10km up Silver Star Road from Butcher Boys (intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Silver Star Road)

Come down Ladner Road right to the end of the road, the house number is 8439. Turn around at the end of the road and park on either side of the road.

We’ll be exploring the trails around Dixon Dam, Noble Canyon and Becker Lake. Bring your GPS to update your tracks because there has been so much logging that trails have moved all over the place. Trails should all be wide enough for narrow side by sides (RZRs, Wildcats, Rhinos), not sure about wider side by sides.

Bring your lunch, camera, clothes for all weather. We’ll have a camp fire to cook over for lunch and if anyone’s interested there will be smokies, buns and condiments for $2 per smokie (please email clint@vernonatvclub.ca by Friday night to say how many smokies you want).

There is a couple hundred metre section of one of our old trails that now runs through a cut block. It is rideable but a bit sketchy because an excavator went through and mounded the soil making for lots of ups and downs and side to side crawling. I spent 4 hours shovelling on the first half of the trail this past weekend to make is safely passable. We’ll survey the mood of the group to see if there is interest in spending up to an hour to touch up the last stretch to bring a fun few kms of trail back online. Work would consist of walking to identify the best route, a small amount of cutting with hand or chain saw and shovelling to fill in the off camber mounds to make it more rideable to a greater number of riders. Please bring a shovel so we can make quick work of this section of the trail.

Difficulty ranges from easy road and trails to moderate/advanced trail crawling.

Random Wandering

Out to Lunch

Sunday, Sept 7, at 10:00am,
King Eddie Launch Site

The trails are a little damp,
so hopefully less dust
Launching from the staging are at
King Eddie on Highway 6

 Going to try and go to Grizzly Lake,
anyone know the way?
This will be a damp ride,
lots of rain in the hills
Dress to be warm, and to keep dry :)
Bring a lunch, we will have  a camp fire to cook over and visit around
Please bring your camera,
take pictures to post on facebook
I will lead this ride, so
prepare to wander aimlessly,
Extra gas might be a good idea

Longest Day of the Year Ride & BBQ

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Longest Day of the  Year BBQ and Ride Thank You
A big thank you to Dennis Teale for hosting us, Clint Ingham for organizing
the food, and to all that helped set up, prepare and clean up. The food was

great and the company even better! Other than a bit more bush whacking than anticipated, the ride was enjoyed by all and everyone returned safely. Thanks to everyone that came out, hope to see you on the next adventure.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

5:00pm  – BBQ at 940 Pottery Road
7:00pm – Ride departs King Eddy FSR

A club favourite event to take advantage of the daylight on the longest day of the year.

The BBQ gets underway at 5:00pm at the clubhouse at 940 Pottery Road.  “Free” There is no cost per person  for burgers, chips and drinks – you must RSVP to events@vernonatvclub.ca by 5:00pm Friday, June 20 to attend.

The ride at King Eddy will get rolling at 7:00pm and will take in as many trails and vistas as possible before returning to the vehicles at around 10:00pm, still with enough daylight to load and be safely on your way home.

Previous Twilight Ride Photos

 

2014 Kamloops Charity Ride

Sunday June 8, 2014

Ride location :
Is just over 8 KM from the exchange between Hwy 1 to Cache Creek ad the Coquihalla Hwy heading west towards Cache Creek.  Turn left on to Green stone Rd.  Head up just over 2 KM and then turn right on to dairy Lake Foresty Rd.  Pendleton Creek foresty site is another 1.5 KM on the left side of the road.  This is the staging area and campsite.

Tickets:
Are available through any of the quad dealers in town or at the ride Sunday morning. $25 per machine which includes the driver, second rider or dinner guest is an additional $5.

Sign up:
Sign up at 9:00 am.  The ride starts at 10 am.  The ride is roughly 65 KM of all different levels.   It’s at least a level 3 and there are lots of experienced riders if you don’t feel comfortable at any point they will help.

Refreshments:
Coffee and donuts are supplied by Tim Hortons in the morning and we supply burgers, hot dogs, ships, pop etc after the ride.

Silent auction:
Auction items are available to bid on.  All monies raised is going to the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association.  If your camping you can meet some of these kids as we take them for a ride on Saturday.

Camping:
is available with out-house, open chuck wagon style camping. Fire allowed as long as there are no bans.  Community fire pit for everyone.  Camping cost is $10.00 a night with all monies going to trail maintenance.

Any other questions please email us at gkaaca@gmail.com

Love to see you all there
Rosella Boulton
Membership Director
GKAA