Christmas Party 2016

This is a family friendly event with fun and games for kids, adults and those who can’t decide which they are.

On the menu this year: ham, scalloped potatoes, cabbage rolls, perogies, veggies, salads, buns and dessert squares. Table wine, non-alcoholic drinks & door prizes provided by the club. BYOB if you would like anything else to drink.

Please bring cash or non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. We challenge everyone bring a minimum of $5 per person for the food bank, the more the better!

Bring a re-gift, new or gently used, wrapped for the Greedy Santa game!

Club members and invited guests. Must RSVP by November 12 using the form below.

Christmas Party RSVP Form

  • Name (and age of young children) of those attending with you
  • We will do our best to accommodate special dietary needs where possible.
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Christmas Tree Ride

Departing 8439 Ladner Road at noon Sunday November 13, our annual Christmas Tree Ride is part ride, part hunt to find the perfect tree to decorate the clubhouse. Will be interesting to see if there is snow in the mountains by then or if we’re still going to be enjoying a long, warm fall.

CanAm Maverick X3 Turbo

CanAm Maverick X3 DEMO!

Banner Recreation & Marine will have the new X3 available for demo rides starting at 10:30am, bring your license and sign the waiver to take it out for a rip!

There will be a bonfire after the ride (3:00-4:00pm) then we’ll head down to the clubhouse to put the tree up and work on decorating for the Christmas party.

King Eddie Family Ride

There will be a ride Sunday October 30, starting at King Eddie Launch Site at 10:00.
This ride will be a family ride, ladies, new riders and children welcome. There will be 3 breaks for visiting and lunch and smelling the leafs and moss. Any spontaneous breaks will be short, all other stops will to be to remove fallen trees, or navigate difficult terrain where inexperienced riders will be assisted to navigate if requested.
Max speed should not exceed 50km/h on FSR roads, and most riding will be on trails, we hope.
Bring a lunch ( will be a fire ) and your camera, along with warm dry clothing, as it’s getting chilly in the mountains, and could be some rain.

Annual General Meeting

6:30pm Monday October 24 – The Annual General Meeting gets started at 6:30pm at 940 Pottery Road, Vernon. There are 4 director positions up for election this year.

There are a number of roles you can fill or ways you can help the club that range from a few minutes here and there to regular weekly duties, all depending on your schedule and ability to help. We appreciate the fresh outlook and energy that new members bring to the club and board so come out and have a say with your vote and possibly as a member of the board.

Coffee, water and donuts will be provided at the meeting. We will also be planning upcoming events like the Christmas tree hunt and party.

Beat the Snow Ride

10:00am Sunday October 23 – Starting from 8439 Ladner Road, Vernon (1/2 way up Silver Star Rd) this ride will take us through a private access out to the trails at Dixon Dam then around Vernon Mountain, Becker Lake, etc.

The forecast looks unsettled but still no signs of snow staying on the ground at this elevation (have we beat the snow?). Come prepared for all conditions including early winter riding, your survival kit, lunch, GPS, camera and anything else you normally bring.

Before the start of the ride we will look at everyone’s GPS and make sure you have it set to record your track so you can take it home and see where we rode for the day.

Bring your friends, our rides are open to everyone. This will be a green/blue ride consisting of a mix of trail, old roads, and main FSR.

Download the October 23 Ride Track:

ATV club uncovers rural dump sites in Coldstream

by  Richard Rolke – Vernon Morning Star
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM

A section of the bush is a little cleaner thanks to some dedicated volunteers.

Members of the Vernon ATV Club recently tackled garbage along the King Edward Forest Road, from Highway 6 to the King Edward Lake, Bear Lake and Kaiser Bill Lake recreation sites.

“It’s disappointing and surprising the lengths people will drive into the bush to dump,” said Clint Ingham, club president

The amount of trash collected weighed 2,800 pounds and filled five trucks.

Items included mattresses, TVs, household waste, construction material, furniture, exercise machines, bottles, cans, a burned travel trailer and hundreds of shotgun shells.

There is a concern that household waste could attract wildlife, while metal and other sharp pieces could pose a risk to recreational users and livestock.

“A cow could get cut up on it,” said Ingham, adding there is no need for illegal dumping.

“When I go to the landfill, I always find it affordable.”

Anyone who comes across illegal dumping can call the Report all Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 on the Telus network.

Happy Thanksgiving Ride

After the downpour on Saturday who would have predicted the amazing day that Sunday turned out to be? A great day riding the trails around Becker Lake plus a GPS exercise, finding the 10 hidden coordinates that contained some Thanksgiving treats. All were found, great work guys!

An awesome first ride in the RZR for Jason and Caleb, the thumbs says it all.

10:00am – Sunday October 9 at Noble Canyon

There will be a short ride starting from the bottom of Noble Canyon at 10:00am Sunday, October 9 with the goal of being back down at the bottom by 3:00pm.

Bring your GPS and find the hidden turkeys along the ride, GPS coordinates will be provided by you have to figure out where they’re hiding.

Unload beyond the first cattleguard (400m after turning off the highway) then park alongside the paved portion of Noble Canyon Road leaving room for the driveways.

This ride will take us on the Becker Lake side of Noble Canyon to explore the trails, puddles and take in the views over the valley. Bring your usual gear including GPS, camera, lunch, appropriate clothing, repair and safety supplies. This ride would be a Green/Blue ride on our rating system as it is a combination of FSR, secondary roads and trails.

The GPS talk didn’t happen on the last ride so bring your questions to this ride!

Kingfisher Ride with Salmon Arm Club – Sunday October 2

Thanks Jeff for leading a beautiful ride to the top of Mara Mt!

Meet in Enderby Sunday, October 2 at 9:00am on the west side of the bridge in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot (see map below). Be ready to leave Enderby at 9:00am sharp, latecomers will be left behind!

From Enderby we will convoy east approximately 26km to Kingfisher Main FSR where we unload and head off on our adventure.

Bring your lunch, camera, survival gear and clothing for all conditions as this ride will take us high in the mountains (7,000+ feet).

Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to be a member to attend the ride. Come on out, meet some folks and discover new trails!

Becker/Bardolph Ride from Ladner Rd

Saturday primed the trails with almost solid rain all day, Sunday looked a lot better though as the day started with broken cloud cover and only a hint of rain looming.

The group headed out from Ladner Road through a neighbour’s locked gate that accesses the trails. A short loop was planned for the 2WD dune buggy and its young passenger who is ready to head home after a couple of hours.

The group continued on up and over the cutblock at Dixon Dam over to the Hartnell Road side then made it’s way down Noble Canyon then up to Bardolph Lake where the clouds and light rain parted for a sunny lunch break and entertainment provided by the gentleman that showed up in his Pontiac Grand Am and proceeded to drag his oil pan over all the rocks and roots in the rec site.

After lunch the ride continued east to the hanglider/paraglider launch overlooking Lumby then rode up to the boundary of Silver Star where there is a trail that brings you back onto the Coldstream Creek road network. Time was running short and daylight fading so we headed home on the old Dixon Dam road.

Great having Josh and Danielle out for their first ride with the club, hope to see you back soon!

Download the ride track or view on the satellite and terrain maps below (the GPS stopped recording partway through so from Bardolph Lake on has been added manually through Google Earth):

Riding the Becker and Bardolph areas but we’re starting from Ladner Road which is 10km up Silver Star Road from Butcher Boys (intersection of Silver Star Rd & Pleasant Valley Road).

Ride departs at 10:30am, no racing around the meeting area as it is a residential neighbourhood. Come right down to the end of Ladner Road, turn around on the driveway then park along the side of the road.

Trails are ATV and SxS rideable. Bring a lunch, all weather gear as we’re heading into fall and your camera as we hit several viewpoints along the trail.

You don’t need to be a Vernon ATV Club member to attend, come ride with us!

Postill Lake Ride with Kelowna ATV Club – Sunday, September 11

Ride Recap

A great ride with the Kelowna ATV Club in the Postill and Beaver Lake area. A large group of riders from both clubs showed up for a tour through many different forest and trail types and through some technical and challenging obstacles. Thanks again for an excellent ride and we look forward to our next adventure together!

Postill Lake Area Ride

Meeting instructions:

Time: Meet at 9:00am.
Directions to meeting place (see waypoint and track below):

  1. Turn east off of Hwy 97 turn onto Old Vernon Road just north of the airport (49 58’ 13.2”N, 119 23’ 8.2”W).
  2. Follow Old Vernon Road through a 90 degree right turn and continue to Postill Lake Road.
  3. Turn left onto Postill Lake Road and continue to a T-intersection (Postill Lake Rd & Anderson Rd).
  4. Turn left at the intersection and continue along Postill Lake Road.
  5. When the road splits stay left on gravel covered Postill Lake Road (right is paved Farmer’s Drive).
  6. Continue another 10.4km along Postill Lake Road to the meeting place at 50° 00′ 7.55″ N, 119° 15′ 55.4″ W – view on Google Map
  7. Unload there.

Ride Area:

  • area around Postill Lake. The ride will endeavour to take as many trails as possible but some FSR riding will be necessary.
  • The ride will be a “Blue” rating

Special Instructions:

GPX Files: