Saturday Evening Ride

7:00pm Saturday, September 26 – King Eddy Road

It’s almost full moon (more details below) so there should be plenty of light from above but we also have been talking about evening/night rides so it’s time to try it out. Dress warm and come prepared for riding in the dark.

We will depart from the bottom of King Eddy Road at 7:00pm Saturday, September 26 and will be back at the bottom approximately 9:30pm. This will be a leisurely ride on the usual trails from the bottom of King Eddy, not very fast as night riding ads a new element of difficulty.

Vernon ATV Club rides responsibly access Forest Service Roads and Crown Lands. All participants are reminded of their obligation to comply with the Off-Road Vehicle Act (Bill 13).

Supermoon is Sunday night at approximately 8:00pm our time, it is also a lunar eclipse, so a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse or “blood moon”. It is the first time in 30 years that the supermoon (full moon at its closest point of its earth orbit) and eclipse happen at the same time, the next will be in 2029. 

Labour Day Ride

Leaving from the bottom of King Eddy Road at 10:00am on Monday, September 7, this ride will take us down past Beaver Lake and Postill Lake. This is a longer ride so we won’t be back until 4-5:00pm.

Campfires are allowed again so bring your lunch fixins as we’ll have a campfire. Be prepared for all weather, forecast is for 40% chance of rain (as of Friday).

Longest Day of the Year Ride and BBQ

4:00pm BBQ, 6:30pm Ride, Saturday, June 20
Back for another year, this popular event starts with a BBQ at 940 Pottery Road at 4:00pm then heads to King Eddy Road for an evening ride while enjoying the late night sun, wrapping up at the bottom around 9:30pm. There may even be a night ride after the main ride ends if you’re a keener!

We need to know by 7:00pm Friday, June 19 if you’re coming to the BBQ, email [email protected] with your name and number of people.

Ladies Only Ride – 1:00pm Sunday June 14 at King Eddy

Sorry fellas, this ride is just for the ladies. Starting at 1:00pm at the bottom of King Eddy Forest Service Road in Coldstream with a planned return to the bottom for 4:00pm. The ride speed and trails we ride will be decided by the ladies in attendance. We’d like to do a couple ladies only rides this year, so come out and meet other riders and provide your ideas for future rides.

Update – a great ride, 6 ladies in 3 side by sides and 1 atv went for a 3 1/2 hour ride at King Eddy. Check the club’s facebook page for photos and videos.

Early Ride – 9:00am Sunday, June 7 at Noble Canyon

Come out early for a ride starting at 9:00am at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road in Lavington. We’ll explore trails around Bardolph Lake and Coldstream Creek Forest Service Road. Back down by 1:00pm so you can be home to enjoy your Sunday afternoon.

Come prepared for all kinds of weather (may be hot, may be rainy?), we’ll stop for a campfire so bring your lunch and camera.

This will be a slow to moderate pace ride, but we only go as fast as the slowest rider so come out and enjoy.

Christmas tree Ride

IMG_3421IMG_3420 frosty IMG_3418There will be a Christmas tree hunt this Sunday, November 30, at King Eddie launch site.
Meet at unloading area around 11:00 then off to bag a tree. Bring a lunch, we will have a fire, and dress warm. After capturing the tree, it will be decorated at the club house. Chili and buns will be served for supper

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

President – Vernon ATV Club
[email protected]

Fun Weekend and Campout


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:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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