Holy hannah, nice turnout with 20 machines for our first sunny Sunday ride of spring. Lots of roads plowed up on the plateau but be careful venturing into deeper snow as we found out with lots of pushing and winching and some folks thinking it was going to be a campout.
Our next club ride will be Sunday March 11 at 10:00am at King Eddy.
This day has the double dubious honour of being spring forward time change AND national waffle day. Someone must have a great name for this ride, send us your ideas.
We’ll meet up at the bottom of King Eddy for this ride so change your clocks and set your alarm so you’re not late for this 10:00am start. It just keeps on snowing at elevation so come prepared for winter riding.
There may be a lunch fire, we usually try and have some sort of a small smoke producing creature (some call it fire) so you may want something that can be eaten without flames.
It’s National Drink Wine Day Sunday, so we’ll call the ride the No Winers Ride. Meet up ready to ride at 10:00am at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road Sunday, February 18.
We haven’t been to Noble Canyon for a month or so, we’ll see where we can ride. The main road to Becker is still being plowed by the logging companies so at the very least we’ll be able to get up to the Becker Lake area trails.
Kyle Born from Riders West got in touch and asked if he could interview us for a story for their magazine. He’d heard we’re one of the only clubs that keeps it going through the winter, he did a great job capturing what makes our area, riders and club unique.
It’s loads of fun, parade spectators loved seeing the machines last year and kids go bonkers when you wave back at them, good fun!
Let us know if you’re coming by phone (250-550-5290), email or fill out the form below.
We are #91 in the parade and will be staged on 27th Street at the 42nd Avenue intersection, right in front of 3% Real Estate.
We suggest you arrive early and try to find parking near Seaton School. If you park East of 27th Street you will not be able to ride back to your vehicle after the parade as 27th reopens as soon as soon as the parade has passed.
We’ll have smokies on the BBQ in the Seaton School parking lot after the parade.
We got snow up the Kazoo and so many other places. A wicked fun ride with a bit of help from the track quad for pulling up the unplowed section of King Eddy FSR.
Did you know there was a National Kazoo Day? Well there is so Steve says meet him at King Eddie at 10:00 on Sunday, January 28 and bring your kazoo (optional) and you side x side, quad or dirtbike out for a ride.
Expect winter conditions as the weather can’t make up its mind lately, snowing one day and melting the next.
There will be an attempt to make a campfire at lunch, sometimes they’re better than others.
You don’t need to be a member to attend, come on out for a couple of rides to meet other riders and find new trails.
Noble Canyon Ride with Steve – Sunday January 14 at 10:00am
Steve says this is the ride of the wolf because in ancient times this is the time of year when the wolves would come back into the village.
Don’t think you’ll see any wolves on the ride but you will see lots of snow and as many trails as you can ride. Come prepared for winter riding and meet at the cattle guard. Please don’t park near the cattle guard as trucks with trailers need this space to turn around – map of parking area.
Driving up to Becker Lake in the morning to where we were going to have the bonfire the truck was saying -18, but once we got up top we were above the clouds and the sun soon burned what was left off. Lots of people out enjoying the sun on Monday and a big group came out to ride the Bardolph and Becker Lake trails. Thanks Lee and Monique for driving all the way up to get the fire going just in time for us to arrive for lunch, that’s what a fire is supposed to look like!
Every year we start the new year off right, with a ride as far as the trails will allow. The snow never stops a good ride, dress warm and bring something to cook over the lunch campfire.
We’re going to ride at Noble Canyon this year so remember to unload at the cattle guard and park along the road back toward the highway. Please don’t park near the cattle guard as trucks and trailers need space to turn around here – map of parking area.
The ride will roll out from the cattle guard at 11:00am and will explore Bardolph and Becker Lake trails and wrap up around a big bonfire.
Bring your friends, rides are open to everyone as we encourage non-members to come ride with the club a couple of times to meet folks and find new trails.
Ride Recap – a bit cool but the sun was out and the trails were covered in the fluffy white stuff that made it feel like you were sledding. We rode around Bardolph Lake then came down and headed up to Becker to get a view over the city before getting a bit bogged down along the powerlines before heading home for the day.
The snow had to come eventually and it finally did so this ride could be a lost cause. Noble is a bit lower than King Eddy though and loggers have plowed the road to Becker Lake so we should be able to get up onto the plateau to access the trails.
Trails around Noble Canyon are wide enough for even the largest side x sides so bring your quad, side x side or dirtbike out for this ride.
Meet at the cattleguard, ready to ride at 10:00am. Dress warm, bring a lunch and come enjoy what looks like a blue sky day.
Rides are open to everyone, do a couple of rides with the club to meet folks, find new trails and see what the club is all about. Club rides are family friendly, we assess the group at the start of the ride and customize the ride to suit everyone in attendance.
You’re welcome to bring tracks if you have them for your machine, should be some good powder opportunities along the ride.
Ride Recap Great day for a ride, easy going as snow not very deep yet. Turned left up 11K road, and went to Kaiser Bill Lake, then headed off to Willma Lake, before trying some new trails, but even though good ride, all dead end this time of year. All 9 units made it down safely, and barely any issues, well 2, but all turned out OK. Ride back down was white out conditions, perfect end to the day.
Join Steve at King Eddy Road Sunday, December 17 ready to ride at 10:00am. This ride will take you wherever the snow allows.
Rides are open to everyone, we encourage non-members to do a couple rides with us to meet other riders and find new trails. Quads, side x sides and motorcycles welcome.
Come prepared for winter riding and bring a lunch for around the campfire.
A good turnout for the Browne Lake Ride south of Kelowna last weekend. A missed turn meant the narrow section was avoided, boy it looks different under snow. A beautiful day out in the sun exploring the area south of Browne and Fish Lake, thanks for leading the ride Jason, Denis and Chris!
Jason has offered to lead a ride to Browne Lake in the Kelowna area on Sunday, December 10.
The ride heads out at 10:30am, there are a couple of spots that are intermediate to upper intermediate ability level sections of trail but as with all rides we will help people through or around everything we encounter along the ride.
There are narrow sections on this ride so maximum 50″ wide machines for this one.
Dress for winter conditions and bring a lunch. Everyone is welcome to attend, non-members are encouraged to come out to see what the club is about, meet some folks and find new trails.