2017 King Eddy Road Cleanup

The weather turned decidedly summer-like on Saturday May 20 for our annual cleanup on King Eddy Road. 22 members of the Vernon ATV Club as well as members of Kelowna and Salmon Arm ATV Clubs and area residents put in hard work in the hot sun picking up other people’s garbage.

We haven’t had the bin hauled to the landfill yet to get a number on weight gathered but the 15 cubic yard bin is full and we were able to sort off several truckloads of recyclable steel into the salvage pile.

Notable items picked up:

  • Truck canopy pulled from King Eddy Lake
  • Hot water tank winched from steep ditch
  • Two garbage bags of shotgun shells (500+ shells)
  • Damaged culvert and over 1,000lbs of metal diverted to the scrap steel pile

We thank the following companies for their help in making our cleanup anther huge success:

And of course a huge thank you to everyone who volunteered a day from your long weekend to clean up after stupid people. We appreciate your effort!

If you need an excavator, some earth moved or a garbage bin rental call Silvercrest Trucking & Excavating Bin Rental

May 20 Cleanup Registration

Meeting and sign in for the cleanup begins at 9:00am on Saturday May 20. We’ll start with a brief orientation, safety talk and map of the area to be cleaned then send everyone off to clean the mountainside at 9:30. Please bring gloves, boots and some high visibility clothing (if you have it).

There is a BBQ for all cleanup volunteers at 1:30pm so please let us know if you’re coming so we have enough food for everyone, sign up below!

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May Long Weekend Cleanup & Ride Schedule

The first official weekend of summer in Canada and one of the biggest weekends for the ATV Club. Bring your RV or camper to the Sort Yard on King Eddy and stay for the weekend or just stop by to help out with the cleanup or take in one of the rides. Like all ATV Club activities everyone is invited, you don’t have to be a member to join us on a ride – come check it out!

If you’re camping for the weekend let us know by Friday at noon so we can arrange vehicles around camp central.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday May 19

  • 4:00pm – Sort Yard open for campers
  • 7:00pm – Campfire

Saturday May 20

  • 9:00am – Cleanup meeting – bring gloves, boots and high-vis if you have it
  • 9:30am – Cleanup starts
  • 1:30pm – BBQ at sort yard
  • 2:30pm – Continue cleanup or head out for ride
  • 7:00pm – Campfire

Sunday May 21

  • 10:00am – Ride from Sort Yard
  • 7:00pm – Campfire

Monday May 22

  • 10:00am – Ride from Sort Yard
  • 5:00pm – Party’s over, out you go

Map to Sort Yard – the Sort Yard is used by an industrial recycling facility so there are tire popping hazards, we will have a safe route marked out with traffic cones for you to follow to the camping area.

A big thanks to Silvercrest Waste Bin Rental & Disposal for waste bin services!

 

Photos from the 2016 Cleanup

Ladies Ride June 4

For the ladies only, we’ll ride Noble Canyon to get the spectacular views over the city and check out the network of old logging roads and trails. Ride speed and difficulty will be determined by those in attendance.

Starting at noon, we’ll be back down to the parking area by 4:30pm.

A special treat for all the ladies on the ride at one of the stops! Please register and let us know if you have any special dietary needs.

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Mt Ida ride with Salmon Arm/Enderby Club

Ride Report: WOW!

That sums it up pretty well, one of those days that goes to the top of your list for all time great rides. Thanks in large part to the Walker family going out several times to pre-ride, cut blowdown and make alternate trail choices around the landslides.

Thank you Martina, Brenda and Allen for all the work and a great ride!

The first real ride of the spring season that spanned more than 75km, stopped at numerous viewpoints, tackled all kinds of different trail conditions and stopped for drinks and story time on the way home, a good day!

This late spring and slow snow melt kept us from pinning down a location for this ride until now. Thanks to Allen and Brenda for pre-riding to make sure we could get through.

The ride is open to club members, friends, guests and anyone who wants to come along.

The ride heads out from the parking areas on the FSR at 10:00am, expected return to the vehicles is 3:00-4:00pm. Ride distance is estimated at 60km.

For riders leaving from Vernon we’ll meet at the north Tim Hortons on 58th Avenue (across from Wal Mart), the convoy leaving there at  at 8:45am for the ride staging area.

Come prepared for early spring weather which when combined with higher elevations can mean rain or snow. Bring a lunch, not sure if we’ll have a campfire but we’ll try. Don’t know if there are any outhouses along the ride for bathroom breaks.

Google Directions – https://goo.gl/9MSUY7

After getting to the FSR shown on the map above drive up and park at one of the locations shown on the map

Spring Vernon ATV Club Meeting

Starting at 6:30pm Monday, April 24 at the clubhouse at 940 Pottery Road.

If you haven’t been out to the winter and early spring rides this is your first chance to meet other members in 2017. If you have been out on rides, well Hi, good to see you again!

The purpose of the meeting is to update members on developments over the winter, plans for the year ahead and to get your feedback and ideas for rides, events and social functions.

Everyone is invited, you don’t need to be a member to attend and please feel free to come check the club out.

If you’re interested in joining the club memberships will be for sale. We’ll be selling 2017 ATV/BC Raffle tickets too.

Oregon Dunes 2018 Planning – After the meeting there will be photos and videos from previous dune trips and cost information provided for those interested in going in 2018. We’ll see who is interested in going and set a date so we can book accommodation.

Exploring Eddy

Ride with Steve starting from the bottom of King Eddy FSR ready to ride at 10:00am Sunday, April 23.

The goal of this ride is to see how many trails are open and will be a good wander of the plateau. This ride will stop a few times and take a lunch break with a campfire. It’s still spring time in the mountains so come prepared for all weather conditions.

Trails ridden will be Green (Beginner) and some Blue (Intermediate) at times. Support and assistance will be provided if you aren’t comfortable with obstacles encountered on the ride.

All riders in attendance will be entered to win a ticket for the 2017 ATV/BC Raffle.

For directions to King Eddy FSR visit the Riding Areas page.

 

LaCasa Ride

Ride starts at 10:00am Sunday, April 9 from Terrace Mountain Road. Leaving the north Tim Hortons (58th Avenue) at 8:45am for the 45 minute drive down Westside Road to LaCasa.

Click here for a map and directions to LaCasa.

Conditions are looking good, check out photos from last week’s ride.

The plan is to head south toward the Bear Creek trails then head up to a viewpoint for lunch. We can stop by the outhouses at Bear Creek on the way to lunch and/or after lunch.

This ride will be primarily green terrain (beginner) with sections in blue (intermediate) and speeds up to 60km/h on the main roads. Assistance will be provided if we encounter trail conditions you’re not comfortable with.

There will be a lunch break 30-45 minutes in length but no guarantee of a campfire this week. If we can we will, but don’t count on a campfire (unless you want to come prepared to start a fire).