Ride Sunday at 10:00am at King Eddy Join Steve this Sunday, November 26 for the Black Drift Sunday Ride that will head south past Wilma Lake to Beaver Lake and beyond.
There will be some FSR, trail and stopping to enjoy the views and BS. Come ready for variable weather from rain to snow as the forecast all over the place right now. We usually have a campfire so bring something to cook over the fire.
Everyone is welcome to attend, non-members are invited to come out for a couple rides to meet people, find new trails and check out the club.
Heading out from the bottom of King Eddy Road at 11:00am on Sunday, November 12, we’re looking for the perfect tree for to adorn the clubhouse for our Christmas Party.
The weather forecast is calling for slightly warmer temperatures (+6 degrees) but there will still be snow at higher elevations so come ready for winter conditions. As always pack a lunch, camera and the safety gear necessary for a ride.
After the ride we head to the clubhouse to decorate and warm up with a big bowl of chili. Phone 250-550-5290 or email [email protected] if you want to come for chili, registration deadline is noon Friday, November 10.
Vernon ATV Club rides are open to everyone, come try a couple rides with the club to see if you want to join.
Heading out from the staging area on Irish Creek at 10:00am Sunday, November 5, this ride will venture past Little Pinaus lake and wander the trails above the west side of Okanagan Lake.
The forecast is calling for a high of 0 degrees and sunny for Sunday, combine that with the snow anticipated between now and then and it should be a picturesque ride through the fluffy stuff at times (all the time?).
You’ll need to come prepared for winter riding and bring the usual stuff including lunch, your camera and safety gear. We’ll get a fire going at lunch time to warm up and if you want to cook over the campfire.
We will try to find a recreation site on our ride for bathroom facilities.
Rides are open to non-members to come test ride the club for a couple of rides so invite your friends.
Two views or not two views started off in the fog at King Eddie staging site with a chill in the air. As we climbed in altitude we left the fog behind, and proceeded to the cement mixer site to show to some of the new riders in club. Next we headed back up and turned off traveling towards the lobster trail, was lots of clearing to get the big side by sides up the tunnel, but no problem. Stopped at the towers for our first view of the valley fog but it cleared off just as we wrapped up lunch and carried on to Tween Lakes lookout. The roads were wet enough there was no dust, so a pleasant ride. On way back stopped at King Eddie Lake for a snack, the level of lake is incredibly low.
All in all a great ride, and I got to explain how raisins were made, so educational too.
Join Grey Leader (Steve) ready to ride at 10:00am Sunday, October 29 at King Eddy for a family friendly tour of Aberdeen Plateau trails including stops at two viewpoints high above the valley fog.
As mentioned this is a family friendly ride so the pace won’t be very fast and there will be stops along the way to take in the sights and chat with other riders.
You don’t need to be a Vernon ATV Club member to attend, take a couple rides with us to see if the club is a good fit for you.
Monday October 23 come out and have your say on the future direction of the club. Food is provided, we’ll have pizza, chips, veggies and drinks. Members, guests and anyone interested in off-road recreation is welcome.
We’ve had a great year considering spring almost got washed away, summer got smoked and snow is already on higher elevation trails. Club members put in a ton of work on these events (and more):
Vernon Winter Carnival Parade
Annual King Eddy Cleanup
Lumby Days Parade
Canada Day Display and Kiddie Cart Rides
Ladies Day Ride
Rides with neighbouring clubs
Lots of club rides
All these events take work but they are equally rewarding. We appreciate the hard work of members and ask you come out to share your ideas and any time you can give to continue spreading the club message of family fun through responsible off-road vehicle usage.
We came up just short making it to the lookout, no matter with a fun group of riders and a long lunch break just below the howling wind and almost zero visibility where we turned around.
It’s a go, we weren’t sure how much it might snow this week but it looks like there hasn’t been much accumulation at higher elevations yet so we’re going to head to the lookout.
Meet at the pullout on the east side of the Enderby Bridge at 9:00am. For those traveling from Vernon we’ll be leaving the parking lot by Tim Horton’s on 58th Avenue at 8:30am and if you’d like to attend but want to catch a ride email [email protected] or call 250-550-5290.
Not going to sugarcoat this, near the top the road to the lookout is rough but it’s one heck of a view when you get to the top that makes it all worthwhile.
Rides are open to club members, friends, guests and anyone interested in joining us for a ride. All ability levels are welcome, if you encounter a section of trail above your comfort level we’ll help you through or find a way around it. Get in touch if you have any questions!
Ride Report & Photos
Daniel Raitt and his dad Warren spent the days before the ride brushing and flagging the route and it showed, we didn’t have to stop once to cut downed trees and the ride flowed smoothly across the amazingly diverse terrain throughout the day. From flowy old roads to technical trails through the forest, rock crawling in dry creekbeds, slip sliding on snowy roads and the runout on fall coloured tree lined trails, the ride had smiles on faces all day (except when faces were too frozen to smile).
Thanks Team Raitt, excellent ride!
It’s road trip time, Daniel will be home from BCIT for Thanksgiving and offered to take us out for a ride. The plan is to be ready to ride at 10:00am Saturday, October 7 in Barriere.
We’ll carpool and convoy from Vernon to Barriere, it takes roughly 2 hours to get there so we’ll be leaving Vernon 7:00-7:30am
Email [email protected] or message on Facebook if you would like to go but need a ride, there is truck and trailer space for other riders wanting to hop in.
Ride Recap Another strong turnout of new riders and familiar faces. Merv and Ron came all the way from Okanagan Falls, thanks guys we hope you enjoyed the ride! Thanks Steve for taking photos each ride.
Starting at 10:00am Sunday at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road, this ride will wind us up through the trails and past the lakes in the area then east beyond the edge of Silver Star park.
A mixture of FSR, old roads and trails and a small amount of more technical trail. Come prepared for all conditions as we’re into the fall riding season. Bring a camera as there are views over the Coldstream and Lumby valleys from the hang glider launches along the route.
Rides are open to club members, friends, guests and anyone interested in joining us for a ride. All ability levels are welcome, if you encounter a section of trail above your comfort level we’ll help you through or find a way around it.
Unload at the cattle guard 400m up Noble Canyon Rd then park your vehicle alongside the road back toward the highway, no parking in the cattle guard and turn around area as we need to keep this open for unloading. https://goo.gl/maps/8uAbwfsRCEF2
Ride Photos & Video – a big turnout of 22 riders on 19 machines. The off-road skills park at Grizzly Lake is up and running and being used by families, great to see kids out learning to ride in a safe area!
Starting at the bottom of King Eddy Road at 9:00am Sunday, September 24 this ride is planned to head further east and south than most club rides so that’s why the 9:00am start. Come prepared for fall conditions and campfires aren’t allowed so bring a lunch you can have without a fire.
Rides are open to everyone so if you or a friend aren’t members just show up. We have a safety meeting at the start of each ride and will stop to help you through or around anything encountered along the way.
Remember to think safety, everyone has been off for a few months so some people will be a little excited out there. Combine that will all the traffic from bikes and quads to trucks and hunters, be alert and ride safe!