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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Ride Report & Photos: 17 machines, 22 people and 1 dog came out for a day riding the muddy and snowy trails of Noble Canyon and Bardolph Lake. We stopped by the Bardolph Lake Rec Site on the way up then headed north east towards Cooper’s Launch. We split up at the 4 way junction after the Bardolph trails to explore the roads to the north near the winter logging while the other group stuck to the low road.
Lunch was had by campfire at Cooper’s Launch overlooking the Lumby valley before we tried a couple of roads but ended up returning on the same trails we rode out. The snow was getting pretty wet on the way back which made it a bit more work but we all made it.
A big thanks to Daniel for making the trek all the way from Barriere/Summerland for the ride, hope to see you again soon!
Nice having Nathan and family along, all 6 together enjoying the outdoors, the big Mule did a great job clawing through cruddy snow conditions.
Ride starts at 10:00am at the bottom of Noble Canyon Rd, heading up the Bardolph Lake side of Noble Canyon this time.
The snow level is raising, who knows how high it will be by the 26th but plan on riding in snow and come prepared for winter conditions. There will be a campfire at lunch so bring something to roast.
We will be passing the Bardolph Lake recreation site going up and coming down if you need an outhouse.
The March Buddy deal is in effect so you don’t need to be a club member to attend the ride and everyone in attendance gets a chance to win a ticket for the ATV/BC raffle of a 2017 CanAm 850 Max XT. Tickets and memberships will be for sale at the ride, tickets are $10 and memberships range from $55 to $95, check https://vernonatvclub.ca/membership/ for more info.
No parking at the cattleguard, unload here then pull your vehicle to the edge of the road to the south (towards the highway) from the cattleguard).