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.
Noble Canyon Road is east of Vernon on Highway 6, click here for directions and map of the unloading/parking area.
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.
If you’re coming from the north you can meet Jason at the Tim Horton’s by the Four Points Sheraton opposite the Kelowna Airport entrance (turn right to get to Tim Horton’s, not left into the Kelowna Airport), roll out from Tim Horton’s at 9:30 for the staging area at the intersection of Myra FSR and McCulloch Road.
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.
Ready to ride at 10:00am sharp Sunday, December 3 at the cattleguard at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road in Lavington. Unload at the cattleguard then park your vehicle on either side of the road back toward the highway.
We’ll start on the Becker Lake side and if we have time we’ll head over to the Bardolph side. Come prepared for winter riding conditions and bring something to have at or over the lunch campfire.
Club rides are open to everyone, non-members are invited to attend a couple of rides to meet people, find new trails and get a taste for the club.
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.
Recap and Photos
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.