King Eddie Family Ride

There will be a ride Sunday October 30, starting at King Eddie Launch Site at 10:00.
This ride will be a family ride, ladies, new riders and children welcome. There will be 3 breaks for visiting and lunch and smelling the leafs and moss. Any spontaneous breaks will be short, all other stops will to be to remove fallen trees, or navigate difficult terrain where inexperienced riders will be assisted to navigate if requested.
Max speed should not exceed 50km/h on FSR roads, and most riding will be on trails, we hope.
Bring a lunch ( will be a fire ) and your camera, along with warm dry clothing, as it’s getting chilly in the mountains, and could be some rain.

Annual General Meeting

6:30pm Monday October 24 – The Annual General Meeting gets started at 6:30pm at 940 Pottery Road, Vernon. There are 4 director positions up for election this year.

There are a number of roles you can fill or ways you can help the club that range from a few minutes here and there to regular weekly duties, all depending on your schedule and ability to help. We appreciate the fresh outlook and energy that new members bring to the club and board so come out and have a say with your vote and possibly as a member of the board.

Coffee, water and donuts will be provided at the meeting. We will also be planning upcoming events like the Christmas tree hunt and party.

Beat the Snow Ride

10:00am Sunday October 23 – Starting from 8439 Ladner Road, Vernon (1/2 way up Silver Star Rd) this ride will take us through a private access out to the trails at Dixon Dam then around Vernon Mountain, Becker Lake, etc.

The forecast looks unsettled but still no signs of snow staying on the ground at this elevation (have we beat the snow?). Come prepared for all conditions including early winter riding, your survival kit, lunch, GPS, camera and anything else you normally bring.

Before the start of the ride we will look at everyone’s GPS and make sure you have it set to record your track so you can take it home and see where we rode for the day.

Bring your friends, our rides are open to everyone. This will be a green/blue ride consisting of a mix of trail, old roads, and main FSR.

Download the October 23 Ride Track:

ATV club uncovers rural dump sites in Coldstream

by  Richard Rolke – Vernon Morning Star
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM

A section of the bush is a little cleaner thanks to some dedicated volunteers.

Members of the Vernon ATV Club recently tackled garbage along the King Edward Forest Road, from Highway 6 to the King Edward Lake, Bear Lake and Kaiser Bill Lake recreation sites.

“It’s disappointing and surprising the lengths people will drive into the bush to dump,” said Clint Ingham, club president

The amount of trash collected weighed 2,800 pounds and filled five trucks.

Items included mattresses, TVs, household waste, construction material, furniture, exercise machines, bottles, cans, a burned travel trailer and hundreds of shotgun shells.

There is a concern that household waste could attract wildlife, while metal and other sharp pieces could pose a risk to recreational users and livestock.

“A cow could get cut up on it,” said Ingham, adding there is no need for illegal dumping.

“When I go to the landfill, I always find it affordable.”

Anyone who comes across illegal dumping can call the Report all Poachers and Polluters hotline at 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 on the Telus network.

Happy Thanksgiving Ride

After the downpour on Saturday who would have predicted the amazing day that Sunday turned out to be? A great day riding the trails around Becker Lake plus a GPS exercise, finding the 10 hidden coordinates that contained some Thanksgiving treats. All were found, great work guys!

An awesome first ride in the RZR for Jason and Caleb, the thumbs says it all.

10:00am – Sunday October 9 at Noble Canyon

There will be a short ride starting from the bottom of Noble Canyon at 10:00am Sunday, October 9 with the goal of being back down at the bottom by 3:00pm.

Bring your GPS and find the hidden turkeys along the ride, GPS coordinates will be provided by you have to figure out where they’re hiding.

Unload beyond the first cattleguard (400m after turning off the highway) then park alongside the paved portion of Noble Canyon Road leaving room for the driveways.

This ride will take us on the Becker Lake side of Noble Canyon to explore the trails, puddles and take in the views over the valley. Bring your usual gear including GPS, camera, lunch, appropriate clothing, repair and safety supplies. This ride would be a Green/Blue ride on our rating system as it is a combination of FSR, secondary roads and trails.

The GPS talk didn’t happen on the last ride so bring your questions to this ride!