Ride departs the bottom of Noble Canyon Road at 10:00am Sunday, February 26. Our last ride only explored a small portion of the trails so we’re going to push further west on this ride to access another viewpoint over the city.
Unloading and Parking
Unload at the cattleguard 400m along Noble Canyon Road then park along the road back toward the highway. Please do not park at or around the cattleguard as this is the only place to turn trailers around. There is one small parking area 1.4kms up the road for trucks (no trailers), just after the bridge on the left with room for 2-3 trucks.
Invite your friends, you don’t need to be a member to attend club rides. Come on out, check out the club and we’re sure you’ll like it so much you’ll join.
There will be a lunch campfire to cook your brats and dogs. Come prepared for winter riding conditions.
Winter riding usually rates as Green (beginner) to Blue (intermediate). The trails aren’t that difficult but snow and slippery conditions can increase the difficulty of riding conditions. Speeds will range from crawling up to 50kmh.
What a day, what a ride! Perfect weather, a bunch of new faces, some great trails and lunch with a view. Thanks to Darren for performing towing duties to get through the tricky bits and out of the ditches. We even pulled a Dodge truck out of the ditch with a big tug from Jason’s Can Am and everyone else pushing.
Ride Photos & Videos
Thanks Jason and Kerry for your photo contributions.
We haven’t explored Noble Canyon for a while so meet up at the cattleguard on Noble Canyon Road, ready to ride at 10:00am Monday February 13. As it’s Family Day we encourage you to bring your family, be it your spouse, kids, grandparents, etc. to see parts of the North Okanagan that few get to see.
NOTE: no riding on Noble Canyon Road before the cattleguard, unload at the cattleguard then park south of the cattleguard (between cattleguard and highway). Don’t park near or past the cattleguard as this congests the loading area.
Be prepared for typical winter riding conditions and bring a lunch for the campfire. Weather currently is calling for +4 in the valley and cloudy but hopefully we’ll get above the clouds.
Difficulty for winter rides is Green (beginner) to Blue (intermediate), we don’t tackle that difficult of terrain but slippery conditions and deep snow does increase difficulty somewhat.
The club has long talked about going in the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade and this year’s theme of Canada 150 was a great one. We really enjoyed sharing the message of ATVing as a family friendly activity and there were lots of families lining the parade route that were stoked to see the machines.
We had 5 machines riding on the roads alongside our float of a truck and trailer carrying another couple of machines up high for better visibility.
A huge thanks to all the club members who came out to decorate, brought supplies and braved the Friday afternoon (decorating the float) and Saturday morning (parade day) blowing snow. Finally, weather fitting of a winter carnival!