Starting the Year Right Ride

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.

The Lost Claus Ride

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.

King Eddy Dark of the New Moon Ride

Ride Recap
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.

Browne Lake Sunday

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.