Arrow Lakes ATV Club Family Fun, Poker Ride, Point 2 Point Ride & GPS Challenge

Arrow lakes ATV Club will hold their annual Poker Ride again this year. Folks will be camping at the staging area from Wednesday, June 13th to Monday June 18th . The registration for the ride is Sunday, June 17th , from 9:00am till 10:00am. We hope to award the prizes and have our BBQ (by donation) from 4:00 pm on.

The staging area for the ride is at N50 06.863’ W117 54.499’. When you get off of the Arrow Park Ferry stay left and follow Stevens Road for 1km to the Old Sawmill on the right.

If you are planning to camp be aware that the clearance on the Arrow Park ferry is questionable. We have planks to help folks get their trailers on and off the ferry. 25 to 30 foot trailer is the max that can load.

Again, this year we will have a Point 2 Point ride, along with the poker ride. The Point 2 Point ride is free. The Point 2 Point ride is a bit of a hunt. Along the trail there will be a number of objects that should not be there. You are to record these objects that do not “belong in the wild”. Prizes will be awarded. Bring your lunch, water/juice, rain gear, camera and a chair for the BBQ.

There will also be an opportunity to use your GPS. GPS points have been set out and you can ride at your convenience, from Wednesday to Saturday. If you have a GPS this is your chance to use it and to explore the area. Bring your GPS and join in the fun!

Folks will be camping at the staging area. There are no facilities here so you need to be self contained. Everyone is welcome. Folks will be riding on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you are a geocacher there are lots of caches to find. You can also participate in our GPS rides. On Friday and Saturday, we will need to set up trail signs and do a small amount of trail work. There is active logging in the area during the week so we will have to stay out of their way.

Friday morning, before riding and trail work, there will be a community pancake breakfast. If you are coming for the day plan to arrive by 8:00am so you can enjoy breakfast with us.

On Saturday there is a Ladies ride. We will have a pot luck supper on Saturday. Bring your own meat to cook, and a salad or dessert to share with the group.

This year out theme is “Christmas” so bring a wreath for your trailer and some Christmas baking!

If you have any questions please call Pat Knecht @ 250-265-3368, Linda VanImmerzeel at 250-265-4522


Kelowna Poker Ride – June 3, 2018

Kelowna ATV Club and the Bear Creek OHV Riders will hold a “Poker Ride & BBQ” at the Bear Creek OHV Riding Area on Sunday 3 June 2018. The ride is open to all club members and riders from the Summerland ATV Club, Vernon ATV Club and ATV riders from the Okanagan Trail Riders Association.
Please note the trails at Bear Creek are limited to machines less than 50″ wide.
Meet at 10:00am at Bear Creek’s Aspen Trail Head & Campsite to sign up and get ready .
Trail fees are $15 for a day pass. The Kelowna ATV Club will subsidize it’s members for 50% of the cost ($7.50). Passes can be purchased at the Trail Head or online at the Okanagan Trail Riders Association online store .
The BBQ will be held in the afternoon at the Campsite starting at approximately 3:00pm. The cost will be $5.00 for anybody wishing to attend. The menu will be hotdogs, hamburgers, potato salad and a pop. Paper cups, plates and utensils will be provided.
The cost to play poker will be $10 for a single hand and $25 for three hands. The fees will be pooled and distributed as prize money. Playing poker is optional in case you would just prefer to ride and attend the BBQ.
Please RSVP by email not later than 26 May if you wish to attend. Reply as follows:

Spring GPS Training at Noble Canyon

GPS Training Recap
Thanks Grahame for putting on an informative GPS Training course. The attendees soaked up Grahame’s teachings and after a bit of wandering back and forth looking for the first hidden coordinate, they quickly picked up the scent and found their remaining waypoints.

After the training a few riders hung around and we meandered the trails out to Cooper’s Launch to watch the paragliders take off then tried to skirt the edge of Silver Star park but were thwarted by snow at 1250m.

We’ll be doing another training course to get more people up to speed, stay tuned!

It’s one of the most important devices to have with you in the backcountry but do you really know how to use your GPS?

Starting at 10:00am at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road Sunday, May 13.  The course will start from scratch and cover:

  • creating waypoints
  • navigating to waypoints
  • creating a track of your ride

Bring a lunch, your GPS (or come with someone with a GPS) and your all-terrain vehicle. Members, friends and the general public is welcome to attend.

It would be helpful if you’re able to familiarize yourself with your GPS functions by reading the manual or watching something on Youtube, but it’s not critical. Get in touch if you have any questions.

Sunday Ride at King Eddy

Join Steve this Sunday, May 6 at 10:00am at King Eddy Road. It’s National Beverage day so bring your favourite non-alcoholic beverage for the breaks.

Everyone is welcome to attend, it doesn’t matter if you’re a member or new to the area. Come out to see what club rides are all about and meet other riders.

Rides at this time of year will be suitable for beginner to intermediate skill riders. There is a mix of forest service road riding, trails that have melted out and snow covered trails.