GPS Training Ride

11:00am Saturday April 27 – King Eddy Road

GPS Training Recap – 8 brave riders ventured out into the sucky Saturday morning weather which included heavy snow with accumulations of 4-6″ at King Eddy.

All the hidden coordinates were found except the bonus location. We’ll try to run the course again when the weather improves.

Thanks Bob for the photos!

Yes we’re going to King Eddy again. Before you roll your eyes, we chose King Eddy because it is centrally located and has abundant parking where we can hold the BBQ and Club Meeting in the evening.

Download a GPS Track (GPX File) of the trails used for the training course.

Come out to learn how to run your GPS and build your confidence in finding your way out and back. If you don’t have a GPS you can ride with a buddy or just come out and we’ll pair you up with someone.

Experienced GPS users are invited to attend, we’d like to pair you up with an inexperienced GPS user to help them find their way.

What to bring:

  • your GPS
  • GPS handlebar mount so you can navigate and ride
  • charge cables or batteries to keep your GPS running for 4+ hours
  • your laptop computer (if you have one) so we can look at the software used to transfer files to your GPS

Hang around after the GPS Training for the BBQ and the short Club Meeting, also being held at King Eddy starting around 6:00pm.

Rides are open to everyone, we encourage new riders to come out for a couple of rides to meet club members, find new trails and get a sense of the club before joining.

The Vernon ATV Club promotes responsible all terrain vehicle use. Riders must must carry their driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of $200,000 liability insurance for riding on forest service roads. Quad riders must wear a helmet, side x side riders aren’t required by law to wear helmets but we recommend they do.

Spring ATV Club Meeting & BBQ

6:00pm Saturday, April 27, 2019 – King Eddy Road

BBQ & Meeting Recap – the weather improved somewhat by the afternoon but it was still windy with the occasional snowflake flying by as the hardy club members hunkered down behind Jason’s Toyota parked to attempt to block the wind.

A big turnout for the evening meeting, thanks to everyone for your valuable feedback as we discussed where we’ve been and where the club is going.

Thanks Bob and Michael for the photos!

Come for the GPS Training at 11:00am or just pop by for the BBQ and Club Meeting. For those who haven’t had enough riding there will be a night ride after the meeting.

Please let us know how many people are attending the BBQ by 4:30pm Friday, April 26 using the form below, email [email protected] or text 250-550-5290.

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Pinaus Lake Ride

10:30am, Sunday April 28 – Pinaus Lake Rd

Pinaus Ride Recap – a giant turnout of 28 machines and 31 riders for an excellent and extremely well organized ride of the hills and trails near Pinaus Lake. Riding past a number of lakes and to picturesque recreation sites and fishing lakes.

Download the GPS track so you can check out this amazing riding area with your riding buddies.

Heading out from the bottom of Pinaus Lake Road at 10:30am to explore the mountains around Pinaus Lake and the west side of Okanagan Lake.

Meet at the bottom of the main Pinaus Lake Road, not the shortcut by the meat packing plant (also known as Pinaus Lake Road) – Google Directions

We would normally start at Irish Creek Road for this ride but with early season snow conditions and the road washout we encountered last year we’re taking a different approach to get to the Pinaus Lake area.

Come prepared for spring riding conditions which can include rain and snow. Pack a lunch, we typically have a campfire to warm up and cook a hot dog or two during our lunch break.

Ride Difficulty: Beginner to Intermediate
Much of the ride will be on FSR (Forest Service Road), we will attempt to find as much trail as possible to get off the FSR. If a difficult section of trail is encountered the group will either ride around or assist riders to get through the difficult spots.

Bathroom Facilities: there are forestry recreation sites in the area with outhouses. Please advise the ride leader if you want to stop at the outhouse so they can make it part of the ride route. Remember to bring your own toilet paper as it may not be in the outhouse.

Rides are open to everyone, we encourage new riders to come out for a couple of rides to meet club members, find new trails and get a sense of the club before joining.

The Vernon ATV Club promotes responsible all terrain vehicle use. Riders must must carry their driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of $200,000 liability insurance for riding on forest service roads. Quad riders must wear a helmet, side x side riders aren’t required by law to wear helmets but we recommend they do.

Friday Night Mount Ida Ride

6:00pm Friday, April 12, 2019

Ride Recap: Another fun evening outing, this time at a location we’ve only done once a couple of years ago.

10 machines out including 4 new faces, great to have you along for the ride!

Not all club rides are going to be night rides, but it sure is nice being able to squeak a ride in after work!

Checking out Mt Ida with an after work ride. Make sure you’re headlights are working as we’ll be out for a couple of hours and will be getting close to dark, or in the dark when we finish up.

If you want to join the convoy from Vernon we’ll be leaving the parking lot by the Tim Horton’s on 58th Avenue at 5:10pm.

Map to staging area off Deep Creek Road

Directions to staging area:

  • From Vernon: head north on Hwy 97A, after Enderby take the 97C intersection toward Salmon Arm. Turn left on Deep Creek Road and drive 3.5kms where you turn right onto the Forest Service Road, drive 500m up the hill to the T in the road and look for a parking spot alongside the road.
  • From Armstrong: head West on Wood Avenue across the tracks and continue on Salmon River Road, look for the intersection where you turn right onto Knob Hill Road. Knob Hill Road turns into Deep Creek Road when it crosses Hullcar Road, continue 11kms to the Forest Service Road on your left then drive 500m up the hill to the T in the road and look for a parking spot alongside the road.
  • From Salmon Arm: take Hwy 1 East from town, turn right onto Hwy 97C and continue 10km where you turn right onto Deep Creek Road. Drive 3.5kms where you turn right onto the Forest Service Road, drive 500m up the hill to the T in the road and look for a parking spot alongside the road.

Rides are open to everyone, we encourage new riders to come out for a couple of rides to meet club members, find new trails and get a sense of the club before joining.

The Vernon ATV Club promotes responsible all terrain vehicle use. Riders must must carry their driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of $200,000 liability insurance for riding on forest service roads. Quad riders must wear a helmet, side x side riders aren’t required by law to wear helmets but we recommend they do.

Turn your Lights on Saturday Evening Ride

Starts 6:00pm Saturday April 5 – Noble Canyon Road

Ride Recap: Fun on the trails around Noble Canyon and Becker Lake Saturday night.

Marc lead the way up the powerline trails which aren’t quite rideable yet, another week or two and they’ll be snow free. Visits to the lookout overlooking the Coldstream Valley, Kalamalka Lake and the radio tower overlooking the city before heading back using the trail around Becker Lake.

Lee popped a tire off the bead so some late night tire installation before heading down.

A good ride with some regulars and a few new members. Stay tuned for more night rides!

Check your headlights, we’ll be needing them for this evening ride at Noble Canyon. The ride departs the cattlegaurd at 6:00pm Saturday, April 6.

Unload past the cattleguard then park your car/truck along the road on the highway side of the cattlegaurd.

We’ll explore the Becker Lake side of the canyon and plan on taking in the city lights. Forecast is says showers or rain so bring your wet weather gear.

Rides are open to everyone, we encourage new riders to come out for a couple of rides to meet club members, find new trails and get a sense of the club before joining.

The Vernon ATV Club promotes responsible all terrain vehicle use. Riders must must carry their driver’s license, vehicle registration, and proof of $200,000 liability insurance for riding on forest service roads. Quad riders must wear a helmet, side x side riders aren’t required by law to wear helmets but we recommend they do.