Meet at King Eddy Road, 9kms east of Vernon on Highway 6 at 10:00am Sunday, getting underway at 10:30am.
Once you’ve had your fill of Black Friday sales it’s time for a White Sunday on your machine. Did you know it National Apple Fritter Day, pack some pastries for break time.
This will be the first winter ride of the season so come prepared for cold and snowy conditions. We’ll have a lunch fire to warm up and cook lunch.
Rides and events 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.
Blessed by the ATV gods with the goldilocks of weather and terrain, the North Okanagan is rideable year round.
Unlike the sledder-heaven terrain to the north and east, the North Okanagan typically doesn’t get too much snow and with moderate slopes wheeled all terrain vehicles can either stay on top of the snow (with some slick throttle control) or blast on through with big tires and lots of RPMs.
Snow in the valley bottom doesn’t mean it’s time to park your quad or side x side, it means it’s time to throw on some long undies, grab your mitts and pack some extra clothes for the next ride.
Winter riding can be equal parts rewarding and frustrating, it depends on the day and the snow conditions. Inevitably someone gets stuck and some days everyone gets stuck, a lot!
There will be days when our tow truck comes along, it’s usually Marc and his RZR with tracks. Be sure you’re nice to Marc or he’ll pull you out of one spot and leave you further off the beaten trail, right Steve!
If you haven’t given winter riding a try, come out for a ride with the club. We always have a lunch campfire to warm up and come home with a few good stories after each ride. Get out of the Okanagan valley blaws, head to the hills for some fun and much needed midwinter vitamin D!
Register by Sunday, November 17 – Party is Sunday November 24
It’s time to register for this year’s club Christmas Party (scroll down for the registration form). This is a family friendly event with fun and games for kids, adults and those who can’t decide which they are.
We’re going potluck again for supper so bring your secret family recipe to the party. The club will be providing the staples (turkey, potatoes, etc.) so members will be asked to bring salads, casseroles and such. If we have too many of one thing we may ask if you can bring another dish, but we’ll be in touch either way.
Each year we ask members to bring cash or non-perishable food items for the Food Bank. We challenge everyone bring a minimum of $5 per person for the food bank, the more the better!
Bring a re-gift, new or gently used, wrapped for the Greedy Santa gift exchange game! The gift exchange goes for a couple of hours, the basic premise is an item can be stolen a maximum of three times and when you have an item stolen, you decide if you want to unwrap a new gift from under the tree or steal an open gift from the crowd. We suggest gifts under $20 value, novelty gifts or even re-gift that darn present you got last year you don’t want… it’s all in fun!
For children too young to enjoy having their gifts stolen, the club provides presents. We’ll be in touch to see what your little one would like to receive.
20+ riders came out Sunday morning an enjoyed perfect weather while taking in the amazing views over Salmon Arm.
The morning ride took the group north to Mt Ida where everyone enjoyed a view of the city, Shuswap Lake and and beyond.
Riders returned to the central staging area where the campfire was going, hotdogs and goodies brought by members were waiting for the hungry crowd.
After lunch it was time to award the prize for the best costume, the winner was Kent in his Duck Dynasty costume who chose the BDM Motorsports Gift Card. Random draws were held for the Banner Recreation Gift Card and Vernon Motorsports Gift Card.
Thanks to everyone who did a great job getting themselves and their machines dressed up for the ride!
A couple of groups headed off for more exploring in the afternoon which brought them back around dusk for more campfire hotdogs before heading home.