Ride Leader Training Session 1

9:00am Saturday September 19 – King Eddy FSR

It’s a go! Meet at the parking lot at the bottom of King Edward Forest Service Road at 9:00am. The first hour or so will be theory then we’ll hop on the ATVs and apply what we’ve learned and have each trainee lead the group for a while.

What to bring:

  1. Food & drink for a day on the trails
  2. A GPS isn’t required but is strongly recommended
  3. A pen and paper to take notes
  4. Clothing for all weather conditions
  5. Your “oh poop” supplies: emergency gear/first aid kit/repair kit
  6. 5-10 litres of extra fuel in case we get a lot of riding in

More training materials will be shared to participants Thursday afternoon.

Weather never stops the Vernon ATV Club, even if it’s raining the event will go on. Once we’ve posted a ride/event it’s going to happen so come prepared!

Contact the Vernon ATV Club at 250-550-5290 or email [email protected] to register or if you have any questions.

The Epic 250km Ride

8:00am Start Sunday September 27

We last tried this 2 years ago but were snowed out. Let’s see if we can make it happen in 2020, it’s a crazy year so why not!

This ride is not for everyone, here’s what you need to know to participate in this ride:

  • Ready to ride at 8:00am sharp!!!
  • You must be able to ride 65kmh minimum on FSR stretches
  • Your machine has to be in good mechanical order
  • You must bring enough fuel to go 250kms
  • Be prepared for fewer/shorter breaks than normal club rides

Ok, so you’re up for the ride? Read on then!

Starting at 8:00am Sunday, September 27 from the bottom of King Eddy FSR in Coldstream. It’s a long ride so we need to start early, keep up a good pace and we’ll still be late in the afternoon getting back.

Ride difficulty is upper intermediate due to the speed, nothing greater than intermediate level difficulty obstacles along the route.

There will be a mix of trail and FSR with extended sections of FSR which is unavoidable on a ride this length. Consider bringing ear plugs because one section is 30+ minutes of FSR done at cruising speed (65kmh minimum) which gets a bit tiring on the ears.

Bring food and drink for a full day on the trails. Breaks will be short and they won’t happen very often so bring something you can poke down quickly. We will pass a number of recreation sites with outhouses for those in need of facilities,

We reach 6,000ft elevation along the route so bring cold/wet weather riding gear.

Ride Route – this isn’t 100% accurate as it has been simplified to reduce the number of waypoints but is a pretty close approximation of where the 250km ride route.

Download the GPX file and bring your GPS or download a 3 month free trial of Gaia GPS App to your phone to track the ride.

Please get in touch if you have any questions by email at [email protected]

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.

Fall 2020 Riding Calendar

There’s no question fall is the best riding of the year and the club is working hard to plan events to get as many miles under your knobbies as possible.

We know it’s hard for some folks to attend rides on short notice so get your calendar and red pen out and tell your wife/husband/partner/parents/kids you’re busy the following dates:

  • Saturday September 19 – Ride Leader Training Session 1
  • Sunday September 27 – The Epic 250km Ride at King Eddy
  • Saturday October 3 or Sunday October 4 – Trail Maintenance at an exclusive riding area (stay tuned)
  • Sunday October 18 – King Eddy Trail Maintenance & Ride
  • Sunday October 25 – Ride Leader Training Session 2
  • Saturday October 31 – Halloween Dress up Ride
  • Sunday November 15 – National Clean Out Your Fridge Day Ride
  • Sunday December 6 – Just Because We Should Ride Ride
  • Friday January 1 – Start the Year off Right Ride

If you have an idea for a ride contact the Vernon ATV Club by email at [email protected]

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.

Skimikin Lake / Fly Hills Ride

9:30am Start – Skimikin Lake Sunday September 13

Starting at 9:30am from the parking lot east of Skimikin Lake (see map below). If you’re in Vernon join the convoy leaving Tim Hortons on 58th Avenue at 8:00am.

Map and directions from Tim Hortons 58th Ave Vernon to Skimikin Lake Staging

Come for a fun day on the trails, bring lunch, your camera, emergency/repair supplies and remember to keep your COVID-safe distance at all times.

Trails will accommodate quads and side x sides up to 64″ width (maybe wider but no guarantees) and will range from Forest Service Road to medium/intermediate technical difficulty trail obstacles.

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.