New Year’s Day Ride

10:00am SHARP start at King Eddy FSR Staging

UPDATE – we’ve done a preride of the 60km route – it’s all passable and the club is providing hot dogs for lunch so you don’t need to bring anything for lunch, unless you don’t like hot dogs.


It’s a long-running club tradition is to kick off the year with a New Year’s Day ride and with the current snow levels things look set for a fun ride. The forecast currently isn’t calling for much snow leading up to January 1 so we should be able to cover some distance, if not we’ll do as we’ve done on past rides which was get as far as possible then make a campfire and break out the stories.

We’ve chosen King Eddy largely due to its ease of parking, Noble Canyon, Mt Ida Pinaus Lake would all be fun but parking isn’t as easy, safe or accommodating as King Eddy.

This is a winter ride so come prepared with winter clothing, winter tools (shovel, tow strap, etc.), your winter emergency gear and something for lunch. The plan is to have a campfire at lunch to gather around for warmth, cooking and story time.

The ride starts at 10:00am with a safety meeting a few minutes prior, don’t be late! The plan is to be done no later than 4:00pm.

King Edward Lake FSR staging is 9km east of Vernon on Highway 6.

Vernon ATV Club Rides & Events are open to the public. We encourage you to attend a couple rides and events to meet other riders, find new trails and learn more about the Vernon ATV Club.

Bear Creek Snowy Explore

10:00am start at La Casa Staging, Sunday December 3

It’s supposed to snow a smidge at valley level this weekend and it hasn’t accumulated up high yet so it’s a great opportunity to hit Bear Creek to explore the trails and fires from summer 2023.

If you’re looking to join the ride and want to follow others to the staging area you want to meet at Tim Horton’s on 58th Avenue across from Walmart Vernon at 8:20am. From there we head along Westside Road to La Casa then up Terrace Mountain FSR to the staging area.

We will wait at the bottom of Terrace Mountain Road (just past the LaCasa Resort development) until 9:15am then will drive up until we find a suitable area to park and unload safely along the road, the preride safety meeting starts at 10:00am. Map from Tim Horton’s convoy to Terrace Mountain FSR Staging.

We’ll have a lunch break with a campfire. Remember to dress warmly and bring your winter safety and recovery gear as we may run into more snow at the higher elevations. The ride will wrap up by 4:00pm.

The ride is open to everyone, you don’t need to be a Vernon ATV Club member to attend.

Ride Recap

What may be one of the last wheeled rides of the year was challenging but rewarding. Five riders braved the Sunday morning snowstorm and slippery conditions along Westside Road before finally finding safe staging areas (crikey the FSRs are slick these days!).

The ride climbed all the way to the base of Terrace Mountain through blowing snow and wind. A decisive 5 to 0 vote decided against trying to summit Terrace Mountain and instead the pack headed for the cabin at Esperon Lake.

What a godsend it was to arrive at the Esperon Lake cabin. Thank you Okanagan Trail Riders Association and Recreation Sites and Trails BC for shelters like this to warm up in on nasty days (and Sunday wasn’t really even that nasty).

After lunch and some time inside to warm up we were rewarded by blue skies for the return ride to the LaCasa staging area. A really fun ride, check out the track on the Vernon ATV Club Trail Share on GaiaGPS –