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Trail Maintenance with Vernon Snowmobile Association

Recap: A busy days on the VSA and Trinity Ricardo Trails. Our hard working crew was assigned to remove downed trees and check sign condition on a portion of the trails.

Thanks to Kevin from VSA/SAR for organizing the day and the VSA volunteers for a great BBQ lunch!

The photo with Andrew being shamed is for possibly blowing up his quad’s engine and needing a tow home.

9:00am start @ Vernon Snowmobile Trails Parking Lot

The ATV Club has been invited to cruise the trails, do some trail brushing and take an inventory of the trail signage. We’re limited to 20 machines and this is a work day first and foremost with some trail riding mixed in.  Click here for directions to the Vernon Snowmobile Trails Parking Lot is in Silver Star Provincial Park.

Riders will need to bring their normal riding/safety gear plus work gloves and any PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) required if running a chainsaw. The club will bring 2 brush saws and have all PPE necessary.

The club has sheltered in the cabin during storms and enjoyed a few rides on the Vernon Snowmobile Trails/Trinity Ricardo trail network. Here’s our chance to give back and make the trails more enjoyable for all.

There will be a campfire at lunch and the Snowmobile Club has a BBQ so you’ve got lots of lunchtime cooking options.

Register to attend by emailing [email protected] by 5:00pm Saturday, October 3.

July Free Trial Membership

Looking to find trails and meet new riding buddies?

We all enjoy getting out on the trails to enjoy nature and explore new areas and there’s no better way than with people who’ve been there before.

Vernon ATV Club members love to share their passion for ATVing, the outdoors and their knowledge of local trails. Whether you enjoy scenic vistas, hidden lakes, peaceful meadows or miles of endless trails, we can take you there. Rides are open to quads and side x sides for riders of all ages and abilities.

Follow us on Facebook or subscribe to our weekly email to find out about upcoming rides.

Join the Vernon ATV Club for a couple of rides to see the benefits of membership – let’s get out there!

GPS Survey Take 2

Thanks to everyone for voting again, here are the results of the GPS Survey.

  • 48%  – I own a GPS and want more GPS events
  • 29% – I own a GPS but need training
  • 9 % – I’d like to get a GPS but don’t know enough
  • 9% – I own a GPS but not interested in GPS rides
  • 5% – I don’t own a GPS and not interested

We flubbed up last week by not asking if people with GPS are interested in more events so we’re back this week with the same questions plus one. Click here to complete the short survey by 5:00pm Wednesday June 10.

Canada Day Rides in Polson Park

All aboard the ATV Club train rides at Polson Park

Loads of fun, the above photo really captures the fun 700+ riders had during their ATV train ride at Polson Park on July 1 as part of the Canada Day celebrations.

The ATV train rain from 10:00am to 4:00pm, taking people from the centre of the park out toward the boardwalk along roads and trails and back. 15 amazing club members volunteered to make this annual fun event happen, thank you!

A huge thanks to BDM Motorsports and Vernon Motorsports for the use of the side x sides to pull the train and for tents to shade the folks lined up for the ride.

ATV Club Celebrates Canada Day

The Vernon ATV Club’s third year participating in Canada Day in Polson Park was our most successful yet. In our second year offering rides on the kiddie train approximately 1,000 people of all ages took rides along a longer course than last year’s train ride.

Banner Recreation and Vernon Motorsports provided the tow vehicles this year for the twelve colourful carts. Despite gusty winds and a short spurt of rain families lined up for rides all day and the train continued to run long after all other Canada Day vendors and displays packed up.

The day went without a hitch and we couldn’t have done it without the help of:

  • Brodie
  • Christian
  • Daniel
  • Denis
  • Gerry
  • Grahame
  • Jason G
  • Jason K
  • Judy
  • Kent
  • Michael
  • Miranda
  • Monique
  • Otto
  • Randy

Canada Day 2018 Help Needed

The ATV Club is part of Canada Day festivities in Polson Park for the third year. Last year was our fist year with the kiddie train and it was a hit with over 1,000 going for a ride.

Rides start at 10:00am and go to 4:00pm, we arrive at 8:00am to set up and are usually done and ready to leave by 5:00pm.

To make this year another success we need people to help with:

  • Morning set up of tents, tables, carts
  • Organizing riders into the carts
  • Driving the vehicles pulling the kiddie carts
  • Providing info to people visiting the club display
  • Take down and load out at the end of the day

Use the form below to let us know how you can help make 2018 a success.

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Ride Mainstreet – Winter Carnival Parade

Winter Carnival Parade Photos

Have you ever wanted to ride your machine downtown? Of course, we all have!

Here’s your chance, bring your side x side, quad or dirtbike and join our entry in the 2018 Vernon Winter Carnival Parade, Saturday February 3 from 10:30am – 1:30pm.

The theme is Alice in Wonderland, click here for some easy costume ideas. and our own home grown 15 minute costume idea.

It’s loads of fun, parade spectators loved seeing the machines last year and kids go bonkers when you wave back at them, good fun!

Let us know if you’re coming by phone (250-550-5290), email or fill out the form below.

Parade Info
We are #91 in the parade and will be staged on 27th Street at the 42nd Avenue intersection, right in front of 3% Real Estate.

We suggest you arrive early and try to find parking near Seaton School. If you park East of 27th Street you will not be able to ride back to your vehicle after the parade as 27th reopens as soon as soon as the parade has passed.

We’ll have smokies on the BBQ in the Seaton School parking lot after the parade.

Canada 150 Celebrations in Polson Park

Canada Day 150 Recap
What a day! It was hot and sunny and Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations had brought out large crowds. Attendees had a great selection of things to see and do, the freestyle motocross was the largest draw when it ran twice during the day but our barrel train was a close second in popularity as evidence by the lineups from before 10:00am until after 4:30pm. We estimate 800-900 people took a barrel train ride during the day!

BDM Motorsports brought a pair of Polaris General 1000s out to pull the train and they were the perfect choice as they had power to pull, turf mode for driving on grass, the second seat allowed for a co-driver to watch over the train and the pickup box was used by parents wanting to ride along to capture video of their kids on the ride.

Banner Recreation came with an Outlander XMR, a pair of SeaDoos and a little street legal Kawasaki motorcycle that attracted lots of attention.

A huge thanks to all the club members that came out to set up, take down and soldiered through the heat all day (including the two drivers who drove the entire day without a break).

Help the Vernon ATV Club spread the good word on all terrain vehicle use. You can help in the following ways:

  • Be a greeter in our booth during the day. Any time you can contribute helps, 1 hour or all day, it’s up to you!
  • Bring your machine for display, the park gates are closed to vehicle traffic from 9:00am to 4:00pm so drop off and pickup are before and after those times.
  • Drive the kiddie train! Hop in one of the new side x sides from local dealers and take kids on a tour of Polson Park.

Please email, post a comment below or get in touch on facebook to let us know how you can help.

Lumby Days Parade

Lumby Days Parade Report – a great turnout of both parade entries and people out to watch. A really fun event to participate in just for the joy of watching little kids react when you wave to them, most would start waving back like crazy… until their hands shot to cover their ears when the tow truck behind us would sound his train horn and scare the crap out of them.

Join the club as we ride the streets of Lumby in the Lumby Days Parade Saturday, June 10. Meet at the industrial park east of Lumby at 9:30am to assemble and decorate, the parade rolls at 11:00am and should wrap up around 12:30pm. Please let us know if you’re coming by email, use the form below, on facebook or comment on this page.

The parade theme is Canada 150, the club has a lot of flags and other decorating items but you can bring your own decorations if you have them.

Consider staying in Lumby all day to check out the many activities including:

  • Pony cart rides
  • Midway rides
  • Pioneer power display
  • Show & shine
  • Live entertainment
  • Bing
  • Freestyle motocross
  • Helicopter rides
  • Wrestling

and more, check out the Lumby Days schedule