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.
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.
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!
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:
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.
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 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.
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:
The weather turned decidedly summer-like on Saturday May 20 for our annual cleanup on King Eddy Road. 22 members of the Vernon ATV Club as well as members of Kelowna and Salmon Arm ATV Clubs and area residents put in hard work in the hot sun picking up other people’s garbage.
We filled a 15 cubic yard bin to the brim with garbage, it weighed 2,625lbs. We were also able to sort off several truckloads of recyclable steel into the salvage pile and wood for recycling by chipping.
Notable items picked up:
Truck canopy pulled from King Eddy Lake
Hot water tank winched from steep ditch
Two garbage bags of shotgun shells (500+ shells)
Damaged culvert and over 1,000lbs of metal diverted to the scrap steel pile
We thank the following companies for their help in making our cleanup anther huge success: