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Chocolate Covered Raisins King Eddy Ride

Chocolate covered raisins ride showed us that the snow is pretty rotten right now, stay on the trails and roads.

10:00am Sunday March 24 – King Edward Lake Road

Another one of our “day of the year” rides, March 24 is National Chocolate Covered Raisins ride so grab your Glosettes and see you at 10:00am for a good ride on the Aberdeen Plateau.

Roads can be slippery at this time of year, be mindful that daytime melting turn the roads into skating rinks overnight and into the morning hours.

We’ll be going by King Edward Lake Rec Site on the way up and back where there is an outhouse (there wasn’t any TP a couple of weeks ago so bring your own).

Come prepared for spring/winter riding conditions, we’ll have a campfire so pack a lunch and bring your camera for the views we find.

Rides 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.

2019 ATVBC Raffle – BUY TICKETS ONLINE!

Back for 2019 with more prizes and now the ability to purchase tickets online.

Grand Prize

This year's grand prize is your choice of a 2019 Can-Am Maverick Trail DPS or $15,000 Cash. Buy your tickets online by August 24, 2018.

Other Prizes

  • 2nd Prize 2500 cash
  • 3rd Prize 1000 cash
  • 4th Prize 250 cash
  • 5th Prize 250 cash
  • 6th Prize 100 cash
  • 7th Prize 100 cash
  • 8th Prize 100 cash
  • 9th Prize 100 cash
  • 10th Prize 100 cash

Buy Your Tickets Now

Tickets are $10 each, purchase online here.

Prizes will be drawn on: Aug 24, 2019 @ 15:00 in Greenwood BC.
7500 Tickets Printed
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International Day of Awesomeness Drift Ride

Yes it was the International Day of Awesomeness, sun, warm temperatures, friendly folks that shared their lunch campfire and a few interesting adventures.

The first adventure was fearless leader Steve showing us how amazing his new machine was in snow, until it wasn’t. After riding down to King Edward Lake then almost back to the road the mighty Can-Am became beached a long, long way from the road so every tow strap we had was put to use to reach the nearest tree. Steve was eventually back on the road and learned his lesson, BRP also makes Ski-Doo products for deep snow riding.

After lunch and chatting with the friendly campfire folks we were heading for Grizzly Lake but a quick stop at the Island Lake Rec Site revealed two Toyota trucks stuck a long way off the road. Steve and Len formed a towing company and recovered the closer truck almost to the road where a passing Dodge pickup yanked him the rest of the way to safety.

Check out the towing/winching videos on our Facebook page.

11:00am Sunday, March 10 – King Eddy Road

Heading out from the bottom of King Eddy Road (10kms east of Vernon on Hwy 6) at 11:00am Sunday, March 10. Remember it’s the time change on Sunday so check your clocks and don’t be late.

The road is plowed all the way to Dee Lake Main so we’re going to head up King Eddy in search of a good lunch destination, to see how many viewpoints we can access and possibly to enjoy some warmer temperatures (forecast calls for +7 by the weekend – but do we believe it?).

Come prepared for winter riding conditions, we’ll have a campfire so pack a lunch and bring your camera for the views we find.

Rides 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.

Ice Riding at Swan Lake

Ride Recap

A fun day on the frozen lake with quads, side x sides, dirtbikes, sleds, shifter carts and ice fisherman who set up on the course creating an impromptu chicane before one of the corners.

A huge thanks to Dave Anderson for taking photos throughout the day. His photos are the high quality images in this gallery and for more photos and a slideshow check out our other posts.

Over 24 inches of ice so all sizes of vehicles took to the courses including full size diesel pickups! Lots of fun and interest from those who attended to get out on the ice again before it starts to melt.

11:00am Sunday February 24

The lake can be accessed from Meadowlark Road, across the highway from Avenue Equipment and IRL Truck Centre. Unload at the boat launch then park somewhere along the side of the road remembering to respect the neighbours and not block any driveways.

THIS IS NOT A RACE!
We’re heading to the lake to enjoy the ice before the weather turns warm. There was a race last weekend (check out photos and videos on Facebook) and the track should still be clear. There are still areas with open water so we’re going to stick to the areas that have already shown to be rideable.

Rides 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.

First Ride of the Pig (the year)

10:30am Sunday February 10 – King Eddy Road

Looks like the weather is warming a bit, let’s get out on the King Eddy trails. Snow should be pretty solid with the recent cold weather, but will we be able to ride all the trails?

Ride starts at 10:30am, don’t be late!

Winter riding conditions with a forecasted high of -3 degrees and partly sunny (as of Wednesday night). Bring winter riding gear and be mindful of covering exposed skin to reduce the risk of frostbite. There will be a lunch fire to warm up and cook your lunch.

Ride Recap

The forecasted high of -3 degrees never materialized but a big group of riders did so we headed for the hills to enjoy a brisk but sunny Sunday in the forest.

We stopped at King Eddy for a perfect box fire courtesy of Steve’s mad skills then continued on to the tower above Damer Lake. Only a few made it up the tower road but then they proceeded to get stuck on the wind drifted snow.

Marc and Janelle were busy performing towing duties with the RZR on tracks and Jeremy was having fun on his sled showing us how it’s really done in the snow.

Check out Michael’s GoPro summary of the ride on YouTube.

Rides 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.

Vernon Winter Carnival Pirate Parade

The Club’s third year in the parade earns our first “best” as the Best Specialty Vehicle. Huge credit to the pirate ship builders who cranked up the creativity and spent long hours converting their machines into parade winning warships.

Thanks to the ship building crew: Allen, Brodie, Christian, Clint, Dominic, Jarrett, Joe, Michael, Miranda, Rob and Shawndra.

Check out the Castanet video of the parade, we come in around 13:40

Thursday Ride at King Eddy

10:00am Thursday January 17

5 riders ventured to Island Lake for lunch, fighting their way along the main road that had been rutted up by a big 4×4. Lots of stucks but that just means lots of fun.

Let’s head out for another weekday exploration of the King Eddy trails for all those free to ride during the week. Meet at King Edward Lake Road on Highway 6 (9kms east of Vernon) at 10:00am Thursday January 17.

Come prepared for winter conditions both you and your machine. Bring a lunch, your camera and a healthy sense of adventure for checking out trails and taking in the sights.

Rides are open to everyone, we encourage you to come out for a couple of rides with the club to meet other riders, find new trails and get a sense of the club before you join.

The Vernon ATV Club promotes responsible all terrain vehicle use. Riders must must carry proof of $200,000 liability insurance for riding on forest service roads, driver’s license and quad riders must wear a helmet (side x side riders aren’t required by law to wear helmets but we recommend they do).

Rubber Ducky Ride at King Eddy

10:00am Sunday January 13

Ride Report and Photos
Steve leads another excellent ride, this time taking a group of 13 (that drops to 12 after a blown belt at 4km) up up and away out of the Okanagan Valley grey into the bright blue skies.

Snow is starting to get deep so taking the 17km connector trail was out, using Queen Road was out but heading to the tower provided an excellent view of the valley.

According to Sesame Street January 13 is Rubber Duckie’s birthday so don your bright yellow gear in support. More snow is coming to the high country but the lower trails were good riding last time out so we’ll explore the same area to see how far we get.

Meet up at King Edward Road on Highway 6 (9kms east of Vernon) at 10:00am Sunday, January 13. Come prepared for winter riding conditions, dress warm and make sure your machine is up for riding in powder.

Rides are open to everyone, we encourage you to come out for a couple of rides with the club to meet other riders, find new trails and get a sense of the club before you join.

The Vernon ATV Club promotes responsible all terrain vehicle use. Riders must must carry proof of $200,000 liability insurance for riding on forest service roads, driver’s license and quad riders must wear a helmet (side x side riders aren’t required by law to wear helmets but we recommend they do).

Ready to Ride Like a Pirate?

11:00am Saturday February 2

Join the club at this fun family friendly community event as we ride through Downtown Vernon in the Vernon Winter Carnival Parade.

The first pirate ship is taking shape. 3 people worked a little over 2 hours to turn a La-Z-Boy box and a couple smaller boxes into this land yacht. A bit of paint, sheets for sails and ropes for rigging to go.

We’ve ordered some skull and crossbones flags, we need you to bring your pirate ship and costume. Everyone needs to be assembled by 11:00am on 27th Street near Seaton School with the parade getting underway at noon (ish).

Fill in the form below or email [email protected] if you want to attend the parade.

Starting the New Year Right Ride

11:00am Tuesday January 1, 2019

Another great turnout for the annual January 1 ride. There was a brisk wind but riders kept arriving eager to hit the trails. Snow depth prevented us from making it to Island Lake for lunch so we stopped in a clearing along the way to gather around the campfire then headed down to trails around King Eddy, Hidden and Bear Lakes for some epic snowy trail riding.

Every year we drag ourselves out for a ride to welcome in the new year. This year we’ll ride from King Edward Rd on Highway 6, starting at 11:00am January 1, 2019 to see how far we can get.

As with any winter ride come prepared for the weather and winter riding conditions. We’ll have a campfire at lunch time if you like to bring something to roast over the fire.

Ride difficulty will be beginner to intermediate, largely depending on snow depth and how slippery the trails are. The trails themselves aren’t that difficult but with our recent warm temperatures it can make for slippery conditions.

Rides are open to everyone, we encourage you to come out for a couple of rides with the club to meet other riders, find new trails and get a sense of the club before you join.

The Vernon ATV Club promotes responsible all terrain vehicle use. Riders must must carry proof of $200,000 liability insurance for riding on forest service roads, driver’s license and quad riders must wear a helmet (side x side riders aren’t required by law to wear helmets but we recommend they do).