We came up just short making it to the lookout, no matter with a fun group of riders and a long lunch break just below the howling wind and almost zero visibility where we turned around.
It’s a go, we weren’t sure how much it might snow this week but it looks like there hasn’t been much accumulation at higher elevations yet so we’re going to head to the lookout.
Meet at the pullout on the east side of the Enderby Bridge at 9:00am. For those traveling from Vernon we’ll be leaving the parking lot by Tim Horton’s on 58th Avenue at 8:30am and if you’d like to attend but want to catch a ride email [email protected] or call 250-550-5290.
Not going to sugarcoat this, near the top the road to the lookout is rough but it’s one heck of a view when you get to the top that makes it all worthwhile.
Rides are open to club members, friends, guests and anyone interested in joining us for a ride. All ability levels are welcome, if you encounter a section of trail above your comfort level we’ll help you through or find a way around it. Get in touch if you have any questions!
Ride Report & Photos
Daniel Raitt and his dad Warren spent the days before the ride brushing and flagging the route and it showed, we didn’t have to stop once to cut downed trees and the ride flowed smoothly across the amazingly diverse terrain throughout the day. From flowy old roads to technical trails through the forest, rock crawling in dry creekbeds, slip sliding on snowy roads and the runout on fall coloured tree lined trails, the ride had smiles on faces all day (except when faces were too frozen to smile).
Thanks Team Raitt, excellent ride!
It’s road trip time, Daniel will be home from BCIT for Thanksgiving and offered to take us out for a ride. The plan is to be ready to ride at 10:00am Saturday, October 7 in Barriere.
We’ll carpool and convoy from Vernon to Barriere, it takes roughly 2 hours to get there so we’ll be leaving Vernon 7:00-7:30am
Email [email protected] or message on Facebook if you would like to go but need a ride, there is truck and trailer space for other riders wanting to hop in.
Ride Recap Another strong turnout of new riders and familiar faces. Merv and Ron came all the way from Okanagan Falls, thanks guys we hope you enjoyed the ride! Thanks Steve for taking photos each ride.
Starting at 10:00am Sunday at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road, this ride will wind us up through the trails and past the lakes in the area then east beyond the edge of Silver Star park.
A mixture of FSR, old roads and trails and a small amount of more technical trail. Come prepared for all conditions as we’re into the fall riding season. Bring a camera as there are views over the Coldstream and Lumby valleys from the hang glider launches along the route.
Rides are open to club members, friends, guests and anyone interested in joining us for a ride. All ability levels are welcome, if you encounter a section of trail above your comfort level we’ll help you through or find a way around it.
Unload at the cattle guard 400m up Noble Canyon Rd then park your vehicle alongside the road back toward the highway, no parking in the cattle guard and turn around area as we need to keep this open for unloading. https://goo.gl/maps/8uAbwfsRCEF2
Ride Photos & Video – a big turnout of 22 riders on 19 machines. The off-road skills park at Grizzly Lake is up and running and being used by families, great to see kids out learning to ride in a safe area!
Starting at the bottom of King Eddy Road at 9:00am Sunday, September 24 this ride is planned to head further east and south than most club rides so that’s why the 9:00am start. Come prepared for fall conditions and campfires aren’t allowed so bring a lunch you can have without a fire.
Rides are open to everyone so if you or a friend aren’t members just show up. We have a safety meeting at the start of each ride and will stop to help you through or around anything encountered along the way.
Remember to think safety, everyone has been off for a few months so some people will be a little excited out there. Combine that will all the traffic from bikes and quads to trucks and hunters, be alert and ride safe!
The 10th Annual 3 Valley Gap GPS Ride takes place Saturday July 8 & Sunday July 9. This is a poker ride with a twist, you draw sets of coordinates then have to use your GPS to go find them and record the number on the tag for it to count toward your poker hand.
Salmon Arm club and the Walker family do it again, another great ride! The Skimikin trails have seen an awful lot of water this year and then add on some recent windstorms and there was a lot of chainsawing and turning around when we ran into impassable walls of rubble left behind by the raging torrents.
Starting in the soggy valley bottom we soon climbed high into the mountains and did a tour of all the strategically located communication towers and the network of roads and trails connecting them. On the way down we passed washed out roads and bridges before we dropped into an old cedar forest with such a dense canopy you almost needed your headlights. We also encountered critters and flowers in bloom on the ride.
After returning to the parking lot the group patiently waited on the slow bbq while they were attacked by the swarms of mosquitoes. Great fun, we look forward to riding Skimikin again soon and hopefully getting a work day to help clear the trails of blowdown.
Rides with the Salmon Arm club never disappoint and this won’t be any exception, Skimikin is a great riding area! This ride starts at 10:00am at Skimikin Lake at the parking lot east of Skimikin Lake (Google directions).
For riders travelling from Vernon we’re going to meet at the Tim Horton’s parking lot on 58th Avenue, the convoy leaves there at 8:30am so we’re ready for the 10:00am ride start.
As with all ATV Club rides, everyone is welcome whether you’re a club member or not so invite your friends, family and neighbours. The ride is planned for between 50-90kms in length, with terrain varying from ATV trails, old skid road to forest service road. We try to accommodate riders of all skill levels which means stopping to help if we encounter a difficult portion of trail.
This ride is for the ladies and features special treatment with afternoon refreshments and snacks. We’ll ride Noble Canyon to get the spectacular views over the valley and check out the network of old logging roads and trails.
The afternoon viewpoint stop will have beverages and snacks for everyone that registers. Guys are welcome too, you’ll be doing a separate ride then meet up at the afternoon refreshment location.
Starting at noon, we’ll be back down to the parking area by 4:30pm.
Ride speed and difficulty will be Green (beginner) and there will be 2 outhouse stops along the ride.