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Keep your Distance Ride

11:00am start – Sunday March 29 @ Noble Canyon

IMPORTANT NOTE: Riders must comply with these rules to participate:

  1. Maintain a minimum of 2m (6′) from other people at all times.
  2. If you are isolating or quarantined – do not come on the ride.
  3. If you are exhibiting symptoms – do not come on the ride.
  4. If you are in a high-risk health group – do not come on the ride.
  5. If you want to ride like an idiot – do not come on the ride.

The ride could still be cancelled so check the club website and Facebook Sunday morning before heading to Noble Canyon.

The ride will start at 11:00am Sunday March 29 from the cattleguard at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road. Remember to keep a minimum of 2m (6′) from other riders when unloading and getting ready for the ride. No hugs, handshakes, high fives or fist bumps, that’s too close!

We recognize some people may be getting squirrelly from being home for a couple of weeks but this is a slow ride to “smell the flowers”.

This ride will be a very leisurely logging road ride, in fact it will probably be boring for most folks. As stated before, reckless riding is not welcome as there will be no rescues or putting SAR or emergency personnel at risk. We are going to enjoy the outdoors and take in some easily accessible viewpoints.  We are not going anywhere we may get stuck as there will be no groups of people helping push/pull stuck riders. 

There will not be a lunch campfire.

The End of Time Ride (Standard Time that is)

10:00am Sunday March 8 – Noble Canyon Road

Daylight Savings begins this weekend so we kiss Standard Time goodbye with a ride. Meet at the cattleguard at Noble Canyon Road in Lavington at 10:00am. Remember to spring ahead an hour for Sunday’s ride!

The sun is out but there has been more snow than normal this year so there will still be lots of chances to get stuck, especially if you venture off the packed trails. Noble Canyon has seen a lot of ATV traffic this winter so there are well packed trails, we’ll see how far we can get.

Come prepared for winter riding, bring lunch and your camera. We try to have a fire but it isn’t always possible in winter conditions so keep that in mind for your lunch.

Club rides are open to everyone and the more the merrier so invite your friends.

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.

Do a Grouch a Favour Ride Day at Noble Canyon

Starting Sunday February 16 at 11:00am

Do a Grouch a Favour Day is a great excuse to get out of the funk you’re in. You might be grouchy because it’s been too cold, there’s too much snow, it’s too grey, too much Christmas credit card debt or maybe you’re just generally grumpy.

Come on out for the 11:00am start at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road to shake off the case of the grumps you’ve got.

Everyone is welcome, you don’t need to be a Vernon ATV Club member to come out on a few rides. Meet other riders, discover new trails and turn that frown upside down with some ATV therapy.

The ride will be in winter conditions so come prepared for cold, snowy, wet and nasty and we’ll hope it’s not that bad. We usually try to have a lunch campfire so bring something to toast over the fire.

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.

Fading Light Ride

3:00pm Saturday December 28 at Noble Canyon

The Noble Canyon trails are amazing this winter and the night rides last weekend were a big hit with the riders that came out.

Meet at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road, 17kms east of Vernon for a ride that starts in the daylight then continues through dusk into a night time ride. The ride departs at 3:30pm and should wrap up by 8:00pm (as decided by riders in attendance).

Unload your machine at the cattleguard at 1km then park your vehicle along the 1st km of road (between the cattleguard and the highway). This is a residential road so don’t block any driveways and keep noise to a minimum at all times.

Come prepared for winter conditions and ensure your headlights are working!

Night Ride Doubleheader – Friday & Saturday!

It’s a draw, voting resulted in a perfect 50/50 split so we’ll ride both Friday and Saturday so everyone can attend. Please note the times and locations below as they are different for Friday and Saturday.

Remember it’s winter out there so come prepared for cold conditions and be darn sure your lights are working!

Friday December 20 – 6:00pm at King Eddy

Meet at the bottom of King Edward Forest Service Road, 9kms east of Vernon on Highway 6 at 6:00pm, we’ll get riding by 6:30pm.

Saturday December 21 – 5:00pm at Noble Canyon

Meet at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road, 17kms east of Vernon on Highway 6 at 5:00pm, we’ll get riding by 5:30pm.

White Sunday Ride at King Eddy

10:00am Sunday December 1

Meet at King Eddy Road, 9kms east of Vernon on Highway 6 at 10:00am Sunday, getting underway at 10:30am.

Once you’ve had your fill of Black Friday sales it’s time for a White Sunday on your machine. Did you know it National Apple Fritter Day, pack some pastries for break time.

This will be the first winter ride of the season so come prepared for cold and snowy conditions. We’ll have a lunch fire to warm up and cook lunch.

Rides and events 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.

Halloween Spooktacular Ride

20+ riders came out Sunday morning an enjoyed perfect weather while taking in the amazing views over Salmon Arm. 

The morning ride took the group north to Mt Ida where everyone enjoyed a view of the city, Shuswap Lake and and beyond.

Riders returned to the central staging area where the campfire was going, hotdogs and goodies brought by members were waiting for the hungry crowd.

After lunch it was time to award the prize for the best costume, the winner was Kent in his Duck Dynasty costume who chose the BDM Motorsports Gift Card. Random draws were held for the Banner Recreation Gift Card and Vernon Motorsports Gift Card.

Thanks to everyone who did a great job getting themselves and their machines dressed up for the ride!

A couple of groups headed off for more exploring in the afternoon which brought them back around dusk for more campfire hotdogs before heading home.

If you have photos from the ride and costume awards please post them to Facebook or email to [email protected].

Where the Dirt Meets the Snow Ride

7:30am Saturday October 19

The Vernon Snowmobile Club has invited us to try some new trails in exchange for a little elbow grease working on trails and/or some facilities.

This is your chance to ride the Sovereign Lake/Silver Star snowmobile trails and help the Vernon Snowmobile Club as they get ready for the upcoming winter season.

It’s an early meetup at the A&W in Armstrong, from there we’ll head to the private staging area on Back Enderby Road then up to the snowmobile trails.

Ride Recap

An early start for a long day on the Vernon Snowmobile Club trails.

Bob, Colin and Kevin were installing the new outhouse building so we hung around and helped where possible until around lunch time when the smokies were thrown on the stove in the chalet.

We headed out to check that the trails were clear of downed trees in the afternoon, cleared some trees, rode some fun trail and saw some amazing views.

Come prepared for winter conditions, most of the snowmobile trails are at or above the snow line at this time of the year. Bring your hand saw, chainsaw or other trail clearing tool. You’ll also need your regular stuff consisting of extra clothes, camera, GPS, lunch and standard ATV safety gear.

Rides and events 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.

Ride to the Dark Side of the Equinox

10:00am Start – Sunday September 22

Be ready to ride at 10:00am at the bottom of Noble Canyon Road in Lavington on Sunday September 22. Days are getting shorter, this ride ventures into the fall equinox and the high lands to be rewarded with great views over the valley and the changing fall colours.

ATVs must be unloaded past the cattleguard on Noble Canyon road but please don’t park there, bring your vehicle back and park along the side of Noble Canyon Road. Remember this is a residential road so don’t block any driveways and be respectful (no littering and keep the noise down).

Come prepared for all weather, bring our camera to capture the views and something to enjoy over the lunch campfire.

Rides and events 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.

Cortiana Creek Ride

Ready to ride at 10:00am Sunday, September 8

Thanks Jim for suggesting this ride to an area very few people have ridden before. From Vernon it will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to the staging area and the ride departs at 10:00am so you’ll need to be heading out of town by 8:30am.

It takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to get there and if you want to follow Jim as he heads east along Highway 6 to the staging area you need to be ready to leave King Eddy at 8:45am. Please shoot an email to [email protected] so he knows you’re coming.

Google Directions from Vernon
Head east on Highway 6, reset your trip meter when you hit the 4-Way Stop in Lumby, from there continue east on Highway 6 for 62km then turn right onto the Strutell Forest Service Road. Before reaching Strutell you will pass the Kettle FSR on your right (8km before the staging area) and Keefe Lake turnoff on your left (1km before the staging area).

The ride is roughly 50% on good FSR and 50% slower trails with lots of stops for pictures and the destination being high atop Cortiana for a great view. The plan is to finish up around 3/3:30 and then head back to town.

Rides and events 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.