Ride on Vernon Mountain departing at 10:00am Sunday, September 14 from Ladner Road, off of Silver Star Road.
Map and directions from Butcher Boys to Ladner Road.
The start of this ride leaves from a neighbourhood and uses private land for the first few kms so there is zero tolerance for burnouts, loud engine revving, people racing up and down the roads, etc. If you need to hooligan around at the beginning or end of the ride, don’t come to this ride.
Ladner Road is approximately 10km up Silver Star Road from Butcher Boys (intersection of Pleasant Valley Road and Silver Star Road)
Come down Ladner Road right to the end of the road, the house number is 8439. Turn around at the end of the road and park on either side of the road.
We’ll be exploring the trails around Dixon Dam, Noble Canyon and Becker Lake. Bring your GPS to update your tracks because there has been so much logging that trails have moved all over the place. Trails should all be wide enough for narrow side by sides (RZRs, Wildcats, Rhinos), not sure about wider side by sides.
Bring your lunch, camera, clothes for all weather. We’ll have a camp fire to cook over for lunch and if anyone’s interested there will be smokies, buns and condiments for $2 per smokie (please email [email protected] by Friday night to say how many smokies you want).
There is a couple hundred metre section of one of our old trails that now runs through a cut block. It is rideable but a bit sketchy because an excavator went through and mounded the soil making for lots of ups and downs and side to side crawling. I spent 4 hours shovelling on the first half of the trail this past weekend to make is safely passable. We’ll survey the mood of the group to see if there is interest in spending up to an hour to touch up the last stretch to bring a fun few kms of trail back online. Work would consist of walking to identify the best route, a small amount of cutting with hand or chain saw and shovelling to fill in the off camber mounds to make it more rideable to a greater number of riders. Please bring a shovel so we can make quick work of this section of the trail.
Difficulty ranges from easy road and trails to moderate/advanced trail crawling.
Longest Day of the Year BBQ and Ride Thank You A big thank you to Dennis Teale for hosting us, Clint Ingham for organizing the food, and to all that helped set up, prepare and clean up. The food was great and the company even better! Other than a bit more bush whacking than anticipated, the ride was enjoyed by all and everyone returned safely. Thanks to everyone that came out, hope to see you on the next adventure.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
5:00pm – BBQ at 940 Pottery Road
7:00pm – Ride departs King Eddy FSR
A club favourite event to take advantage of the daylight on the longest day of the year.
The BBQ gets underway at 5:00pm at the clubhouse at 940 Pottery Road. “Free” There is no cost per person for burgers, chips and drinks – you must RSVP to [email protected] by 5:00pm Friday, June 20 to attend.
The ride at King Eddy will get rolling at 7:00pm and will take in as many trails and vistas as possible before returning to the vehicles at around 10:00pm, still with enough daylight to load and be safely on your way home.
Ride location :
Is just over 8 KM from the exchange between Hwy 1 to Cache Creek ad the Coquihalla Hwy heading west towards Cache Creek. Turn left on to Green stone Rd. Head up just over 2 KM and then turn right on to dairy Lake Foresty Rd. Pendleton Creek foresty site is another 1.5 KM on the left side of the road. This is the staging area and campsite.
Are available through any of the quad dealers in town or at the ride Sunday morning. $25 per machine which includes the driver, second rider or dinner guest is an additional $5.
Sign up at 9:00 am. The ride starts at 10 am. The ride is roughly 65 KM of all different levels. It’s at least a level 3 and there are lots of experienced riders if you don’t feel comfortable at any point they will help.
Coffee and donuts are supplied by Tim Hortons in the morning and we supply burgers, hot dogs, ships, pop etc after the ride.
Auction items are available to bid on. All monies raised is going to the Kamloops Therapeutic Riding Association. If your camping you can meet some of these kids as we take them for a ride on Saturday.
is available with out-house, open chuck wagon style camping. Fire allowed as long as there are no bans. Community fire pit for everyone. Camping cost is $10.00 a night with all monies going to trail maintenance.