King Eddy Road Cleanup

Twelve members of the Vernon ATV Club rounded up 1260kg of garbage that took 3 trucks and 2 trailers to transport to the dump. We also retrieved a burnt up trailer that had been dumped over the side of one of the switchbacks, the trailer went separately to metal recycling.

The morning started off with light rain but the day cleared up as we worked and turned out to be a pretty nice afternoon. Garbage was collected from the bottom of King Eddy Road up to 7km then we jumped to the Bear Lake and Aberdeen Lake Rec sites where we picked up a number of TVs, mattresses and random junk.

The final tally amongst the 1260kg taken to the landfill included:

  • 5 TVs
  • 11 mattresses
  • couches and chairs
  • hundreds of shotgun shells
  • lots of broken bottles and smushed cans
  • much stunky and gross stuff
  • one suspicious timbits box

Full Moon Long Weekend Campout

Join us at the sort yard on King Eddy Road for the May long weekend. Everyone is welcome, members and non-members – so if you enjoy ATV, UTVing come out to meet some like-minded folks and have fun.

The sort yard is the gate to the left of the cattleguard, watch for the yellow ATV sign pointing the way. The gate opens at 3:00pm on Friday afternoon for campers to arrive and start setting up then hang out around the campfire in the evening.

Saturday morning is when the fun starts with a cleanup along King Eddy Road. Bring your ATV, UTV or truck as we head up the road gathering all the stuff people have discarded. We’ll need a couple of trucks for transporting the garbage to the landfill. If we get done before evening we may squeak a ride in.

Saturday afternoon there is a BBQ, it’s free for cleanup volunteers and $5 per person for everyone else. You’ll find burgers, chips & dip, salad, veggies and drinks. The BBQ will be followed by a meeting to catch everyone up on club activities.

Sunday morning is ride time, join us as we head up onto the Aberdeen plateau for some riding.

Friday, May 20

  • 3:00pm – sort yard opens for anyone wanting to camp
  • 7:00pm – evening campfire
  • 10:00pm – gate closed for the night

Saturday, May 21

  • 10:00am – cleanup starts along King Eddy FSR (details below)
  • 5:30pm – appreciation BBQ (email [email protected] if you’re coming)
  • 6:30pm – meeting to catch everyone up on events and activities for the year
  • 8:00pm – evening campfire
  • 10:00pm – gate closed for the night

Sunday, May 22

  • 10:00am – rides
  • 6:00pm – sort yard cleanup and head out

Crispy Crunchy Ride Recap

What a day for a ride with Vernon socked in its mid-winter grey coat. We quickly climbed above the clouds and were treated to bright blue skies and a seascape of clouds covering the city below.

Both wheeled and tracked machines along for the ride. Some people took the opportunity to try a tracked quad for the first time and bad luck for Verne he got sucked off the side of the road and down into the deep snow in the ditch. When tracked quads get stuck they’re really stuck and no amount of pushing, pulling, winching or advice was breaking it free until the shovels came out to dig the Grizzly free.

Great ride crew, stay tuned for details of our next ride on the February 6/7 weekend!

Crispy Crunchy Ride

Ride heads out at 11:00am, Sunday, January 24 from the bottom of Noble Canyon Road in Lavington. With the warmer temperature recently we may have some crispy crunchy snow to ride on… but that’s over a week away so who knows.

Bring the usual winter riding gear, your lunch at the campfire and a small shovel and tow strap is advised. More details next week.

The Hunt for the Perfect Tree

There will be a Christmas tree hunt on Sunday, November 22, at King Eddie launch. Meet at unloading area at 10:00 then off to bag a tree. Bring a lunch, we will have a fire, and dress warm.

After capturing the tree, it will be decorated at the club house. Everyone please come and enjoy setting up and decorating.  Chili and buns will be served for supper at 5:00. Please RSVP by November 19th to [email protected] if you are coming for supper.

Vernon ATV Club XMAS Party


Saturday, November 26th
Vernon ATV Club Members and Family Welcome!

  • Cocktails at 6:00pm
  • Dinner at 6:30pm

At the Club House at 940 Pottery Road

RSVP by November 20th to [email protected]

  • Turkey and Ham Dinner with all the trimmings, table wine, non-alcoholic drinks & door prizes provided by the club.
  • 50/50 draw
  • BYOB if you would like anything else to drink.
  • Please bring non-perishable food items for the Food Bank.
  • Bring a re-gift, new or gently used, wrapped for the Greedy Santa game!

CANCELLED – Snow Day Ride – Sunday, November 15

Snow Day Ride – 10:00am Sunday, November 15

Leaving from the bottom of King Eddy Road at 10:00am on Sunday, November 15, going to explore and see how much snow is in the mountains. Could be hard going, so dress warm and in layers, in case pushing is involved.

This will be a slow, exploring style ride, will multiple stops and lots of chat

Bring a roasting lunch and fixins as we’ll have a campfire. Be prepared for all weather, forecast is for 60% chance of snow, or rain, or both.

Saturday Evening Ride

7:00pm Saturday, September 26 – King Eddy Road

It’s almost full moon (more details below) so there should be plenty of light from above but we also have been talking about evening/night rides so it’s time to try it out. Dress warm and come prepared for riding in the dark.

We will depart from the bottom of King Eddy Road at 7:00pm Saturday, September 26 and will be back at the bottom approximately 9:30pm. This will be a leisurely ride on the usual trails from the bottom of King Eddy, not very fast as night riding ads a new element of difficulty.

Vernon ATV Club rides responsibly access Forest Service Roads and Crown Lands. All participants are reminded of their obligation to comply with the Off-Road Vehicle Act (Bill 13).

Supermoon is Sunday night at approximately 8:00pm our time, it is also a lunar eclipse, so a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse or “blood moon”. It is the first time in 30 years that the supermoon (full moon at its closest point of its earth orbit) and eclipse happen at the same time, the next will be in 2029.