The Takedown – GPS Team Competition + Training + Night Ride

Events from 9:00am to 11:00pm Saturday June 20

We always take full advantage of the summer equinox, this year we’ve put 3 events in one day:

  1. Enter your team (or join a team) in the competition to navigate to the hidden coordinates to see who can find the most markers.
  2. Join the training team if you’re one of the many folks who owns a GPS but would like to learn how to use your device better.
  3. Enjoy an evening ride that takes in every last minute of the long daylight hours and wraps up after dusk (10:30ish).

1. GPS Team Competition

There are 28 hidden coordinates plus several mandatory trail segments that must be ridden. Teams need to share their track at the end of the day for judging to show they found all the coordinates and rode the trail segments.

Enter your team or sign up as an individual by 5:00pm Thursday June 18 by emailing [email protected]. A GPX file will be provided at 6:00pm Friday June 19 to all entrants.

Prizes to be announced next week.

2. Join the Training Team

If you have a GPS or are on the fence about getting one but want to know more about GPS navigation – join the Training Team at 9:30am Saturday June 20. We’ll discuss some GPS theory, look at the GPS or App everyone is using then enter some coordinates and start riding and learning.

Email [email protected] to let us know you’re coming or for more information.

3. Longest Day of the Year Night Ride

Starting at 5:30pm from the parking area at the bottom of King Edward Forest Service Road, we’ll go explore the north end of the Aberdeen Plateau to enjoy the long daylight hours of mid-June. The ride runs until dark so expect to be back at the parking area around 10:30-11:00pm.

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.

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