Vernon ATV Club 2nd Annual Poker Run

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    This year’s Poker Ride promises to be even more impressive and will take you along spectacular Okanagan mountainsides and through stunning forests. If you had fun last year with us in Peachland, prepare to be impressed because the Vernon ATV Club worked on many amazing new trails that will delight the novice to the intermediate ATV rider.

    Come out and enjoy what the Okanagan has to share! Lots of fun and prizes!

    The sort yard we are using for the camping and parking area for the poker ride was once used as a recycling site. We have picked up all the small pieces of glass and metal that we can but there may be more mixed into the soil. We have driven around this site several weekends with trucks, trailers and quads and no one has had a flat tire yet.

    What’s the weather like in Vernon at this time of year?
    Last year the daytime high on October 17 was 12.7 °C and the low was 5.8 °C, the daytime high on October 18 was 15.6 °C and the low was 3.8 °C.

    Let’s Ride BC Snowmobile and ATV Show
    Vernon is host to a motorsportacular weekend, attend the BC Snowmobile Federation’s Let’s Ride BC Snowmobile and ATV Show at Wesbild Centre from 10am – 8pm Saturday and 10am – 5pm Sunday. Check out all the latest sleds, ATVs and accessories.

    Open invite group ride – 12:00pm (noon)
    Join us on an open invite group ride in the Noble Canyon/Becker Lake area, which is approximately 16.8km east of Vernon on Highway 6 – Google Map

    You will pass the site of Sunday’s Poker Ride, continue past these "ATV" signs another 7.7kms where you will find more "ATV" signs.

    Camping is available at the Poker Ride site – Google Map
    Water will be available but there is no power or hookups. The cost for camping is $5 per vehicle with proceeds donated to the local food bank.
    Sunday, October 18, 2009

    Poker Ride – 11:00am start
    The cost for the Poker cards is $10 per line or $50 per card.

    Coldstream Ranch sort yard (King Edward Forestry Service Road entrance) located off Highway 6 just 1.7km east of the Coldstream Ranch at the railway crossing – Google Map
    gps coordinates: N 50.13.1495 W 119.10.2359 or UTM 11 345149.4 N5565033.9

    Information and Pre-Registration
    Online Registration will be available Wednesday, September 30, 2009.
    Contact: Grahame Go
    Phone: 250-275-4663


    jeff mohr

    Looks very intersting, have fun and good luck. Thanks to the Vernon ATV Club for hosting the Snowmobile and ATV Show.


    Hello everyone!

    The 2nd annual Vernon ATV Poker ride is this weekend! Poker card lines are $10 each or 12 lines for $50.

    Our club members have spent hundreds of man hours preparing the trails and we know that you will be impressed with what we have awaiting you.

    The poker ride is on Sunday October 18th 2009 with a start time of 11:00am at the King Edward Forestry Road Entrance. Follow the signs to the "Sort Yard".

    On Saturday October 17, 2009, we will be taking you on a guided tour ride through Noble Canyon, Becker Lake, Vernon Mountain area. We will be departing from the campsite at 10am and meeting at the Noble Canyon entrance. Please let us know if you wish to attend this ride as well. There is no cost!

    Camping is available for $5. There are no services, but we will be providing water and toilets and a communal campfire. Revenue from camping will be donated to the Food Bank.

    We have lots of prizes; including a couple sets of ATV tires, rims, $1,500 purchase voucher towards a Kawasaki product at Banner Recreational Products, bags, helmets, the list goes on!

    The trail takes you through hill climbs, some mud puddles, views and we have managed to virtually avoided all the FSRs.
    Please visit our website to register or for more information; … poker-ride

    See you all there!



    Thanks to the Vernon ATV Club and all the volunteers for putting on a great event. The trail was great with lots of variety to challenge everyone.
    The food at the end of the day was great-and lots of it.
    Good work Dennis for signing up the new members at the Vernon Snow Show.
    As always the Amsoil girls were great at the Snow Show.

    One of the major winners at the Poker Ride was one of the people that Dennis signed up as a new Club member on the Saturday-nice way to start out as a Club member.

    Again thanks for all the work everyone did to make this another great ATV event.


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