GVMC Event Details

Event Name:70th Annual GVMC Piston Run Hare Scrambles
Location:Chipmunk Creek/Wally's Staging Area
Contact:Dwight Harris Chris Carey Ray Keller
Contact Phone:604)466-8812 (604)534-0609 (604)612-1036
Contact Email:dwightpat@shaw.ca; rkeller@wcwtholdings.com
Event Date:Sunday, June 10, 2018
Description:
History of the Piston Run


Piston Run

In 1948, Trev Deeley seized his Harley 45 racing the National at Daytona Beach. The damaged piston and rod were mounted on a shield to form the perpetual Piston Run trophy. There is, on the clubhouse wall, a small Piston Run trophy, engraved 1942. This suggests the event has an even longer history, but in any case, the perpetual trophy dates consecutively from 1949.

The event was originally an enduro, where riders had to average given speeds to arrive at checkpoints by a certain time. There were no dirt bikes before the 1960ís, and riders often took the saddlebags and lights off their daily transportation (few riders were rich enough to afford a car), rode the event, then washed the bike and bolted the lights and bags back on for the ride home. The course was traditionally challenging, with riders on 400 to 600 pound bikes charging into mudholes, logs and streambeds. Many riders of heavier bikes took a passenger along to help push.

By the early 1980ís, timekeeping had fallen out of favour, so the format was changed to a hare scrambles race. It was one of the original five events when the PNWMA started the Off-Road Series in 1984. In 1985, the first of the souvenir beer mugs was given out to finishers. This started a new tradition of collecting beer mugs, which continues today.

Current Information On The Piston Run


70th Annual Piston Run Hare Scrambles presented by the GVMC


Mark this date Sunday June 10th, 2018 on your calendar for a great off road adventure.

BCORCS Off Road Championship Event

Dedicated to the Memory of Don Barnes

Fun New Trails and Old Favourites
Spectator Friendly

Camping:
25 Unit Campsite near start area (aprox $15.00 fee) - Rapids Campground

A limited number of sites are available for reservation, excluding the Staging Area: however most sites are on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will not be taken more than 60 days in advance. This is a CASH ONLY site and has on-site supervision during camping season. All visitors are required to to exit the site by 10:30pm as the gates are locked at 11:00pm and will remain closed until 7:00am

For more information and to make a reservation visit: www.chilliwackvalleycampsites.ca

Food Concession On Site.

Start Area: Chipmunk Creek/Wally's Staging Area.

Directions: Take the Vedder Road exit (#119) off Hwy 1 at Chilliwack. Drive south thru Sardis and turn left at the steel bridge towards Chilliwack Lake. After 25km, you will pass the Ford Mountain Correction Center. Turn left immediately after crossing the bridge towards Chipmunk Creek/Wally's Staging Area. Follow the arrows to the staging area, parking, camping and signup about 6km from blacktop.

Signup Opens: 8:00am

Rider's Meeting: 10:30am

Race Starts: 11:00am

Entry Fee:
Pre Enty on line PNWMA Website until 6:00pm Thursday prior to the race
With BCORMA Trail Pass $50.00
Without BCORMA Trail Pass $60.00

PNWMA Licence Required - Individual Year $40.00 - Weekend $20.00 - Includes 1 transponder - Family - Year - $60.00 - Weekend $20.00 - Includes 2 transponders - Extra transponders $5.00

BCORMA Trail Pass (Optional) $45.00
BCORMA Trail Pass (17 & Under) Free

Sound test 96db limit and spark arrestors required - "Less Sound More Ground"

**To view pictures of this event please check it out in the Photo Gallery.