GVMC Event Details

Event Name:65th Annual GVMC Routledge Run - Road And Adventure Touring
Location:Clinton B.C.
Contact:Wes Jamison John Taylor
Contact Phone:604) 857-4880 (604)454-7432
Contact Email:wes@wesjamison.com; jakers_357@hotmail.com
Event Date:Friday, July 19, 2019
Description:
Current Information On The Routledge Run


65th Annual GVMC Routledge Run- Road Ride and Adventure Touring Ride.

Need an excuse to take off work on Friday and go riding on the weekend?
Here it is !


July 19 - 21, 2019
Mark these dates on your calendar for a great Motorcycle Weekend Adventure and register early as space is limited.

Road Ride:This will be a scenic tour through the South Caribou.

Adventure Touring:
This ride is for street legal bikes 400cc and larger that are suitable for unpaved forest service roads as well as major highways. The ride is approximately 370 kilometers and will take you over very scenic back roads in the Clinton Kamloops area.

It is a busy weekend and space is limited.

We will be gathering on†Friday the July 19 at the Round Up Motel. A block of rooms has been booked. The rate is $87.00 per night.

Book anytime from now on at:
1-250-295-6996 or 877-777-5798
Website:
http:// http://round-up-motel.com/index.html

Amenities:
Coffee, Fridge and Microwave
Phone in every room - Free local calls
Hair Dryer, Iron and Ironing Board
Heating/Air Conditioning
Gas Barbecue for Guest Use
Parking for Trucks/Campers
Cable TV
Soft Drinks and Ice
Non Smoking Rooms

There are other motels in Clinton and campsites at Kelly Lake but they are first come first serve.

Signups: Pay Pal at www.gvmc.ca Plus Applicable Fees or you can pay at the clubhouse #306-9785 192nd Street Surrey.

Accommodation space is limited and sign ups after June 29th, 2019 no guarantee of a t-shirt.

In 2019 Entry Fee is $60.00 per head t-shirt & BBQ dinner provided.

Passengers are welcome at the same cost.

We will need your t-shirt size once you have paid and registered. That can be e-mailed to wes@wesjamison.com.

Please note that if you wish to have a lawn chair to sit on at the Barbecue in Kelly Lake please bring it to the Clubhouse the week before and Wes will transport them to the lake.

Check in the photo gallery for pictures and see all the fun had in the past at this event.

Bring your riding buddies and meet new ones!

History Of The Routledge Run


This event was started in 1954, dedicated to Bob Routledge, a respected motorcycle mechanic and one of the signers of the 1939 GVMC incorporation. The original perpetual trophy features a pewter figure of a German army dispatch rider on a BMW. This may have been a souvenir brought back by returning soldiers after World War II, but itís exact origin and significance is a mystery.

Traditionally, the event was held as a Saturday ride to a campground, with a field meet on Sunday. Field meets involved tests of rider skill, such as riding a length of 2x4, throwing darts from a moving bike, rolling a barrel with the front wheel, a slow race (last one across the finish line wins, touch a foot down youíre out), and any other crowd pleasing stunts the organizers could dream up.

The field meets gradually lost their appeal, and with the rise in dual sport riding, the event was given a fresh approach. The Routledge Run has in recent years been successful as a two-day ride, with street riders and dual sport riders taking separate routes to an overnight campout. The camaraderie and good times continue.