GVMC Event Details

Event Name:58th Annual GVMC Routledge Run Road Ride
Location:Princeton Castle Resort
Contact:Wes Jamison
Contact Phone:(604)857-4880
Contact Email:wes@wesjamison.com
Event Date:Friday, July 27, 2012
History Of The Routledge Run

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.

Current Information On The Routledge Run

58th Annual GVMC Routledge Run- Dualsport Ride/Road Ride

July 27th, 28th and 29th, 2012

Mark these dates on your calendar for a great Motorcycle Weekend and register early.

Three Courses:
Scenic Road Route
Adventure Dual Sport
Tough Enough Dual Sport

Bring your riding buddies and meet new ones

The Princeton Castle Resort
375 Rainbow Lake Road - just off Princeton - Summerland Road

$60.00 per rider or passenger -if signing up via Pay Pal plus applicable Service Charges - includes one dinner, two breakfasts, a bag lunch, route sheet and awards
$5.00 discount for BCORMA Trail Pass Holders
Pre-signup at www.gvmc.ca before July 15, 2012
Contact Wes at mynewhome@telus.net or call him at (604)857-4880 for accomodation. Rustic cabanas, campsites and cabins are available now - but only reserved until May 31, 2012.

Please note:
Those participants wanting their belongings (bedding, etc.) transported up to Princeton by trailer need to have it at the Clubhouse on the Tuesday night before the event July 24, 2012 properly labeled to leave for pickup.

Friday July 37,2012:
7:00pm - 9:00pm Pick up route sheets and visit around the campfire

Saturday July 28, 2012:
6:30am to 7:30am - Breakfast and last minute route sheet and lunch pickup.
7:30am - First riders out
6:00pm - Dinner - Awards and Social Evening follows

Sunday July 29, 2012:
7:30 -8:30am Breakfast served
Informal dualsport ride, suggested routes home

Wally (604)594-5918 or Wes (604)857-4880 or www.gvmc.ca

Check in the Photo Galley for pictures of this event in the past.