64th Annual GVMC Piston Run Hare Scrambles



Sunday, June 10, 2012
8:00:00 AM
Chipmunk Creek/Foley Lake Area
Wally Klammer Ray Keller
604)594-5918 (604)612-1036
wklammer@dccnet.com ray@westcoastweld.com
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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

64th Annual Piston Run Hare Scrambles presented by GVMC

Mark this date June 10th, 2012 on your calendar for a great off road adventure.

PNWMA Off Road Series Race

Fun New Trails and Old Favourites
Spectator Friendly
New 25 Unit Campsite near start area ($12.00 fee)
Food Concession

Start Area: Chipmunk Creek/Foley Creek 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/Foley Lake. Follow the arrows to the staging area, about 6km from the blacktop.

Signup Opens: 8:30am

Rider's Meeting: 10:30am

Race Starts: 11:00am

Entry Fee:
With BCORMA Trail Pass $35.00
Without BCORMA Trail Pass $45.00

PNWMA Licence required which is available at signup for a $30.00 fee which gives you a yearly membership in the PNWMA.

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

Transponders are required for the Race which are available for a $10.00 deposit which will be refunded upon return of the transponder.

Sound test 96db limit and spark arrestors.

Souvenir Mugs:
First 100 signups get Souvenir Beer Mugs sponsored by Daytona Motorsports.

**To view pictures of this event please check it out in the Past Events section of this website or the Photo Gallery.