GVMC Event Details

Event Name:89th Annual GVMC Caribou Trails Run
Location:GVMC Clubhouse
Contact:Phil Blackburn
Contact Phone:(604)534-7560
Contact Email:bblackburn@telus.net
Event Date:Saturday, August 17, 2019
History of the Caribou Trails Run

Caribou Trails

Vancouver Harley Davidson dealer Fred Deeley is given credit for starting the “300 Miler” in 1930. It was a true test of man and machine in those days, held on gravel and dirt roads, with many riders finishing long after dark. Photos of the 1938 start, taken at Stanley Park, show a long line of smiling riders on Indians, Harleys and British bikes, wearing leather helmets and peaked caps, all with numbered vests bearing a sponsor’s name (“Export”).

In 1948 it was re-named the “Caribou Trails”, and went through many changes over the years. Often it was held as a one-day enduro, sometimes a two-day ride, or a ride plus a field meet the next day. For a few years in the late 1960’s it had simultaneous starts in Vancouver and Bellingham, finishing 300 miles later at an all-night campout and party. A high point of the rally was the 50th anniversary in 1980, when 702 riders, many with passengers, braved the rain soaked streets.

The Caribou was conceived as a challenging event, and has always retained the tradition of a 300 mile endurance ride.

Current Information on the Caribou Trails Run

89th Annual GVMC Caribou Trails Run

The Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club Invites You To Our 89th Annual Road Ride
Saturday August 17th to 18th, 2019


Saturday August 17th to 18th, 2019 for a great motorcycling weekend.

Timed Event complete with checkpoints
Ride at your own pace over some of the best roads in B.C.
Compete for awesome prizes in an event that focuses on your love of riding.
Course is approximately 530km
Overnight at the Quality Inn in Merritt B.C.
All makes, riders & styles of bikes welcome
Bring along your buddies, and be ready to meet new ones

GVMC Clubhouse - Unit 306 - 9785 - 192nd Street - Surrey - B.C.

Merritt Quality Inn in Merritt B.C.

Accommodation at the motel is self-booking - mention GVMC

To reserve call 1-250-378-4253
Website - Quality Inn Merritt

Sign Up Fee - $50.00 per person

You can sign up on the GVMC website www.gvmc.ca via Pay Pal plus applicable service charges or at the Clubhouse on the day of the event.
Your paid entry includes a Continental Breakfast Saturday and Saturday Banquet Dinner, Trophies and Prizes.

6:30 - 7:30am - Signup and Breakfast
7:30pm - First Rider Out
8:00am - Last Rider Out
4:00pm - Last Rider In
4:00pm - End of Run Refreshments
5:00pm - Awards and Dinner

Own Pace - Homeward Bound


Phil Blackburn - (604)534-7560

Check in the Photo Gallery for pictures of previous Caribou Trails Runs.