65th Annual GVMC Routledge Run - Road And Adventure Touring (Dualsport)



Friday, July 19, 2019
7:00:00 AM
Clinton B.C.
Wes Jamison John Taylor
604) 857-4880 (604)454-7432
 wes@wesjamison.com; jakers_357@hotmail.com
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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 accomodation space is limited.

Road Ride:This will be a scenic tour through the Caribou. The ride will finish up at Kelly Lake where we will enjoy a Bar-B-Que.

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.

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.
The Round Up Motel is fully booked. Call the Round Up Manager and he will help you find other accommodations or Tenting is available in the area at a first come first serve basis.

Book anytime from now on at:
1-250-459-2226 or 1-877-777-5797
http:// http://round-up-motel.com/index.html

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†

It is a busy weekend and space is limited.

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.
The first 25 Signups will receive a Commemorative Mug

Accommodation space is limited so book early.

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

Passengers are welcome at the same cost.

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.

Event Comments:
2019 65th Annual GVMC Routledge Run was an event that surpassed expectations with 27 participants for not only the weather, but the group that participated and the route for both Adventure Touring and the Road Ride.

This yearís event saw riders and event participants head to Clinton BC for Friday and Saturday night. The main ride events were on Saturday morning. The Adventure Touring route took the 18 riders through Deadman Vidette Road to the backside of Loon Lake and High Hume to Kamloops and back. The Road Ride had 3 options, a trip to Lillooet for lunch, a meandering ride through Sheridan, Watch, Deka and other 70 mile to 100 mile house area lakes, or a trip over the Little Fort Hwy 24 to Barriere and around through Kamloops and Cache Creek and back.

At the end of the day Saturday, all riders and participants headed to Downing Provincial Park where the hosts greeted riders with a cold one and a dinner of a 9 oz. NY steak, baked potato, cucumber & tomato wedges and Pie for dessert. The weather was near perfect and after dinner many stayed around to enjoy the camaraderie before heading the short 12-minute ride back to Clinton for the night and then to return home on the Sunday.

Check the GVMC.ca site for next yearís 66th Annual GVMC Routledge Run.
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