93rd Annual GVMC Caribou Trails Run



Saturday, August 19, 2023
7:00:00 AM
GVMC Clubhouse to Clubhouse
Harold Fink
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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 and 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. The Caribou Trails has always been a timed event with checkpoints along the route and the winner was whoever had the closest time loss between the checkpoints.

The 1980 Caribou Trails Run was the 50th running of this event and the start and finish was held in Hope, B.C. This was a CMA sanctioned event and we had riders from all across Canada and the U.S.A. This was the largest motorcycle Run ever held by our Club and at the time, the largest in the Province with over 1200 people, riders and passengers included.

The weather was perfect and the City of Hope out did itself to welcome us. The Stolo First Nations of Hope prepared a salmon barbeque for all the participants and in the evening there was a beer garden and dance.

The Caribou Trails was conceived as a challenging event and has retained the tradition of a 300-mile endurance ride that continues to this day. The Ride now alternates between a one or two day event with the Run taking different routes through the Province each year depending on the judgement of the Ride Coordinator.

Current Information on the Caribou Trails Run

93rd Annual GVMC Caribou Trails Run

Due to Smoke and Fire Changes are being made to the Event. Check new details.

If you booked a room at the Canada's Best Value Desert Inn please make sure that you cancel your reservation as the event will now be a one day local ride ending at the GVMC Clubhouse.

The Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club Invites You To Our 93rd Annual Caribou Trails Road Ride
Saturday August 19th, 2023

Start Location:
GVMC Clubhouse Unit 306 - 9785 192nd Street, Surrey

End Location:
GVMC Clubhouse

Sign Up fee is $25.00 per person.
You can sign up at the Clubhouse before or on the day of the event.

Your paid entry includes a continental breakfast, prizes and a Hot Dog Corn Roast with Carrot Cake for dessert lunch at the end of the Ride.

7:00am - 8:00am - Signup and Breakfast
8:00am - Ride Starts
The Ride will be a Mileage Guess.

For More Information:
Harold Fink - 778-808-9933

Check in the Photo Gallery and Past Events to see the great fun had at this event in the past.

Event Comments:
GVMC 2023 93rd Annual Caribou Trails Report
Saturday August 19, 2023

Unfortunately, due to severe forest fires in the Cariboo, this year’s ride consisted of riding a planned-out route in the Fraser Valley.

Instead of handing out trophies for the timed run which had to be cancelled, the organizer decided to have a closest kms guess without going over to determine the winner.

The riders enjoyed a cold Cariboo beer when they returned to the club. Lunch was provided which consisted of hotdogs and corn on the cob. Dessert was apple pie and ice cream.

There were 13 riders in all. Mr. Jim Brooke’s guess came closest to the actual kms. without going over so he won a $50.00 prepaid Visa Card.

Hopefully next year’s Run will be able to go back to the timed event format and will be a success, We
hope to be able to make it to the Cariboo in 2024.

Thank you all for helping to make it a success. See you next year.
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