This event has been a tradition for the hardcore (and the hung over) for about 25 years. What better way to bring in the New Year, and show your commitment to the sport, than by going for a ride?
Due to the variable weather, the event is usually fairly short road ride, starting and ending at the clubhouse. Hot drinks and food are always served. Previous events have included dirt bikes running trailer plates in the snow; riders with “Happy New Year” party hats taped onto their helmets and blowing noisemakers; and a sidecar rig needing a push to get up the icy hill in back of the old clubhouse.
When the weather is fair, there are usually 20 or more riders. Dual sport bikes predominate when the roads turn to slush or were recently salted. Whatever the turnout, it is always a good time.
Current Information on the GVMC New Year's Day Run
Come join us for the GVMC New Year's Day Run Wednesday January 1, 2014. A great way to start the New Year!
Sign Up; 10:00am - 11:00am at the GVMC Club House. Ride leaves at 11:00am. This is a rain or shine event. Cars are welcome.
Signup fee:$20.00 Cash – Cheque - PayPal (plus applicable service charge) This includes a hot meal at the end of the Run.
The ride will be a Poker Run and have a route that is enjoyable for both road riders and dual sporters. There will be other fun activites happening at the Clubhouse after the Run or in place of if the weather so dictates.
Check under Past Events for pictures and information on previous New Year's Day Runs. More photos in the Photo Gallery.
NEW YEAR’S DAY RUN 2014……………..
Not a paper hat or noise maker in sight on this first day in January. Twenty-six people- riders, passengers and one driver turned out to do one of their favorite things which was to bring in the New Year with a motorcycle ride. It wasn’t raining or snowing, the sky was overcast but not too cold. A nearly perfect day for a ride! Wes had laid out a nice course through some scenic valley roads and there were a couple of challenging off road courses for the dual sporters in the group. One of the courses was a trick little loop that Judy had laid out on her property and she offered up hot drinks to go with the ride. Thank-you Judy Back at the clubhouse everyone was treated to Wally’s home made chili, buns and snacks with an assortment of pies and ice cream for dessert. Thanks to Wally and Chris for their creative talents in the kitchen. While this was going on Phil took care of selling the 50/50 tickets and all the riders, passengers and the driver drew poker hands to determine the winners of the days’ event. Everyone enjoyed the ride and the meal, and a good time was had by all. Thank you to all the participants that came out for our first ride in 2014 and thanks to all the helpers that worked hard to make it a success.
Dwight Harris Assistant Ride Coordinator
First Place Rider: John Loveday Second Place Rider: Bill Wells Third Place Rider: Ken Ross First Place Passenger: Candace Hodgson First Place Driver: Barry Cargo