GVMC Event Details

Event Name:68th Annual GVMC Routledge Run - Road And Adventure Touring
Location:GVMC Clubhouse
Contact:Wes Jamison John Taylor
Contact Phone:604) 857-4880 (604)454-7432
Contact Email:wes@wesjamison.com; jakers_357@hotmail.com
Event Date:Friday, July 8, 2022
Description:
Current Information On The Routledge Run


68th Annual GVMC Routledge Run- Road Ride and Adventure Touring Ride.

Friday, July 8, 2022 to Sunday July 10,2022

Mark these dates on your calendar for a great weekend Motorcycle Adventure.

Current Covid Protocols will be observed.

Location:
The Routledge Run will be based out of Tunkwa Lake Day Use Area.

Cost:
$50.00 - Includes a New York Steak Barbecue Dinner

Details:
The event will kick off at 8:30 AM from Tunkwa Lake Day use area located on the South side of Tunkwa Lake Saturday July 9th, 2022. We have abandoned Merritt and Moon Shadow Campsite due to the noise issues at an all-night Rave over this weekend.

We will host a BBQ dinner Saturday July 9th at 4-6 PM at Tunkwa Lake Campground, North side of Lake. Look for Wes & Debís Blue F150 truck and RV.


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Accommodation:
Attendees can book accommodation anywhere in Logan Lake/ Kamloops or Merritt or camp at Tunkwa/Leighton lake. Tunkwa & Leighton lake are $18 per night. Leighton lake is next door to Tunkwa. Tunkwa Lake is first come first serve camping. (Usage has been about 50% all season so far)

BOOK EARLY!

It is encouraged that people book their spaces as soon as one can to avoid disappointment.

Routes:
There will be 2 routes. One for road and one for Adventure touring. The adventure touring route will be mostly road with about 25 Km's of good gravel. Ride past the best scenery in B.C. Join us in a fun weekend of riding!

For more information contact :
Wes Jamison
604-857-4880
or wes@wesjamison.com


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.