GVMC Event Details

Event Name:92ndAnnual GVMC Caribou Trails Run
Location:GVMC Clubhouse
Contact:Jim Sloat
Contact Phone:604-888-8152
Contact Email:houseape@shaw.ca
Event Date:Saturday, August 13, 2022
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

92nd Annual GVMC Caribou Trails Run

The Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club Invites You To Our 92nd Annual Covid Caribou Trails Fun Road Ride
Saturday August 13, 2022 to Sunday August 14,2022, 2021

2022 brings back the Traditional Caribou Trails format being an overnight timed event.
Current Covid Protocols will be observed.

Saturday August 13 -14, 2022 for a great weekend motorcycling event.

Stay tuned for more details.