GVMC Event Details

Event Name:70th Annual GVMC Routledge Run
Location:Cache Creek Sandman Inn
Contact:John Taylor
Contact Phone:604-454-7432
Contact Email:jakers_357@hotmail.com
Event Date:Friday, July 5, 2024
Current Information On The Routledge Run

70th Annual GVMC Routledge Run- Road Ride and Adventure Touring Ride.

Need an excuse to take off on a Friday and go riding? Here it is!

Friday, July 5, 2024 to Sunday July 7, 2024

Where: Cache Creek B.C.

What: Road and Adventure Touring Ride

Entry fee : $30.00

Friday July 5th, 2024 : We will be gathering Friday evening at the Sandman Inn in cache Creek.

Details: Book Early!
Kick-stands up at about 8:30am Saturday July 6th from Cache Creek Sandman Inn.

Book your rooms anytime from now on at the Sandman Inn.

Sandman Inn - 987 Hwy 1 - Cache Creek B.C.
Phone - (#1) 250-457-6284

When booking your room please tell them the block name is GVMC Routledge Run and the block ID is 341015.
The reserved block consists of 4 rooms with a single queen bed and 4 rooms with 2 queens.

The cost for the Ride pulse a souvenir is $30.00 per person. Passengers are welcome at the same cost.
Sign up at the GVMC Clubhouse or contact John Taylor. Email - jakers_357@hotmail.com
The souvenirs will be handed out at the Riders' Meeting Saturday morning. It is an item that you may find a use for on the Ride.
In order to ensure you get your souvenir on Saturday please sign up for the Ride no later than May23rd so that sufficient time is available to order them. If you are later than this you might not get the souvenir at the Riders' Meeting but one will be ordered for you and you will receive it at a later date.

Tell your riding buddies and come meet new ones!

More Information: Contact John Taylor -
Mark these dates on your calendar for a great weekend Motorcycle Adventure.

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

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 that was donated to the Club by GVMC member Don Franks. 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.