72nd Annual GVMC Piston Run Hare Scrambles Sunday June 5th 2022
History of the Piston Run
In 1948, Trev Deeley seized his Harley 45 racing the National at Daytona Beach. The damaged piston and rod were mounted on a shield to form the perpetual Piston Run trophy. There is, on the clubhouse wall, a small Piston Run trophy, engraved “1942”. This suggests the event has an even longer history, but in any case, the perpetual trophy dates consecutively from 1949.
The event was originally an Enduro, where riders had to average given speeds to arrive at checkpoints by a certain time. There were no dirt bikes before the 1960’s, and riders often took the saddlebags and lights off their daily transportation (few riders were rich enough to afford a car), rode the event, then washed the bike and bolted the lights and bags back on for the ride home. The course was traditionally challenging, with riders on 400 to 600 pound bikes charging into mudholes, logs and streambeds. Many riders of heavier bikes took a passenger along to help push.
By the early 1980’s, timekeeping had fallen out of favour, so the format was changed to a hare scrambles race. It was one of the original five events when the PNWMA started the Off-Road Series in 1984. In 1985, the first of the souvenir beer mugs was given out to finishers. This started a new tradition of collecting beer mugs, which continues today.
Current Information On The Piston Run
72nd Annual Piston Run Hare Scrambles presented by the GVMC
Mark these dates Sunday June 4th & 5th, 2022 on your calendar for a great off road adventure.
BCORCS Off Road Championship Event
Saturday, June 4th events are for Kids and Beginners
Sunday, June 5th is for Adults
Pre-Entry on line PNWMA Website until 6:00PM Thursday prior to the race With Trail Pass $55.00 Without Trail Pass $65.00 PNWMA License Required – Individual Year $40.00 – Weekend $20.00 – Includes 1 transponder - Family - Year $60.00 – Weekend $30.00 – Includes 2 transponders – Extra transponders $5.00 BCORMA Trail Pass (optional) $45.00 - (youth 17 & under Free)
Sign Up: 8:00 AM Rider’s Meeting: 10:30 AM Race: 11:00 AM
For All Class, Engine Sizes and Race Length Information Please check the PNWMA Website www.pnwma.com
Sunday June 5th 2022
“The 72nd Annual Piston Run Hare Scrambles” Sponsored by Daytona Motorsports
The First 99 Sign-ups receive a Souvenir Beer Mug
SIGN UP: 8:00 AM RIDERS MEETING: 10:30 AM RACE: 11:00
Directions…..Take Vedder Rd exit (#119) off Hwy 1 at Chilliwack. Drive south through Sardis and turn left at the steel bridge towards Chilliwack Lake. After 25km, turn left on gravel road. Follow arrows to Rapids Staging Area & Campsite, 6km off the blacktop.
For Camping Reservations at Rapids Camp Site - visit www.chilliwackvalleycampsites.ca
For More Information: Dwight 604-466-8812 - Chris 604-534-0609 - Ray 604-612-1036
Sponsors: BECORMA Daytona Motorsports Greater Vancouver Motorcycle Club