68th Annual GVMC Routledge Run - Road And Adventure Touring



Friday, July 8, 2022
8:00:00 AM
GVMC Clubhouse
Wes Jamison John Taylor
604) 857-4880 (604)454-7432
wes@wesjamison.com; jakers_357@hotmail.com
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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.

The Routledge Run will be based out of Merritt BC.

$50.00 - Includes a New York Steak Barbecue Dinner

The event will kick off at 8:30 AM from Moon Shadows RV campground Saturday July 9th, 2022.
There will be a BBQ dinner Saturday July 9th at 6 PM.

Moon Shadows RV campground 1145 Neilson St. Merritt, BC.

All attendees can book rooms or other accommodation anywhere in Merritt. This time of year will be peak season. BOOK EARLY!

There is some space available at Moon shadow now but very limited as this time of year will be peak season.

There may be some tent sites at Moon Shadow near my space in the overflow area. $42/ night and it is dry camping but there are restrooms, showers, general store etc.

I will have extra water on hand and the creek is nearby for a dip.

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

Moon Shadow
Toll Free: 1-888-344-2267
Ask for space in the overflow if available.

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.

For more information contact :
Wes Jamison
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.

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