Mark these dates on your calendar for a great weekend Motorcycle Adventure.
2023: Fraser Canyon Boston Bar/ Lytton/Cache Creek areas. Overnight at the Canyon Alpine motel 5 km north of Boston Bar.
We will make reservations for a local restaurant.
We have a road ride and an adventure touring route planned. Maps of these routes are currently posted at the clubhouse.
Join us for a great weekend of riding and comradery.
Check in the Photo Gallery and Past Events to see the great fun had at this event in the p ast.
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.