62nd Annual GVMC Routledge Run Road Ride



Friday, July 15, 2016
7:00:00 AM
Howard Johnston Inn Enderby B.C.
Wes Jamison
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Current Information On The Routledge Run

62nd Annual GVMC Routledge Run- Road Ride and Adventure Dualsport Ride. (C Loop only)

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

July 15, 16th, and 17th, 2016
Mark these dates on your calendar for a great Motorcycle Weekend Adventure and register early.

Road Ride:Thia will be a scenic tour through the Shuswap in a loop of some of the nicest roads the area has to offer!

Adventure Touring: This is chance to ride your 450- 650 CC and larger DS bike on some friendlier gravel and paved roads in some of the most scenic areas of the Shuswap.
We will be gathering on Friday the 15th at the Howard Johnson Inn in Enderby BC.

The Motel will allowed shared accomodation and there is a POOL!

Book anytime from now on at:
Howard Johnson Inn
1510 George Street, Enderby B.C. Canada

Signups: Pay Pal at www.gvmc.ca
or you can pay at the clubhouse #306-9785 192nd Street Surrey from March 29, 2016 onward.

The 2105 ride was a fun event with 30+ participants all having a memorial.

Accommodation space is limited and sign ups end on June 30th, 2016

In 2016 we will again be providing a T-shirt, 3 meals, the ride and prizes all at $75.00 per head.

Passengers are welcome at the same cost.

We will need your t-shirt size once you have paid and that can be e-mailed to wes@wesjamison.com after Feb 1 2016.

Check in the photo gallery for pictures and see all the fun had in the past at this event.

Bring your riding buddies and meet new ones!

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.

Event Comments:
2016 62nd Annual Routledge Run

The 62 annual GVMC Routledge Run held on July 15th to 17th, 2016 saw an adventurous and fun group of riders ride to Enderby BC Friday night and use this as ride headquarters for the weekend.

Saturday the Adventure touring group had an all day gravel road excursion around Mabel Lake on forest services roads with a few scenic stops along the way.

Road riders were treated to a trip to Revelstoke and the Shelter Bay Ferry over to Nakusp. Lunch was on the patio of the Leland Hotel overlooking the lake on a beauuuuutiful sunny afternoon. Priceless views there to sooth the soul. Then on to Farquier and the Needles Ferry thru to Vernon and back to Enderby.

All participants received the world famous Routledge t-shirt, were fed 3 full course meals and enjoyed the weekend.

Stay tuned for the 2017 version next year.
See you there!
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