Camping: 25 Unit Campsite near start area (aprox $18.00 fee) - Rapids Campground
60% of sites are available for reservation, excluding the Staging Area: 40% of sites are on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations will not be taken more than 60 days in advance on line through Sites and Trails B.C. Otherwise this is a CASH ONLY site and has on-site supervision during camping season. All visitors are required to to exit the site by 10:30pm as the gates are locked at 11:00pm and will remain closed until 7:00am
For more information and to make a reservation visit: www.chilliwackvalleycampsites.ca
Directions: Take Vedder Rd. exit off of Hwy 1 at Chilliwack. Drive south thru Sardis and turn left at the steel bridge towards Chilliwack Lake. After 25km, turn left on gravel road towards Chipmunk Creek. Sign up is at Wally's Staging Area.
Two or Three Courses - dependent on which trails are open.:
Bear Cub Loop - Easy Loop about 3km - For Kids and new riders.
Adult Short Loop - 8-10km course - as easy as it gets at Chipmunk Creek
Adult Long Loop - 25km Course - includes seldom used trails and jeep track
Trophies, Prizes, Fun For All!!
Concession: GVMC will have a concession on site.
Check under Past Events and in the Photo Gallery to see the family fun had in the past.
History Of The Chipmunk Creek Trail Ride
Chipmunk Creek Trail Ride
The Chipmunk Creek Trail Ride was started in 2012 by the organizers of the Piston Run. They felt with all the time and work the Club did clearing, developing, and maintaining trails they should be using them for more than one Run per year. There were also plans, at the time, to develop a short loop that was suitable for small, wheeled bikes which would attract families and kids, so the Bear Loop was built.
It was decided to hold the event in late summer when all the snow would be gone off the higher trails to expand the full use of the course and try a Poker Run rather than an all-out competition.
The first event was a great success and each year it has gotten bigger. In later years, we rebuilt the Bear Cup Loop and added a Kidís event as well, making this a great time for families and also avid riders.
Event Comments: 11th Annual GVMC Chipmunk Creek Trail Ride & Poker Run
The 11th Annual GVMC Chipmunk Trail Riders Association Poker Run was August 21, 2022.
We had 92 sign ups, and awarded prizes based on poker hands. We had four categories, Youth, Bear Cub Youth, Ladies and Adults. We also had random draws for adult and kids prizes. Everything from a PS4 and other toys to chain lube and a helmet and a tire.
The GV crew worked hard to clear trails the weeks before and we were rewarded with great weather and 4 exciting trail options. Loop "A" was about 44 Km's long and went over Ping-Ping and Mercer Parkway. Loop "B" was about 8 Km long and featured some of the best lower Chipmunk trails. Loop "C" was a short 3 Km loop of similar trails geared to newbies or novices who find the kids Bear Cub Loop too easy. The fourth loop was our world renowned Bear Cub Loop for all the ages of 2-12's.
Each participant was offered a hot dog and a drink with their entry fee and other concessions were also offered.
Everyone loved the trails and the day of riding with comments about looking forward to next year.
I would like to thank the following:
In the canteen-Debbie Jamison, Rob Pinder, Barry Cargo, June Busch & Dee Branigan, and Julie Blackburn.
Ride courses: Andrew De Jong, Ray Keller, Jahred Jamison and of course without this person the ride would be almost impossible to put on, Chris Carey.
Registration- Jackie Heppler & Jim Brooke
Poker hands and scoring- Phil Blackburn and Barry Cargo
Road crossings & Parking- Bill & William Talley
Sweep riders and trail guardians: Dave Seifert, Trevor Davies, Andrew de Jong, Chris Carey, Ray Keller.
Prize procurement & donations- Dave Seifert, Dwight and Pat Harris, The Modern Living Group, Wes, Brandon and Ambre, Gnarly Parts, The Honda Center, GA Checkpoint, the Otter Co-op Angry Otter liquor stores.