Saturday, July 19, 2008

Powell River ATV Club Poker Ride

This weekend Wayne and I went to the Powell River ATV Club's annual campout and poker ride at Kent's Beach near Saltery Bay. Kent's Beach is an excellent location for an event like this. They have a large group campsite and many other nearby sites for overflow crowds, some with full RV hook-ups. For those who want a little more luxury, there are even oceanfront cabins for rent.

Our club's president Dave and his wife Marg really organized a wonderful weekend. For several weeks in advance, the Wednesday trail building group worked on reopening and grooming the path we would take. Winter storms down trees and spring brings new alders that need to be removed. We really thank them for all the hard work.

On Saturday morning, 40 quads took off for a day of fun in the bush. Since the weather has been warm and dry, some sections were pretty dusty, but the majority of the ride was on shaded hard-packed trails. You can see where we went in yellow on the map below. The whole group stopped at several panoramic viewpoints of inland lakes and coastal islands. At three of these, we drew cards for our poker hands.

When we arrived back at camp there were prizes for the top three hands and enough door prizes for everyone who attended. Wayne got a new helmet donated by Danny at Quality Parts and I got several A&W gift certificates. The support from Powell River businesses was excellent.

Belonging to an ATV Club has been important to us as new quad riders. We learn about safety, great trails and love the camaraderie. Want information about an ATV club near you? Check out the ATV/BC or ATV Canada websites. Happy quadding. -- Margy

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous12:10 PM

    Looks like you had a great time over the weekend. That big wheel with the directions on it looks intersting.


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