August is a busy month for the Quad Squad South Cariboo ATV Club as it prepares to host the Quad Riders ATV Association of British Columbia 2013 Jamboree, Aug. 19-26 at the Interlakes Rodeo Grounds.
It’s shaping up to be a week of ATV immersion with self-guided and organized rides, an ATV rodeo, wine and cheese party, dinner night and poker ride.
People are welcome to register for the full slate of activities or take part in only the ones they choose. Dry camping will be available on-site at a rate of $5 per night.
Aug. 19 and 20 feature self-guided trail rides where participants will be escorted 2.3 kilometres along a public road to the trail heads. Maps will be available and Quad Squad president Ralph Matthews says trails in the extensive system are well-marked.
“We just require people to carry a minimum of $200,000 liability to ride the forest service roads which must be used to access some of the trails,” he says. Helmets are also required.
Doggy daycare is available and the Roe Lake Recreation Committee will offer bag lunches at a cost of $5 each.
Guided rides to Green Lake and Windy Mountain will be held Aug. 21 and 22, with three rides each day leaving the camp between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. The Green Lake ride includes a stop at Little Horse Lodge for lunch and the Windy Mountain ride has a lunch stop at Wildmans Family Dining and Lounge.
The cost to ride each day is $5, plus the cost of lunch. For drop-ins, a $5 parking fee will also be charged.
An ATV rodeo takes place Aug. 23 in the rodeo grounds arena with fun gymkhana style events like barrel racing, egg and spoon, pantyhose hustle and blind chase.
Registration is at 9 a.m. and games start at 10 a.m. and there will be prizes. In the evening, at 7 p.m., people can enjoy a wine, cheese and dessert party and silent auction.
The ATV/BC annual general meeting is slated for 1 p.m. on Aug. 24 and there will be a jamboree dinner at 6 p.m. in the community hall which is on-site.
The week winds up with a poker ride on Aug. 25 which starts at 9 a.m.
The distance to be covered is approximately 60-km and riders will stop at five stations where they will draw cards for a poker hand. The cost to enter is $20 and prizes will be awarded. The cost for the entire week of activities is $55 and includes a T-shirt and all of the events except the poker ride and rodeo.
Pre-registration is all day on Aug. 19 and 20 but people can register for individual events any time.
For more information, contact Matthews at 250-593-2218 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org. A schedule of events can be found on the Internet at www.atvbc.ca/events/2013-jamboree.