Annual Dirty Knobby poker ride coming up June 1-2

The 2013 Dirty Knobby is almost here, too, coming up June 1 in the Mountain House Road area.

  • May. 20, 2013 11:00 a.m.

Spring is upon us and the 2013 riding season has arrived.

The 2013 Dirty Knobby is almost here, too, coming up June 1 in the Mountain House Road area. And as always the event is being hosted by the Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle Association’s diligent members.

The Dirty Knobby poker ride is open to all ages and skill levels with more fun and activities planned than ever before.

This year there will be guided rides for kids, a bike rodeo area, a bike familiarization clinic and free lunch for all who sign up.

“Truly easy, easy trails to challenging trails are here for all to enjoy from peewees to big guys,” said Sasha Kokesch, a director with the WLORMA.

“A dual purpose ride is planned to depart from the pits, too. Again, at our new location, we have tons of close parking and room to host this event.”

The Dirty Knobby Poker Ride has four levels from peewee to masters to accommodate all skills levels.

Sign up starts at 9:30 a.m. with the poker ride beginning at 11 a.m.

For more information including registration visit www.thedirtyknobby.com.

Kokesch added the two major events the club hosts throughout the year — the Dirty Knobby and the Overland Cross Country, scheduled for Sunday, June 2 — help support the club’s costs throughout the year.

Classes for the Overlander Cross Country ride include masters, expert, intermediate, vet expert, vet amateur, senior expert, senior amateur, super senior, junior over, junior under, women, sportsman and peewee, plus the Pacific Northwest Motocross Association Off Road Racing Series.

“As WLORMA is a non-profit organization we would encourage anyone interested to join us as a member,” Kokesch said. “Membership info is also available on our website.

“This year we are proud to be providing a BC Off Road Motorcycle Association ‘trail pass’ as an option with each membership purchased. These passes are not required to ride any specific trails, but rather show our ongoing support to BCORMA, who is the only voice lobbying for the interests of off-road bikers in B.C. The money from the sale of each trail pass goes toward ensuring that we and future generations will always have a place to recreate on Crown land.”

The pass can also be upgraded to a platinum trail pass which provides its owner third party liability insurance, which is legally required in B.C. if you plan on using an unlicensed bike on forest service roads.

For more information on BCORMA trail passes visit www.bcorma.ca.

“We look forward to seeing many of our locals out at the event to spectate and ride with some of the best in the province,” Kokesch said.

“Remember, riding on Crown land is a privilege not a right. Be responsible and respectful to be a good ambassador for the sport that we love so much, dirtbiking.”