Dirty Knobby goes Saturday

Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle Association vice president Sasha Kokesch invites everyone to take part in this Saturday's Dirty Knobby.

Local Kyle Lemky rides during last year’s Dirty Knobby event

Local Kyle Lemky rides during last year’s Dirty Knobby event

With a new date, new location and a revised format, Williams Lake Off Road Motorcycle Association vice-president Sasha Kokesch hopes this year’s Dirty Knobby family fun race and Overlander Cross Country Race are bigger than ever.

“It [the Dirty Knobby] will be open to all ages and skill levels, with more fun and activities planned than ever before,” Kokesch said, noting there are trails tailored to all skill levels of riders.

The Dirty Knobby, normally held in May, was moved this year to September to coincide with the Overlander Cross Country Race to help streamline the work that goes into hosting both events.

Kokesch said the Dirty Knobby caters to all age groups and includes a motorcycle riding and maintenance clinic for kids, a poker ride for riders of all ages and experience, lunch and a prize giveaway.

The Overlander Cross Country race is part of the Pacific North West Motocross Association’s (PNWMA) Off Road Racing Series. It will feature riders from around the province, and is a sanctioned event.

“We welcome all local riders to come on out,” Kokesch said. “There will be a separate course for sportsman, and the peewees get their own course, too. The sanctioned race has classes for everyone as follows: women, sportsman, peewee, masters, expert, veteran expert 30-39, intermediate, senior expert 40-49, super senior 50-plus, veteran amateur 30-39, senior amateur 40-49, junior over 16-plus and junior under 15.

Saturday’s Dirty Knobby kicks off with signup from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by a riders meeting at 10:30 a.m. At 11 a.m. the poker run is scheduled to get underway. Trophy presentations go at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday’s Overlander Cross Country Race starts at 8:30 a.m. with registration followed by a 10 a.m. riders meeting. The race gets underway at 10:45 a.m. with trophy presentations to follow at 3 p.m.

Both events are being held at a new pit location this year, located about one kilometre east from the old pit location off Mountain House Road.

For more information and directions to the race location visit www.thedirtyknobby.com.