Tl’etinqox (Anaham) is making the final preparations for its 13th Annual Horse and Bike Ride to the Williams Lake Stampede.
Organizer Rosaline Harry would like to invite anyone from the public interested in joining the annual tradition to meet at the Anaham band office at 10 a.m. on Sunday, June 21.
Following the ride each day, which is scheduled to make its arrival in Williams Lake on Thursday, June 25, just in time for Stampede, multiple evening activities have been planned.
Riders can choose to ride the entire way, or meet up with the group on any of the days leading up to the arrival at Stampede. Registration forms will be available at any of the multiple stops along the ride.
Harry noted it is mandatory for all bike riders to have a helmet.
The following is the schedule of events for the horse and bike ride:
Sunday, June 21
• Meet at Tl’etinqox (Anaham) band office and register for either the horse or bike ride at 10 a.m. and ride to River Ranch turn off to set up camp, followed by evening activities.
Monday, June 22
• Leave River Ranch turnoff and travel to Jack Palmantier’s place to set up camp for the next two nights. Evening activities include a fireworks display, and activities hosted by the Punky Lake Wilderness Camp Society.
Tuesday, June 23
• A bike rodeo begins at 9:30 a.m., followed by registration for a gymkhana at 10 a.m. The gymkhana begins at 11 a.m. for youth and adults at Jack Palmantier’s arena.
Wednesday, June 24
• Riders leave Jack Palmantier’s place and make their way to Meldrum Creek turnoff to set up camp, followed by evening activities.
Thursday, June 25
• The final day ride takes place to Williams Lake and arrives at the RC Cotton Site. Riders are asked to wear red on the final day of the ride.
Saturday, June 27
• Riders are invited to join the Tl’etinqox Horse and Bike Ride float or ride on horseback for the Daybreak Rotary Stampede Parade. Anyone interested must be at the Cariboo Memorial Complex by 7 a.m.