WHAT IN THE WORLD IS A FUN RIDE? This event is a self guided ride that includes five stations of which riders will draw for a value card. Each value card is then recorded on a play card. A total of five value cards equals one hand. Upon completion of ride, awards will be determined by high and low hand.
Kinda sounds like a poker run doesn't it? Yep, it is but there's no cost to play. We're just out to have a "fun ride" and enjoy our OHV friends.
REGISTRATION: To participate, select the "Register" button below (disabled at this time) and complete registration form. Anyone may participate but riders must be 18 years of age to drive. Each person under 18 may participate as a passenger but cannot drive.
WAIVER FORM: The Canyon County ATV Club would not be able to host this event without support from sponsor Birds of Prey Motorsports. A requirement of the event is to sign a waiver form titled "TMI Group Riding Event Release Form." There are two options for completion:
Print form (utilizing the link below), sign, and present to volunteers at packet pick-up station.
Sign waiver form at packet pick-up station.
All drivers and passengers must sign the waiver form
PARTICIPANT PACKETS: Each registrant will receive a packet that includes:
One play card
Wristband quantity that corresponds with number of meals selected on registration form
Map of event track
Packet pick-up will be available Friday evening (for those camping) or Saturday morning between 8am and 9:45am.
PARKING: The Hemingway Butte OHV area has ample parking to unload.
CAMPING: Dry camping will be available at Hemingway Butte OHV area, which is the event start/finish area.
The BLM event permit does not provide exclusive camping privileges. There will be plenty of room.
LOCATION: HemingwayButte GPS coordinates are 43.325884, -116.6511343or a link to a map can be found at the bottom of this page.
TIME: Event opens at 8am. Muffins and coffee will be available. Riders depart between 9am and 10am. The complete Fun Ride loop will be ~75 miles. Riders may choose the shorter track of 40 miles by turning at Station 2. Riders selecting the 40 mile track may wish to start later (but before 10am) due to shortened riding time.
COURSE: Event is self-guided with 5 stations to draw or spin for one card. Riders selecting the 40 mile track will draw multiple times at Stations 1 or 2 until one hand (5 cards) is complete.
The course has been marked using pink and orange colored ribbons. A map will be also be included in participant packet.
Station 1: Event start at Hemingway Butte
Station 2: Black Mountain parking area
Station 3: Gate near Slacks corner
Station 4: Gate at Whiskey Mountain
Station 5: Event finish at Hemingway Butte
Important point to remember: OHV riding on Reynolds Creek Road is prohibited - your choice, your ticket.
FOOD:A fried chicken meal will be served between 3-5 pm. Each wristband received in the participant packet is good for one meal. We will not charge for food and only ask that you consider a donation for the meal and perhaps a portable dessert to share such as cookies, bars, and ice cream. Okay, maybe not the ice cream.
Don't forget to include those under 18 in total meal count (on registration form). Meals to participants who register after the June 15th deadline are not guaranteed but will be provided if available, once the last registered participant receives their meal.
PRIZES: $100 (each) will be awarded to the high and low hand......and we may surprise you with a few additional cash awards pending overall participation. There will also be demo machines available to test drive courtesy of event sponsor Birds of Prey Motorsports.
The Hemingway Butte OHV Recreation area is open to the public. Please respect the trail system rules and be aware of road and trail traffic at all times.