Lillooet is likely the northernmost the club ventures in any of the monthly rides, and it has been 4 years since we’ve been there. It’s a long haul for the Oregon members, so a night with a northern member may help out on saddle time. The scenery and road on 1 through the Fraser River Canyon are great. The number of options for day rides in the area are fewer as not as many roads in the area in comparison to other area we frequent, but still great roads for riding. It’s hard to conceive when being there that in the 1860’s gold rush era that Lillooet was the largest city west of Chicago and north of San Francisco.
The campground is a privately owned and isn’t anything spectacular, right along the road, but still quiet at night. Flush toilet (I can’t pull up the picture of our esteemed vice president sitting in an outhouse with a flush toilet) and showers. We hope that in spite of the distances involved that people will consider it and guarantee that you won’t be disappointed by the riding opportunities.
Seattle to Lillooet 270 miles, 5 hours 15 minutes
Portland to Lillooet 440 miles, 8 hours 10 minutes
Vancouver to Lillooet 250 km, 3 hours 30 minutes
The 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee is busy planning one heck of a year for us that will not soon be forgotten.
Among the events planned are:
Victoria Day, May 17-20, Pine Flats Camp, Ardenvoir, WA - new and old activities planned
50th Anniversary Rally, September 14-21 - come ride with us for an 8 day journey through Oregon, Washington and British Columbia. Join for all or part of the journey, ride as far and long as you wish. Guests welcomed.
50th Anniversary Banquet, February 15, 2020 - we will wind down the year with a grand finale event.
Our annual camping season is kicked off at the same location each year. This primitive campsite becomes our central location for day rides and camp activities as we truck in a full kitchen to provide all the meals for the weekend. This weekend also allows cars and trucks, so you can bring your non-riding partner or friends as well as that tent that is too large for your bike.
Bear Hollow is the favorite of the Border Riders. The rides in the area are fantastic with sweeping roads throughout the area, the John Day Fossil Beds and the Painted Hills. Located about 7 miles SE of Fossil along Highway 19, this park is open year-round and has 20 sites. Elevation is 2,250’. You’ll enjoy the aroma of Ponderosa Pines and true firs on a warm day.
Requires ferry from mainland. You must have a passport or Nexus Pass if you live in the USA. The ferry from Anacortes WA or Port Angeles WA are two most commonly used from the USA.
Massive trees, majestic waterfalls, a meandering river that meets the sea, flowers, birds and fascinating fish are but a few of the attractions that draw people to Goldstream Provincial Park, a mere 16 km from downtown Victoria on southern Vancouver Island.