The Vintage Motorcycle Canyon Run


The Canyon Run is all about giving back to the old biker spirits, experiencing the bikes they ran and create a positive riding community.

What is the Vintage Motorcycle Canyon Run?

Well the run consists of a two day ca. 800km riding weekend (planned to be every July Long Weekend) throughout which we are surrounded by great vintage and classic motorcycles and their riders.

The outline of the events is as follows:

Vintage Canyon Run – Day 1

On day one we assemble at the staging point (Trans-Canada Highway Exit 104 – 39978 S Parallel Rd, Chilliwack, BC) starting around 7am. We plan to get on the road around 9am after having had the opportunity to meet the riders, ensure everyone is registered and held a safety brief. The Gospel Riders will also be putting on a pancake breakfast by donation at the staging point so be sure to arrive early.

We have laid out the route to be as accommodating as possible for those bikes which require a little more fuel than others, so plenty of fuel and rest stops. Our route takes us to hope and then up to Lillooet.

Once arrived in Lillooet everyone gets a chance to settle in at their campsite or in their motel rooms until we all assemble at the Lillooet Legion. This time will give you opportunity to rest your bones, clean your bikes or take the chance and have Full Throttle Photo take some awesome shots of your bikes (this you will have to arrange with Full Throttle Photo).

The time for the Show and Shine and BBQ will be dependent on our arrival time but should be throughout the afternoon and early evening. The BBQ is being taken care of by the wonderful ladies of the Women’s Auxiliary and the Lillooet Search & Rescue Team, with the support of the Legion. So big thanks go out to them to put this up for us and the Town of Lillooet for having us.

Vintage Canyon Run – Day 2

We start the second day of the run with a Pancake Breakfast put on by the Legion and Women’s Auxiliary. We will then put our bikes for display for a few Photo Ops and get our gear ready to get back on the road. Around around 10:30-11:00am we will depart Lillooet (until next year) and make one more stop at the Lillooet “Guaranteed Rugged” Sign for another Photo Shoot.

From here we ride via Cache Creek to Spences Bridge for a nice Lunch at the Log Cabin Pub. Here we will try for more photos while we enjoy the last meal on the run. Some riders may depart the run here to start their long trips home (BC Interior, Alberta, and further east, etc.). If you do decide to leave here please advise a volunteer so we can make sure that we know where you are.

Spences Bridge is our last big event before we begin the return trip to the staging point or return home via the Canyon. We don’t have anything big planned at the finish line other than to wish you all a safe ride home and thank you for your attendance.

The run is put on by riders for riders so we always welcome input and are already planning big things for the future, so please don’t hesitate if you’d like to give us some suggestions etc to contact us with ideas and feedback.

What Do The Registration Fees Cover?

The registration fees help us put on this run by taking care of the various costs we encounter to put on the run. Such as but not limited to; Food & Supplies, Trophys, Posters, Donations to the Organizations putting on the BBQ and Meals for us.

When you register you are taken care of for; 

  • Camping Spot
  • The Big BBQ on Day 1
  • Breakfast on Day 2

Please note that we will be providing the Legion and Lillooet Search & Rescue with a donation as a thanks for all their great work and support, but they are all heavily dependent on Donations so if you’d like to give extra we would encourage you to do so. We want to also thank the Town of Lillooet for providing us with the camping for the Vintage Motorcycle Canyon Run riders.