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    presents the


    Vancouver Island


    May 7, 8, 9

    Shawnigan Lake, BC

    located on the beautiful Koksilah River

    All levels of riding are here

    A- expert, B- intermediate, and C- big bike and new rider friendly

    Bikes mustbe quiet- 96db max andhave an approved spark arrestor

    Licensed and equipped for street use

    Riders must be prepared for back country conditions

    Carry a first aid kit, tools and flat repair supplies. Ride with a buddy

    Official ride takes place

    Saturday May 8

    Mandatory Riders meeting at 0800

    Campsite facilities include running water and portapotties, picnic tables, a cookshack,private sites with fire pits, and a covered community area with a large bonfire site!

    RV's OK !

    Sorry, No Pets !

    If we can get50 riders to commit, the whole campsite will be reserved for DSBC.

    Typically there are not many rules here. Be respectful, that's about it.

    There will be a huge bonfire as before!!

    Sorry, No Pets !

    Two nights camping, limited edition ORCA RUN T-shirt, route sheets, and Saturday dinner included


    Extra T shirts, long sleeve shirts and hoodies are available by pre-order!


    (Registration begins March 1)


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    In the planning stages for this year...

    Fully catered Saturday night Dinner

    Catering truck onsite all weekend for your convenience.

    Three major sponsors will display current Dualsport and Adventure touring models!

    More to come!


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      Here is our 2010 T shirt!


      Famous Last Words " Watch This"


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        Last year, once at the event, everyone wanted a hoodie.
        But they had to be pre ordered.

        If you want a hoodie, long sleeve T shirt or extra T shirts you must order using the mail in registration form.

        Hoodies are a bargain at only $35.

        Sorry, we don't order extras to sell on site..


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          We get many private messages. Thanks for your interest.
          Many are answered by the first post in this thread. (scroll up)

          Here's a sample for your info:

          1) Can I ride an unlicensed dirt bike on the A loop?

          No. All motorcycles must be licensed and insured.

          2) Can I bring my kids and their bikes?

          Sure! As long as they are 16 or older riding a licensed motorcycle.

          3) Is there a family rate?

          No. One entry/waiver per rider.

          4) If I posted on the pre-sign up thread, do I still need to register by mail?

          Yes, or you don't get in.

          5) Can I bring my spouse if she doesn't ride a bike?


          6) Does (he/she) still need to register?

          No, unless they want a t-shirt and Saturday night dinner.

          7) Can I bring my dog?

          No pets on site. Campground rules, not ours.

          8) Must I be a member of BCORMA to enter?

          No, but we encourage joining!

          9) Will the weather be SUNNY?

          Yes, it has always been sunny for the Orca Run, however it could also rain, so be prepared!

          Questions? Go here!


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            The Campground is a few kilometers past Koksilah Provincial Park
            on the (Old) Renfrew Rd, west of Shawnigan Lake Village.
            4051 Renfrew Rd.

            The last 5 kms are gravel FSR.

            Note: rcmp patrol this section of gravel road - it is considered residential so please keep the noise and speed down. Thanks.


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              [img]file:///C:/Users/Mike/AppData/Local/Temp/moz-screenshot-10.png[/img][img]attachment.php?id=2664[/img]Map and confusing directions by Julius


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                Map by Jimbo


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                  Zipped GPX map to the campground courtesy of Submann:


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                    TWISTY paved MOTORCYCLE ROUTE to Campground from Swartz Bay... (by Submann)


                    Come off of ferry, get in right lane.
                    Take first exit right onto Wain Rd.
                    Stop sign - turn left onto West Saanich Rd.
                    Drive into Brentwood to traffic light (sorry) and turn right onto Wallace drive.
                    Turn right onto Willis Pt. Rd.
                    Turn Left onto Ross Durance Rd.
                    It becomes Millstream Lake Rd.
                    Stop sign - Turn right (still Millstream Lake Rd.)
                    Stop sign - Turn left onto Millstream Rd.
                    Turn right onto Finlayson Arm Rd.
                    Use caution, super twisty and the road surface degrades with steep downhill switchbacks
                    You pop out in Goldstream Park
                    Stop sign - Turn right onto Trans Canada highway
                    Turn Left onto Shawnigan Lake Rd.
                    At bottom of hill turn left onto West Shawnigan Lake Rd.
                    Turn left onto Renfrew Rd.
                    Keep right toward Koksilah Park.
                    Road turns to gravel
                    Arrive at Campsite on right.

                    I didn't put distances on here as that would take ALL the fun out of it. Hopefully we can post the GPS files for download.

                    Sorry but I did route it past one traffic light. We only turn right there so it's just a glancing blow.



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                      GPX file courtesy of Submann.

                      Download, unzip and enjoy.Attachment:

                      (thanks to Jetdog!)


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                        A caterer serving a full menu will be on site all weekend for your convenience.

                        A major part of this menu is made from scratch, on site, and 100% natural, without the use of msg, preservatives or additives. We do hope you enjoy the food.


                        Saturday nights meal is included with your entry.


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                          BCORMA information courtesy of JavaJude :

                          Hi All

                          I will be at the Orca Run next weekend and I will have the BCORMA Trail Pass package available for sale. The $40 Trail Pass package includes:
                          1. A 2010 BCORMA Trail Pass
                          2. A reflective DSBC decal
                          3. A mini DSBC decal
                          4. A DSBC key chain
                          5. A DSBC pocket calendar
                          DSBC supports the BCORMA Trail Pass Program as the funds go towards the building and maintance of the trails in BC that we enjoy riding. None of the funds go to the gov't. The funds are collected by and distributed to off-road motorcycle clubs.

                          I will also have DSBC ball caps ($15)and toques ($15) available for sale at the Orca Run. Just come and find me or one of the "Bus" people and we'll take your money and give you great stuff.



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                            The rally campsite is open Friday at noon. Friday and Saturday night is included in your entry fee.

                            Riders are welcome to stay extra days before or after the rally but must pay the usual camping fees.

                            In case anyone arrives earlier keep in mind certain areas need to be available for sponsor displays, registration, food services and committee tables and camping.

                            These might not be well marked so please set up further afield or you might be asked to move.

                            The general reserved area to avoid is the large grassy section near the cookshack and stage on both sides of the road, plus the first few treed campsites in that area.



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                              Victoria weather.



                              Remember, temps can drop to freezing overnight.