The Revy Riders Triple B Rally took over Revelstoke, B.C., on the weekend of July 18, 2015. Glacier House Resort was packed to the brim when the ladies-only dirt bike event more than doubled its numbers from the previous year and saw over 120 friends, family members and riders visiting from Edmonton through to Vancouver and everywhere in-between. All came to meet new riding friends and check out the trail network Revelstoke has to offer!
If you happened to see the RV lot at Glacier House on the eve before the Triple B Rally, it was clear to see the event was going to be a success. Trailers, row upon row, were stacked and the air was filled with excitement and the buzz of riders preparing for the day ahead.
From yoga to moto
Saturday morning began with a yoga session presented by Revelution Fitness on the Glacier House lawn overlooking the Begbie Mountain range. Stretched out and geared up, over 45 ladies of all ages and abilities filled the parking lot, ready to ride out.
With groups split from beginner to advanced and club locals leading the way, the riders soon filled the network of over 60 kilometres of Revelstoke trails looking for the Triple B checkpoints. More checkpoints tagged equalled more points to win Rider of the Year, so naturally throughout the next six hours, the ladies covered a lot of ground.
The most advanced group, which included guest rider and pro enduro and moto Canadian champion Shelby Turner, tackled Roland’s Revenge, an infamous 12-kilometre loop with rocks, logs, rooty hill climbs, deep woods and epic lookouts. The green crew charged Sandy, a smooth, rolling trail that cuts into the mountainside, and Annie F150, a well-packed tour around the Deadman’s Creek area.
Canadian women’s national enduro champion Shelby Turner of Barons, Alberta, tackled the infamous Roland’s Revenge loop with some of the most advanced riders in the rally.
The intermediate and advanced groups charged gravel pit climbs in Outlaw Daves and rock jumps on Holly’s rock, and they rallied through Hybrid, Black and Blue, Uno and Ego Trip. With lunch and swim breaks in-between, the riders stayed fuelled and cool, finishing off the ride with a much-needed full-gear group swim.
A jump in the lake to cool off after the ride on Saturday.
Karina King wins Rider of the Year
The day wrapped up with relaxing massages and Caesars at the Triple B BBQ on the Glacier House patio. Friends, new and old, with their families quickly packed the house and awards and giveaways were underway.
The Rider of the Year—which is based on checkpoint totals, rider poll and best photo—was awarded to a crowd favourite Karina King. King took home the trophy and a Kimpex helmet. With major street cred from charging her 1985 Honda, combined with her vibrant, encouraging personality, she fully encompassed the Triple B Rally spirit.
Every rider walked away with a special giveaway from our sponsors: Infinite Powersports, Rough Country Marine, Free Spirit Sports, Revelution Fitness, Somewon Collective, RidersWest, Society Snow and Skate, Kimpex, MX&Offroad Magazine. There were also Beta motorcycle demos from Mountain Motorcycle Ltd., health and beauty products from Arbonne, tunes and gifts from the local radio station 92.5 Stoke FM, and tanks and stickers printed locally from Integrated Apparel.
A huge thanks to Glacier House Resort for supporting the moto community and hosting us. We could not imagine a better venue.
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