[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Hello, this year’s Papa John promises to be the biggest and most exciting yet!
I would like to take a few minutes to explain a few things to better prepare you for your journey to Revelstoke and give you a better idea of how it all began.
First of all, the late Papa John Archer was instrumental in Revelstoke getting its first Moto Coss track in the late 70’s in the industrial park area of town. When that track was decommissioned 8 years ago, Papa John once again supplied us with the equipment to build our current track. His son and our Vice President, Terry Archer, is the main track builder and we could not have done anything with out his huge amount of dedication and work to get our track and facility to what it is now. Terry’s sons Skyller and Devin are very avid riders and John’s wife Phyllis and Terry’s wife Tracey will all be out at the event in true moto family fashion!
Revelstoke is a Resort town. And we are very fortunate to have something called the BC Resort Municipality Fund. Basically, how that works is that for every hotel room rented, a very small percentage of that is put into the “resort fund”. Revelstoke hotel rooms are extremely popular in the winter with our booming ski hill and snowmobile industry. The “shoulder” seasons, (the prime dirt biking) are not as busy. The local Resort Municipality Fund Board uses the fund to put money into projects to help generate more consistent hotel room bookings and to help bring more tourism revenue to our City.
The Revy Riders have worked extremely hard to tap into this and we have successfully built some of our very best trails using money from this Fund!
In fact, the first ever Papa John Classic was created as a way of showing the Resort Fund Board that people would actually come to here to ride, book rooms, have a meal or two, and enjoy the beautiful City of Revelstoke. So far, they have been very impressed!
Please consider the above information when deciding if you are camping or staying in a hotel. The hotel option would greatly help us obtain more funding for the future to build more amazing trails and to further expand our awesome riding area!
With that being said, please be sure to check out www.seerevelstoke.com
Zalas Steak and Pizza
1601 Victoria Rd, Revelstoke, BC V0E
Big Eddy Pub Restaurant and Liquor Store
2108 Big Eddy Rd, Revelstoke, BC V0E 3K0
The Regent Hotel
112 First Street East | B.C, Revelstoke, British Columbia V0E 2S0, Canada (250)837-2107
As well, there is an open field just before (300meters) the track on the right hand side as driving out to track.
The field is large and will accommodate many people and vehicles. Please leave the area as tidy as when you arrived.
If that gets full, there is room close to Glacier House Resort, close to the power line, where they park for snowmobiling.
Plent of room on side of road beside track as well.
Now onto some more specific details for you all….
After checking in Friday and grabbing a meal, you will need a good rest for all the awesome riding you will be doing all weekend!
Schedule of Events for Saturday, Sept. 26
- 8:00 -9:15 will be an early sign up at Glacier House for all you that are staying there
- Breakfast sandwiches will be served at sign in for 5$
- 9:15-1030 Regular sign up at track
- 1045 Riders meeting
- 11:00 until 3:30 Papa John Classic Ride (Food concessions available both days at the track)
- Chill out time and refreshments
- 5:30 Prizes and awards. Sign up for Sundays race as well!
- 6:45 dinner will start. We may have to eat in two shifts to accomadate the large number of people this year!!
- After party and bonfire!!
Schedule of Events for Sunday, Sept 27
Riders meeting at 945 at track
Depending on how mant people sign up will determine the rest of the times. We will know more Saturday night.
A few other things to consider:
- Bring cheque or cash for event sign up. Also, have cash for food concessions at track for both days, tips for the dinner staff, and for Sundays race.
- Social media will play a part in this year’s event! Make sure you already like us on Facebook AND Instagram before the event!