Papa John Classic Background and Information
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 an 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
There is no over night parking or camping in the track parking lot.
Here are some details for camping at Glacier House.
$30 +tax per site.
Camp site for max. one RV or camper, or up to 3 tents.
Use of inside washrooms and shower facilities 7am-11pm
Use of indoor pool, hot tub and sauna
Please note; Maximum of 15 sites available – first come first served. Reservations are essential!
Breakfast is not included
No serviced sites
No power hook ups
Generator use 7am-11pm only
No sewage disposal or facilities
Strictly no open fires allowed
Please be Bear Aware and respect our natural environment and wildlife!
Personal cooking stoves and BBQ’s must be cleaned thoroughly after use
Leave No Trace – pick up all litter and food debris
Do not store food or cooler bins outside
Pets must remain on leash at all time, and should never be left unattended
Always clean up after your pet (no pet fees apply to camping area)
As well, there is an open field just before (300meters) the track on the right hand side as driving out to track.The field is large and will accommodate many people and vehicles. Please leave the area as tidy as when you arrived.
Now onto some more specific details for you all….
After checking in Friday and grabbing a meal, you will need a good rest for all the awesome riding you will be doing all weekend!
Click here to register for the 2015 Event: http://www.revyriders.com/event/papa-john-classic/
Schedule of Events for Saturday, Sept. 26
8:00 -9:15 will be an early sign up at Glacier House for all you that are staying there
Breakfast sandwiches will be served at sign in for 5$
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 dinner will start. We may have to eat in two “shifts”
6:30 prizes, awards, and early sign up for Sundays race
After party and bonfire weather permitting
Schedule of Events for Sunday, Sept 27
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!
Bring a lawn chair! Seating for dinner could be tight.