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Lost Creek/Kenyon Lake Newbie/Maintenance Run

May 21, 2023 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PDT

Formerly the Kenyon Lake Maintenance Run – Now the Sylvester Road Newbie Run. This is still stock and newbie friendly, but some clearance and 4WD with low range is required.

We welcome those who enjoy using their four-wheel-drive vehicle to explore and discover beautiful places. If you have no experience driving your 4×4 ‘ off-road’ in difficult or rough terrain and want to gain knowledge and experience in a friendly, knowledgeable, and safe environment, this is the event for you. We always welcome experienced drivers who want a relaxed day and the opportunity to help novice wheelers.

There is a choice of five destinations during this run, and we can do any three of them, time permitting. The “warm-up challenge,” Salsbury Lake, Tank Trap, The Grotto, and Kenyon Lake. If we have a large number of rigs turn out, then we may split into two groups and do things in a different order.

This run is for novices and will feature some basic challenges. A proper four-wheel-drive vehicle with reasonable ground clearance and a willingness to learn new things is all that is required.

One of the goals of these runs is to help you determine what equipment, tools, and accessories you need; nobody should feel they aren’t “properly equipped” to attend. We recommend, but do not require, that you have the following:

  • Suitable tires with good tread
  • Full-size spare and jack for your vehicle
  • Tire gauge, compressor, and plug kit
  • Work gloves
  • Common sense
  • and most importantly, bring a good attitude

Communications (optional, but recommended – see 4wdabc.ca/communications):

  • LMR 4WDABC channel 2 (Lower Mainland)
  • Ham 146.460MHz (ham license required)
  • FRS/GMRS channel 4, privacy code 0 (or off)
  • CB channel 4

This is a family-friendly, drug- and alcohol-free event. Pets are welcome, but please keep them leashed and under control.

Meetup is at 9:30 am at the Husky at Lougheed Hwy. and Sylvester Rd. just east of Mission with a departure time of 10:00 am sharp to head to the air-down area. You can expect the group to return to the Husky by about 5:00 pm, although participants can always leave early if they need to, just make sure one of your run leaders knows you’re going.


May 21, 2023
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Sylvester Husky
36671 Lougheed Hwy.
Mission, BC V2V 7K6 Canada
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    Hi, I am coming this Sunday May 21 to gain experience. How can I become a member of Four Wheel Drive Association of BC ?

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    The run leaders have decided to cancel this run due to uncertain conditions and possible road closure for the Davis Lake wildfire.

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    From the Run Leader Announcement:

    Due to the active Wildfire in the Sylvester area (Davis Lake Wildfire), this month’s Sylvester Road Fun Run that was to take place this weekend is being canceled for safety reasons.

    To all the people were had marked Going. I hopefully will look forward to seeing you next month.

    Thank you.


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