Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA)




 The Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child Development Centre has the RAFFLE BIKE for 2016!
This year the Raffle Bike is the incomparable, popular

TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE, and I will update as I receive where you can buy them! Please check our OMRA FBook and Website EVENTS Pages for venues/dates you can see the bike as well as buy your TICKETS

The OSNS Child Development Centre provide Early Intervention Programs to enhance the abilities of children who are developmentally at risk. These include: Speech/Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Autism Treatment, Developmental Assessment, Psychology, Family Support Department, and Kinderplace Integrated Preschool. The OSNS WEBSITE is http://www.osns.org/ .

OMRA Members (in particular Willy Lemm) facilitate venues to have the bikes viewed, and sell tickets for the OSNS, as well as transport the bikes between venues. We are proud to be involved in such a worthy cause.

TICKETS AVAILABLE: by contacting us (OMRA) at omra2001@gmail.com or call/go to the OSNS office #103 - 550 Carmi Ave., Penticton Phone 250-492-0295 / Toll Free 1-866-492-0295, as well as the following businesses:

Avalance Performance - 1456 Fairview Rd., Penticton-Website: http://www.avalanceperformance.com/ 
Osoyoos Credit Union - 8312 Main St., Osoyoos
Kane's Harley Davidson-888 McCurdy Pl. Kelowna 250-860-0666 
Wrong Turn Tavern - 629 7th. Ave. Keremeos - FaceBook Page: http://www.facebook.com/WrongTurnTavern 
Canadian Chopper
-604-7th Ave.Keremeos-Website:http: http://www.canadianchopper.com/

2016 Harley-Davidon Heritage Softail Classic SPECS:
Length 2,405 mm
Seat Height, Laden 648 mm
Seat Height, Unladen 685 mm
Ground Clearance 120 mm
Rake (steering head) (deg) 31
Trail 147 mm
Wheelbase 1,635 mm
Tires, Front Specification MT90B16 72H
Tires, Rear Specification 150/80B16 71H
Fuel Capacity 18.9 l
Oil Capacity (w/filter) 3.3 l
Weight, As Shipped 329 kg
Weight, In Running Order 342 kg
Engine Air-Cooled, High Output Twin
Cam 103B™
Bore 98.4 mm
Stroke 111.1 mm
Displacement 1,690 cc
Compression Ratio 9.6:1
Fuel System Electronic Sequential Port Fuel
Injection (ESPFI)
Primary Drive Chain, 34/46 ratio
Gear Ratios (overall) 1st 9.311
Gear Ratios (overall) 2nd 6.454
Gear Ratios (overall) 3rd 4.793
Gear Ratios (overall) 4th 3.882
Gear Ratios (overall) 5th 3.307
Gear Ratios (overall) 6th 2.79
Exhaust Chrome, staggered shorty exhaust
with dual mufflers
Wheels, Front Type Steel Laced
Wheels, Rear Type Steel Laced
Brakes, Caliper Type 4-piston front and 2-piston rear
Wheels, Optional Style Type Chrome, Tubeless Profile
Laced Aluminum
Engine Torque Testing Method J1349
Engine Torque 132 Nm
Engine Torque (rpm) 3,000
Lean Angle, Right (deg.) 24.4
Lean Angle, Left (deg.) 25.9
Fuel Economy: Combined City/Hwy 5.7 l/100 km
Lights (as per country regulation), Indicator Lamps High beam, front fender running lights, neutral, low oil pressure, turn signals, engine diagnostics, security system (optional),6-speed, low fuel warnings, ABS, cruise control, Gauges Tank-mounted electronic speedometer with odometer, time-of-day clock on odometer, dual trip meter, RPM/gear display, fuel gauge with low fuel warning light and countdown feature, low oil pressure indicator light, engine diagnostics readout, LED indicator lights, 6-speed indicator light



OMRA Members, Club President Tom Cook, Roy Colmer, Deb Smith, (back row) is Michelle Studer Simonin, Bernie Dougherty and (can't see her in this pic is Alisha Cook who volunteered for the OSNS Telethon where $52,000.00 was raised!

Tom, Bernie, Roy, Deb, Willy Lemm
There she is! Top right is Alisha Cook.




28th Annual South Okanagan Toy Run 2015                     

  The Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA), along with St. Vincent de Paul Society, would like to thank the generous sponsors who helped make the 28th Annual South Okanagan Toy Run such a success for 2015.
This year we were able to raise
$2,319.00 and approx. 275 toys were donated.
Further donations are always welcome at St. Vincent de Paul Society located at St. Ann’s Hall, 1296 Main Street, Penticton.

If you know of a local family with tots to teens who are in need this Holiday Season, please give St. Vincent de Paul a call at 250-492-2082 and let them know.

Many thanks go to: A&W Restaurants, Affordable Music, Avalance Performance, Barley Mill Brew Pub, Bears Den, Bike Barn,  Boston Pizza, Canadian Tire, City of Penticton, Clancy’s Pub, Copper Mug, DEM Mechanics, Doc’s Golf Centre, Eagles Aerie 4281, Gov’t St. Liquor Store, Huber Banister Chevrolet, Kaleden Restaurant, Kettle Valley Station Pub, Lions Club of Penticton, Lordco Parts, M&M Meat Shop,
M&M Performance,
Minute Muffler, Murray GMC, Napa Auto Parts, Parker Motors, Pasta Factory,
Peach City Beach Cruise, Peacock’s Perch Pub, Peacock's Perch Liquor Store,
Penticton Honda, Real Things Pizza, Red Rooster Winery, Ruby Blues Winery,
Sherwood Trophies, Skaha Ford, Skaha Meadows Golf Course, Starbucks (Riverside Mall), Subway (Penticton & Summerland), Sun N' Sup, Bill Tarras, The Shop for Mutts and Motorcycles, Tony’s Meats & Deli, Tugs Tap House, Zia’s Stonehouse Restaurant.
We appreciate your generosity in helping put a smile on the faces of the children of the South Okanagan who may otherwise not have a gift at Christmas. We would also like to thank all the participants who showed and rode. We couldn’t have such a successful event without your overwhelming support. Hope to see you all again next year! Special thanks to the Penticton Lions Club for their yummy breakfast/lunch and to Mr. Music Man Russ Treit for the great tunes.

OMRA Roy Colmer, Director, Toy Run 



Who:  Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association (OMRA) -  Penticton BC

28th Annual South Okanagan Non-Profit Toy Run - benefits to St. Vincent de Paul Society of Penticton for less fortunate children in the South Okanagan.

Where: Meet at the Peach in Penticton (Rotary Park). Stops in Summerland High School 10:15 am, Oliver A&W 11:30 am and OK Falls IGA 12:15 pm for toy pick up, & donations, returning to the Peach (Rotary Park) in Penticton.

When: Sunday September 20,2015 - Ride starts at 10:00 am. sharp. Lions Club Breakfast at 9:00 am.  Lion Club Lunch upon return to the Peach (Rotary Park) Penticton (approximately 1:30 pm).

Why: To gather donations and new toys for distribution to less fortunate families at Christmas, in the Okanagan Valley.
Upon return to Peach (Rotary Park) in Penticton, there will be Door Prizes, 50/50 Draw and Toonie auctions.
All proceeds & benefits to St. Vincent de Paul Society for distribution. 
Great fun and camaraderie.  Bring a new toy and join us.
Registration is by Donation/or New Toy.  Any and all makes and models welcome. 
For more info, contact Roy Colmer.  Phone (250) 809-4757, e-mail  paburlap@yahoo.ca


                    Some of our OMRA Members Riders & Friends for Media/Officials Challenge Triathlon 2015



OMRA Members Volunteer for 2015 MS Walk

                               Some of the OMRA Volunteers.
                          Left to right: Tom Cook, Roy & Joanne Colmer, Willy Lemm, Jack & Debbie Batstone, Lisa "Peach Pit" Plourde, Doug Nims.                          
                   Back Row: Tom Barnes

                                           Missing: Johnna Ortiz (photographer)....and let me know who else I've forgotten please!


                                         OMRA Volunteers & Bikes                                                                                                                                          



The WINNER of the 2015, 1700cc Yamaha Road Star Silverado is Mike Epp from Penticton.  
Congratulations Mr. Epp!    

The winner of the OSNS Scooter Early Bird Draw is
 Patrick Ward of Penticton (sorry we couldn't get a photo of Mr. Ward), congratulations Patrick! There is still time to get your winning ticket on the big momma!  Draw
date June 28th!  Best of luck on winning the 2015, 1700 cc Yamaha Road Star Silverado!



The Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child Development Centre has the Raffle Bike and Scooter for 2015! Tickets are available for sale! Please check our EVENTS Page for venues/dates you can see the bike/scooter, as well as
  our OMRA FACE BOOK Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/116273221808762/

The OSNS Child Development Centre provide Early Intervention Programs to enhance the abilities of children who are developmentally at risk.  These include: Speech/Language Pathology, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Autism Treatment, Developmental Assessment, Psychology, Family Support Department, and Kinderplace Integrated Preschool.
   The OSNS website is http://www.osns.org/ .

OMRA members facilitate venues to have the bikes viewed, and sell tickets for the OSNS, as well as transport the bikes between venues.  We are proud to be involved in such a worthy cause.  Children are our future.

Tickets can be purchased by contacting us (OMRA) at omra2001@gmail.com or call/go to the OSNS office #103 - 550 Carmi Ave., Penticton Phone 250-492-0295 / Toll Free 1-866-492-0295.

Tickets can be purchased at the following businesses as well: 

The Shell Station - 1198 Government Street, Penticton
Avalance Performance - 1456 Fairview Rd., Penticton
Wheel 2 Wheel Motorcycle Care - 16219 Hwy 97 N., Summerland  250-488-9904
Mark the Barber - 467 - Main Street, Penticton
Osoyoos Credit Union - 8312 Main St., Osoyoos


The Yamaha Silverado is a beautiful, tough bike, and the specs are as follows:

Air-cooled, OHV, 8-valves (4-valves/cyl), 48°, V-twin
Displacement - 1,670 cc (102 cubic inch for you Harley people)
Bore and Stroke-97 x 113 mm
Compression Ratio-8.4:1
Maximum Torque-13.9kg-m (100.5ft-lbs.) @2,500rpm
Fuel Delivery-40 mm throttle body FI
Estimated Fuel Consumption-15.2kpl / 42.9mpg (Imp.)
Ignition / Starting/TCI- Electric
Final Drive-Belt

Suspension (Front)-43 mm fork
Suspension (Rear)-Adjustable link Monocross
Brakes (Front)-Dual 298 mm discs / 4-piston calipers
Brakes (Rear)-320 mm disc / 4-piston caliper
Tires (Front)-130/90-16
Tires (Rear)-150/80-16

Critical Data
Length-2,500 mm (98.4")
Width-980 mm (38.6")
Height-1,500 mm (59.1")
Wheelbase-1,688 mm (66.5")
Rake / Trail-32° / 142 mm (5.6")
Seat Height-710 mm (28")
Fuel Capacity-18 litres (4 imp. gal.)
Wet Weight-351kg (774 lb)

Specs for the Scooter will be listed soon. 


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2015 from our OMRA family to you and yours.  Best wishes

                                Which ever road you chose in the New Year, I hope it is fulfilling and brings you home safely.  Kind Regards, Johnna Ortiz                             

 Discovery House - Ralph Webb & Kerry

259 Panther Cdn. Air Cadets - Lisa 
Okanagan Boys & Girls Club - Jennifer

Okanagan Falls Helping Hands - Keray

Oliver Xmas Hamper - Wayne & Bonnie

Penticton BMX - Andrew Baston & Son 


South OK Medical Foundation - 
Jane Drapeau

South Okanagan Women in Need Society -
 Trudy Hanratty

Toys & Toonies for Tots & Teens -
Summerland Fire Dept. - George Pugh 





  Denice Brachmann wins the "Iron Butt" 1st Place with 17,995 Kms.  Congratulations Denice!  

Willy Lemm wins the "Getting Lost" 2nd Place 13,000 Kms.  Congratulations Willy!              


Lisa Plourde wins the "Weekend Warrier" 3rd Place with 7,037 Kms.
Congratulations Lisa!



   Ride for Dad presents the 5 Year Volunteer Recognition Plaque to OMRA


                        Red, Joanne, Roy, Jack (OMRA) and Bob Charron (Ride for Dad)   
     Bob Charron - Ride for Dad presented a 5th Anniversary Plaque to honour our volunteers in the event and thank OMRA for their assistance in holding the Okanagan Ride for Dad.


 Once again we had a fantastic turnout and volunteer contributions to make the 27th Annual OMRA South Okanagan Toy Run a huge success!

Because of everyone's generosity, we were able to gather 300 toys, and a final total of  $1,900.00 for families in need,
to be distributed by St. Vincent DePaul for Christmas 2014.

Mr. Music Man Russ Treit was the MC and some people just couldn't resist doing a little dance to some of the great
tunes he played.  Thank you for volunteering!

The Lions Club were there to supply a yummy breakfast of pancakes, sausages, coffee and juice, as well as treating everyone to a hamburger and fries lunch. Thank you Lion's Club!

   The Penticton Eagles and Peach City Cruisers donated generously for the Toy Run.  Much appreciated!

Besides the generosity of local riders, we had riders from other provinces join the ride, and some other members of clubs such as A.R.M. and the  Samaritan Riders from Tanaskit, Washington, USA!  Thank you for your participation and donations!

Here are a few photos.
Mr. Toy Run Roy Colmer and Santa (Red the Prez)
Santa and fan club

Write up from the Penticton Western News

  Santa  (aka Red Young) leads the charge of over 100 riders on the first leg of the South Okanagan Toy Run on Lakeshore Drive Sunday.  Organized by the Okanagan Motorcycle Riders Association, donations of toys and money go to help needy families at Christmas.
Image credit: Mark Brett/Western News 



  Barkerville 2014 Rideing Group!


 RAY VAN INGEN.  Congratulations Ray!




The Silver Eagles
hosted their Skills Competition this last Sunday, June 1st.  This event was such a great opportunity to learn some, and to hone your riding skills in a safe and fun environment.  All the guys were supportive and helpful, especially to us greenhorns!  Thank you Silver Eagles for hosting this and hope you put it on again next year!

Our OMRA Winners Are: Left to Right:

Mike Whitehouse-2nd Place with under 1000 cc s; Tom Barnes-3rd with over 1000 cc s (gonna catch you next year!); Red Reinhold Malinche-2nd Place with over 1000 cc s;
Wes Mossing-1st Place with over 1000 cc s; Tom Cook-1st Place with under 1000 cc s.
 Congratulations Gents!


                                              The Course                                                                                         Silver Eagles Judges/Coaches                         

                           Roy coaching Tricia. Good on ya Tricia!
                       # 5 was a mind bender, but SO much fun!


Group Photo Eagles Skill Competition (minus photographer Bill)


MS Walk 2014 Volunteers
Left to Right:
Jack & Debbie Batestone, Doug Nims, Alex Papp, Roy & Joanne Colmer, Johnna Ortiz, Bill Tarras, Doc Hiram, Willy Lemm, and John Voltera





 Volunteer of the Year Award 2013 presented to OMRA from Ride For Dad

 From left to right::  Al Hays (sitting), Wolf Theurer, Ron Hutchinson, Lisa Plourde, Roy Colmer, Joanne Colmer, Red Young,
Ride for Dad Co-Chair-Bill Sirman , Bob Charron, Denice Brachmann (absent is Donna Ortiz, who would have accepted on behalf of John), 
Jo-Ann Kasper, Heidi Schmidt, Russ Treit, Frank Krause 

The 2014 OSNS bike for raffle is the sleek looking 2014 Harley Davidson Fat Bob
To see all the great features of this bike, check out http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_CA/Motorcycles/fat-bob.html

    OMRA is proud to assist the OSNS selling tickets, and moving the bike to all venues where the bike can be seen and tickets purchased.
The mission of the Okanagan Similkameen Neurological Society (OSNS) Child Development Centre is to promote the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being of children in the South Okanagan and Similkameen regions by providing:  Assessment/ Education / Rehabilitation / Prevention / Early Intervention / Program Consultation
OSNS Website is: 
Check out our "EVENTS" Page on our calendar for updated venues to view the bike.

   Early Bird Draw at 1:00 PM, on May 17th., 2014 at the Farmer's Market is a Yamaha BWS 50 from Penticton Yamaha.  What a great way to zip around town!

  See us around town when we have the bike set up at different venues, or contact us at omra2001@gmail.com, or contact anyone from the "Brass" page to get your tickets for the draw

Tickets are available, and this list will be updated as more businesses get their tickets:
    Mark the Barber-467 Main St. Penticton
 Osoyoos Credit Union-8312 Main St. Osoyoos
 Avalance-#110-1456 Fairview Rd. Penticton http://www.avalanceperformance.com/ 
Penticton Yamaha-124 S.Beach Dr. Penticton
Taco Time-2050 Main St. Penticton
Lars Larson Shell Station-1198 Government St. Penticton
Sage Pub-6403 Cottonwood Dr. Osoyoos http://sagepub.ca/ 
Reliable Brake & Muffler-1-6203 Hwy 97 S. Osoyoos
Sherwood Trophies 498 Railway St. Penticton. http://www.sherwoodsports.ca/
Copper Mug-1301 Main St. Penticton http://coppermugpub.com/
Canadian Chopper-604-7th Ave.Keremeos-Website: http://www.canadianchopper.com
Prospector Pub-1620 Hwy. 33, Rock Creek, phone#250-446-2474
Kane's Harley Davidson-888 McCurdy Pl. Kelowna 250-860-0666

  Tickets can also be bought at the OSNS #103-550 Carmi Penticton. Phone 250-492-0295 to order tickets by phone using Visa/MasterCard.

Don't forget to check our "EVENTS" page on our Calender for the venue where you can go look at the bike!       



Some Yearly Disbursements To Local Programs/Charities For 2013

Disbursements of our yearly fund-raising were held at 1 pm on November 30th at the OSNS building.  We were able to   give joyously to the following Programs:
Penticton Regional Hospital

Penticton Okanagan Boys & Girls Club - Brittaney Willmert 

259 Panther Air Cadet Squadron - George Clarke, sponsoring Committee director, Sgt. Samuel Clarke, Cpl Shawn Reid

Okanagan Falls Helping Hand - Fred Lindsay

Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Program - Wayne Danbrook

Discovery House - Manager Jerome Abraham 


Penticton Okanagan Boys & Girls Club


259 Panther Air Cadet Squadron

Okanagan Falls Helping Hands

Knights of Columbus Christmas Hamper Program

Discovery House

OMRA members who were able to attend disbursements


Big "Thank You" from OSNS Executive Director Minisha Willms:

"Dear OMRA Members

Thank you so very much for all your help at the Telethon.
You were as always, so wonderful to support us."

Manisha Willms
Executive Director
OSNS Child Development Centre

OSNS - Shaw Share a Smile Telethon was
 held Sunday November 24th, 2013. 

A panel was made up of 6 volunteer OMRA members (Tom, Bill, Michelle, Gidget and Lisa) made phone calls to fellow members of OMRA
between 12 - 1 PM. They asked for donation pledges, and it was a great success!

OMRA's End of Season "Chuck's Ride/Poker Run" was a great success.  Beautiful sunny day with lots of riders in attendance.  It was good to see Michelle, Mary and Luke amongst us.  Many thanks to all the volunteers for the Poker Run part of the ride.  Here are a few pics.  Please send me some of your's and I'll put them together for our Gallery Page.  I can gather them up at  ortizomrastuff@telus.net  Thank You! Johnna    


Sunday October 20, 2013

$5.00 to enter

Meet at Riverside A&W, Penticton
Kickstands up at 10:00 AM sharp

Kelowna, Rock Creek, Osoyoos, and back to OK Falls between 3:00 PM and 4:00 PM
Food special for all the riders

Every one welcome to come and join OMRA’s last ride of the season.
  We hope to see you there!



                           Mr. South Okanagan Toy Run - Roy Colmer

For six years, Roy Colmer has been the OMRA South Okanagan Toy Run guru.

This volunteer job includes (and I’ll probably forget something) arranging parade permits, contacting different town authorities, department of highways, involved police forces, sponsors, and arranging raffle items, coordinating with the Lions Club to provide breakfast and lunch in the park, and last but not least, leading the Toy Run in front of Santa.

We go on the ride in support and for the joy of giving to those who may have gone without, during Christmas, if not for the donations this Toy Run brings. We have an easy job of giving money or gifts for our donation, and I for one have never thought about all the hard work and dedication that Mr. Toy Run does behind the scenes.

So…it is with colossal gratitude, and kudos to Roy Colmer for his constant, consistent dedication and hard work, to bring the South Okanagan Toy Run to fruition for another year!

Bye the way….me thinks that behind every good man, there is a great woman…that of course would be Roy’s wife, Joanne Colmer!

 So, Mr. Toy Run, thank you for another great chance to give to those in need!

Photos and video to follow in the next few days.  Thank you in advance for anyone sending me pics and vid! Email me at ortizomrastuff@telus.net




                                             MC Riders for the first North American Challenge Triathlon 2013                                                                           

Volunteer Riders included: Dave Dionne,Ron Hutchison,Chris Packard,Don Barker,Gary Kuse,Jake Thiessen,Jim Hodson,Rick Bunyan,Roy Colmer,Wolf Theurer,Ray Melbeuf,Bill Kelly,Wayne Loewen,Dave Wallace,Bob Pelletier and Johnna Ortiz.

Excerpt from Dawn Ford Volunteer Co-ordinator:   "I just wanted to send you all a HUGE THANK YOU!!!!!

The day was a tremendous success!!!!!!!!!!!!

You all did such an amazing job.  Words cannot ever begin to express how much I appreciate all of your hard work.  I received only positive feedback from absolutely every athlete that I spoke with.  You all should be very proud of how well this event went.  I know you worked hard, I know there were difficulties and mistakes, but you all overcame them, you took charge and made it happen.  I feeling so blessed to live, work and play in this community of the South Okanagan.

Please pass along my thanks and admiration to all of your fellow volunteers."


Check out this Website to see some great photos http://challengepenticton2013.govisible.ca/ by Wolfram Borowski.  View full screen for a real treat!



                 Meetings are the first Tuesday of every month at the 
                 Eagles Lodge in Penticton (1197 Main Street) and 
                 meetings are called to order @ 7 pm. 

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