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Ontario is home to thousands of miles of the best riding in North America – twisty backroads running over mountains, down valleys, and carving though pristine forests, along lakes and rivers and between massive rock-cuts. Visit for a complete set of riding resources – routes, maps, events, clubs, rentals and repair shop info – everything you need to know to plan your next epic ride.

A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Heads North To Bring Back the Spirit of Bill Barilko … By Motorcycle. A Must-See Video.
Editor's Note: Oliver Solaro (aka Brokentooth) is one of Ontario's most fascinating adventurers. His nearly unbelievable 8000km motorcycle trip to Fort Severn, in the middle of winter, is already a legend amongst adventure riders. His latest journey is no less astonishing: a February motorcycle trip to Northeastern Ontario to pay his respects at one of the most famous crash sites in Canadian history—the spot where famed NHLer Bill Barilko met his untimely end. In 1951, Bill Barilko scored…
Celebrate International Female Ride Day and Just Ride—May 3rd, 2014
Attention Women Riders in Ontario and around the Globe! Mark your calendars for the eighth edition of International Female Ride Day© on Saturday 3 May—the eighth reason women motorcycle, scooter and trike enthusiasts will take charge of the planet’s roads to “JUST RIDE”.  International Female Ride Day has established a dedicated and growing force of female motorbike enthusiast’s through its one-of-a-kind globally synchronized motorcycle ride action. It has brought women together through motorcycling across all cultures and borders echoing…
Bikers Reunion 2013
  Editors Note: Due to the popularity of this article, we've been asked by a number of organizations why their ride didn't make the cut. While we'll reiterate that this is a subjective list created by an author whose opinions are entirely their own, we like to think that we give everyone a fair shake. If you want your event to be written up, send us an e-mail - we're here to make sure riders…
Riding the Rideau - Touring for Canadian History Buffs
In 1613 while searching for a navigable route to China, Samuel de Champlain coined this waterway Rideau, meaning Curtain, because the falls where it dumps into the Ottawa River appears to be a curtain of white. Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. The open grating of the LaSalle Bridge howl in resistance to the Gold Wing's tires. Just around the bend lies the ruins of old Fort Cataraqui, circa 1673, and beautiful historical Kingston, Canada's "almost capital".…
Back in the Saddle in Prince Edward County
Editor's Note: Believe it or not, Spring motorcycle season will be here before we know it. And whether you're getting back in the saddle after a long winter season, an accident, are new to riding or maybe coming back after an extended hiatus, there are a few important things to remember. Staying relaxed yet aware is always important, no matter what the ride ahead has in-store for you. Below, experienced rider and photographer Wobblycat shares…
Ontario Motorcycle Adventure Tourer Visits Final Resting Place of Hockey Legend Bill Barilko
  The Full Video of Brokentooth's Journey Can Now Be Seen By Clicking Here     There is the music and there is the myth… known as Bashin' Bill Barilko, the 24 year-old defenceman for the Toronto Maple Leafs conjures up both memory and nostalgia among many Canadians of a certain vintage. But, his story remains poignant and fascinating for people of all ages, whether they be hockey fans, students of history, aviation enthusiasts or,…
Top 10 Motorcycle Routes in Ontario for 2014
Every year, after a series of trips throughout the province, I re-evaluate my list of the top 10 motorcycle routes in the province. This list is highly subjective and is strictly my opinion, but I’d say it’s a pretty fair assessment of what’s out there. This year, I had the opportunity to get in-depth with a few new areas including Ontario’s Southwest, The Great Waterway, Ontario’s Highlands and Explorers’ Edge, and the more I rode, the…
Stay Connected—Ontario Motorcycle Clubs on Facebook
Motorcycling in Ontario is a big deal. With thousands of kilometres of celebrated roads and a season packed with lively events, it's clear to a lot of us up here that life on two wheels is the way to go. We've got hundreds of clubs full of riders and enthusiasts who know the best way to enjoy the riches of this province is to do it together. That's why we offer this list of Ontario…
Ontario Roads Calling—How to Extend Your Riding Season with Heated Gear
Editor's Note: Liz Jansen has been riding motorcycles since she was 16, when her younger brothers bought a Honda Cub to ride around the family farm. Over the years, motorcycling has worked its way into her life and work. She rides extensively, with a season that begins early and ends when the roads are snow-covered. With the big Toronto Motorcycle Show coming up, she shares some thoughts below about how to get the most out…
Untapped Gold—Adventure Touring on the Algoma ADV
I've been riding dirtbikes since I was 12 years old. About 5 years ago, I finally bought an adventure touring bike. I find adventure riding to be an extension of that early riding experience that I had on dirt. I've explored all over Ontario, doing long distance road-trips all over the place, in and around the province, down in the States, in Quebec and other places. I've ridden near and far, and what we have…
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