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 www.GoRideOntario.com 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.

 

events 2015
When I was a child, I loved to explore my back yard. It was bordered almost fully by lilac bushes and there was an abundance of great places to hide amongst the intertwined branches and in the shade of their leaves. There were other trees that peppered the expanse of green that was the ‘lawn’; a giant sugar maple, a birch tree, and even an almost-mighty oak. My friends and I would gather fallen acorns…
How do you plan your motorcycle adventures? Are you the type to obsess about every detail or are you more of the go with the flow type? I tend to sway towards the latter. Some of my best memories are of me and my bike and the uncertainty of what happens next. Reading the accounts of a fellow rider’s moto escape from the GTA north triggers the desire to hit the road. Just like that…
“You can always change a plan… but only if you have one…”  - Randy Pausch Planned spontaneity: It’s what bikers do. Sometimes you need a plan, and sometimes you don’t. Even when you don’t ‘need’ a plan, you tend to have one tucked away in your back pocket. Nothing specific really, but more of an ‘unplanned plan’, as my best friend and motorcycling mentor likes to say. I’ve talked about the fact that I am…
“ …and a dozen runs Caledon way.” Allow me to explain how this casual statement from a stranger got me thinking about my favourite ride that never makes my favourite list. I park my bike in front of a local business establishment and as I step in the usual “Hello” is replaced by “Tiger 800?”“Yep”The owner is a rider and just like that my reason for coming in is diminished by a much more important…
Blues & Beers in the Bruce Misty morning dew gives way to the gloomy forecast as tiny drops begin to appear on my windshield. Bruce County's Mildmay, and the Harley Blues Cafe, give us a pleasant respite from the rain and my burger, dressed with local sauerkraut, gives us a clue to the ancestry of this area. Dotting the countryside, village names proudly display the German and British heritage of those who call these hills…