Top 10 Motorcycle Routes in Ontario for 2014

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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.

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  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
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, well, just plain Canadian. And now, here's the full video of Brokentooth's trip from Maple Leaf…
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…
Do you have your ICE ready? Ontario Rider Shares Emergency Prep Tips
Editor's Note: Whether you're riding with friends close to city limits, wandering alone along remote northern roads, or taking in the scenery on a motorcycle vacation, when things go wrong sometimes our first instinct is to panic. Thankfully, riding in Ontario offers some of the best infrastructure anywhere, so as long as you're prepared, you can enjoy your riding adventures with peace of mind. Below, rider and photographer Wobblycat offers a few tips.   “Expect…
Escape the 400s – Ride Free of the Ontario Super Highway System
Ontario is home to tens of thousands of kilometres of paved roads, with hundreds of incredible roads, and dozens of great routes. There are also thousands of kilometres of soul-crushing superhighways called the 400s. We’ve spent the last five years riding every road in the province, looking for ways to avoid these highways. Why? Not only because we believe that the cities and towns that you'll find just off the 400 highways offer a better…
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