Northern Ontario, Canada

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.

Women in Ontario Motorcycling - Part 2
A Special Feature -   Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Editor's Note: Below we present the second of our 3-part series of profiles of women in Ontario motorcycling. Not women AND motorcycles, but women who actually RIDE.      Margot Occupation:Real Estate Investor and Landlord Why She Rides: Margot started riding 14 years ago and her current bike is a 1993 CBR 600 F2, which she considers “retro cool.” Her first introduction…
The Planet D Ride Ontario—Victory Lap Around Lake Superior
After months of preparation (and with several shorter rides under their belts) the big one was finally here. Dave and Deb from the Planet D would embark on their most ambitious two-wheel adventure yet, with their sights aimed squarely on conquering the infamous ‘Lake Superior Circle Tour’. This truly epic voyage spans three U.S states (Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin) and a good chunk of Ontario’s Algoma Country, snaking it’s way along the coastline of the largest fresh…
Women in Ontario Motorcycling - Part 1
A Special Feature -  Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Editor's Note: Because many non-riders (and even a few riders who should know better) might associate the words "women" and "motorcycling" with cheesy images of never-ridden bikes and skimpy bikinis, it is not always easy for women to feel like they have a real stake in motorcycle culture. In anticipation of many excellent 2014 events spear-headed by and celebrating women in motorcycling, we…
Blue Sky, Blue Water, and Blue Mountains - Riding in Grey County, Ontario, Canada
Editors Note: For the last two riding seasons motocross legend Ron Keys has been touring around Ontario discovering some amazing roads and plenty of our history. On this trip Ron takes in the Elvis festival in Collingwood while exploring the roads of Ride Grey-Bruce. Earlier this season celebrity bloggers The Planet D also rode in this region; be sure to check out their story if you want to get another perspective on riding in this region. …
The Right Stuff: Cold Weather Gear for Women
Living in Ontario can leave a girl in the cold, but if you're looking for affordable, stylish, and practical options to stay cozy, read on. Many motorcyclists will agree that one of the greatest pleasures of riding a motorcycle is the sensation of being a part of the landscape and experiencing the environment with all your primitive senses. You know when you’re passing a body of water even if you don’t see it because of…
Riding with the "INN" Crowd - Part One in a Series
No matter whether you are a brand spanking new beginner rider (Kat), a seasoned road warrior (Mike J) or even a group discovering Ontario, (Planet D), at the end of the day, we all have to hang up our helmets and gloves somewhere. We have in our travels, found that many of the B&B and Inn owners across the land, are actually bike enthusiasts as well.   Enter: Ryan Cole, the Innkeeper/Owner at Sir Sam's Inn…
Ride Lake Superior
   Bright and early on Wednesday July 30th, 4 of my good friends from Town Moto and I suited up and left Toronto behind on a 4000km journey to Winnipeg, Manitoba and back via the North Shore of Lake Superior. The bikes in our crew were 2 Triumph Bonneville’s, a Kawasaki WB650, a Triumph Scrambler and yours truly on a Moto Guzzi Griso 1200 SE courtesy of Corsa Meccanica. We had 8 days to complete…
KIMbits & KATtales—Dear Santa...
I’m not quite ready to tuck her in for her winter’s nap just yet… After my first full season of riding and the accumulation of thousands of kilometres in the saddle, I’m already planning for next year’s adventures while still hoping for one or two more before the roads are covered and it’s time to admit defeat to ice and snow. Some of my friends have already prepped their bikes for hibernation and have moved…
Walking The Talk - Kimbits and KATtales for September 5th, 2014
“There are certain truths that occurs to us, which we cannot convey in words, but requires a personal experience to grasp more vividly.”  Michael Bassey Johnson You’ve seen it. I know you’ve seen it. Whether it’s been on facebook, as a motivational poster, or a sticker attached to someone’s helmet, the ‘For some, there’s therapy… For the rest of us, there’s motorcycles’ saying rings true for anyone who has been baptized by the wind. As…
Lake Superior Circle Tour—If This Trip Isn't on Your Bucket List It Should Be
Whenever and wherever riding enthusiasts congregate and discuss the best places to ride, the old standards like the Pacific Coast Highway, Cabot Trail and Deals Gap come up often. I recently started hearing about another one lately that had me intrigued—The Lake Superior Circle Tour. Check out the new Interactive Motorcycle Tour Planner: Lake Superior is the subject of perhaps the most famous Canadian ballad of all time,Gordon Lightfoot’s song about an ill-fated ship named…
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