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.

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…
Daytrippin' in Historic Kingston—A Rider's Dream in 6 Routes
I've been an avid rider for many years now, and have explored numerous scenic places both here in Ontario and in upstate New York with dreams of venturing much further. For motorcyclists, Kingston is the home base for a daytripper's paradise. My riding buddies who have been my “motorcycle mentors” have opened up my eyes to the great rides around the Kingston, Ontario area with many weekends (can there ever be too many?) of hitting…
Jess Kline Rides the Freedom Ride
Editor's Note: We've covered the Bikers Reunion event every year for the last five year, and we can definitively say that much like Port Dover in the south, it's a motorcycle event that cannot be missed. But while Port Dover is wild and brash, the Bikers Reunion gives riders a chance to reflect; both on the Temiskaming Loop people generally take to get there and back, and in the incredible Freedom Ride that takes place…
Jess Kline at the Callander Bay Beach
Editor's Note: Jess Kline recently attended the Bikers Reunion in New Liskeard - you can read all about her take on the event here. But her ride to the event and back was just as important; avoiding all the 400 series highways as she made her way north. Read on for her story on the ride that made the event that much more epic. Four days, 1500 kilometers, 3 amazing Harley Davidson’s and an adventure…
The Best Mother Daughter Trip Ever? - A Harley Tour Through Ontario's Wine Country
  Editors Note: Jess had an amazing time on her tour of Niagara Region, as you'll soon find out. It's probably one of the most popular places to visit in Ontario, but we would be remiss if we didn't mention that there was absolutely no sampling of wine on this trip; everything waited until she got to the end of her day. Riding a motorcycle requires an incredible degree of skill and we strongly believe…
The 2009 Sport Bike Rally in Parry Sound
Editors Note: Chelsey Hennig is passionate about motorsports, and her take on why Parry Sound needs to bring back is just that; an impassioned plea. While we know there are dozens if not hundreds of reasons why this event ended, and maybe just as many why it hasn't come back, perhaps it's time to revisit these reasons and ask ourselves..why not? At one point in time, the Town of Parry Sound in Ontario, Canada held one of the…
KIMbits & KATtales: A Berry Exciting Adventure—Part Two
 “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.”                                                                                                               …
Friends, Community and Good Causes—Why I Ride a Motorcycle in Ontario
It was back in the summer of 1983—I was a curious teenage girl from a small village called Mindemoya, on Manitoulin Island. My cousins were in their twenties and had ridden up in from Toronto for a tour around the island. As their motorcycles sat in my parents' driveway, I couldn't help but check them out. Noticing my curiosity, my cousin asked me if I'd like to go for a ride, and the answer was…
A Berry Exciting Adventure Awaits—KIMbits and KATtales for September 26, 2014
“A journey is a person in itself; no two are alike. And all plans, safeguards, policing, and coercion are fruitless. We find that after years of struggle that we do not take a trip; a trip takes us.” - John Steinbeck   I’m excited.  And nervous. It’s a big step that I’m taking, and I’m not naive enough to believe that if I plan ahead as much as possible, take a deep breath and cross…
On the road to adventure in Ontario's Highlands
If you're familiar with this blog you've noticed we're not afraid to voice our opinions. From our annual picks for the Top 10 Roads to a lengthy list of the best places for a biker to get some serious eats to our most recent findings on where to ride for the best microbreweries in Ontario, we know what we like. And now it's your turn to be heard. Ride the Highlands is running a contest to…


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