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 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.

Deb and Dave at the Ontario Press Release
More Episodes Coming Soon   This riding season travel bloggers extraordinaire, Deb and Dave of The Planet D, will embark on an incredible journey to Ride Lake Superior on motorcycles - but there's one catch - neither of them have their license!  Click here to find out how to follow the team as they ride Ride Lake Superior from July 19-28th. The province of Ontario recently announced this partnership with the travel bloggers to show…
Perfect blue sky, endless tarmac, and not a car in sight… what’s not to love?
Some get into it so they can bring their friends over, and with pride, present the extraordinary set of antlers mounted on the wall. Some do it for the thrill of the hunt. A motorcyclist is no different. For some, the satisfaction of figuring out how to take a bike apart and put back together again is more of an adventure than taking it onto the road. For others, owning a shiny, fast object of…
The 5 ADV Rides I Need To Do This Season—Overlanding Through Ontario's First Nations Communities
Editors Note: Part of the thrill of ADV riding is about veering off the beaten path and taking a chance on a route that might not be as established as your everyday motorcycle route. Some parts of these routes have been traveled and are known to be passable while others have yet to be checked out. Taking on these routes is the dream, check back on the site later to see how Steven makes out.…
Heading From the GTA To Bikers Reunion This Weekend?—We've Got The Route For You
It's no secret that we here at What A Ride are big fans of the Bikers Reunion in New Liskeard. Besides being a vital force in the community, raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the local cancer ward, it's just a plain and simple good time. See our past stories and videos to get an idea of why this event, of all the motorcycle events that take place across Ontario every year, has made…
KIMbits and KATtales—My Journey Begins
“Sometimes it’s the journey that teaches you a lot about the destination…”   Drake   Newbie. Poser. Green. I’ve heard all of them. I AM all of them, for the most part.  Ankle-boot deep into my second season of riding, I know exactly what I am and what I am not. Newbie? Yeah. I’ll wear that name with pride. It’s a statement of fact, after all. Green? OK. But not the fresh, lime green that…
The Biggest Motorcycle Event in the North—New Liskeard Bikers Reunion 2014
New Liskeard Bikers Reunion 2014 June 27th, 28th and 29th Free Admission!   Back at it again for fun in the sun in Ontario's true north is the New Liskeard Bikers Reunion. With over 5000 motorcycles expected and so much to do for the whole family, the 2014 Bikers Reunion is our top choice for motorcycle events in Ontario this year and guaranteed to be a weekend you won't soon forget.    More than just another party, this is a celebration…
How Do You Do Dover? A New Tradition is Born Every Friday 13th
There is only one day a year that I book off work – it’s not my birthday or Christmas, its Friday 13th. Everyone at work thinks I’m just superstitious, but my biker buddies know the real reason I book that day off each year… DOVER. One word that has so much meaning hidden in it.  I’ve attended the Port Dover Friday 13th motorcycle rally for three years in a row now; it’s become a family…
Touring the Haliburton Highlands and Beyond—4 Must-Ride Loops
What a whirlwind of an adventure! When I left town in the dead of night, I had no idea what sort of shenanigans I would get up to over the next 5 days. I made sure to pack for all possible situations because you never know what can happen when you go on a long motorcycle trip. Rewind a bit to 6 weeks ago. My buddy Alex won the grand prize at a Stag &…
Don't Fear the Dirt—GTA's Adventure Route for the Beginner
Adventure bikes, so whatʼs the deal? Made famous by a couple of guys that road around the world and made a TV show about it, Charley...... something. Every manufacturer is making them, dirt, street, touring, all in one, bikes that can do it all. The adventure bike speaks to the explorer in us, itʼs ability to turn down any road or path and discover where it leads makes it a dream maker, and that puts…
New Routes in the Twisties Capital of Ontario - Ride the Highlands
Earlier this year we wrote the "Top Ten Motorcycle Routes in Ontario" based on the state of riding in the province at that time. A little known area called Ontario's Highlands just squeaked onto the list, with promises of some of the best riding in the province. Since then, a new series of routes has been launched, in a region I've had the great pleasure of touring over nine days last summer. And I can verify…

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