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.

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…
Port Dover, Friday the 13th
  Any rider worth their salt has heard of the massive motorcycle event in Port Dover, Ontario known as Friday the 13th or PD13 . This event, started by a group of riding buddies who resolved to meet in Port Dover every Friday the 13th, gets bigger every year and has only just narrowly missed being on the Guiness list as the world's largest motorcycle rally.  First timers can expect a free-for-all of custom bikes,…
Women Celebrate Across Ontario and Around the World—International Female Ride Day 2014
Saturday, May 3, 2014 Rainy Morning. Got up, geared up, fired up the bike and headed downtown. Since 2010, I've been documenting International Female Ride Day, and each iteration has always been memorable. Riding through Toronto’s urban tangle, I couldn’t help but think, “I love my job!”. International Female Ride Day (IFRD) was conceived in 2007 by founder Vicki Gray. It's mission is simple: draw attention to just how many women ride motorcycles around…
Riding the Rideau Part Two—A Motorcycle Journey Into Canada's Past Continues
Editor's Note: This is part two of Ron Keys' motorcycle journey into Canadian history. Here we see him continuing further up the top-notch riding roads that weave through the countryside along the Rideau. The locks, towns and historical sites along the way make this one of Ontario's most interesting motorcycle routes for the curious rider.  Click here for Part 1 of this story   As the sun rises over the Upper Rideau, the setting is…
It's Time to Ride! A Searchmont Ride Report
Early Spring. The snow is in retreat... it’s the first real ride on my bike; last ride on my skis. I kicked off this riding season with a rip to Searchmont. Going on our first overnight bike ride for the last ski weekend seemed like an awesome adventure. Despite the placid pace, it felt fabulous to be back on my bike. Early Spring riding does present its own unique features that a rider should keep…
Always in Season—The Niagara Cherry Blossom Ride
May has always been a special month for me, even before motorcycles. Not only is it the month I arrived here on earth, but there’s a palpable energy in the air as everything bursts into life after a long, cold, and dark winter. Growing up on the family farm in Niagara, the cycles of nature governed our lives—and our fortune. May symbolized the welcome array of fine colour, the excitement of new growth and the…
Three Days On The TCAT—Wawa, Gogama, North Bay, Toronto
  Day One - Wawa to Gogama Water crossings... love them or hate them. Spend enough time riding Ontario's backcountry and sooner or later, you'll have to deal with one. So here we are about fifty kilometres into a fifteen hundred kilometre ride, and the hydro cut trail that we're on suddenly disappears beneath the dark surface of a newly-formed beaver pond. There's only one way to safely deal with this situation—one of us has…
Celebrate International Female Ride Day and Just Ride—May 3rd, 2014
Update: Click here for photos from the Toronto 2014 International Female Ride Day Event   Attention Women Riders in Ontario and around the Globe! Mark your calendars for the eighth edition of International Female Ride Day© on Saturday 3 May—the eighth reason women motorcycle, scooter and trike enthusiasts will take charge of the planet’s roads to “JUST RIDE”.  International Female Ride Day has established a dedicated and growing force of female motorbike enthusiast’s through its one-of-a-kind globally synchronized motorcycle ride…
A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Heads North To Bring Back the Spirit of Bill Barilko … By Motorcycle. A Must-See Video.
Editor's Note: Oliver Solaro (aka Brokentooth) is one of Ontario's most fascinating adventurers. His nearly unbelievable 8000km motorcycle trip to Fort Severn, in the middle of winter, is already a legend amongst adventure riders. His latest journey is no less astonishing: a February motorcycle trip to Northeastern Ontario to pay his respects at one of the most famous crash sites in Canadian history—the spot where famed NHLer Bill Barilko met his untimely end. In 1951, Bill Barilko scored…
Bikers Reunion 2013
  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…


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