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Off-Road Riding in Toronto's Backyard

Off-Road Riding in Toronto's Backyard

Hundreds of Miles of Trails Minutes from the Big City

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I’ve lived in Toronto for nearly 20 years and have been riding off-road throughout Ontario with great regularity for the past five years. How is it I had no idea there were hundreds of miles of motorcycle and ATV trails only an hour from my house?

Fortunately, I finally became acquainted with the Ganaraska Forest and its surprisingly vast network of trails when Honda Canada invited Motorcycle.com to ride its new CRF250L dual-sport motorcycle in the fall.

When I say it’s an hour from my house, it’s no exaggeration. I live smack dab in the middle of Toronto and I hopped on Hwy. 401 East and arrived at the Ganaraska Forest Centre in all of 60 minutes. If I happened to live on the eastern edge of the Greater Toronto Area (Oshawa or Whitby), we’re talking about a 15-minute drive. It’s incredible that in a city of this size (Greater Toronto Area is home to 5.6 million people) off-road trails are so close and so good. But that’s one of the bonuses of living in a place like Ontario that is so open to powersports in general.

Click here for more on riding the Ganaraska Forest. And check out our route for new ADV riders in the GTA

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