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Szoke looks to add to legacy in Mopar CSBK finale at CTMP

A perfect season in any sport is considered a once-in-a-lifetime achievement. The National Football League’s Miami Dolphins went 17-0 in 1972 and have been waiting for someone to match them ever since.
     
But at this weekend’s doubleheader final round of the Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Jordan Szoke will be bidding for his third perfect season, and second in succession, in addition to claiming an 11th Canadian Superbike title.
     
The 37-year-old racer from Lynden, Ont. went unbeaten for the first time in 2010 before running the table again in 2015, capping off his remarkable year with a doubleheader sweep at CTMP.
     
This season Szoke has victories in all five Mopar CSBK races aboard the Mopar Express Lane / Motovan / BMW Motorrad BMW S1000RR and enjoys a commanding 51-point lead, 268-217, over Kenny Riedmann heading into this weekend’s doubleheader.
    
A weekend sweep would not only assure Szoke of his third perfect campaign, but also give him 59 Canadian Superbike race wins and 14 at CTMP, both all-time records.
     
However, with two points paying races on tap this weekend and 50 points for a race win, it would not take much for Riedmann to turn the tables on the defending champion. The 24-year-old from Belfountain, Ont. has finished second to Szoke in each race this year and led most of the most recent round at Atlantic Motorsport Park.
     
The rider of the Sturgess Cycle / Liqui Moly / Joe Rocket Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja came within a turn of ending Szoke’s perfect 2015 season at CTMP last year and will be looking to close the deal this time around.
     
Another rider capable of upsetting Szoke is top BCR Pro Rookie of the Year contender Ben Young. The 23-year-old from Collingwood, Ont. lies third in the point standings with 186 points on the Tim Horton’s / Scot-Build Developments / BMW Motorrad BMW S1000RR and has finished on the podium four times this year.
     
Also worth watching will be Warman, Sask.’s Bodhi Edie. The 20-year-old rider of the Trip-Dub Racing / Z1 Cycle Tech / Birkett Freight Solutions Yamaha YZF-R1 has been out of action most of the summer after a qualifying crash at Autodrome St-Eustache in June, but is due back at CTMP this weekend and scored his only career Canadian Superbike win on the high-speed 3.9km (2.459-mile) 10-turn track in 2013.
     
There is also a tight battle for fourth in the Mopar CSBK standings, with only 11 points separating the three contenders. Beaconsfield, Que.’s Michael Leon enjoyed a season-high fourth place finish at AMP on the Royal Distributing Race Team / BMW Motorrad / Pro 6 Cycle BMW S1000RR. Riding the MotoNation / Laval Moto Kawasaki ZX-10R Ninja, Mirabel, Que. rider Tremblay has a history of strong results at CTMP, while Mississauga, Ont.’s Daley had his most competitive weekend of the season at AMP with the OneSpeed Yamaha YZF-R1M.
     
A highlight of Friday’s action will be the debut of special Dunlop Qualifying Tires for the Dalton Timmis Insurance Pole Position Shootout, as riders make an assault on Brett McCormick’s five-year-old track record of one minute, 20.866 seconds.

In other doubleheader action at CTMP this weekend, Riedmann is in position to claim his third straight Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike title on his Kawasaki ZX-6R. He comes into the two races with a massive 98-point lead, 220-122, over rookie Pro Alex Coelho of Brossard, Que. on the Black Sheep Racing / Liqui Moly / A.G. Graphique Kawasaki ZX-6R, while former two-time Superbike champion Michael Taylor of Toronto is just a further point back in third riding the Triumph Canada / GP Bikes / Goderich Toyota Triumph 675.


Last year’s co-winner of the BCR Pro Rookie of the Year Award Tomas Casas of Peterborough, Ont. has two podium finishes on the Peterborough Cycle Salvage / Parts Canada Yamaha YZF-R6.


Jean-Marc Bilger of Montreal comes to CTMP leading the Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike class on his BMW S1000RR, while Ottawa’s Chris Brent tops the Shoei Premium Helmets Amateur Sport Bike class with a Honda CBR600RR.


In the closest points battle, Ile Perrot, Que.’s Eric Quintin enjoys a slender one-point advantage over Windsor, N.S. rider Brandon Pemberton in the Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec National Series.

Competition begins on Friday with qualifying. Feature races in all five national classes will be held Saturday and Sunday.

For more information and to order tickets, call the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm ET), visit online at www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com, or email info@ctmpark.com.

2016 Point Standings
Mopar Pro Superbike: 1. Jordan Szoke (BMW) 268; 2. Kenny Riedmann (Kawasaki) 217; 3. Ben Young (BMW) 186; 4. Michael Leon (BMW) 149; 5. Sebastien Tremblay (Kawasaki), Trevor Daley (Yamaha) 138
Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike: 1. Kenny Riedmann (Kawasaki) 220; 2. Alex Coelho (Kawasaki) 122; 3. Michael Taylor (Triumph) 121
Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike: 1. Jean-Marc Bilger (BMW) 175; 2. Chris Brent (Honda) 142; 3. Jacob Shaw-O’Leary (Honda) 121
Shoei Premium Helmets Amateur Sport Bike: 1. Chris Brent (Honda) 188; 2. Jacob Shaw-O’Leary (Honda) 139; 3. Eric Richard (Honda) 99
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec National Series: 1. Eric Quintin (Kawasaki) 369; 2. Brandon Pemberton (Kawasaki) 368; 3. Jared Walker (Kawasaki) 293

Recent Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Superbike National Wins
2015 – Jordan Szoke (BMW S1000RR) / Jordan Szoke (BMW S1000RR)
2014 – Frank Trombino (Aprilia RSV1000) / Jodi Christie (Honda CBR1000RR)
2013 – Bodhi Edie (BMW S1000RR) / Alex Welsh (Suzuki GSX-R1000)
2012 – Kevin Lacombe (BMW S1000RR) / Alex Welsh (Suzuki GSX-R1000)
2011 – Brett McCormick (BMW S1000RR) / Jordan Szoke (Kawasaki ZX-10R)

Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Fast Facts
…The year-end payout for the four national classes at CTMP (excluding the Kawasaki Ninja 300 Series) will be a total of $64,000, 20 percent more than last season, with the biggest single payout going to the Mopar Pro Superbike champ at $10,000. The Kawasaki class is new this season.

…The only win for an Aprilia in CSBK competition came courtesy of Frank Trombino in a wet race one at CTMP in 2014. It was his third career victory at the track, after he had scored back-to-back wins on a Yamaha in 2000 and 2001. Ducati scored its sole CSBK feature success at CTMP in 1995, with Jeff Sneyd aboard.

…Jordan Szoke has swept the doubleheader at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park four times. Pascal Picotte of Granby, Que. also managed the feat, pulling it off twice.

Provisional Weekend Schedule

Friday, August 1912:45 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Dalton Timmis Insurance Pro Superbike Elimination Qualifying
1:20 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – Shoei Premium Helmets Amateur Sport Bike Qualifying
1:55 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. -- Dalton Timmis Insurance Pro Superbike Top 10 Qualifier
2:30 – 2:55 p.m. – Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike Qualifying
3:35 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike Qualifying



Saturday, August 2011:15 a.m. – 11:35 a.m. – Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec Series Qualifying
1:00 p.m. – Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike Race (14 laps)
Shoei Premium Helmets Amateur Sport Bike Race (12 laps)
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec Series Race (10 laps)
3:00 p.m. – Mopar Pro Superbike Race (20 laps)
Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike Race (12 laps)



Sunday, August 211:00 p.m. – Liqui Moly Pro Sport Bike Race (14 laps)
Shoei Premium Helmets Amateur Sport Bike Race (12 laps)
Kawasaki Ninja 300 Spec Series Race (10 laps)
3:00 p.m. – Mopar Pro Superbike Race (20 laps)
Magneti Marelli Amateur Superbike Race (12 laps)

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2016 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship

This weekend WEC presents a special double header Enduro event at a new facility near Staffordville, ON.

On Saturday Round #1 of the 2016 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship kicks off.   These events are for kids 18 years of age and younger.  The course is a World Championship style special test Enduro format that racers are accustomed. Three interesting special tests are set along the trail loop where riders are timed to the 10th of a second. The tests and transfer trail are designed to be passable and entertaining for all ability levels from beginners on 50cc motorcycles to older kids on full sized bikes.  Entry fee $30 per rider.

Sunday's event is the Mexican 500 Sprint Enduro Presented by Lang's Off Road.  This fun one off event will utilize the same special test style Enduro format as Saturday but the course will be changed to include all of the challenging terrain this fantastic property has to offer.   The course organizers have made a huge effort to put together some incredible special tests, including a long grass track in a hilly field, a large natural terrain motocross course, and a very interesting extreme test.

Any riders on full sized motorcycles can enter the Mexican 500.   Classes will be set up on race day based on rider ability.  Entry fees $50 per rider, racers must have a 2016 WEC registration which will be available at sign ($30 one time fee). Transponders will also be available at sign in $20 to rent or $40 to purchase.

Both events are completely off-road and no license plates or individual insurance is required.

For Sunday there will be over $2000 worth of prizes given away courtesy of Lang's off road.

A local food vendor will be set up both days - Hamburgers and hot dogs on Saturday and authentic Mexican food on Sunday.   All the proceeds will go to a local Mennonite Charity.   In addition a local photographer will be set up taking professional quality photos of all the participants which will be available for sale on site.

Basic camping is available for both Friday and Saturday night.

Directions - from main intersection in Staffordville (Heritage Line & Plank Rd) Go south on Plank Rd, turn right on Jackson Line, follow arrows to event.

For more WEC event information please visit our site at  www.worldendurocanada.com 


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Motorcycle Experience Newsletter May 20

A letter from Dave at Motorcycle Experience.
Looks like a must watch episode!

Earlier this week I was out in the Ganaraska Forest just south of Kirby, Ontario, shooting a pile of new Red Adventure riding features with two of my favourite off-road riding buddies, Lawrence Hacking and Toni Sharpless. When it comes to off-road racing and riding, nobody knows more than Lawrence Hacking. This guy has raced in the International Six Days, the Baja 1000, the Mexican 1000 and the Paris to Dakar. Trust me, when we get together, I always learn something new. As for Toni, we go all the way back to 1990 when she made her first appearance on Motorcycle Experience testing a Yamaha FZR600. The first time I met Toni, I could tell that she had motor oil in her veins. Toni is such a spark and is always a pleasure to hang with. She’s raced professionally as a road racer at such prestigious events as the Daytona 200, the Suzuka 8 hour, the Bol d’Or and the 24 hours of LeMans. Now that’s an impressive resumé! More recently she’s been hitting the enduro trail here in Ontario and again, this gal has compiled an amazing wealth of knowledge when it comes to adventure riding. Be sure to check out her feature this week on the show. Anyway, we all had a blast out in the Gani. And speaking of Motorcycle Experience...

On this week’s edition of Motorcycle Experience, we will kick off the show by asking long time viewer, Mark Russell to sample Triumph Motorcycle’s hugely popular tribute to the café racers of the late 1960’s, the Thruxton. Then Norm Wells and I will continue our Ultimate Ride down in Las Vegas, Nevada. This year we’ve rented a couple of BMW GSs and we’re taking in the amazing scenery out in the Nevada desert. This week on day 2 we tackle the all important question of where to grab lunch.

On Shifting Gears, SMART riding instructor Clinton Smout looks at extending the riding season and Senior Editor Colin Fraser stops by to discuss the art of shopping for a used set of wheels, while looking back at Harley-Davidson’s 2007 Night Rod. And during this week's “Red Adventure” segment Toni Sharpless, will talk about what to wear under your adventure riding Jacket.

Also, don’t forget that I’ve been invited to head up to Whitehorse next month to help host their TELUS Ride For Dad event on June 11th. I plan to be there for the whole weekend as this is a super worthy cause and I’m sure that it’s going to be a blast. To date, some 250,000 people have helped to raise over 16 million dollars in the fight against prostate cancer and now you can add me to the growing number of folks who want to help out. There are some 40 communities across Canada hosting a Ride For Dad right now so please sign up and join a ride near you. You'll be glad you did.

Keep your right hand cranked!
Dave

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Canada scores North American launch of 007's Norton Dominator SS

Canada will score an enviable North American first when the stunning Norton Dominator SS motorcycle, featured in the latest James Bond movie "Spectre", makes its North American debut this week at College Park in Toronto.

What: North American launch of Norton Dominator SS motorcycle

Who: Norton motorcycles (Canada) Ltd

Where: College Park, corner of Yonge and College Streets, Toronto

When: From 10am, Tuesday, November 3, 2015

To view this fabulous motorcycle at close quarters, please visit the Norton Canada display on the 1st floor at "UK House" - the pop-up site at College Park shopping mall, corner of Yonge and College Streets in downtown Toronto.



The Dominator's North American unveiling forms part of UK Trade & Investment's* "12 Days of Great" promotion, which will take place at College Park until November 9.

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2015 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship -

Round #4 - Erin, ON

The Wilson property on the outskirts of Erin was the stage for the final round of the Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship. Rick Wilson, a former snocross champion and now in the excavating business, has built a beautiful MX track and trail system on his property. It was perfect for the 3 test enduro format.

 
The course was a lot of fun for experienced and novice riders alike. Veronika Wiesner decided it was time to give off road racing a try - look out Wolfgang!

As always parents are able to ride along with their kids to help them out and make it a fun family experience.

Jack Ooman taking the A Class win and the 2015 A Class Championship. Kyle Hooper 2nd and Jasper Hall 3rd for the day.

B Class podium - Scott McElhone 1st, Hudson Duck 2nd, Liam Deneve 3rd. Special thanks to Royal Distributing for prizes - all of the podium finishers received Royal hats and gift cards.

Nathan Taplay took the Pee Wee Win and the 2015 Championship.

World Enduro Canada would like to thank all our racers,their families and our sponsors for another great season. We are already making our 2016 plans.

Visit www.worldendurocanada.com for complete results and final Championship standings.

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2015 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship - East

The final rounds of the 2015 Canadian Cross Country Championship took place this past weekend at Walton Raceway. With the CXCC West Championship decided a few weeks ago these events would wrap up the CXCC East and crown the Eastern Champions.



Fortunately most of the rain expected on Saturday by-passed but dropped enough moisture to cut the dust on the track and make some of the trails slick. The sun came outSunday to provide perfect race conditions.


The Walton and WEC crew put in extra efforts and added a number of new trail sections to the course to create a very entertain circuit that used 90% of the famous MX track and wrapped all the way around the large Walton property. A number of riders on the podium commented that it was the most fun they have had on a motorcycle!



Day one saw Yamaha's Brian Wojnarowski use his skills in the slippery conditions to take the win ahead of GasGas's Adam Milson and KTM mounted Steve Bond.
 


AJ Snively had a great weekend with strong finishes in Pro Class and taking the Wiesner Insurance Pro Holeshot award on Day 2.



Mini Sr Podium for Day 2 - Jack Ooman in 1st, Curtis Marshall in 2nd and Scott McElone in 3rd.



Adam Milson had a big lead in Pro Class on Sunday when his bike acted up and he dropped back to 4th, after making the repair he worked his way back to the front by the end of the day.



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2015 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship - East

This weekend the CXCC rolls into Wingham for Round #4. The Moto 86 is always a rider favorite with the fast flowing natural terrain MX track and the beautiful single track trails. Now at the half way mark of the season the points in all classes are tightening up.


For those with racing kids this is a double header weekend. Round #3 of the Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship will take placeon Saturday - parents can ride around to assist and watch their young racers take on the 3 test Enduro course, then on Sunday all ages can compete in the Royal Distributing Cross Country.

Moto 86 is a great place to camp out for the weekend (no hookups). There is a large mown grass field for tents and trailers, pond for fishing & swimming and playground for the kids. There will be a concession stand open both days.



Directions - Moto 86 is approx 4 km west of Wingham on Hwy 86, if your travelling from Wingham they are on the right hand side of the road - watch for large McIntosh Estate sign and orange arrows.

For current championship point standings and further event information please visit our sitewww.worldendurocanada.com

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2015 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship

After a lengthy break in the schedule, the Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship gets back into full swing this weekend at Moto 86 in Wingham, Ontario. August 22nd will mark round three of the four round series and with two rounds to go, championships in all classes are still up for grabs.



The Moto 86 facility is a fantastic place to race, camp and spectate. Improvements have been made to the motocross tracks and additional trails have been established. A race that was a crowd pleaser last year is set to be even better.

Saturday’s race will kick off at 11am but its best to arrive early enough to take advantage of the rider’s meeting and the all important sighting lap. Lunch will be provided for all in attendance as usual followed by the awards ceremony, prize give away and then open recreational riding.



For those racers also competing in the CXCC East, that event will take place the following dayon Sunday the 23rd. This is a great opportunity to come out Friday night and camp out with the family and make it a double header weekend. There is excellent camping on site (no hookups) and lots of recreational activities at this facility in addition to the races to entertain everyone.

For more information and directions please go to our site www.worldendurocanada.com


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Young to Race in CSBK at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Canadian MotoAmerica Supersport rider Ben Young is thrilled to announce that he will race at rounds 6 & 7 of the MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship Doubleheader in the Hindle Exhaust Pro Sportbike class at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, August 15th - 16th, 2015

Young, who’s been waving the Canadian flag south of the border in the new MotoAmerica series aboard a RoadRace Factory Team Yamaha R6 in the Supersport class earned his first ever MotoAmerica Supersport podium at Road America with a 3rd place finish.

Unfortunately he will be sitting out this weekend’s race at the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway due to a financial set back resulting from a spectacular crash at Miller Motorsports Park. Although being back to full health Young is heartbroken over not being able to compete and support his fellow RoadRace Factory teammates at Indy.

Young's spirits quickly changed upon being offered an opportunity to race the Hindle Exhaust Yamaha R6 in next weekend’s national MOPAR Canadian Superbike Championship in the Hindle Exhaust Pro Sportbike class.

This will be Young’s second race ever at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formerly Mosport). His first-ever race at this legendary circuit located just outside Bowmanville Ontario was in August of 2013.


“It'll be great to race at home once again and to reconnect with fellow racers, friends and meet Canadian fans I don’t always have chance to talk with during the racing season!” said Young “I encourage fans and those just curious about the level of talent in Canada to make the trip to Canadian Tire Motorsport Park for some incredibly close and entertaining racing.”

Young would like to thank Lee Hindle and Scott Cartier (Hindle Exhaust) who’ll be Young’s Crew Chief, for putting this package together. Young would also like to thank personal sponsors; Tim Hortons – Sudbury, Scotbuild Developments, Bell Helmets and AXO.

The 2015 Mopar Canadian Superbike Championship concludes with a doubleheader event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, in Bowmanville, Ont., August 14-16. Ticket information is available through www.mosport.com, emailinginfo@mosport.com, or by calling (905) 983-9141 Fans can also visit the website at www.canadiantiremotorsportpark.com.

To keep up-to-date on Ben Young throughout the year visit; www.fogi.uswww.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing and on Twitter @benyoung_86.  


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2015 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship - East

This weekend the CXCC returns to one of the favorite off road race locations in Ontario - The famous Hurd Pit outside of Parry Sound. This location was the focal point for the World Championship rounds in 06 & 07 and has been part of the Canadian Championships ever since.




This area is only opened up once a year for the CXCC which makes it a special place to race. Trails are in great condition and as always there will be some new sections added in.




Long term forcast is calling for sun and cloud with minor chance of rain - perfect conditions for racing. The pit will be open on Saturday for anyone who is camping and wants to get set up early.

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2015 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship East -Alvinston, ON

Mother Nature smiled on the Gullymor MX facility this past Sunday and diverted the expected rain showers and thunderstorms to provide a day of fantastic weather for Round #2 of the Royal Distributing CXCC East. There was just enough moisture in the ground to keep dust to a minimum and lots of traction. Strong rider turnouts for all classes kept the racing close.



The combination of the top notch MX track, long sections of single track and fast grass track areas are making Gullymor one of the favorite stops on the CXCC circuit.


Steven Able and the WEC timing crew hard at work - as usual the results were posted within minutes of the end of each race.


Yamaha once again took top two spots on the Pro podium with Brian Wojnarowski in first and Justin Lewis in 2nd. Adam "Cheeseburger" Millson rounded out the podium in 3rd on his Dual Sport Plus GasGas.


Curtis Marshall took 2nd in Mini Senior behind Mia Barrett but was ALL smiles as he got the fastest lap of the day in that class and the $100 from Wiesner Insurance for his efforts.


Yamaha rider Rob Hewitt took the win in Vet Master Class ahead of Steve Ooman (who won the Pirelli fastest lap award and got a new set of Pirelli rubber for it) and David Taplay.


Scott Merritt, Ryan Barber and Charlie Lake went 1, 2, 3 in hotly contested Vet Jr class and all got some great prizes from Parts Canada for their efforts.



The Women's Class was once again awarded with cold hard cash courtesy of the Laminacor Racing "Ride Like a Girl" program. Alex Franklin got $100 for 1st, Jill Carny $60 for 2nd and Kari Van Oosten $40 for 3rd.

Next round for the CXCC East will be in Parry Sound at the famous Hurd Pit, home to 06 & 07 World Championship rounds, on Sunday July 26th.

This weekend the CXCC West kicks of its season with rounds 1 & 2 in Lytton, BC at the Monkey Wrench Double Header weekend

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World Enduro Canada is celebrating its 10th anniversary

World Enduro Canada is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year and is proud to kick off the first round of the Ontario Enduro Championship this weekend at Motopark. This series is focused on young riders 18 years of age and under that are new to the sport as well as up and coming serious racers looking to hone their skills and improve ability.

We are fortunate that Motopark has welcomed the Ontario Enduro Championship to their historic facility. Motopark has all the right terrain to host this series that has been growing in popularity every year since its inception. At this first round of the series it should be noted that the typical lunch provided by WEC and its sponsors will not be present. Instead we encourage all competitors to have lunch at the “Off-Road Café” where there is a variety of food and snack items on the menu to keep any budding racer happy. We want to support those race facilities that support our series.

Some riders may decide to camp overnight or return the next day to compete in Round One of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship. The CXCC has classes from Pee Wee to Pro with a course designed to challenge all yet be tame enough for our youngest riders. The Saturday night “camp out” will have a great social atmosphere with a lot of our racers getting reacquainted after a long off-season break.
 Enduro racers know this series is the most inexpensive competition series going and the easiest in which to become involved. Your $30 entry brings two hours of racing, electronic scoring with no transponder cost, simple and easy registration on site, and an awards presentation with lots of prizes.

Anyone who has any detailed questions about this event or any round of the Enduro Championship can contact WEC through the website www.worldendurocanada.com

The weather is set for a perfect weekend… see you at Motopark!

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World Enduro Canada is Proud to Celebrate 10 Years

It’s hard to believe it has been ten years of fantastic off-road motorcycle events, organized and promoted by World Enduro Canada. WEC was formed in 2005 with the mammoth task to organize and promote the first ever World Enduro Championship round to be held in Canada… or North America for that matter.

Taking place in Parry Sound Ontario, the 2006 event was heralded as “The best world championship event ever” in the words of then World Champion, David Knight. The event was given critical acclaim not only by the riders, but the host community, the series promoter and the FIM. It was with that stamp of approval that a round was confirmed again for 2007. It was two landmark world championship events two years in a row under the WEC banner.

The Enduro World Championship made some changes after that year resulting in the series pulling back to the European countries. This left WEC without a task but with sponsors and riders across the country asking for a real Canadian off-road championship series that included riders across the country, using a similar race format as the World Championship rounds.

2008 was a year continuing to learn and design a series that met this requirement. What was asked for was true closed course racing, legal use of vehicles and ground breaking electronic scoring. Electronic transponder equipment was acquired and a loss control plan designed. A test event was held in 2008 readying for a 2009 National series.
With support from the MCC, motorcycle manufacturers, motorcycle clubs, racers across the county, and numerous industry and outside industry sponsors, the Canadian Enduro Championship was realized. This was a true National off road Championship for Canada that brought the best from the east and west together. The series was well received by both racers and the industry with over 50 Pro and amateur racers making the cross country trip each season.

In 2013, at the request of some riders and manufacturer sponsors, the series morphed from a closed course enduro format to a Cross Country format. Bar to bar racing was the mandate but with the continuation of transponder scoring. Canada’s off-road national championship continues with this design to this day as the Canadian Cross Country Championship. The Alberta Motorsports Association (AMSA) and the Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Association (PNWMA) work together with WEC each season to make this championship what it is today. Over the last 3 years the rider attendance has continued to increase with 2014 being the strongest year ever with a 20% increase in rider entries.

Alongside the national off-road championship was the mandate for a true Canadian Trials championship involving all active trials communities across the country. World Trials Canada was formed with a board of representatives from each region steering the series as well as rules and guidelines of the discipline. The sport of Observed Trials could not be in better hands. The Canadian Trials Championship has been growing in popularity since 2009.

WEC has made other revolutionary changes to the sport of off-road motorcycling by creating an entire competition series that is focused solely on young riders. The Ontario Enduro Championship is specifically designed to challenge both experienced and novice riders under the age of 18. These are closed course events with no license plates or individual insurance required. This is a true first in Canada and the popularity of this series is exploding.

None of these events and Championship series would have been possible without the continuing support of generous sponsors. World Enduro Canada would like to thank all of the companies who have supported us both in the past and present. We could not have done this without them.
Going forward World Enduro Canada is looking forward to the continued growth of our National and Regional Championships. The Next 10 years are looking great.

In closing we want to thank the most important people to any successful race series - the dedicated racers of all ages and the family and friends who support them. Racing motorcycles is a lot of fun and a great way for families to play together.


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2015 Wiesner Insurance Ontario - Race dates

2015 Wiesner Insurance Ontario - Enduro Championship

World Enduro Canada is pleased to announce that the Enduro championship dates and locations have been confirmed. This series has been growing in popularity each year and 2015 will continue with four exciting events. This competition series is designed specifically for riders 18 years of age and under. Classes are available for the youngest novice rider to the seasoned up and coming youth racers on full sized bikes. All events are closed course and therefore no drivers license, insurance or license plates are required to compete. Electronic scoring makes for quick and accurate results along with complete results details posted online immediately after the event. At each round lunch is provided with entry and no race license is required. Transponders are provided on loan for the day to all riders making it the simplest and most inexpensive way to get out there and race.

Round one will take place at Motopark in Chatsworth on the Saturday before the CXCC East race. WEC is happy to bring enduro competition back to Motopark as the facility works very well for this discipline. This event will be part of the WEC Yamaha Off-Rad Weekend at Motopark.

Round two will take place near Shelburne at a popular course that riders have loved in the past. A large motocross track and lengthy woods section make for long special test times and fun for all skill levels.

Round three will again be on a Saturday before the CXCC East race at the Moto 86 race facility in Wingham. The forest trails and perfect dirt highlight this round with lots of room for camping for those staying over for the Cross Country on Sunday

The Grand Finale will once again be held in Erin where the final round was held in 2014. This property is absolute paradise for the off-road rider with manicured trails and multiple motocross tracks. It allows for excellent spectating and a large facility for awards and lunch in the event of inclement weather.

ROUND #1 MOTOPARK CHATSWORTH – SATURDAY, MAY 23

ROUND #2 SHELBURNE – SUNDAY, JUNE 14

ROUND #3 MOTO 86 WINGHAM – SATURDAY, AUGUST 22

ROUND #4 ERIN – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 4

Specific details regarding each round will be released in the days leading up to the event. Keep watching www.worldendurocanada.com for up to date news and contact information.


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Port Dover - Friday the 13th

Every Friday the 13th motorcycle minded people gather in Port Dover, Ontario and today is - you guessed it - Friday the 13th!

Might be a little chilly to ride today but there still should be lots of motorcycle camradarie.

The Friday the 13th tradition started in 1981. Chris Simons and approximately 25 friends, through word of mouth, got together at the Commerical Hotel {The Zoo}, now known as Angelos of Dover. It was in November and it was Friday the 13th. They had such a good time they decided they should do it every Friday the 13th. And so the tradition was born.

Check out the live webcam here:

http://www.portdovermapleleaf.com/live-webcam-for-friday-the-13th130312/



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Triumph 2014 Dealer of the Year Awards

GP Bikes, Inc named top Triumph retailer in Canada: http://gpbikes.com/

Triumph Motorcycles America is proud to announce the recipients of the 2014 Dealer of the Year Awards, recognizing the top dealers in North America for their sale achievements and exceptional customer service.

Southern California Triumph and GP Bikes, Inc. have been confirmed as the top retailers in the United States and Canada, respectively, while Triumph Manassas is the number one single-line Triumph retailer. A full list of all winners is below.

“The success and growth of the Triumph brand is directly related to the commitment of our dealer network,” said Matt Sheahan, COO of Triumph Motorcycles America. “We’re thrilled to honor these nine dealers for not only delivering high retail sales but also delivering exceptional customer service.”

All winners will be recognized through advertisement placements in select motorcycle industry publications, receive a customized gift and apparel package, and identified on the Triumph consumer website with a special icon.

No. 1 Retailer U.S.: Southern California Triumph / Tom Hicks / Brea, Calif.
No. 1 Retailer Canada: GP Bikes, Inc. / Jerry & Lorraine Ordanis / Whitby, Ontario
No. 1 Retailer Single Line Triumph: Triumph Manassas / Ken Davis, Jim Harman, & John Tisch / Manassas, Va.

U.S. Regional Winners:

· Cascade Moto Classics / Kelly & Janice McCarthy / Beaverton, Ore.
· Foothills Triumph / Big Iron Sports / Lakewood, Colo.
· Motoworks Chicago Triumph / Johnny Scheff / Chicago, Ill.
· Triumph City / Brad & Mike Schlossmann / Milwaukee, Wis.
· Triumph NYC / Steve Radt / New York, N.Y.
· Triumph of Seattle / James Boltz / Lynnwood, Wash.

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Ottawa Motorcycle Show February 13-15

The Ottawa Motorcycle Show is coming back this year and there's going to be even more to see!


 What's New this year?

- 3-Day Show once again!
- Sons of Anarchy RETURN - Tommy Flanagan (Chibs) and Mark Boone Jr. (Bobby)
- Increased Advertising Budget
- More Parts & Accessory Exhibitors
- More Custom Bikes
- Special Events for Friday the 13th & Valentine's Day!
- Show Program is a full gloss magazine this year!

We've already laid out the floor plan, and those who commit to the show first will be entitled to the best choice of space.

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Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship

On October 19th in Erin Ontario, the final round of the Ontario Enduro Championship took place under sunny skies and perfect track conditions. Situated on a picture perfect 100 acre property, this final race of the season featured three spectacular special tests that all racers loved. Our host Ric Wilson spared no expense grooming the Motocross track and creating two further tests in the forest that were carved out to perfection. There were large elevation changes and a great mixture of obstacles. The smallest and most novice five year old racers were entertained and challenged as well as the most experienced Super Youth competitors on full size bikes.
 
The race was made up of four laps of this course making for twelve special tests on the day timed to the second. Rider times were gathered electronically by transponder with results posted minutes after the last rider crossed the line. A huge buffet lunch was provided to all racers and spectators immediately after the competition. Once everyone enjoyed lunch it was back to the motocross track for some recreational riding as the awards ceremony was prepared.
Many prizes courtesy of Royal Distributing and Parts Canada were given out during the award ceremony for the day’s competition. Immediately following the race day awards was the overall series championship number one plate presentation.
The 2014 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Champions are:
Pee Wee - Nathan Taplay
C Class - Zak Jacobsen
B Class - Aiden Langlois
A Class - Christian Wiesner
Super Youth - Wolfgang Wiesner
Complete result details of all events as well as the Championship standings are available on the results page at www.worldendurocanada.com
World Enduro Canada would like to thank all the racers participating in the series in 2014. It has been a fantastic year with ever increasing ridership. We have been fortunate to visit some great properties this year and have the support of some great host family land owners. This series is also greatly assisted by our corporate sponsors; Wiesner Insurance, Royal Distributing, Parts Canada, Honda Canada,Yamaha Canada, KTM and Husqvarna Canada.
There is some great talent within the racers of this series and it’s good to know off-road motorcycle racing has a bright future in Ontario as a result.
 

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Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championsh​ip - Round# 4

The final round of the Ontario Enduro Championship will be held October 19 near Erin Ontario. The competition is tight in all classes but at the end of the day Sunday, Champions will be declared and number one plates will be presented.
The course at this venue is breathtaking. Tremendous work has gone into preparing this event that will include excellent spectator access. This venue boasts a large building that will allow for lunch and the awards presentation in the event of inclement weather.
This is a must see event that features the best up and coming riders in the province. In the past, Enduro competition has been a sport that specifically excluded young riders. World Enduro Canada addressed this concern head on and now we see more and more new riders enter the sport and their ability improving at each event. With this series now well entrenched, the future of off-road motorcycling in Ontario is bright. Come out and see why this is the most talked about off-road race series around.
Check out www.worldendurocanada.com for directions and more event details.
 

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Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship - Round# 4 Inbox x

Earlier this summer the Campbellville round of the Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship had to be cancelled due to weather conditions leading up to the event. The replacement event has been arranged and the course is set to go.

Round Four of the series is set to take place on October 19th near Erin, Ontario. This centrally located facility has an extensive network of trails, a motocross track and a custom designed Extreme Test that will challenge and entertain riders of all abilities.  Directions will be posted on our site within a week.

As this will be the final round, Champions in all classes will be crowned with the formal presentation immediately following the day’s award ceremony. In the event of inclement weather, this location features a very large building where celebrations will take place. As at every event, a barbeque lunch will be provided for all in attendance.

We would like to  remind racers that round #3 is set to take place September 28th near Meaford, Ontario. Some revisions have been made to this already excellent course that all riders will love.   The championship is heating up so keep on top of the points chase by viewing complete standings at www.worldendurocanada.com

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"Motorcycle Experience" Celebrates 25 Years On The Air!

WhistleStop Productions is throwing a party at the end of the month and motorcycle fans are invited to come out and join in the celebration. The Prince Edward County based television production company has been producing TSN’s Motorcycle Experience for 25 years and will mark this incredible milestone on Saturday, September 27 at the Hillier Creek Estates winery. “Twenty-five years is a long time to be on the air. There aren’t a lot of Canadian TV shows that can say they’ve been around since 1989”, says show host Dave Hatch.

The long running TV show, which is shot primarily in Prince Edward County, plans to play host at the Hillier Creek Estates winery from 9am to 4pm and Honda Canada will be on hand providing the party favors. A TSN camera crew will also be on site throughout the day providing coverage to be broadcast early next spring on Motorcycle Experience.

While the winery won’t be offering wine tastings during the celebration to keep riders safe, there will still be plenty of events going on throughout the day. The winery will be holding vineyard tours and serving their famous wood fired pizzas while Motorcycle Experience and Honda Canada will be hosting motorcycle demo rides while a meet and greet seminar, exclusive motorcycle displays, hourly door prize giveaways including a special edition 40th escorted County Back Roads Ride will round out the day.

“Honda Canada has really stepped up to make it a real Wing Ding”, said Hatch. “This fall also marks the 40th thought, why not combine the 2 special occasions?” The event, Wings Over The County is a tip of the hat to both the Honda Goldwing and our neighbors over at the 8 Wing Air Base in Trenton. Honda Canada will bring out their full up demo ride program to the winery so fans of the company’s new motorcycle line up can sample the very latest products Honda has on offer. “I’m not quite sure where we’ll park all the motorcycles” said winery owner Kemp Stewart, “but we’re thrilled that they’ve chosen our winery as a site for this special celebration.” Stewart, a retired military officer, is an avid motorcycle fan and currently rides a Triumph Bonneville, but says several years ago he also owned a Goldwing. “I still love the Goldwing,” said Stewart “because they set the standard for touring machines and they’ve always been a great way to travel and see the country.”

According to Hatch, “If you had told me back in 1989 when we first went on the air on TSN that we’d be doing this for 25 years, I’m not sure I would have believed it! It’s been an incredible ride and I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone out at our event and supporting our TV show for all of these years.”

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Royal Distributing CXCC East - 2014 Finale this weekend at Walton

The famous Walton Raceway will host the final rounds of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship East on September 6 & 7. At the end of Sunday’srace, champions will be declared in all classes from Pee Wee to Pro. There will be no waiting days for results or months for Championship plates to be awarded. The National Championship awards ceremony will take place on Sunday afternoon immediately following the days podium presentation.
 
World Enduro Canada brought Cross Country racing to Walton in 2011 and over these years this facility has become a favorite with many racers. The course is definitely to the advantage to those that are truly fast and have motocross speed and skill. Almost the entire National motocross track is used and is complemented by a grass track, fast forest trails and man made obstacles. This fantastic course even offers excellent spectator opportunities.
 
Saturday will feature the WEC Moto Cross Country format of two motos, one hour each for all adult classes. A live engine start with motocross starting gate will be used.Due to this format, it is very important for racers that normally ride the afternoon program to show up early – need to be signed in ready to ride by 11am with registration opening at 8am.
 
Sunday will return to the Classic Cross Country format of two hours for all adult classes and 2.5 hours for Pros. Sunday will continue to feature the live engine start with motocross gate. 
 
Tons of prizes will be awarded at the series finale. As at every round, the Wiesner Insurance $100 Pro Holeshot Award will be presented both days along with the Wiesner Insurance $100 fastest Lap award. We will be giving away two sets of Pirelli Tires each day as we have all year along with many additional prizes courtesy of series sponsor Parts Canada.  This is the biggest off-road race weekend of the year in Eastern Canada so don’t miss it. Want to know who is leading each class and what the current points are? Check out the complete CXCC East standings in all classes

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KYMCO signs on Parts Canada as sponsor of Mad Bastard Scooter Rally

From KYMCO here's all the details:

We would like to extend a HUGE welcome to Parts Canada as the presenting sponsor for the 2015 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally. Parts Canada is a national distributor of aftermarket parts and accessories for the Canadian power sports industry. They are a fantastic organization that keeps our industry running in peak performance during all seasons. We are thrilled to be partnering with them, and hope you will visit their dealers for all those accessories and parts your ride will need to make it rally-ready. Access their handy dealer locator app here to get ready for the rally!

To Parts Canada – Welcome to the Mad Bastard asylum! We think you’ll fit right in.

We’re on Instagram! If you’re an Intagramer, follow us @madbastardscooterrally, or hashtag us!

KYMCO Canada Hosts the 2015 MBSR

KYMCO Canada is thrilled to be taking over the reigns from CMG to exclusively organize the 2015 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally. As a long-time title sponsor, we have participated as rally organizers, co-rally masters, and of course, rally participants. With nearly a decade of exposure to the insanity of this event, we promise to stay true to MBSR’s core elements, but equally look forward to taking it up a notch!

Editor ‘Arris will stay on as the asylum’s resident consultant, and may have the opportunity to finally get a taste of his own medicine if he dares to ride with the pack this time. Ah, revenge is sweet isn’t it? Dust off those scoots, and fire up those engines. You will not want to miss this one!



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Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship - East Round #3

This Sunday, July 27th is Round #3 of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship East taking place just outside the Town of Parry Sound.
This historic race location is famous world wide for hosting rounds of the World Enduro Championship in both 2006 and 2007. It is also the location of the Canadian Enduro Championship in 2009 and 2010. This is the only time in the year racers are able to experience these incredible trails that truly are of World Championship caliber.
The Parry Sound course is known its mix of rocky trails, fast sand hills and berms as well as loamy deep forest trails.  Each year some new trails are added and this year is no execption – the WEC volunteer crew has been hard at work adding a new techincal section for the afternoon race.   A shortened and more tame version of the course is set and passable for all our mini riders as well as Pee Wee racers. The morning race program has a few of the most difficult obstacles removed and the afternoon race program pulls out all the stops and features everything past Word Champions rode.
Located only one hour north of Barrie, its an easy drive up the recently widened Hwy 400. This community has a great vacation atmosphere with plenty of restaurants and recreational activities to entertain the whole family. The Town of Parry Sound has a history of welcoming motorcyclists into their community and the region looks forward to this race every year.
For specific event information please visit our site

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Round #2 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship East - Alvinston, ON

Round #2 of the Royal Distributing CXCC East was a smash hit!

Excellent weather, fantastic course, and lots of giveaways on the podium made for a great day.  Over 120 riders showed up to try out the all new cross country course that was fast and fun to ride and favored the MX racers.   The rider compliments flowed all day with everyone hoping for another round next year.  The Roberts family have a top notch facility and went out of their way to make a great course.

The WEC timing crew had results up before most riders had a chance to get out of their riding gear.  Please visit our site for full results.



The CXCC West gets started this weekend with a double header in Lytton, BC.

The next CXCC East event will be in Parry Sound, ON on July 27


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Round #2 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship

The Canadian Cross Country Championship travels to an all new location this Sunday June 22 for Round#2 of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship – Gully Mor MX Park

The Staff at Gully Mor have been busy prepping the track and the surrounding trails to create a fantastic cross country course.  The course will use the entire MX track and few kilometers of surrounding trails that will provide a challenge to all classes from Pee Wee to Pro.

This event will use the classic Cross Country format – 2 hours for all adult classes and 2.5 for Pro’s – with a live engine MX gate start to add to the excitement.

There is basic overnight camping available for $15 – for directions and event details click here

This event will have some extra giveaways – World Enduro Canada is proud to announce that Pirelli has joined our team and will be providing tires for the “Pirelli Fastest Lap Award”.   At each of the remaining CXCC rounds there will be a 3 sets of tires given away – Mini, Adult amateur, and Pro.  The classes for Mini and amateur will be announced before the start of the event and the rider from that class with the fastest lap of the day will go home with a set of Pirelli tires!  So you may not win, or get on the podium but if you can manage to put in one blistering fast lap you can get some incredible new rubber on your motorcycle!


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Round #1 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship

Sunday June 8th will mark the kick-off of the most exciting and talked about series in off-road racing in Ontario. The first of this four round series will take place at the well know property in Shelburne that was the birth of this race format five years ago.
All riders are welcomed from the most novice level child on a 50cc automatic up to and including 16 year old experienced off-road racers on full size bikes. Champions will be awarded in the following classes:
Pee Wee – 50cc Automatic
C – Class – Novice riders with minimal to no competition experience
B – Class – Intermediate level racers with racing experience
A – Class – The most experienced top level racers on small wheel bikes
Super Youth – 16 years of age and under on full size bikes
The “special test” enduro race format has riders competing individually against the clock and not bar to bar. This allows for a much more controlled environment for youth who may be intimidated by Cross Country or Motocross competition. This is not to say that the racing isn’t fierce. Anyone who has attended one of these events knows that riders are pushing extremely hard to set the fastest time in their class. With electronic transponder scoring, results are fast and accurate. Transponders are on loan for those who do not own one.
As always, the $30 entry includes a BBQ lunch and refreshments for all. Lunch is available after the competition finishes and before the awards ceremony.
This year we would like to introduce a new feature to the event which is an equipment and bike “swap meet” area. This area will be clearly marked at each round and people are encouraged to bring their used riding gear, parts, and bikes for sale. As we all know, kids grow out of riding gear and motorcycles very quickly and what better opportunity is there to pass down your boots, pants or bike to the next proud owner. It is asked that all items are marked with name, contact number and price when put on display for sale.
Weather is looking perfect for race day and the course has just been groomed. It will be a fantastic day.
Go to www.worldendurocanada.com for all event specific details and directions.


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Canadian Cross Country Championship - East - Round #1

The Off Road racing season is FINALLY HERE!

The long, long cold winter followed by the cold, wet spring has made the end of May seem like a year away.  However it has finally arrived and with it the start of the highly anticipated 2014 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship.

Round #1 of the CXCC East kicks off this Sunday at historic Motopark in Chatsworth, ON.   The long term forcasts are calling for warm sunny weather all weekend.  Couple that with perfect soil conditions and a new course design and we have all the makin’s for an epic race weekend.

Just a reminder to all our racers – this year you will NOT require a CMRC license to compete at any of our Ontario events.  There will be a one time $25 WEC registration fee payable at sign in only.  Race fees for 2014 will be $50 for adults and $30 for kids.

Sherco Canada will be on hand with a few of thier 2014 models available for demo rides.  Come out and see the exciting new off road and trials bikes they have to offer.

Similar to previous seasons we are looking for any adult riders who are interested in helping out as course marshalls.  If you have friends who are not into racing but want to ride this is a great way for them to get out on thier motorcycle and have the best seats in the house for all the racing action.

See you this weekend!!
 

    For full event information please visit our site www.worldendurocanada.com

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Momentum Adventure Motorcycling - Ontario riding school

Momentum Adventure Motorcycling - Adventure Touring at Your Doorstep

Exploring around the cottage or heading off to Siberia? Pick up new skills and find more roads to ride. The promise of Adventure bikes is the way to go.

Momentum Adventure Motorcycling will help you increase confidence when it comes to exploring gravel roads and trails. Using controlled off-road terrain in the Hockley Valley (Ontario), Momentum focuses on every rider in two ways; first, by developing and improving their off-pavement riding abilities and then by taking in a day touring some of the exciting unpaved roads in Ontario.


New riding skills are part of the program and you can comfortably expand these using your own bike at our dedicated facility 45 minutes north of Toronto. We are committed to safety and helping riders progress at their own pace. Your new skills will ultimately benefit you both on-road and off-road.

Balance, slow-speed control, bike dynamics, and rider techniques can help traditional road-riders and cruisers too. Once you’ve built that confidence you have the choice of a variety of dedicated tours that explore the back roads and trails of Ontario.

Programs are available mid-week and on week-ends. The first day is devoted to skills development and practice. The second day is for real. That’s when your new abilities take you to places you’ve never been before. Follow along with an experienced coach/rider while the new skills are reinforced.

Learn a way of riding that can get you there. Bookings are happening now for the 2014 riding season.
Accommodations and hospitality will be arranged nearby.

Have fun. Be safe. Expand your riding world.

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Programs begin Saturday, May 3, 2014 and run every weekend. Groups can be booked by appointment.

Touring options run right through the Autumn.

Contact: Bruce Wilson
bruce@momentummotorcycling.ca
http://www.momentummotorcycling.ca
Phone: (226) 979-6140


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2014 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship

World Enduro Canada is pleased to announce the 2014 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship – Building Tomorows Pro Riders

This upcoming race season will mark the fifth year of the WEC Ontario Enduro Championship. From its inception, this has been a series specifically designed to introduce young riders ages 16 and under, to the sport of off-road motorcycle competition. Over this period it has grown into a four round championship series with classes for the youngest beginner on 50cc automatic bikes all the way up to 16 year old dedicated racers on full size MX bikes.

Events are designed to mimic the FIM enduro model with multiple trail loops and three different special tests timed electronically per loop. As these events are entirely off road on closed course and private land, there are no license plates, or insurance required on the bikes themselves. The $30 entry fee provides a day of competition, lunch for all in attendance and an afternoon of play riding after the awards ceremony.  Parents and friends are encouraged to follow the kids around the course to help them out 

Round #1 – Sunday June 8 Shelburne.  Long special tests and a great MX track highlight this round. 

Round #2 – Sunday July 13 Campbellville.  This event will be part of the festivities of the Overland Adventure Rally taking place at the Mohawk Inn and KOA Campground. There are lots of events all weekend. 

Round #3 – Saturday Aug 16 Wingham.  This round will be part of a double header weekend with the Enduro on Saturday followed by Round #4 of the WEC National Cross Country East on Sunday the 17th. Lots of camping is available on site for those families that participate in both the XC and Enduro Series. This property has a spectacular network of forest trails as well as a MX track that riders love. 

Round #4 – Sunday September 28 Meaford. This property was introduced into the series two years ago with a great rider response. As it is the end of the series, awards for the series champions will presented.

If you know any young riders that are thinking about getting into racing and want minimal cost, a controlled environment, and friendly atmosphere, this is series is for them. The Wiesner Insurance Ontario Enduro Championship showcases great up and coming talent and has exciting competition without the bar to bar pressure and intensity of Motocross or Cross Country. With attendance growing every year, it’s hard to argue with a formula that works.

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Tim Hortons (Sudbury) Backed Young Rolls onto BSB Grid with Team WD40

Thornbury Ontario, Canada / Sheffield UK  -  March 25, 2014 -  As announced yesterday Scottish-born / Canadian resident Ben Young is delighted to announce that he will contest the British Superbike 1000cc Superstock Championship aboard the #40 GR Motosport prepared Team WD-40  Kawasaki ZX-10R in the highly competitive 2014 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championships (BSB).  


Young is honoured to continue his long-term partnership with Tim Hortons (Sudbury) franchisee Gilles Bolduc for the third straight year. Not only will 2014 be a special year for Young, Canadian coffee icon Tim Hortons will be celebrating their 50th anniversary as well.

Proudly sporting the Tim Hortons brand Young has been honing his craft racing throughout the United States in the AMA Pro Road Racing’s Daytona Sportbike class since 2011.  2013 was his best year to-date, highlighted at the opening round by an 8th place finish last March in the prestigious Daytona 200. 

Residing in Canada since 2007, Young is no stranger to racing in the UK.  He started off competing in the Scottish Minimoto Championships at the age of five then progressed to compete in the Scottish and British 125GP Championships.

Although this is a home coming of sorts for Young, the resident of Thornbury, Ontario Canada is looking forward the new challenge of riding the 1000cc machine in the British Superbike Superstock class.

Young is also honoured to continue his long-term partnerships with Aria Helmets and Scot-build Developments Inc. in his new venture abroad.  He will continue to be outfitted with the latest AXO America Indy Leather Race Suits, KK4-R Gloves and Aragon Race Boots.
  
Young’s Team WD-40 teammates include:  #7 Barry Burrell (Superbike) and #40 Tarran Mackenzie (Superstock 600).


Ben Young:  “A few opportunities to race in North America presented themselves over the off-season. However, a chance to challenge myself racing in the BSB with such an established and competitive team as Team WD-40 was a brilliant opportunity that I just had to pursue.  I'm looking forward to acclimatizing to the Kawasaki ZX-10R as quickly as possible, getting to know my teammates and the entire crew better and of course having a great year of racing. I can’t thank Brent and Gilles enough for believing in me!”
  
Young signed with Team WD-40 early in the year and was looking forward to reconnecting with fellow AMA Daytona Sportbike competitor Tommy Aquino:  “I was deeply saddened by the news of Tommy’s passing.  I watched Tommy throughout the 2013 season as I know how difficult the BSB scene is.  He was outstanding and was growing to become a major player.  I will be giving my 100% in his honour and to continue his success that he had with Brent and the team.”

Brent Gladwin: “We’re delighted to have Ben join Team WD-40 with Tommy’s recommendation and I can’t wait to get the season started.  We were impressed with Ben’s 2013 AMA Daytona Sportbike season especially his 8th place finish in last year’s Daytona 200.  The 200 is a tough race to do well in and I believe he was the top true privateer.  He has a natural talent and has obviously worked extremely hard to hone that talent; I’m pleased to have signed him”.

Gilles Bolduc:  “Over the past few years Ben has done an astounding job of representing the Tim Hortons brand throughout the Unites States. Now, he along with Team WD40 are taking the brand right across the UK.  Like many fellow Canadians I will be following his progress this season and cheering him on.”
  
The 2014 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship will be 12 rounds and will be televised on Eurosport, Eurosport 2, ITV 1 and ITV 4 and in the U.S. and Canada online at www.velocity.com . Visitwww.britishsuperbike.com  for all the latest BSB news and visit the official British Superbike Championship Youtube channel for race Hi-Lights and interviews: www.youtube.com/user/britishsuperbike

To stay up to date with Team WD-40 this season visit: www.teamwd40.com , and connect with the team via Twitter: @GRMotoSport and on Facebook: search ‘GR Motosport’
To connect with Ben Young visit: www.fogi.us , on Twitter: @bcyoung86 , on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing and Kiltr: kiltr.com/ben-young-racing

Team Partners
STAUFF, Cargolink Express, L&A Reinforcements, Tim Hortons, Optimum Fleet Management, Scott Build, Amtech, LEXELLE.com, Highlea Homes, F&G Commercials, 3 Squared, Signsxtra

Technical Partners
Kawasaki, Scorpion Red Power, Dynojet UK, Swinton Motorcycles, R&G racing, PPG Paint, Goodridge, Pipercross, Solo Motorcycle products, Super B, Dymag Wheels,

Photo Credit: (Courtesy of Team WD-40 / GR Motosport)

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2014 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship dates announced

World Enduro Canada is pleased to announce the 2014 Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship.  We are looking forward to another great season of off road racing across Canada.

The CXCC East Championship kicks off May 25th at Motopark in Chatsworth, ON.

The CXCC West Championship begins in June with a double header weekend at the Famous Monkey Wrench in Lytton, BC.
We would like to thank our Western Partners – Pacific Northwest Motorcycle Association and the Alberta Motorsports Association for working with us to incorporate these events into thier respective calendars.

We want to thank all our sponsors for their generous support.

Title Sponsor – Royal Distributing
Premier Sponsors – Honda Canada, Yamaha Canada, Wiesner Insurance, Kawasaki Canada
                               

Support Sponsors – Kawasaki Canada, Parts Canada, KTM, Husqvarna, Sherco, Rekluse Canada (Mongoose Racing), Goldentyre, Inglis Cycle, Langs Off Road, West Coast Transportation

CXCC West
June 28 - Lytton, BC (Monkey Wrench)
June 29 - Lytton, BC (Monkey Wrench)
July 5 - Old Man River, AB (Shale Shaker)
July 6 – Old Man River, AB (Shale Shaker)

CXCC East
May 25 – Chatsworth, ON
June 22 – Alvinston, ON
July 27 – Parry Sound, ON
Aug 17 – Wingham, ON
Aug 24 – Wheatly, ON
Sept 6 & 7 – Walton, ON

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Young signs with DUA Motorsports Bodywork


Canadian road racer Ben Young is excited to announce a new partnership with Toronto-based DUA Motorsports Bodywork for the 2013 AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike season.

DUA Motorsports specializes in sport bike fairings and carbon fiber parts constructed from a proprietary blend of quality high-strength premium fiberglass, cloths and resins. That combined with years of development, attention to detail, a stellar finish and ease of use make for an unbeatable combination.


As a road racer himself Rahul Dua, President and Founder of DUA Motorsports, wanted develop a new standard for aftermarket bodywork and based on the feedback from racers competing at the regional and national level in Canada this goal has been achieved. This past year Dua felt that it was time to grow his brand and develop opportunities throughout North America.

“I’ve been following Ben’s career since he raced GP125’s in Canada and the US. When it was decided to introduce DUA Motorsports Bodywork to the American market I couldn’t think of anyone else who I’d rather have as our ambassador south of the border.”  said Rahul Dua, President and Founder of DUA Motorsports.

Young, coming off a successful AMA Pro GoPro Daytona SportBike rookie season was very pleased with the opportunity stated: “I’m honored that Rahul entrusted me and BYR to be their first team to introduce DUA Motorsports Bodywork to America through our presence in the AMA Pro Road Racing series.

The resident of Thorbury Ontario will have DUA Motorsports Bodywork on display at the North American International Motorcycle SUPERSHOW, January 4th - 6th, 2013. Young will debut his new DUA Motorsports Bodywork on his #86 Yamaha YZF-R6 at the legendary Daytona 200 at the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona Beach, Florida - March 14-16, 2013.

For more information about DUA Motorsports visit www.DUAMotorsports.com, on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/DuaMotorsports or on Twitter: @duamotorsports

To stay up-to-date on Ben Young, visit www.FOGI.us or follow Ben on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BenYoungRacing and at his NEW Twitter address @bcyoung86


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Jordan Szoke named Grand Marshall for Toronto Motorcycle Show


Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ showcase of the year, The Motorcycle Show-Toronto, starts Friday, December 7 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South),and one of Canada’s best all-time bike racers, Jordan Szoke, has been named Grand Marshal for the Show’s Opening Ceremonies Friday morning.

A Brantford, Ontario native,  the 33-year old Szoke is considered the "Wayne Gretzky" of Canadian Superbike racing, notching eight national championships, along with five national Sportbike titles, three #1 plates in the Canadian Motorcycle Association Observed Trials Championships, and one national 250 GP championship during his illustrious 19-year career. Szoke has represented Canada at the Trials des Nations World Championship seven times.

"I’m honoured the organizers of the Motorcycle Show-Toronto have asked me to be their Grand Marshal for the Show’s Opening Ceremonies,” said Szoke from his Brantford home. “It’s always an exciting weekend for everyone who loves motorcycles, because we get our first look at the hot new 2013 models for next year.  I’m even more stoked now for the Show to start. It’ll be a cool weekend and I’m looking forward to meeting other bike enthusiasts and talking about the sport.”

The Opening Ceremonies are scheduled for 11:45 am near the main Show entrance (Hall D, 800 Level), just ahead of the 12 noon opening to the public.

In addition to his role as Grand Marshal, Szoke will be at the Show all three days as part of the Northeastern Ontario Trials Demonstrations, showing his skill and expertise over an obstacle course built on the show floor, which earned him the Canadian Trials titles. 

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show-Toronto boasts an impressive line-up of manufacturers, including Arctic Cat, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am/BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, KTM, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha.

For Show hours, features, ticket prices and info, visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca or call 416-491-4449

People can also become part of the Toronto Motorcycle Show’s online community and win prizes by liking the Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/TorontoMotorcycleShow) and following on Twitter (www.twitter.com/thebikeshows).


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Toronto Motorcycle Show - December 7-9

In less than a month, Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ show will take center-stage as industry leaders and enthusiasts gather at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South) for The Motorcycle Show-Toronto, December 7-9.

One of the Toronto Show’s hallmarks has been its ability to attract an impressive display of new motorcycles, scooters and ATVs, including several Canadian debuts. This year’s Show continues that tradition.

BMW Motorrad has announced two exiting new Canadian model debuts for Toronto. First up is the much anticipated liquid cooled boxer, the new 2013 BMW R1200GS.  The“GS” is the most important model over the past 30-years to BMW Motorrad’s success globally, and now it has been totally updated.  Power has been increased from 110 hp up to 125hp, it has been changed from air-cooled to liquid-cooled, with an all new design and appearance, new electronics including changeable ride modes plus variable electronic suspension.

Their second new model is the 2013 BMW HP4.  According to BMW Motorrad, this new high performance motorcycle is a limited production special model based off the S1000RR superbike. It boasts 193hp and weighs in at only 169kg (372 lbs). The HP4 will bring with it new technology such as Dynamic Damping Control(DDC), a semi-active suspension system, launch control and further updated ride modes beyond the original S1000RR.

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada will be rolling out their new 2013 motorcycle models at this year’s Toronto Show. The debuts include the lineup of 110th Anniversary editions of select Harley-Davidson models: a re-styled Dyna Street Bob motorcycle; several Dark Custom bike models; and two new models from Harley-Davidson Custom Vehicle Operations  (CVO) - the CVO Breakout motorcycle and the CVOTM Road King motorcycle.

In 2013, Harley-Davidson Motor Company also launches Hard Candy Custom, a styling movement of the late1960s that embraces dazzling metal flake paint and brilliant chrome.

While checking out the new bikes, attendees are encouraged to meet the H-D team to learn more about their programs, including the Test Our Metal demo rides, rider training, contests, and of course, all of the exciting celebration details surrounding the Harley-Davidson 110th Anniversary, which will be taking place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from August 29, 2013, through September 1, 2013.

The Motorcycle Show-Toronto is the first stop on a national cross-Canada tour which features hundreds of new motorcycles, a wide-range of exciting exhibits and features, all under one roof, in a space equivalent to three football fields.

“Not only will enthusiasts get to see the newest in bikes, apparel and accessories at next month’s Motorcycle Show-Toronto, but they’ll also learn about some of the most scenic and best riding routes to explore anywhere in the world, and they are right here in Ontario,”  explained Show Manager, Neil Fardy.  “We’re once again thrilled that Ontario Tourism and their partners have selected our Show to highlight all of the great destinations this province has to offer.”

This will be the only motorcycle show appearance of the season for the Ontario Tourism exhibit. Attendees will meet with experts from various regions in Ontario who can inform them on the best riding roads, as well as motorcycle-friendly accommodations, restaurants and attractions throughout the province.

They’ll have their interactive motorcycle trip planner www.GoTourOntario.ca up on a bigscreen, and staff will be there to demonstrate how riders can customize a route to their tastes, and then download the route and all of the waypoints to their GPS or mobile phone.

Mike Jacobs is Ontario Tourism's official motorcycle writer. He recently completed a 60-day,15,000 km road trip of Ontario, riding nearly every paved road between Manitoba and Quebec. Jacobs will be on-hand all weekend with videos and image galleries of his travels, as he shares his experiences with riders, and lets them in on some of the hidden gems in the province.

You can also pick-up your copy of the Top Ten routes in the province, as well as the official Ontario Road Map.

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Motorcycle Show-Toronto boasts a strong  line-up of manufacturers, including Arctic Cat, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am/BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, KTM, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha.

Show hours:

Friday, December 7   12:00 pm – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday,December 8       10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 9     10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

For Show features, ticket prices and info, visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca or call416-491-4449. Special discounted advance tickets are available until November 23 through the website’s online box office.

People can also become part of the Motorcycle Show-Toronto’s online community by liking the Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/TorontoMotorcycleShow) and following on Twitter (www.twitter.com/thebikeshows).


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Canadian model debuts at the Toronto Motorcycle Show


FIRST ANNOUNCEMENTS OF CANADIAN MODEL DEBUTS AT THE TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW

TORONTO (October 24, 2012) – Momentum is building for this year’s Toronto Motorcycle Show, with the first announcements of the Canadian model debuts that will hit the floor at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South), December 7-9.

Yamaha Motor Canada is shining the spotlight on two new 2013 motorcycles, the FJR1300 and the V-Star 1300 Deluxe.

According to Yamaha, the FJR1300’s new state-of-the-art innovations include electronic cruise control, traction control system, drive-mode that lets you select performance character, meter panel design with advanced styling and function, and a new aerodynamic front cowl for improved comfort on long distance rides.

Their V-Star 1300 Deluxe is the world’s first production midsize “bagger” and the features include a fuel injected, liquid cooled 1300cc V-Twin, stylish fork mounted fairings, hard shell saddlebags, iPod/iPhone ready audio system and a Garmin Zumo 665 Navigation system.

Since its launch in 2007, the Can-Am Roadster has created a buzz thanks to its unique Y-shaped, three-wheeled footprint. For 2013, Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) is adding the Spyder ST to the Roadster line-up, and Canadian riding enthusiasts will get their first live look at the new model in six weeks at the Toronto Show.

Can-Am/BRP describes the Spyder ST as having the right blend of comfort and sportiness for that quick jaunt to the grocery store, a spirited ride on a favorite country lane, or a week-long getaway. Its sport-touring lines are immediately apparent with the pod in front of the driver, its sleek design and lines offer a stylish look, but also functional protection from the elements while on a long touring ride. Adjustable windshield (4 inches of travel) and removable wind deflectors complete the protection package.

Motovan is one of Canada’s leading motorcycle, MX and ATV parts and accessories companies, and they’ll be out in full force with their line-up of new apparel and accessories at the Show in early December.

One of their more popular lines is Joe Rocket, and they’re teaming up with Dave Hatch, the host of TSN’s Motorcycle Experience (North America’s longest running televised motorcycle program) at the Toronto Motorcycle Show. Fans are invited to drop in at the Joe Rocket booth to meet Dave, talk about all things two-wheeled, do a little “bench racing” and enter to win prizes including a grand prize of a Joe Rocket RANT full face helmet and Hard Core Canadian riding jacket.

“Motovan has really stepped-up their involvement at the Toronto Motorcycle Show this year and added excitement to their displays with the Joe Rocket prize giveaways and appearances all weekend-long by David Hatch,” said Neil Fardy, the Show’s manager. “In addition to Motovan’s line-up, our attendees will see a wide assortment of apparel and accessories represented by the other top brands in the sport, and they can pick-up some great savings along the way, thanks to the exclusive show specials that several exhibitors will be offering.”

Produced by Power Sport Services, the Toronto Motorcycle Show boasts an impressive line-up of manufacturers, including Arctic Cat, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am/BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, KTM, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha.

For Show hours, features, ticket prices and info, visit www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca or call 416-491-4449. Discounted advance tickets are now available through the website’s online box office.

Enthusiasts can join the Toronto Motorcycle Show’s online community by liking the Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/TorontoMotorcycleShow) and following on Twitter (www.twitter.com/thebikeshows).


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2012 Toronto Motorcycle Show Countdown

TORONTO MOTORCYCLE SHOW IS THE FIRST STOP ON A NATIONAL CROSS-CANADA TOUR

The countdown has begun for Ontario’s biggest motorcycle manufacturers’ showcase of the year, as the Toronto Motorcycle Show returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South),  December 7-9.


In less than two months, hundreds of new 2013 motorcycles, scooters and ATVs from the world’s top manufacturers will be on display, including several Canadian debuts.


In addition to the new bikes, motorcycle enthusiasts can check-out a wide-range of exciting exhibits and features, plus the latest in apparel, accessories and touring destinations – all under one roof, in a space equivalent to three football fields.

The theme of this year’s Show is “Riding Redefined” and it speaks to the on-going evolution of motorcycles and motorcycling, through innovative technologies and designs in the new bikes, riding gear and parts that will be on display during the three-day event.


 “The Toronto Motorcycle Show is one of the most anticipated weekends on the bike community’s calendar, and it’s a great opportunity for enthusiasts to experience how the motorcycle industry is redefining riding,” said Show Manager, Neil Fardy. “This year’s edition promises to have something for everyone who’s passionate about the sport. We’ll have a number of features that are exclusive to the Show, including SHE RIDES NIGHT and the Yamaha Riding Academy for kids.”


The Show’s opening night (Friday, December 7) is SHE RIDES NIGHT, a celebration of women who ride or are considering taking up the sport. Admission for all women is half-price after 5pm, with a full evening of entertaining presentations, demonstrations, and other activities that will appeal to women riders. The night also includes deals and treats galore, courtesy of show exhibitors and sponsors.


The Yamaha Riding Academy makes its only Ontario motorcycle show appearance of the season with a free opportunity for kids, aged 6-12, to take a ride on an off-road motorcycle while at the Toronto Show (certain conditions apply). With certified instruction, the latest motocross gear and a 15-minute riding session, children will be safely introduced to the world of off-road riding.


“In the coming weeks, we’ll announce more features and specials that will add value and excitement for those attending this year’s Show,” continued Fardy. “Of course the stars of the Show are the bikes themselves. If fans want to see the official corporate exhibits and the newest models from the best brands in the business, then they’ll want to make plans to join us at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in December.”


Produced by Power Sport Services, the Toronto Motorcycle Show boasts an impressive line-up of manufacturers, including Arctic Cat, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am/BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, KTM, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha.


For Show hours, features, ticket prices and info, visit or call 416-491-4449. 

Special discounted advance tickets will soon be available through the website’s online box office. www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca


People can also become part of the Toronto Motorcycle Show’s online community by liking the Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/TorontoMotorcycleShow) and following on Twitter (www.twitter.com/thebikeshows ).


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Mini Enduro Championship Round #3 – Shelburne


This past Sunday, September 30th, The O’Neill Family hosted round three and the series finale of the World Enduro Canada Mini Enduro Championship at their beautiful farm just south of Shelburne. Sunny skies and warm autumn temperatures made for a perfect day for everyone. 45 youth riders came out with their families some of which were experiencing this event for the first time. It is obvious that momentum is building with this series and with 25% of the ridership being girls, there are stereotypes being broken along the way.

The O’Neill Family is a big supporter of off-road motorcycling in Ontario and their son Ryan is a consistent participant in the Mini Junior Class at the WEC Cross Country Championship. The family is also avid equestrian enthusiasts with most of their scenic property dedicated to their horses. It’s always nice to see motorcycles and horses coexisting in an environment such as this.

Some riders said the course itself was the best all season. The Extreme Test was a favourite with three log sections for the riders to jump or rider over. Even the smallest 50cc bikes managed to take the shorter and more difficult log section rather than the longer yet easier route around the obstacles. The big Grand Prix style Motocross Test was also popular and gave the top “A” riders the opportunity to really open the throttle.

Everyone enjoyed the trail loop that circulated the 100 acre farm with enough twists and turns to entertain racers as they travelled to each special test. Electronic transponder scoring at every test made for quick, accurate results with transponders loaned to all participants that did not already own one.

In “C” Class action Luke Smith once again bested the field with a win in every one of the 12 special tests. Second place went to Zach Silverman just over 100 seconds behind with the speedy Vanessa Rideout a handful of seconds behind in third. Luke is a series regular and consistent top finisher. It will be no surprise to see him in the “B” Class next year.

Competition is always tight in the “B” Class as this is where we see a mixture of riders that have been riding for a few years already and may have been to a few motocross races or cross country races in the past. Quincy Molnar topped the podium in his first outing this year in this series with a score that would have placed him quite high up in the standings even if he had entered the “A” class. Dillin Plumb and series regular Elliot Spall filled out the podium with stand out performances.

The premier “A” Class is where you are going to find tomorrow’s Pro off-road racers. Kyle Bichard is always the man to beat as he is a top racer in the province in Cross Country and certainly knows his way around a motocross track as well. On this day however, hot-shot Motocrosser Jamie Baskerville edged out runner up Kyle Bichard by 21 seconds after 12 special tests. Carter Tremblay took the third spot on the podium. Jamie Baskerville is a highly skilled and well known motocross ace and it really showed. He is a very polite kid who was seen sharing a few of his riding tips to the other top “A” riders. Jamie ended up winning over $250 for his overall victory on the day.

Series sponsor Royal Distributing handed out over $200 in prize money to our podium finishers. Yamaha Canada is behind youth riders in a big way and it showed with over $600 in Yamabucks distributed to the top Yamaha riders. As Jamie Baskerville chooses to ride a Yamaha YZ85, he took home the lion’s share of the money.

After the competition, lunch was served to all present both racers and support crew. A selection of various styles of homemade chilli and rolls was on hand and devoured by all. After the awards ceremonies the riders were then welcome to rider the course for fun until parents called them in to finally load up and head home.

World Enduro Canada would like to thank our generous sponsors for helping promote off-road racing you our youth and help in bringing new talent into the sport we love. Also to be thanked for making this event great is 12 year old youth racer Wolfgang Wiesner for his tireless efforts in design, set up and course marshalling of this fantastic event. WEC timekeeper extraordinaire Stephen Abel needs high praise for electronically scoring this 12 special test enduro in moments with complete accuracy. No waiting is required for results when Stephen is on the job. Most importantly, we all thank Heike and Terry O’Neill for their generosity and the use of their land. It was a great day that put smiles on the faces of many.


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Round #3 - Ontario Mini Enduro Championship (Kids Enduro)


Wiesner Insurance Ontario Mini Enduro Championship
Round #3 – Shelburne

The final round of the Ontario Mini Enduro Championship is set for this weekend. Sunday September 30th at the O’Neill farm just south of the town of Shelburne, an exemplary course has been designed that will be sure to entertain.

Momentum is growing with this revolutionary competition series that is focused entirely on young and new riders. The “multi loop – timed special test” format works extremely well in challenging the fastest riders out there as well and being un-intimidating for the newest riders that are just starting out.

At this final round, riders will visit a whole new course that includes a giant “Grand Prix” style motocross track as one of the three special tests. This test features smooth, rolling hills and wide sweeping corners. Once again, exciting and fun for the experienced racer as well as the first time rider. There is a long adventurous loop spread over the 100 acre property.

Conditions are perfect on site with the weather forecast looking to be co operative with temperatures in the mid teens.  Wiesner Insurance will once again provide the post race BBQ including a hot chilli lunch, hot dogs and burgers for all in attendance.

World Enduro Canada will be providing expert electronic timing for immediate results. Transponders will be on hand for any rider that requires one. The awards ceremony is always a highlight with the kids accepting their medals and providing entertainment for the crowd with their acceptance speeches. We hope to see a strong contingent of Yamaha riders out as just like round #2 at the Billings Ranch in Guelph, there will be a lot of Yamabucks to be won for top finishing Yamaha riders. Our sponsor Royal Distributing has also provided gift certificates redeemable at all four of their locations and online ordering.

Being the final round of the Ontario Championship series, champions will be declared in all three classes. Championship plaques will be there are ready to be handed out so it will be an exciting day for our up and coming racers.

Visit www.worldendurocanada.com for all news, results and contact information.

The O’Neill farm can be located at 515509 Second Line Amaranth, RR#1 Shelburne, Ontario.

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Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship - Round #2 – Motopark


Motopark hosted the final round of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship this past Sunday.  Pro and amateur riders from BC, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec were on hand to decide the champions from the Mini Classes all the way to Pro.  KTM, Husaberg, Husqvarna, Yamaha and Honda all had Pro riders in attendance.  KTM brought out their Factory rig to support riders and thrill a few kids who got the chance to check out how the Pro riders travel.

There was a large crowd on hand and they lined the fences and stands when the Pro’s took to the line for the live engine, MX gate start.  Ontario’s Kevin Cockayne is always the man to beat on holeshots in the Ontario races and he proved he had what it took to hold off a very strong field by taking the Wiesner Insurance Pro holeshot against the country’s best.  Early into the lap KTM’s Bobby Prochnau got into the lead with Yamaha’s Brian Wojnarowski hot on his heels.  Those two stayed close for the first half of the race until Bobby hit a tree and broke his handguard and messed up his kill switch causing him to stop for repairs.  By the time he got going again he had a long way to catch Brian and best he could do was 5th.  Honda’s Jason Schrage and CGRT Husaberg rider Ben Rego were pushing Brian and ended up 2nd and 3rd respectively.

The strongest battle of the day was 4th thru 7th with the Husqvarna riders trying to out do each other.  Guy Giroux, Phillipe Chaine, Samual Rosseau and Ryan Graffunder were swapping positions all the way thru the race with young Phillipe finally out doing the boss Guy Giroux.

There was lots of strong competion in the amateur classes as well.  KTM’s Felicia Robichard from Quebec won round one in Ormstown, PQ against KTM’s Chantelle Bykerk from BC and Chantelle was determined to win the championship.  The challenging terrain at Motopark played into Chantelle’s favor and she took the win giving her the Women’s class Championship

In the Mini Sr class FMSQ regular and winner of round 1, Tommy Caron, made the trip to win his first Canadian Championship and succeeded.  He wasnt able to keep up with Ontario’s Kyle Bichard but the second place finish was enough to take the Mini Sr crown.

Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Champions
Pro – Brian Wojnarowski (ON)
Intermediate – Kenneth Beach (ON)
Junior – Jerry Patton (ON)
Vet Master – Lee Fryberger (AB)
Beginner – Adam Wynia (ON)
Super Senior – Brian Hill (ON)
Vet Senior – Keith Bichard (ON)
Vet Junior – Tim Carney (ON)
Women – Chantelle Bykerk (BC)
Mini Senior – Tommy Caron (PQ)
Mini Junior – Emerson Lines (ON)

After the days event was over the WEC timing crew went to work and combined the results from the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship with the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship to determine the Pro riders who would be crowned as the fastest in the country with the overall Royal Distributing National Off Road Championship.  The overall top 3 were recognized as well as the overall Evet, E3, E2 and E1 riders.  When the results were combined KTM’s Bobby Prochnau stood at the top of the podium as the fastest overall Off Road racer in the country.

Royal Distributing National Off Road Champions
Overall top 3
1. Bobby Prochnau (BC)
2. Jason Schrage (AB)
3. Ben Rego (BC)

Evet – Mark Cahill (BC)
E3 – Ben Rego (BC)
E2 – Bobby Prochnau (BC)
E1 – Phillipe Chaine (PQ)

Wiesner Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship
Round 7 – Motopark

Motopark was the location of round seven of the Provincial Cross Country Championship and the series Grande Finale. In addition, this event doubled as the Ontario round of the Canadian Cross Country Championship and the final event of that series as well.

Being both a Provincial Championship round as well as a National round, the ridership was stacked heavily with the fastest riders in not only Ontario but from across Canada. Riders that competed in the Morning race program were able to watch riders like Guy Giroux, Bobby Prochnau, Jason Schrage, and Ben Rego hard on the gas against Ontario’s own Pros like Brian Wojnarowski and Kevin Cockayne. Those riders that were competing in the afternoon program experienced racing bar to bar with the best in Canada.

The morning Pee Wee race had a great entry with seven young riders ripping up the specialized Pee Wee course. Just like in every other class, we had some racers new to the series show up for this National event and it shook up the results. Taking top spot on the podium was Bennett Lines on his super fast 50cc Cobra. It was great to see Devyn Marshall out at this event and it was obvious he has been practicing since we last saw him. Devyn took second place over series regular Connor Taplay. Connor did however take the Ontario Cross Country Championship with an impressive six wins in this seven round series. Rumour has it Connor will defend his championship next year on a very fast bike. We are all anxious to see that happen.

The Mini race was particularly entertaining at this round as the course the Mini Junior and Mini Senior riders had to ride was almost identical to the adult course. Only two nasty rock sections were removed but the rest of the high speed trails and full motocross track were used.

Eight Mini Junior riders lined up on the backwards falling motocross start gate. We saw KTM mounted Emerson Lines handily take the win over the Husqvarna of Christian Wiesner. Not far behind in third place was the Kawasaki of Curtis Marshall.

Mini Senior saw Kyle Bichard once again taking the win on the big wheel Honda CRF 150R. Its obvious Kyle is destined for the Beginner class next year and he knows it. He rides with a style that is very relaxed. It’s very impressive to watch him calmly fly through the air or negotiate the toughest obstacles with such control. Second went to top Quebec Mini rider Tommy Caron. After winning the Ormstown round he made the trip to Ontario to see how he could fair against our best Mini riders. The result was very well as he took the CXCC Mini Senior Championship over Wolfgang Wiesner. Third place in the day’s event was Mike MacLennan who ended up taking the Ontario Cross Country Championship in Mini Senior with very consistent finishes at all seven rounds. Mike is also due to move up next year as he has the maturity and speed. We wish him all the best in 2013 taking on adults in the Beginner class.

The rain from the day before provided perfect conditions when the gate dropped for the morning program. In the Beginner class it took only two laps before Adam Wynia took the lead and checked out. Adam not only won the class for the day but took the Ontario Championship in the process. Cody Crossgrove and Charles Harder took second and third in the class a lap down from Adam.

Vet Junior provided quite a bit of drama in the morning with series regulars Tyler Scott and Mark Hosie missing the podium as competition was fierce. Top spot was taken by Husaberg rider Tim Carney. Steve Oomen and Charlie Lake filled out the podium both clocking in with the same 10 laps as the class winner. Tyler Scott was able to claim the Ontario Championship over runner up Mark Hosie. Its been a great season for our Vet Junior riders.

In Vet Senior action Keith Bichard is the class front runner and favourite to win on any day, in any conditions. He was challenged this time around with a get off early on resulting from some bar to bar action with another rider. He spent most of the race charging from behind determined to pass the rider who took him down. By lap eight he was able to do that and then set his sights on the win. By time the checkers were out, Keith once again took the top position followed by the well known Norm Girndt and Mark Zimny in third. Keith Bichard handily won the Championship even though he missed one round of the series.

Our series regular Super Senior racers were challenged by a new contender in the class, Mike Disimino. Jeffrey Golden, one of the most determined yet courteous racers out there managed to take another win. In the process he added yet another championship to his extensive portfolio of racing accomplishments. Jeff has been racing longer than almost anyone else on the circuit today. It certainly was nice to see the Championship go to such a deserving racer. Mike Disimino held on for second with Tom Shleihauf in third. Bryan Hill was hard on the gas (Gas) early on but encountered a problem at lap five dropping him down in the standings. His efforts were not in vein as the Wiesner Insurance Fastest Lap Award was in the Super Senior class this time around and Bryan’s fourth lap was fast enough to claim $100.

The afternoon race program was changed slightly at this last round due to the National status it held. The Women’s class typically runs in the morning at all WEC Ontario Cross Country Championship races, but with the fastest Women in the country present, they all agreed they wanted to ride the complete Pro course. The Pro course had a very tough hill climb added that proved very treacherous. Although enough to halt the progress of a large number of riders on the first few laps, the course was designed wide enough in that area to prevent bottlenecks and no emergency re routing of the course was needed after the race started.

British Columbia’s Chantelle Bykerk edged out Quebec’s Felicia Robichard for the win putting in nine laps of the Pro course in the process. Third spot on the podium was taken by Ontario’s own Rose Lantaigne.

Newcomer to the series in the Junior class was Suzuki mounted motocrosser Jerry Patten. Although very comfortable on the motocross track he lost a lot of his lead each lap when the course cut to the forest trails. He kept ahead of perennial favourite Jordan Thiessen who held on for second over another podium regular Tyler Thiessen. At series end it was Tyler Thiessen who narrowly edged out Jordan for the Championship. A mere four championship points separated these two at the end of the year. Going into the last round it was really anyone’s guess which one would end up on top. Regardless, the series is fortunate to have the entire Thiessen family competing.

The Intermediate race was dominated by series newcomer Matt McGuire. By lap two Matt and his Husaberg was already ahead of consistent front runner David Taplay he held that spot until the end leaving David in second and Brad Brown in third. David was able to grab the Ontario Championship finishing ahead of Corey Brooks who had a tough ride in Quebec and Ontario finishing off his regular podium level.

Albertan Lee Fryberger led the Vet Master race from start to finish. Lee is a man tough as nails and faster than an Alberta Clipper. Finishing behind Lee was an impressive list of acknowledged seriously fast Vet riders. Close behind was Chris Donald and Dave Nelson. After a short gap we saw the likes of Paul Andratis, Keith Billings and Tyler Wicks. But even the near super human Fryberger said he was glad to only have raced two hours instead of the 2 1/2 of the Pros. Tyler Wicks rode with injury as he did not want to lose his lead in points in the series. It was a wise decision as he was able to claim the Ontario Championship in Vet Master.

The race of the day and the one everyone was watching closely was definitely the star studded Pro race. The fourteen Pro riders that lined up at the start gate truly read as a “who’s who” of the top of the Canadian Pro off-road ranks. The race started in typical style with Kevin Cockayne once again nailing the holeshot and taking $100 from Wiesner Insurance in the process. Most Ontario riders know Kevin is tough to beat in a cross country and even harder to beat to the first turn. It was remarkable to see him convincingly take the holeshot from such a talent laden field. Ontario’s own Brian Wojnarowski took an early lead on the first lap only to be passed by the number one Canadian off-road racer Bobby Prochnau and fellow Ontario hot shot Kevin Cockayne on lap two. By lap four Wojo passed Kevin and was welded to Bobby’s rear fender for a number of laps just waiting for Bobby to make a mistake. Corner Grass Racing Team’s Ben Rego settled into third and Factory Honda Canada rider Jason Schrage began his recovery from a poor start. Somewhere on lap eight, Bobby hit a tree hard and his hand guard shifted and shorted out his kill switch. Wojo was there to take over the lead and he held it to the end. The Pro podium finished in the order of Wojo, Jason, and Rego. Bobby recovered and settled for fifth.

The Ontario championship went to Steve Bond who rode cautiously to preserve his slim points lead going into the last round knocking Kevin Cockayne off a three year run as the number one rider in Ontario.

After the last rider was in, results were posted within minutes as usual thanks to Stephen Abel’s timekeeping magic. Riders had enough time to absorb the results as the huge quantity of prizes were unloaded and set to be given away at the awards ceremony. Thanks to Royal Distributing, Parts Canada, Golden Tyre, Mongoose Racing / Rekluse, and Wiesner Insurance for the big prize giveaway. The highlight of the ceremony was when Bobby Prochnau was asked to pull from the WEC hat, the name of the lucky Pee Wee racer who would go home with the brand new Marin mountain bike courtesy of Royal Distributing. Nathan Taplay was the winner of the bike and was all smiles pushing away from the podium.

With the 2012 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship in the books, World Enduro Canada wishes to thank every rider for being part of this series. We saw some fantastic racing from future of our sport in the Pee Wee class all the way up to our top Pros. We rode some very well prepared courses at some great facilities and made some great friends along the way. We hope to see all back next year for a 2013 season that will be even bigger and better.

Thanks for a great 2012 season.


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Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship this Weekend at Motopark

This Sunday Motopark in Chatsworth (Ontario), will host both the final round of the Royal Distributing Canadian Cross Country Championship and the Wiesner Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship.  The top off road racers in Canada will be in attendance to dice it up with the best in Ontario.

Confirmed Pro riders include; KTM’s Bobby Prochnau (BC), Honda’s Jason Schrage (AB), Husqvarna’s Ryan Graffunder (BC), Guy Giroux (PQ), Phillipe Chaine (PQ), Samuel Rosseau (PQ), the Husaberg mounted Corner Grass Racing Team – Ben Rego (BC), Cole Dobovich (AB), Lee Fryberger (AB),  and in the women’s class KTM’s Chantelle Bykerk (BC)

The course will be fast and fun consisting of the full Motopark MX track and the entire trail system.  This week’s rain was a blessing – it will help kill the dust that has been an issue at races across Ontario all summer – long range forcast is for a bit more light rain before the weekend and sun all weekend!

Because this round is a National event no racing license is required, and any MX motorcycle (under 94db) will be accepted.  If your a Motocrosser and have tried Cross Country events in the past or would like to give it a shot this is your chance.  Entry fees $45 for adults and $25 for kids – there will be classes for everyone from Pee Wee to Super Senior.  Transponders are required and available for rent for $25.

There will be a number of giveaways including; $100 Wiesner Insurance Pro Holeshot award, $100 Apex KTM Amateur Holeshot award, $100 Wiesner Insurance Fastest Lap award, set of tires from Goldendtyre, prize packagages from Parts Canada and Rekluse and we will give away the Marin mountain bike to one of our Peewee riders courtesy of Royal Distributing, and as usual at all WEC events 100% Pro Payback (over $2500 has been handed out this year so far).

There will be plenty of great spectating areas and the Motopark Cafe will be open all weekend.   Plan to stick around after the race to congratulate the days winners and see both the 2012 National and Ontario Champions crowned.  It will be an action packed fun day for the entire family!

- Sign in opens all classes 7:00am
- Pee Wee Race 9:00 – 9:30am
- Mini Junior and Senior Race- 9:30 – 10:30am
- Morning Race Program 11:00am – 1:00 pm
- Morning Race Classes - Beginner, Women, Vet Junior, Vet Senior, Super Senior
- Afternoon Race Program  1:30 – 4:00pm
- Afternoon Race Classes – Junior, Intermediate, Vet Master (these classes race for 2 hours) and Pro (2.5 hours)

Motopark is located just off Hwy # 6 north of the town of Chatsworth. When travelling north on Hwy # 6, turn left on Moto Park Drive. Look for the signs… you can’t miss it.


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World Enduro Canada Mini Enduro Championship


World Enduro Canada Mini Enduro Championship -- Round #2 – Guelph

A picturesque farm just north of Guelph, Ontario set the scene for round two of this groundbreaking Championship series. Designed specifically for riders under 16 years of age, this series caters to the first time 50cc recreational rider to the experienced racer on an 85cc two stroke. With the aging population, many current off-road racers are well over 45 years old and the focus has been off our youth in the sport for many years. Bringing new riders into the fold and giving them a controlled environment to learn about off-road motorcycle competition has been seriously needed and this series delivers

This past Sunday, October 26th saw a record 40 riders enter this event and nothing but positive comments from all involved. When we counted parents and friends, there were over 150 people in attendance. This large crowd provided a sizable spectator audience and after the competition, everyone present was treated to a barbeque lunch.

Avid off-road racer and land owner Keith Billings set up a fantastic course with three unique special tests. Keith’s lengthy race experience along with his strong desire to help our young riders advance in the sport helped in the spectacular course design. The first test on the 3 kilometre loop was the Enduro test that featured sweeping turns and gentle jumps in soft dark soil through a cedar forest. Next up was a fast grass track that was laid out on the side of a hill allowing the small bikes to really open up. The last test on the course was the Extreme Test that featured little gullies and rock piles along with small log crossings. Perfectly designed, it allowed the older riders to ride over the obstacles for the fastest line and the young riders on the smallest bikes were given the opportunity to ride around those difficult obstacles for a slower but safer route. It was a course that many said was entertaining for even experienced adults.

The “C” Class is for the youngest and least experienced riders. This class is made up of those new riders that are on 50cc machines for the most part and are just getting used to riding. Luke Smith has ridden a couple of Kids Enduros to date and took the win in this class. He finished 100 seconds ahead of second showing that he is ready for the “B” Class next year. For his accomplishment along with his first place medal he won a $30 gift certificate from Royal Distributing. Hayden Wilcox and Noah Brown took second and third with a much closer time differential. They both walked away with $20 from series sponsor Royal Distributing.

“B” Class is for those more seasoned riders. Kids who have maybe been to a race before or maybe they have been riding for a couple of years already and can make a bike go pretty good. Chase Godmere who we have seen before as well at the Shelburne Kids Enduro landed in first place taking the $30 Royal Distributing gift certificate. Also, as he was the top finishing Yamaha rider in his class, he received $75 in Yamabucks. Jena Ridpath impressed many with her hard charging style that resulted in a second place and $20 from Royal. Macallister Ash filled out the podium in third a mere 3 seconds behind Jena. He had a big smile on the podium with a $20 gift card from Royal in hand. I think he went there immediately after to spend it as we were less than 10 kilometres away from the main Royal Distributing location in Guelph.

The “A” class is reserved for serious racers. The class is made up mostly of older kids or those with serious race experience. Kyle Bichard was the favourite going in as he has two overall victories at the Shelburne Kids Enduro under his belt along with a wealth of Cross Country race experience. But it was not the “walk in the park” for him that some expected as Mike Maclennan, current Championship leader in the WEC Cross Country series came out to try is hand at this form of competition. Mike stayed very close to Kyle throughout the day and even won fastest time in the Enduro Test on the first lap. He ended up second place and 29 seconds behind Kyle at the end of the day. Up and coming off-roader Chad Morin used his motocross skills to finish third 88 seconds behind Mike. The talent in the “A” Class was very high and it showed that with a series like this continuing, the sport has a future.

As everyone enjoyed the barbeque lunch complements of Wiesner Insurance, WEC scoring specialist Stephen Abel tabulated results. This four lap enduro with twelve special tests was scored perfectly within minutes. Even after five years of flawless electronic scoring behind World Enduro Canada, it is still impressive to see such quick and accurate results.

An awards ceremony attended by all racers and their supporters followed with plenty of interviews and speeches over the PA system. In total, $210 from Royal Distributing was awarded to our top three finishers in each class. In addition, series sponsor Yamaha Canada awarded $500 in Yamabucks to the top finishing Yamaha mounted riders.

Alex Franklin was on hand to take photo’s check out her Smug Mug collection

World Enduro Canada would like to thank the Billings Family and our generous sponsors for supporting the future of our sport. With the popularity of this series quickly growing, we know there will be a wealth of Pro racers in the years to come.

Detailed results for this event and up to date championship points standings can always be viewed at www.worldendurocanada.com


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Round #2 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Kids Enduro


WEC KIDS ENDURO SERIES - ROUND #2

The most talked about race series in the province is about resume this Sunday, August 26th. Round #2 of the Kids Enduro Series will be taking place at the Billings Farm just north of Guelph. For those unknowing, the Kids Enduro Series is new this year and is the offshoot of the springtime favourite “Shelburne Kids Enduro” that has been going on for three years. Due to the success of that event, World Enduro Canada saw a need to develop the concept into a Championship series.

The Enduro itself is a World Championship style event that duplicates the rules and guidelines of the Canadian Enduro Championship. With four laps around the course and three special tests per lap all timed to the second by transponder, young riders get to experience competition in a safe and controlled environment. Riding against the clock versus bar to bar racing is less intimidating for young riders but every bit as rewarding.

The course is set up without compromise and with young riders being the only focus. Obstacles are specifically designed for small wheels and the kids are the center of attention all day. The special tests and the trail loop are challenging yet attainable for the beginner on a 50cc automatic as well as the seasoned racer on a 85cc two stroke. Riders are divided into three ability classes and all finishers are rewarded with a medal.

The $25 entry includes a great day of riding as well as a BBQ lunch for all attendees. The awards ceremony is the climax of the day when all riders get their time on the podium. Entry includes the loan of a transponder for the day and accurate and immediate scoring. Results are posted on the World Enduro Canada website that same day for everyone to review in detail when they get home.

The course for this weekend’s event in Guelph is ready to go and is in a beautiful setting. A quick walk around the Extreme Test this past weekend confirmed this will be a course entertaining for all skill levels.

This year, all 50cc riders get their name entered into the draw for a Marin mountain bike courtesy of Royal Distributing. This draw will be held after the last round of the series.

For current Championship standings riders and parents can go to the results page at www.worldendurocanada.com

We ask that attendees RSVP to sean@worldendurocanada.com if possible so we can make sure we have enough food and beverages on hand for everyone at the BBQ. That being said, we have been receiving emails over the past week from parents advising they will be in attendance and it looks to be a record turn out for this kids specific event.

Any parent or rider who has attended these events in the past will attest to the fact that this is very special day that will always be remembered. It will be a true “can’t miss” event.


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Round 6 - Wiesner Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship


WEC and Gopher Dunes Prepare For Off-Road / Motocross Shootout

It will be the only Saturday event this year, August 11th at the famous Gopher Dunes motocross facility. Racers have been talking about this race since the completion of last year’s event at this fantastic race course. In 2011 we saw some serious motorcross contenders come out and showed the crowd the fast way around this track. The forest section was long and the two hour race really challenged all classes. In the end, experienced motocrosser and off-road sensation Josh Long took the win.

This year, Gopher Dunes will feature our proven Moto Cross Country format. What this means is instead of a race that is 2 hours non stop, we have two motos of one hour each separated by a break of just over an hour. WEC introduced this style of racing early in 2012 at facilities where an MX starting gate exists and the course lends itself to this style of competition. Gopher Dunes is a natural for this format.

The Moto Cross Country style allows racers to ride closer to their limit while still building endurance. Feedback from all riders that have participated in this new style of racing confirms that the result of racing in this format will create faster riders. Elevating the level of talent in Canadian off-road racers has been a key part of the WEC mandate since we began organizing motorcycle racing in 2006.

Weather conditions appear to be optimum for this weekend. The hot temperatures this summer have had a hand in creating some very tough events this year. With temperatures looking like the low 20s for this weekend and some minor rain leading up the race, we should be looking at perfect conditions for this event. The motocross track will be in spectacular shape as always with the groomer out in the morning and the watering system operating making for excellent traction at this well known sandy track.

The forest section of the course will feature the high speed trails and big bermed corners many know. A section featuring man made “Endurocross” style obstacles was a spectator favourite last year and we will see that again this year.

Pee Wee racers will get to experience once again the extensive mini MX track with exciting obstacles designed specifically to challenge and entertain our small wheel competitors.

Of course Gopher Dunes offers camping Friday night as well as Saturday night for all racers. Full facilities are on site making for a pleasant stay and the Pro shop will be open for those needing any last minute parts and accessories. In addition, the concession stand will be there serving up great hot food and beverages for all in attendance. You really can’t beat this set up for a comfortable race day for spectators and racers alike.

Due to the very dry conditions this summer, it should be made clear that there is still a total burn ban in effect in the area so those camping must respect this requirement.

Will Josh Long repeat this year due to his expertise in both motocross and off-road disciplines? Will the ultra prepared and hard charging Brian Wojnarowski or the sharply focused and consistent Kevin Cockayne have what it takes to compete with the outright speed of motocrosser like Derek Arnold? We will have to wait until Saturday to find out.

A few things will be certain, WEC will be paying its Pro riders 100% payback as at every round. We will also see the Royal Distributing $50 Leader At Halfway Award, the Wiesner Insurance $100 Pro Holeshot award, the Wiesner insurance $100 Fastest Lap Award, and the Apex Cycle KTM Canada Amateur $100 Holeshot Award. With all this money going back to our riders and an entry of $45 for all adults and $25 for Minis, it’s the best value in racing around.


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Ride Lake Superior website

Ontario's Algoma Country and Thunder Bay Tourism have announced "Ride Lake Superior", a ride guide website offering seven touring routes around Lake Superior.

The website provides riders with the best motorcycle friendly accommodations, restaurants and attractions, "all attractions and operators have been vetted through motorcycle friendly criteria to ensure the needs of riders are understood."

The Ride Lake Superior website has plenty of must see stops along the tour and operators were only added to the stops if they passed 6 out of 10 requirements according to Carol Caputo, Executive Director for Ontario's Algoma Country. "This is ground breaking, an epic tour"




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Friday the 13th in Port Dover


Whether you always make of point of visiting us on Friday the 13th or you prefer to avoid the crowd and come another day... you're always welcome!


Weather is forecast to be sunny on Friday, July 13th, with seasonal temperatures: a great day for a ride.

Highway 6 Construction Update: The company that is working on the rehabilitation of Highway 6 between Jarvis and Port Dover guarantees there will be no construction work on July 13, 14 and 15, and that there will be no gravel in the construction zone.


Alternate Route
If you would like to avoid the construction zone, we recommend that you follow the alternate route outlined in this image and in the Visitor Info -> Maps and Directions section of our website.

There will be no construction and no gravel on July 13, 14 and 15, but if you return later this summer, please take the alternate route.

Other News about PD13. 
The Port Dover Board of Trade advises that Chapman Street will again be closed from Main Street to St. George Street to accommodate food vendors. There will be tables between vendors for everyone’s convenience. More about food here.

Please support local restaurants and shops, as well as various community organizations that will be raising funds in Port Dover on Friday the 13th.

Access to Port Dover
Port Dover is closed to car traffic on Friday the 13th but motorcycles are free to enter and park.

Car Parking / Shuttles
Parking for cars in designated areas costs $10 person to a maximum of $40 per vehicle. Youth under 16 are free. Unlimited shuttle service in and out of town. More details on the Parking and Shuttles page of pd13.com. There is a link to a map (see left) of road closures at www.norfolktourism.ca/pd13. Proceeds from parking lot revenue for July 13 will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis Canada (from the East lot) and The Norfolk Rebels and Port Dover Composite School Drama Club (from the West lot).

Accommodation
Accommodations are typically booked up for Friday the 13th, but please come back and stay longer another time. Ontario's South Coast partners (tourism offices in Haldimand County, Elgin County, Chatham-Kent and Windsor-Essex-Pelee) can provide you with accommodation info in their communities.

For more information.
Friday the 13th: www.pd13.com
Tourist Information in Norfolk County: www.norfolktourism.ca
Farm Markets and Local Food in Norfolk County: www.norfolkfarms.com

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Wiesner Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship

Round #4 Wiesner Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship presented by Apex Cycle KTM - visists the epic Walton Raceway this Sunday June 24th

This is the Off-Road / Motocross Shootout we have all been waiting for. This Sunday, June 24th at the famous Walton Motocross Facility will be the second Moto Cross Country event in the 2012 calendar. Final preparations are being made for this event hosted by Chris Lee that will feature the full National Motocross track with an extensive off-road section designed and set up by World Enduro Canada. The course is very well marked with very obvious arrows and ribbon guaranteeing that all racers will stay on track even at high speed.

In addition to the well known MX track the off-road portion features fast woods trails and high speed grass track sections. Some manufactured obstacles add to the mix making for a very diverse course. The trails are wide with no need for off-road equipment like bark busters. It is hard to say what type of rider is really favoured here. The complete MX track and GP motocross inspired trails lean to the favour of the motocross racer. The forest trails with roots and the two long, one hour moto format may favour the endurance of the off-roader. We won’t know until Sunday who has the speed to take top honours.

For the large number of motocrossers out there, this is their final opportunity to ride the whole Walton track before the Trans Can National. For off-roaders, it’s their chance to experience the most well known motocross track in the country. For the motorcycle race fan and enthusiast, this race will deliver the excitement of determining who can win top honours at this motocross / off-road shootout.

The Walton Cross Country debuted last year and this year’s event will be similar in layout. The total course length is approximately six kilometres with top riders posting lap times in nine minutes. The mini course is an abbreviated version that still featured the whole MX track. Top mini riders were just breaking six minutes per lap.

For those serious Pee Wee racers we have an excellent Pee Wee specific course set up and guaranteed to please. With the surge of young Pee Wee racers coming forth due to this Ontario Championship series, we expect a deep field of talent.

We would like to remind riders that the Moto Cross Country format requires some riders to arrive earlier than at a Classic Cross Country event. Pro, Intermediate, Junior and Vet Master riders have to be signed in and ready to race before noon. Please check HERE for specific event details.

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The Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Trip

Looking for an adventure in Northern Ontario? Well we've got a site for you! Check out the Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Trip. There's some great stuff here. If you dig a little deeper into all the folks behind this site you'll almost certainly recognize the names of several Canadian motorcycle enthusiasts.

And, here's a little more detail:

The Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Trip (UNORT) was conceived by Mike Jacobs is 2011. While working on Ontario’s Motorcycle Trip Planner (www.GoTourOntario.ca) Mike realized that without actually riding the roads included on the site, he couldn’t recommend them. Thus, UNORT was born, and taking his faithful photographer Alexe Sawicki and his all-too-willing father Peter Jacobs, they set out on a 40 day trip to ride the roads of the vast wilderness of Northern Ontario and to report back on all they found. For the second edition of UNORT, we’ve adjusted our crew slightly, to bring you more in-depth coverage of the wild and wooly side of the North

The Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Trip is a sixty day voyage through the pristine wilderness of Northern Ontario. Our rag-tag band of correspondents have set out to explore every last corner of the province, using the internet to report back on our quest for the best time ever.

Over the course of this epic road trip we’ll be bringing you the incredible tales of the the things we do and the people we meet with the power of photo, video and social media.

Check it out HERE.


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Wieser Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship Round #3

TERON CONSTRUCTION CROSS COUNTRY - WINGHAM, ONTARIO
This Sunday, June 10th World Enduro Canada returns to Wingham for the third year in a row. This facility is becoming renowned for its fast, natural MX track and forest trails with ample elevation changes.

The Pee Wee race course is known as one of the best in the series and we look forward to seeing more of our young riders battle it out for the podium and a chance to win a Marin mountain bike courtesy of our generous sponsor Royal Distributing.

This event will return to the “Classic X-Country” race format for adult classes which refers to a two hour race for all adult classes and two and a half hours for Pro racers. The morning and afternoon race program and award ceremonies will be identical to the consistent format of which riders have become accustomed over the three years of WEC XC Racing.

As at every round of the Wiesner Insurance Cross Country Championship, over $750 in cash will awarded. Pros always have 100% payback and along with the Pro Holeshot Award, Fastest Pro at Halfway Award, Amateur Holeshot Award, and Fastest Lap Award, the money flows back to the riders at every race.

We would like to thank Teron Construction for their generous support as a new series sponsor. Off-road motorcycle racing is alive and well in this professionally run series thanks to help form sponsors like Teron Construction.

Round two at Wheatley last weekend set the bar very high for a quality, entertaining race. Wingham is set to repeat.

See you there.

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If your name is Steve - you might already be a winner

If your name is Steve - Steve Hennessy to be more precise - you'd already know that you'd won a Harley Davidson motorcycle in the Live Your Dream contest.

The winner was selected on Thursday last week and on Thursday this week at 10:30 AM Steve gets to go to Mackie HD to pick out which bike he wants.


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Motopark and Yamaha Team Up


Yamaha Motor Canada and Motopark have joined forces to give riders the full off-road experience at Canada’s longest serving motocross facility, with Yamaha now being the exclusive rental bike at the famed track.

Riders can rent a Yamaha of their choice at the Chatsworth, Ontario track. With trail bikes as small as the electric starting TTR50E all the way up to the YZ250F for the more experienced motocross rider. Iain Hayden and Zeb Dennis, Motopark’s President and head instructor, will be on the championship winning YZ450F for teaching, racing and of course, just having fun.

PR Specialist and Race Director Bryan Hudgin said “Yamaha   always looks to be involved at the grassroots level. What excited us about Motopark is the facility and the opportunities riders have here. Riders can come for the weekend and take lessons or riding schools, while having accommodations available as well. Iain’s made some big changes to the track and it’s been for the better. If you’ve never rode before, Motopark is a fantastic place to try a Yamaha.”

With regards to the partnership, Iain Hayden, Motopark’s President, said “Yamaha came to us and was looking to provide some bikes so we can get more people riding. We share the idea that we want people to have fun, but also get more people riding. Through my background with Yamaha, I know they make a great product and I am thrilled to have their bikes at our facility. “

For track information and everything else visit Motopark


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Spring Training Day at Rally Connex


Do you have a dual sport bike and ride it only on the roads?  Do you want to see what you and your bike can really do?  Are you entered in the 2012 Dacre Dual Sport Challenge?  Do you need help to develop your off-road skills?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then the Spring Training Day is for you.

Spring Training Day is an event for riders of all abilities.  The event covers everything from GPS, motorcycle setup, equipment and gear, and riding techniques.  It is a full eight hours of training, in a wide variety of riding   conditions, from loose gravel and sand to grass track and single track.  The event runs rain or shine.

Date: May 12, 2012
Registration Opens:  7:30 a.m.
Training Begins: 8:30 a.m.

Directions: Haydon Hall is easy to find. It is just 15 minutes north of 401 on Regional Rd.#57. (Waverly exit). Head east on Conc. 8 to the hamlet of Haydon to #2503 Conc. 8. (Ontario)

Pre-entry: $60 (Includes lunch) until May 9th.
Entry after pre-entry date: $75.
Register early at rallyconnex.com


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Harley-Davidson Canada Welcomes The New Riding Season In Port Dover


Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada looks forward to welcoming all motorcycle enthusiasts with complimentary hot coffee at the long-established PD13 event in Port Dover, Ontario on Friday, April 13th. Popular by demand, this event will feature a pin-stop in which Canadian Harley-Davidson Owners Group members will receive the newest commemorative Harley-Davidson Owners Group pin. Harley- Davidson motorcycle owners will be able to renew or register for Canadian Harley-Davidson Owners Group memberships and newsletter on-site.

Brochures and literature on the latest initiatives, promotions and clothing available through authorized Harley-Davidson Retailers in Canada will be available to all visitors. Everyone will have the chance to win a $500 Gift Certificate at the touch-screen kiosks at the Harley-Davidson booth where they will also be able browse through a selection of 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycles as well as try-on and see samples of the latest clothing styles  including heated gloves and jackets.

Two interactive displays will feature various components of H-D1 Customization which allows the Customer to choose from a number of option categories to optimize fit, function, and style on a bike. The H-D1 Fit Shop display will demonstrate how a Harley-Davidson Retailer can tailor a bike to match a rider’s size, stature and riding style and the H-D JUMPSTART will allow visitors to simulate the exhilarating experience of riding a Harley-Davidson Motorcycle.

The Harley-Davidson booth will be situated at 19 Harbor Street in Port Dover and will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, April 13. Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is looking forward to giving you a warm welcome.


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Off-duty police officer receives stunt driving charge

An Ottawa police officer has been charged with stunt driving charges after being clocked at more than 200 km/h on Highway 174 while off-duty.
Officers were conducting radar options on the eastbound highway near Tenth Line Road and caught the off-duty police officer.
Const. Yannik Bernard was charged with stunt driving under the Highway Traffic Act.As a result his motorcycle was impounded and his rider's license was suspended for seven days.
If he's convicted, Bernard face fines up to $2,000. Needless to say he has been reassigned to a 'desk job.'

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Tim Hortons-Sudbury Backed Ben Young is Ready To Roll

After months of preparation, BYR/Fogi Racing’s Ben Young is ready to roll up the rims of his Tim Hortons-Sudbury/Yamaha R6 to this coming weekend’s Daytona 200 starting grid.

The Daytona 200, known as "THE WORLD'S GREATEST MOTORCYCLE RACE", being held at the legendary Daytona International Speedway - March 17th 2012, kicks off the AMA Pro Road Racing season with a 200-mile battle on Daytona's 3.51-mile road course with top motorcycle racers from the US and around the world.

In the weeks leading up to the Daytona 200, Fogi Racing’s crew members painstakingly went over both of Young’s Tim Hortons-Sudbury/Yamaha R6  ‘A’ and ‘B’ bikes which were also treated to freshly painted and decaled Armour Bodies bodywork, courtesy of the team’s latest sponsor, The Graphix Factory.

As if the previous weeks weren’t busy enough, the young Scottish-Canadian pilot promoted the team and its partners’ participation in this world-class event through local and international media.

The Thornbury Ontario based racer will have an all-star team supporting him in the pits at the renowned Daytona International Speedway. Heading up the pit crew will be Team Manager and former British Superstock competitor Scott Young, Four Feathers Racing’s team principal and AMA racer Scotty Van Hawk, Team Sponsor and former Canadian Superbike racer Gilles Bolduc as well as Roland Riedmann, a former AMA GP250 rider.

Scott Young was asked about the upcoming event and season, “As a team, BYR/Fogi Racing we are very excited about competing in the AMA Pro GoPro Daytona Sportbike Championship this season.  It’s a big step for Ben but it is a vital step in the direction of his development.  Anything can happen at Daytona, it’s going to be interesting!”

For tickets to the Daytona 200 please visit www.daytonainternationalspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-PITSHOP.  Coverage of the Daytona 200 will be broadcast on SPEED on Saturday March 17th, staring at 2:30pm EST. Please refer to your local TV listings.  Live Timing can be accessed through the team’s website www.fogi.us , click on the AMA Live Timing icon.

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KTM Ride Orange Moto Tour 2012 (Demo Rides in Canada)

Dates and locations are now available for KTM's RIDE ORANGE Moto Tour 2012. Sadly there's no east coast love but folks in BC, AB, ON and QC are in luck.

KTM’s RIDE ORANGE Moto Tour is back for 2012, with 10 events across 4 provinces. The first demo ride takes place on April 15 in British Columbia and the tour wraps on May 19 in Quebec. 
NEW! Riders now have option of test riding motocross AND off-road bikes!

What you can expect at every Moto Tour stop:

- A total of 12 to 15 new motocross & off-road models
- Supported with Factory Racing KTM 18-wheeler
- Professional mechanic support
- KTM and dealer staff on hand for any assistance needed
- Special guest appearances by Factory KTM racers (select events)

If you’re interested in attending a Moto Tour, please register with your nearest KTM Dealer.

MOTO TOUR SCHEDULE

Date - Location
April 15 - Agassiz (BC)
April 18 - Bear Creek (BC)
April 21 - Castrol Raceway (AB)
April 24 - Wild Rose MX Park (AB)
April 28 - Southern Alberta (TBA)
May  5 - Gopher Dunes (ON)
May 9 - RJ Motorsport Park (ON)
May 11 - Sand Del Lee (ON)
May 16 - X Town (QC)
May 19 - Deschambault (QC)

Get a preview of KTM's Ride Orange Moto Tour with this video from last year's visit to Gopher Dunes.


KTM Ride Orange Demo Tour from Greg Oldham on Vimeo.




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2012 Wieser Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship presented by Apex Cycle KTM

The 2012 race season is almost upon us and World Enduro Canada pleased to announce our Ontario Cross Country event schedule. As most know, online competition license registration has been open since November of last year. I number of riders have already registered early to maintain their race number for the upcoming season.  WEC would like to extend a special thanks to our new presenting sponsor APEX Cycle & KTM Canada!

We will be continuing with a number of our popular features that revitalized the sport in Ontario:

- The Wiesner Insurance $100 Fastest Lap Award
- The Wiesner Insurance $100 Pro Holeshot Award
- The KTM Amateur Holeshot Award
- 100% Pro Payback
- Flawless and immediate electronic scoring
- Results posted immediately on the WEC website for transparent analysis
- A fast moving race day program with super fast sign in.
- Continued dedication to our Pee Wee (50cc) racers with a full Championship series.

After an off-season of listening to rider and sponsor input, we are happy to introduce some exciting changes to our already successful model of regional racing in 2012.

- The introduction of the Moto-X-Country format at select rounds
- A single Ontario overall Series Championship with all rounds paying championship points
- The Ontario round of the new Canadian Cross Country Championship National will pay points to our Ontario championship series.
- The introduction of the Pro Royal Distributing Mid-Race Leader Award
- The introduction of the Royal Distributing Top Pee-Wee and Mini Rider Award at every round.

Three of the seven rounds of the Wiesner Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship will run the Moto-X-Country format. These events will feature a motocross gate and two motos that will be one our each for all adult classes. At these rounds the Pee Wee and Mini classes will remain unchanged running in the morning. Overall placing for the event at Moto-X-Country will be the sum of the points from the finishing position in moto 1 and moto 2 combined (not elapsed time. More details on the race day schedule and other specific event information will be provided on the www.worldendurocanada.com well in advance of race day.

With the September CXCC event paying points in the Ontario Championship riders will get to experience the thrill of racing alongside the fastest off-road racers in the country.

2012 WIESNER INSURANCE ONTARIO
CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP

- MOTOPARK XC Sunday MAY 13
- WHEATLY Moto - XC Sunday JUNE 3
- WALTON Moto - XC Sunday JUNE 10
- WINGHAM XC Sunday JUNE 24
- PARRY SOUND XC Sunday JULY 29
- GOPHER DUNES Moto - XC Saturday AUG 11
- MOTOPARK CXCC Sunday SEPT 9

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Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada welcomes the 2012 racing season


Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada Revamps the Racing Program for the Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada is proud to announce the details of the new Harley-Davidson National Race Program for 2012, designed to build on the successful debut of the Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series in 2011. When participating in the National Canadian Superbike Championship this year with the Harley‑Davidson XR1200 Cup Series, both spectators and racers will be able to experience motorcycle racing at its very finest.

The Canadian Harley-Davidson XR1200 Cup Series is a spec-bike series featuring specially modified Harley‑Davidson XR1200 and XR1200X motorcycles. Vance & Hines will once again be the official kit supplier for the class. The special kit consists of a Vance & Hines exhaust system; a Fuelpak fuel management system; race bodywork including number plate, single-seat tail section, and belly pan; 17-inch front wheel with matching front fender; steering damper; oil cooler relocator; and race decal package. In addition to the Vance & Hines-supplied kit parts, racing teams will be able to upgrade their suspension, hand and foot controls, brake components, and instrumentation. These revisions to the program are outlined in detail in the 2012 CSBK rulebook (posted on www.csbk.ca). In addition to a formidable program that allows racers to pursue their passion in racing at a very affordable cost, attractive weekend purse payouts and a year-end points prize fund will be available to make the series an even sweeter deal. If racing is in your blood and your interest is sparked, then please refer to the 2012 program outline below and make sure to speak to your nearest authorized Canadian Harley-Davidson Retailer for information on how you too can secure your spot on the grid for a great racing season.

National Round Race Schedule

1. June 22 to 24, 2012 – National Shannonville Motorsport Park – Shannonville, Ontario
2. July 6 to 8, 2012 – National Autodrome – Saint-Eustache, Quebec
3. July 20 to 22, 2012 – National Atlantic Motorsports Park – Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
4. August 10 to 12, 2012 – National Circuit Mont Tremblant – Tremblant, Quebec
5. and 6 August 24 to 26, 2012 – National Mosport International Raceway – Bowmanville, Ontario


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BMW Motorrad Canada - THE 2011-2012 CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE SHOW TOUR

BMW Motorrad Canada will be attending the MMIC Motorcycle shows this coming season. Come check out the 2012 line-up, including the all-new Maxi-Scooters – the C600 Sport and the C650GT and our newest Enduro bike the G650GS Sertão.

2011-2012 Motorcycle show schedule:
- Toronto December 9 - 11, 2011
- Calgary January 6 - 8, 2012
- Edmonton January 13 - 15, 2012
- Vancouver January 19 - 22, 2012
- Quebec City February 3 - 5, 2012
- Moncton February 10 - 12, 2012
- Montreal February 24 - 26, 2012

As an added bonus they're going to have a ballot box at the events that you can for a chance to win a 2013 BMW C650GT Maxi-Scooter.

Contest ballots will be available at MMIC motorcycle shows, BMW Motorrad Canada retailer demo ride days and other BMW Motorrad Canada events across Canada.

MSRP $11,900*

*Freight, PDI, taxes, admin. fees, licencing, maintenance and fuel costs not included in prize. Price subject to change without notice.




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Harley Davidson at the Toronto MMIC Motorcycle Show

An Action-packed Weekend Is Guaranteed For All At The Harley-Davidson Booth

Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada and participating Harley-Davidson Retailers kick-start the MMIC Motorcycle season in Toronto, at the Metro Convention Centre from December 9 to 11, 2011. On just over 6,300 square feet, an impressive line-up of 2012 Harley motorcycles will be showcased, including the popular XL 883 Sportster SuperLow motorcycle, with a Canadian, suggested Retail price of under $10,000, the new and versatile Dyna Switchback motorcycle, and the audacious, yet understated, limited edition CVO Road Glide Custom motorcycle.

Visitors will be able to explore the world of H-D1 Factory Customization through an interactive display. Whether we are talking blacked-out, stripped-down, or chromed-out bikes, the H-D1 Customization Program brings together all of the exclusive parts, processes, and people necessary to allow users to design, build, fit, and personalize a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to be a Custom of One. To build your dream Harley motorcycle, visit www.harleycanada.com/hd1bikebuilder.

Friday December 9 is SHE RIDES NITE, an industry celebration of women who ride and those who are interested in the sport of motorcycling. That night, all women in attendance will receive a special give-away at the Harley-Davidson booth.

On Saturday December 10, UFC fighters, Jake Shields and Brendan Schaub, as well as UFC Octagon Girl, Brittney Palmer, will be holding an exclusive autograph session at the Harley-Davidson booth between 1:00 and 3:00 pm. For those attending UFC 140 at the ACC, stop by the Harley-Davidson octagon-style display and get your photo taken with hot bikes and models between 4:00 pm and midnight.

Throughout the Toronto Motorcycle Show, visitors will be able to sit on the motorcycles, interact with the displays, and receive useful information from a team of knowledgeable staff. They will also be eligible to enter the draw for a $1,000 Harley-Davidson gift card, as well as pick up a copy of the brand-new published 2012 Test Our Metal Program Calendar which outlines when, where, and how you can test-ride the new model Harley-Davidson motorcycles for free! The calendar is also available online at www.harleycanada.com

Toronto Motorcycle Show - Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Show Hours:

Friday: 10:00 am to 10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

For further information on the Toronto Motorcycle Show, please refer to www.torontomotorcycleshow.ca


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Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation Honours Allan Johnson

Motorcyclist and motorcycle advocate Allan Johnson has devoted over 30 years to the preservation of Canadian motorcycling history. This year, the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation (CIMHMF) recognizes his lifelong passion and dedication with the 2011 Bar & Hedy Hodgson Award.

Mr. Johnson will receive this prestigious award on Saturday, November 5, 2011 as part of the Sixth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet & Reunion at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga.

“We are delighted to recognize Allan Johnson’s lifelong passion for the preservation of Canadian motorcycling history,” noted CIMHMF Chair Kellee Irwin. “He has made an enourmous contribution to our heritage and to the history of Canadian transportation and sports that generations to come will enjoy.”

Honouring a person, group or organization making a significant contribution to the preservation of Canadian motorcycling heritage, the Bar & Hedy Hodgson award was created to recognize enthusiasts of Mr. Johnson’s calibre. The CIMHMF’s mission is to record and preserve the history and heritage of the motorcycle and motorcycling activity in Canada, and to recognize, honour, and celebrate those who have achieved excellence or made significant contributions to the advancement of motorcycling in Canada.

Mr. Johnson joined the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group in 1971 and has filled many roles in CVMG’s executive over the years, including that of national president. He was also a member of the Brough Superior Owners Club for 43 years, and was the first overseas president of the legendary British club.

A leader in the growing vintage motorcycle movement, Mr. Johnson was instrumental in the creation of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Museum—a federally registered charity—in Brantford, Ontario in 1995. He has helped raise over $35,000 to fund its operation, and has tirelessly catalogued the museum’s library of motorcycle publications and helped build exhibits and displays as a volunteer.

Widely recognized by the motorcycling community for his efforts, Mr. Johnson is the recipient of an honorary CVMG life membership, a CVMG annual rally special award, a Canadian Motorcycle Association Award of Merit for services to motorcycling, awards from the Biker’s Rights Association, the Ontario Road Riders Association, and Cycle Canada magazine, and a Brough Superior Club literary award.

He has been published in the CVMG News as well as American and British club magazines on Canadian motorcycling history, and has contributed nearly 50 articles on the subject to the Toronto Star.

To take part in the festivities of the Sixth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet & Reunion, please visit www.hofbanquet.eventbrite.com.

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Tickets for the Sixth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion

TICKETS FOR THE SIXTH ANNUAL CANADIAN MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION BANQUET AND REUNION NOW AVAILABLE

Tickets for the Sixth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion are available online using the order form below or by contacting Daniel Tessier at 647.920.1334.
Eleven motorcycling legends and champions are to be inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame on November 5th, 2011 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

This accomplished group of men and women have achieved excellence in one or more competitive disciplines or made a significant contribution to the well-being, advancement or general positive image of motorcycling in Canada.

The inductees for 2011 are :
- Larry Bastedo - Contributor and Competitor
- Herb Becker - Builder, Supporter
- John Clare - Contributor
- Kathleen Coburn - Competitor: Road Racing, Enduro, Superbike
- Jon Cornwell - Competitor: Dirt Track, Ice, Road Racing
- John De Gruchy - Competitor: Trials, Scrambles
- Len Dillon - Competitor: Speedway, Dirt Track
- Moe Fraser - Competitor: Dirt Track
- Jack Hunt - Competitor: Motocross
- Rueben McMurter - Competitor: Road Racing
- Toni Sharpless - Competitor: 1/2 mile, Ice, Road Racing, Enduro

The candidates will officially be inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame in November as part of the Sixth Annual Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Banquet and Reunion. Tickets for this special gala event are now available through the Hall of Fame website at ORDER Form. or by calling Daniel Tessier at 647.920.1334.

Following the great success of the 2010 Induction Banquet in Vancouver, British Columbia, this year's event promises to be another fun-filled evening of great storytelling - where inductees and their friends, fans and families can catch-up and share memories and plans for future accomplishments.

Founded by Bar and Hedy Hodgson in 1999, the Canadian International Motorcycle Heritage Museum Foundation preserves and promotes Canadian motorcycle history for the benefit of the motorcycling community and public. The Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame was added to the Foundation operations in 2005, with the first inductions made in May of 2006. For more information about past inductees, historic motorcycle collections, event sponsorship, and tax-deductible donations, visit www.motorcyclehalloffame.ca.

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Zero Motorcycles donates 2011 Zero S for fundraising gala

A bit of US press for Zero Motorcycles. Zero Motorcycles are donating a bike to help raise funds for "The Bridge School." Canadian content - Neil Young and Pegi Young are hosting the event. They helped found the school which an educational organization in 1986.  Two of Neil Young's children have cerebral palsy and a third (like Neil) have epilepsy so it's a cause with significant meaning for him.    

Here's the full details:

Zero Motorcycles announced that it is donating a 2011 Zero S to The Bridge School to assist in its fundraising efforts. The Bridge School is celebrating its Silver Anniversary of providing innovative education to children with severe speech and physical impairments. Founded in 1986 by a group of dedicated parents and professionals in speech and language pathology, the founders envisioned an environment where children with complex communication needs could learn, grow and thrive while developing specific skills and abilities each child needs to be successful as adults and to realize a high quality of life.

The highlight of The Bridge School’s fundraising efforts is a benefit concert held each year hosted by Neil and Pegi Young. This year’s concert is scheduled for October 22 and 23 at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, Calif. In addition, this year, a fundraising gala will be held the week before the concert to help raise money for the organization.

“Zero Motorcycles is very proud to be able to support the efforts of this amazing organization, its staff, parents, students and founders,” said Scot Harden, VP of Global Marketing for Zero. “I attended last year’s benefit concert and was thoroughly amazed by the work The Bridge School is doing on behalf of the children involved. As a corporate neighbor and progressive company, we believe we have a responsibility to help support worthwhile organizations like The Bridge School. We hope our small gift will help raise much needed money that can be used to affect the students’ lives in a positive way.”

According to Dr. Vicki Casella, The Bridge School Executive Director, “We are very pleased to have Zero joining us in support of our 25th Anniversary.  We are very proud of the work done here at The Bridge School and realize that it is only through the donations and support of individuals and organizations that we are able to achieve our mission of supporting our students as they achieve full participation in their communities and reach their maximum potential.”

A Zero S will be raffled off at The Bridge School Gala on Oct. 14. The event is hosted by Neil and Pegi Young and features Dave Matthews as the entertainment.


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Eastern Canadian Enduro Champions

At the final round of the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship this past weekend at Motopark in Chatsworth, ON the Inside MotoX & Off Road Magazine Eastern Canadian Enduro Champions were crowned.

World Enduro Canada would like to thank IMX for the support of the series and congratulate the new Champions. These amateur riders represent the future of Enduro racing in Canada!

Each rider was presented with a large prize package courtesy of IMX.

2011 Inside MotoX and Offroad Magazine Eastern Amateur Champions

A - Mike Laycraft
B - Matt Coonfer
C - Cole Wilton
40 + - Howard Lawrence
50 + - Andrew Christiansen
Women - Chantelle Bykerk


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Ontario - Motorcycle Hearse Business on Dragon's Den

A while back we told you about George and his Forever Free Motorcycle Hearse business (based in Windsor, Ontrario). He's got a 1998 Harley Davidson Police Special Motorcycle with a custom built sidecar bed that is used to carry a casket.

George appeared before the Dragon's on  April 23rd but the episode is set to air this September.

Forever Free Motorcycle Hearse Service will be putting a pitch to the TV SHOW the DRAGONS DEN to take it to the next level. This will happen Sept 28th @ 8pm on CBC TV. George & Val have been sworn to secrecy since they went to the CBC Studio in Toronto back in April.So tune in and see the out come for yourself.It is an experience of a life time for George & Val.



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Royal Distributing CEC and Eastern Canadian Enduro Championship finals this weekend at Motopark

Historic Motopark is ready to host the final rounds of the 2011 Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship and the Eastern Canadian Enduro Championship. In addition to all our series sponsors WEC wants to thank CORE (title sponsor of this event), the OFTR (providing trail marshalls) and KTM Canada (providing awards dinner) for their support of this event which is guaranteed to go down as one of the best Enduro's ever to be held in Ontario.

The course is finished and will be ready for riders to pre-walk special tests by 3pm on Thursday. The Enduro test is a brand new trail on an adjacent property. John Nelson from Machine Racing inspected it this past weekend and gave it his stamp of approval so its guaranteed to be something to challenge and entertain riders of all ability levels.

On Sunday evening we will be presenting the number one plates for the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship in all classes and the IMX Eastern Canadian Enduro Championships to the Amateur classes. The Top Pro and A rider for the year will each recieve a Kymco generator, courtesy of Kymco Canada. In addition Inside Motorcycles will present $500 to the Top Pro Jr.

For event details please visit our event page which has been updated with all the pertinent details!

Series Sponsors

Title Sponsor - Royal Distributing

Premier Sponsors - Yamaha, KTM, Honda, Husaberg

Associate Sponsors - Husqvarna, Rekluse, Kymco, Rockstar, Kinedyne, CORE, Wiesner Insurance, Parts Canada
Support Sponsors - West Jet, West Coast Transportation, Label It
Media Partners - Offroadmotorcycles.ca, Inside Motorcycles, Inside MotoX and Off Road, MXP, DMX, Canadian Motorcycle Rider.ca

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BMW Motorrad Summerfest - COMING SOON!


It's that time of year again when fans of BMW motorcycles gather for BMW Motorrad Summerfest. Taking place August 19th – 21st, 2011 at Mosport International Raceway - it's THE place to be if you're a BMW enthusiast. There's going to be racing, demo rides, skills challenges, rider equipment, free concerts, camping, and more.  

Motorcycling enthusiasts from all over will gather at BMW Motorrad Summerfest, from August 19th – 21st, 2011 at Mosport International Raceway. There’s always a fantastic atmosphere – with a party on Saturday evening featuring live music by a selection of Canadian talent, many new things to see plus getting together with old friends – there’s always a lot to talk about. Popular events this year include great off-road and on-road demo rides, rider training courtesy of Sécurité Active, and the fast–paced race action in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship.

Come for the day or stay for the weekend. Choose from on-site camping, RVing, or off-site B&B and hotel accommodations to ensure your BMW Motorrad Summerfest weekend gears up the way you want. Don’t forget the BMW Marketplace too, with product demos, service specials, parts and accessories and branded apparel – this is where you’ll find it and more!


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Full Throttle XSprint race at the Welland County Motorcycle Club

If you are an off road motorcycle racer, or a fan who lives anywhere close to Ontario, the place to be on July 24th will be the first Full Throttle XSprint race at the Welland County Motorcycle Club.

So what is a Full Throttle XSprint?

Full Throttle Format:

 The XSprint Full Throttle is a bar-to-bar version of the standard XSprint. Full Throttle uses the same tests as a standard XSprint however the tests are much shorter and the entire lap is timed rather than each individual test. All competitors ride multiple laps in a moto and multiple motos at each FT race. The total time of all laps is used to determine placement.

Riders simply go from the pit area to the start area and line up by class. There may be several classes in a moto, however racers only race against their class as there will be staggered starts (ie if Pro and Vet Pro race the same moto Pro starts first and after a set time interval Vet Pro class will start). Depending on the number of entrants, racers will have between 30-60mins between motos.

The number of laps will be depending on the course length. Typically there will be between 3-5 laps per moto with 15-20mins for the full moto. There will be 4-5 motos each event.

Course: Every XSprint course is made up of three special tests (Extreme, Enduro and Cross).

Extreme Test: Is designed to test the technical and physical dexterity of the riders and will be carried out on areas with sufficiently wide technical obstacles in order not to create a traffic jam. Terrain may be either man made, natural or a combination of both.

Enduro Test: typically a “woods” setting with single/double track and may also include open terrain such as rolling hills, grass land etc.

Cross Test: MX type terrain that may be natural or manmade (ie MX track).

Costs: License: All XSprint races require a WEC CMRC XC race license to compete (a full CMRC MX license is also accepted). The license ($70 +HST) can be purchased online or at the event. NOTE: FOR THE WELLAND EVENT ONLY THERE WILL BE A $30 DAY LICENSE AVAILABLE http://www.worldendurocanada.com/cross_country.htm

Transponder: Every XSprint event is electronically scored and thus requires each racer to have a transponder. These transponders can be purchased at the event for $40 or rented for $20(with $40 deposit). NOTE: FOR THE WELLAND EVENT ONLY THERE WILL BE NO RENTAL CHARGE FOR THE TRANSPONDER.

Entry Fees: Each event organizer sets the entry fee but the cost will typically be $45.

So if you do not have a WEC/CMRC license it will cost you $75 to race for the day. If you do have a license then it only costs $45 to race. That is the best bang for your buck in Ontario off road racing.


For more information please contact Matthew McAnanama at info@dirtybikes.ca or 519-362-7314

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Motoress Salutes the Decade of Action for Road Safety!

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 15, 2011 – All around the world, governments have joined in to promote this as the Decade of Action for Road Safety- 2011-2020 whose aim is to encourage better safety behaviour among road users aiming to reduce road deaths and injuries across the world. “Every six seconds someone is killed or injured on the world’s roads. Motorcyclists are especially vulnerable, so we must encourage a better understanding of the risks, promote safety programs, and advanced rider training for all riders. We also need to increase the respect for each other on our shared roads – no matter the vehicle. There are too many unnecessary accidents, which in most cases, could be avoided. Responsibility lies with the motorcyclist to improve their skills. It’s up to them to better understand how they can react to incident and equally how their bike reacts when operated in an emergency situation such as braking or swerving”, says Vicki Gray, founder of the International Female Ride Day and of MOTORESS who also teaches motorcycle skill operation enhancement and special tactics for women riders.

Launched in May by the UN, the first event of this decade occurred in Canada from May 25th to 27th at Toronto Motorsports Park, Cayuga Ontario. The ERTS (Experienced Riders Training Symposium), a FIM - Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme’s event, brought together more than sixty experienced instructors from Belgium, Austria, Sweden, Ecuador, The Netherlands, United States and Canada, to name a few, and ten observers. During the nearly three-day event, delegates had the chance to participate in seven riding modules that highlighted various aspects of rider training and motorcycle operation safety. Within the specific sessions, participants had the occasion of riding Harley-Davidson official police bikes, test a Zero electric bike or try the CAN-AM Spyder - trike’s, BMW motorcycles equipped with ABS (Anti Lock Braking System), cruisers, KYMCO scooters and Yamaha off-road bikes. Seminars also took place covering an array of trend setting subjects such as the ABS advances by Bosch.

Vicki was involved in teaching the Rider Enhancement Module with the use of BMW motorcycles whose objective demonstrated exercises for experienced licensed riders in order to improve their base skill set. “It was a tremendously rewarding experience and a further affirmation that each professional or certified instructor shared the common goal of improving safety by increasing skill set among their students – no matter the country of origin. This year Canada had the privilege to host this international event allowing us the opportunity to demonstrate country specific programs and experiences characteristic to the Canadian riding culture”. The ERTS 2011 was organized by the Canadian Motorcyclist Association (CMA) and the Canadian Safety Council (CSC) for the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). The next ERTS event will take place in 2013, in Sweden.

For more information about the Decade of Action for Road Safety, visit the following link on Motoress.com:

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Schedule for the Yamaha Demo Ride Tour

If you reside in Alberta, BC, or Ontario you've got a opportunity to take part in the Yamaha Motorcycle Power Tour. It was scheduled to make a few stops in Quebec too but it looks like those dates have been canceled.

The demo rides are no charge and you'll have a chance to test ride many of Yamaha's latest cruisers, sportbikes, dual-sports, and scooters. Make sure you bring your MC license and riding gear.


ALBERTA

Friday, July 22, 2011 - Saturday, July 23, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: High River, Alberta
Please Contact Dealers on site: Seitzco Motorsports (403-995-1555)
Northern Star Riders Cruise-In www.cruise-in.northernstarsrider.ca

BRITISH COLUMBIA

Saturday, June 18, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Daytona Motorsports
13479 King George Hwy, Surrey, BC
Dealers on site: Daytona Motorsports (604-588-4988)

Friday, June 24, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Valley Yamaha
Unit 2, 44310 Yale Road West, Chilliwack, BC
Dealers on site: Valley Yamaha (604-795-4403)

Saturday, June 25, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: G.A. Checkpoint
3034 St. John's Street Port Moody, BC
Dealers on site: G.A. Checkpoint (604-461-3434)

ONTARIO

Friday, June 24, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: Northern Freedom Homes&Recreation
20 Archer Drive, Kirkland Lake, ON
Dealers on site: Northern Freedom Homes&Recreation(705-567-5291)

Saturday, June 25, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: J&B Cycle&Marine Co. Ltd.
360 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, ON
Dealers on site: J&B Cycle&Marine Co. Ltd.(705-267-1417)

Friday, July 1, 2011 - Sunday, July 3, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place: Biker Reunion
New Liskeard-Waterfront, ON
Biker Reunion (705-563-2134)

Saturday, July 9, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place: R.L. Equipment Sales&Services Ltd.
10402 Hwy 17 West, Verner, ON
Dealers on site: R.L. Equipment Sales&Services Ltd.(705-594-2373)

Saturday, July 23, 2011
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Ride Manitoulin 2011
Call supporting dealer for more information. www.ridemanitoulin.ca
Dealers on site: Trail Side Sports Ltd (705-869-0170)

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10% off WestJet flights for Canadian Enduro Championship participants

World Enduro Canada is pleased to announce that West Jet is once again offering a 10% discount on flights for the Canadian Enduro Championship. In order to recieve the discount you must CALL West Jet the discount will NOT work if you book online. Call 877-952-4696 (7am - 5:30pm mountain time) and use discount code CC7035.

The discount is good for flights into Kamloops, Calgary, Montreal and Toronto for 3 days prior to and following each event. See you at the races!!

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World Enduro Canada presents the 3rd-Annual Shelburne Mini Enduro

A Special-Test format closed course enduro, just for kid’s ages 6-12!  Saturday May 28, 2011

This event is designed to introduce young riders to the sport of special test style enduro! The course is designed to be easy to negotiate by all skill levels on minis, from 50cc automatics to larger 125cc four strokes. Bikes must be quiet! All entrants must be accompanied by an adult. Parents are welcome to bring a motorcycle to travel to special test locations.
Bikes do not need numbers. This is an excellent event for kids who aren’t ready for motocross or cross-country racing but are interested in motorcycle competition. Wolfgang Wiesner has been working hard setting up special tests and laying out the course.

World Enduro Canada will donate electronic scoring equipment and will provide loaner transponders for all entrants with no fee! Entrants will be divided into three separate skill classes, results will be posted quickly and all riders will receive an award! After the ride Wiesner Insurance will provide a free BBQ.
10-minutes N of Orangeville off Hwy 10, 555111 Mono Amaranth Town Line
Sign in 9:00AM. Course inspection at 9:30, riders meeting at 10:30, start time 11:00. The number of laps will vary depending on class and skill level.

$20 per rider. No competition license or transponder fee.

Please RSVP your intent to ride and any questions to swiesner@worldendurocanada.com

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Motorcycle Hearse business in Ontario

Billing itself as "Canada's only sidecar mounted M/C Hearse" - George Winney has set up a unique business in Windsor, Ontrario.  Your last motorcycle ride really can be your last ride.   The bike is a 1998 Harley Davidson Police Special Motorcycle with a custom built sidecar bed.


The motorbike was redesigned by owner George Winney and the special carriage was hand built with loving care by Dennis Quenville, Rob Molner, SES and DNR Industries. The motorcycle funeral hearse took a year to build.

If you want to start planning for the future - or maybe just take a look at the work that went into making this one of a kind motorcyle the folks from Forever Free Motorcycle Hearse are going to be be attending the Fri 13th in Port Dover (which looks like May 13th, 2011) and the Canadian Biker Build Off so you can see the bike there and have a chat with George.

Check them out at www.foreverfree.biz

Geroge let us know that he just returned from the Dragons Den on Apr 23 - I couldn't find them on the Dragon's Den website yet but we'll keep watching for it!

EDIT: George sent us an update that he'll be appearing on Dragon's Den in September - He's not allowed to say anything about it until after it airs.

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First round of the Wiesner Insurance Cross Country Championship starts up soon

The first round of the Wiesner Insurance Cross Country Championship Presented by Husqvarna is only a few weeks away!! Last season's Championship revitalized the sport in Ontario with a signifigant influx of new riders, new sponsors, flawless electronic timekeeping, and record levels of media attention. 2011 is shaping up to be a banner year!

Historic Motopark in Chatsworth will host the first round of the Spring series on Sunday May 15th with event title sponsor Mission Cycle KTM. The terrain at Motopark is among the best available in Ontario and this year the course will be signifigantly longer than last year's courses.

Wiesner Insurance will be putting $100 on the line for the Pro Holeshot Award and an additional $100 towards the Amateur Fastest Lap Award. KTM Canada will be putting $100 on the line for the Amateur Holeshot Award! Also new this year is the Pee-Wee Championship - there was a lot of support for this class in 2010 so we want to keep the momentum, there will be a Sping and Fall Pee Wee Champion same as the other classes.

If you have not already done so please visit our site to sign up for your CMRC competition license. They will be available for purchase at all the events but you will save time getting it in advance - last season there were riders still buying licenses at the last round!! One of the coolest things about being a dirt bike racer in Ontario this season is the huge variety of races available to riders holding a CMRC competition license. Riders with full competition licenses can compete in four completely different styles of racing this season, from Motocross to Cross-Country to XSprint to Obstacross.

CMRC President Mark Stallybrass says, "We’re trying to encourage riders to get out and ride more. By providing license holders the opportunity to participate in all disciplines of CMRC sanctioned events only adds to the value of having a full competition license. Now CMRC license holders have a great variety of off-road events to race with no additional license cost".

Not interested in motocross? No problem, you can save yourself 60 bucks by getting a CMRC off-road-only license and still have somewhere in the neighbourhood of 37 different sanctioned, points paying off-road races to choose from! OBX promoter Joe Borda explains. "Obstacross, WEC XC events and the X Sprint Series will all be covered under the CMRC Annual License. The fee is $80. If riders wish to race Motocross as well the fee becomes $140. Obstacross is offering a one-event license for $25 for those that are new to racing and want to try their throttle hand at it. This license is exclusive to Obstacross only. It’s fantastic the CMRC has come to the plate for these off road disciplines, otherwise there would be a membership fee of similar cost for each series plus added confusion for racers, sponsors and promoters. Keeping all these forms of dirt bike racing under one umbrella keeps things simple! Obstacross, WEC and X Sprint are working together to prevent cross-over dates and to co-promote each others series. I expect the skill level of the riders to accelerate this season due to the diverse terrain they will be encountering if they ride all three types of off-road races, let alone throwing some motocross into the mix."

Improving the skill level of Ontario’s racers to be able to compete at a National and World level of off-road racing is a priority of both the CMRC and World Enduro Canada. Encouraging riders to compete in a variety of events is how they plan to do it.

XSprint is another key ingredient to the CMRC family of off-road races in Ontario this season. The XSprint series, designed to emulate the three special tests of the CEC enduro series, kicks off at Parry Sound June 19. Three of the five rounds are races against the clock, while the Welland and Motopark rounds will be run bar to bar as ‘Full Throttle’ events with a strong motocross/endurocross bias. As a perfect highlight to the degree of cooperation between all CMRC/WEC dirt bike disciplines in Ontario, the points from the two Canadian Enduro Championship rounds at Motopark Sept 17-18 will also count toward the XSprint series! HERE

The newest addition to the bar-to-bar ‘new school off-road racing’ formula is the OBX series. Small, tight courses with Endurocross-style obstacles bring off-road racing to the masses at fairs and community events across the province. Motocross aggression and speed, technical riding skill and even showmanship go hand in hand at these exciting races. Last fall motorcycles were introduced to the formerly ATV-only series as an experiment. They were such a hit that the OBX series has taken on a new, more serious racing attitude for their action packed 2011 season. OBX takes off May 7-8 in beautiful Midland, ON.

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Trials Clinic for all levels - Toronto events scheduled

On May 14 and 15 2011 Ryan Young from Kentucky will be in the Toronto area to host a Trials riding clinic for people who have never tried as well as all other levels. He's a 6 time US National Champ so, yeah, he knows a thing or two about trials.
 
Bikes and gear are provided or you can bring your own. Ryan has been hosting these clinics for many years and is the best at what he does.
 
This type of training will benefit every type of rider - whether you're a motocrosser or a street rider - this clinic will teach you better motorcycle control which will benefit you whatever surface you choose to ride on.
 
For all details go to www.trailtour.com.
 
Book soon!

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Ontario Rounds of Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship to be hosted by Motopark


Historic racing venue Moto Park, in Chatsworth, ON, will host the final two rounds of the 2011 Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship September 17 & 18. Moto Park, with its long history of hosting Canadian National and FIM World Championship Motocross events, is now moving into the Enduro world!

The Canadian Enduro Championship course will utilize the entire Moto Park facility. The world class motocross track will be used for the MX Special test, a special Extreme test will be constructed utilizing a combination of natural technically challenging terrain and man made obstacles, and a virgin piece of hilly property adjacent to the Moto Park facilty will used for the Enduro test and transfer trail sections. All of the special test sites will be located close to the Motopark clubhouse so specatators will have an easy walk to see all the action. The clubhouse has a restaurant and washroom facilities making it a great place to bring the family to enjoy a great day of racing action.

The two CEC rounds at Moto Park will indeed be something very, very specialRacing will start at 9am both days and end around 3pm. On Sunday we encourage everyone to stick around to watch the 2011 Canadian Enduro Champions being crowned. We will be awarding the National Championships as well as the Inside Moto X & Off Road Magazine Eastern Canadian Enduro Champions!

For this event World Enduro Canada is very pleased to welcome the assistance of one of our partners - Ontario Federation of Trail Riders - who will be providing the trail marshalls. The OFTR is a very important organization who has played a big role in opening, and keeping, land open for off road motorcycle recreation. The OFTR and thier volunteer riders will be making sure the competitors and spectators are safe.

Moto Park's pleasant camping facilities will be available for the CEC weekend, and special hotel rates in nearby Owen Sound will be announced soon. For more specific event details please visit the WEC event page HERE

You can learn more about Moto Park by visiting http://www.motoparkracing.com/


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Lois Pryce heading to Thunder Bay - March 29th.

British motorcycle adventurer and author Lois Pryce will be in Thunder Bay on March 29th and will be speaking at the Port Arthur Prosvita at 7:00 pm. She'll be giving a presentation about her ride from Alaska to Argentina.

Admission is $10.00 per person and there are only 100 tickets being sold. This promises to be an exciting evening so get your tickets early!

In the meanwhile you can check out her web site that has lots of information and pictures on her travels across Africa and North and South America.

www.loisontheloose.com

Or  visit http://www.loisontheloose.com/news.html for details on how to get tickets to attend the event in Thunder Bay.

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Mad Bastard Scooter Rally registration opening soon!

A little publicity for the folks over at CMGonline - the 2011 version of their Mad Bastard Scooter Rally is a go this June 24-26th and registration opens March 1st.  We've never been to the event but have shared a pint or two with Editor Arris.  I'm sure it'll be a fun event. 

And here's the full press release from their event partner - KYMCO:


The countdown is on for the 2011 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally that will be occurring on the weekend of June 24th - 26th. This year's rally will see over 100 normally sane riders go for title of Maddest Bastard and their chance to win a brand new KYMCO scooter.

The long awaited details of the 2011 Mad Bastard Scooter Rally - presented by CMG Online in partnership with KYMCO Canada - have finally been released on the newly designed MBS Rally web site www.madbastardrally.com.

Location, Location, Location

This year's rally will send riders through the beautiful cottage country of the Muskokas for a 24 hour, 800+ km long loop of loopiness starting and finishing at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Centre in Barrie, Ontario.

Registration

Rider registration opens on March 1st, 2011 but we'll be staggering this process to give the smaller scooters a head start to ensure we get as many as possibleentering. Registration is limited to 100 riders on a first come first served basis.

The Sponsors

KYMCO Canada is the official Premium sponsor of the event offering up the Grand Prize of a People S 125 to the maddest of the Mad Bastards!

The Charity

After raising over 16,000 for Kids Help Phone at the 2009 rally, we've decided to keep our partnership with this nationwide organization that has been helping Canadian children for over 20 years. Participants of the rally will be asked to collect pledges prior to the rally date with all proceeds going to the Kids Help Phone. For more information on KHP, please visit www.kidshelpphone.ca.


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2011 Ontario Cross Country Championship

On the heels of a ground breaking 2010 season that showed the Ontario racing community what was possible in off-road race promotion, WEC and CMRC are back with an exciting new calendar of racing for 2011!
 
“Our venues this year will continue to favour those riders who want a variety of terrain, fast courses, MX style obstacles and the opportunity for spectators,” explains WEC’s Sean Wiesner. “Media and sponsor friendly racing is the future, and off-road racers have been hiding in the woods for too long. We will continue in our mission to bring off-road racing into the mainstream.”
 
CMRC President Mark Stallybrass continues, “Following WEC’s successful inaugural year of staging Cross Country events in Ontario, the upcoming year looks to be taking positive steps forward with new venues, newly established partnerships between offroadmotorcycles.ca, MXP and CMRC ensuring greater publicity and exposure, plus incentive programs aimed at attracting motocross racers to Cross Country events. CMRC Compétition in Quebec will offer a complete series in 2011 as well, so Cross Country racing has a very bright future in Canada.”
 
“2011 will bring more sponsors and more money to the riders. We will continue with our 100% Pro payback that puts money back into the pockets of the fastest racers. The Wiesner Insurance Holeshot Award will continue to present $100 at every round to the Pro rider who is the fastest to make it to the first turn,” says Wiesner. He adds, “New for this year will be the Wiesner Insurance Fastest Lap Award. Highlighting our flawless and proven timekeeping system, this award will present $100 at every round to the rider who puts in the fastest lap in a class that is selected randomly at each event. It could be Intermediate, Beginner or maybe the Mini Senior class…you won’t know until the day of the event. Put in one smoking-fast lap and the money is yours! New sponsors will be announced as we approach the season opener, as support from the Motorcycle Industry and aftermarket is behind us.”
 
Last year scheduling conflicts, weather and land use issues prevented some of our lofty goals from being realized. This year we will bring racing at some facilities we all wanted to see on the schedule. Racing at Walton has been a dream for many over the years, and 2011 is the year it will happen in off-road! Parry Sound, the site of two back-to-back WEC World Championships and two stellar CEC events, will also be on the calendar.
 
Motocross facilities like Gopher Dunes will be realized, as well as the proven Motopark, with completely revised and longer courses. Favourites from last year, including Wingham and Burnt River, will guarantee to please. Our grand finale at Wheatley, hosted by the great folks at the Erie Ramblers, will again showcase a course that incorporates features from all varieties of dirt racing.
 
Big news this year is that our fantastic Pee Wee riders are now competing for Championship status. Last year WEC introduced the concept of Pee Wee Cross-Country racing. They were introduced as a support class, as nobody knew if there were enough young riders out there to justify a Championship class. The riders came and WEC learned these “future stars” deserve what their older racers have… a true championship!
 
Online race license purchase is up and running on our site  just as we introduced last year. The cost is the same as last year (yet subject to HST now). Get registered quickly to confirm your race number from last year. If you don’t purchase online we are at every event registering new license holders at no extra cost.
 
The complete 8 round schedule will be released shortly with 4 spring events and 4 fall events counting as seperate championships.  Please keep an eye on our site www.worldendurocanada.com for details. See you at the Races!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Team Go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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North American International Motorcycle SuperShow - Begins Friday

Just a little reminder that the 2011 North American International Motorcycle Supershow is opening its doors this Friday January 7th and running until Sunday, Jan. 9th.

425,000 square feet make it one of the largest motorcycle shows in Canada (if not THE largest). There's lots of free parking, huge dealer displays, all the 2011's, 50 exhibitors, shopping deals, entertainment, and over 70 clubs, rides and rallies.

Get the full scoop HERE - Get a discount on your ticket HERE.

WHERE:

International Centre
6900 Airport Road
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

WHEN:
Friday Jan. 7:  10am – 10pm
Saturday Jan. 8: 10am – 10pm
Sunday Jan. 9: 10am – 6pm

ADMISSION:

Adults $18
Youths (6-12 years) $5
Children under 6 admitted free


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Give some dirt for Christmas!

Sounds like a bad gift to receive right?  Wrong!  You'll be warmly thanked for this gift of dirt this holiday season!


The folks at Trail Tours are offering gift certificates for Christmas.  People can get a certificate for a percentage off the total price or get a half day or full day package gift certificate.


Trail Tours is an off-road motorcycle school on the edge of the 11,000 acre Ganaraska forest. This off-road haven is just 20 minutes outside of Peterborough.


For details, just contact Trail Tours at trailtours70@hotmail.com or call 705-875-2980

We had an opportunity to ride with the gang at Trail Tours in the summer of 2009 and it was about as much fun as I've ever had on two wheels!  Check out the story and pictures HERE.

About Trail Tours

Trail Tours has been introducing people to the sport of trail riding for more than 10 years; making off-road riding a great way for people to experience adventure outdoors. As one of the most established riding schools in North America, we have designed unique excursions to suit both beginners and seasoned off-roaders.


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Road of Wonders - Eastern Edition

Stephen Corke - who has contributed to CMR before with his story "A Winter Ride from Snow to Palm Trees" has taken things up a notch; or thirteen for his follow-up adventure.

Stephen and his pal JD embark on a motorcycle journey that in their own words "will take them to the outer stretches of Canada where they will endure the harsh elements, witness stunning landscapes and test both their physical and mental limits. This epic adventure will have over 11,000 KM of open road and will take them to thirteen of Eastern Canada's wonders. It will be a trip that many have talked about, yet few will ever do."


The trip takes them through thirteen of Eastern Canada's wonders in Northern Ontario, Quebec, Labrador, Newfoundland, and Nova Scotia. What's more is they've documented and filmed the trip. They've put some time and effort getting this done.  


The executive producer for the filming of the journey is Les Stroud - or as many may know him better - Survivor Man.  Yeah, that guy from TV.


Here's a little clip to whet your appetite for things to come. It's our understanding that their goal is to get their finished product as a series on television.





For more information and to follow along as this journey unfolds keep an eye on RoadOfWonders the website


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Canadian Motorcycle Racing World gets a new class for 2011

Winds of change have hit the Canadian motorcycle racing world. Two brand new classes, namely the Amateur Superbike class and the much anticipated Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup, will have their debut in the upcoming 2011 racing season, which marks the 32nd anniversary of the National Superbike series.

After a very well-received season opener in 2010 at the Circuit ICAR in Mirabel, Quebec, next year’s schedule re-proposes a kick-off to the five-round 2011 Parts Canada Superbike Championship in Mirabel with a double-header wrap-up of the season at the popular Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario from August 19 to 21. For the first time in eight years, the newly repaved Autodrome Saint-Eustache in Saint-Eustache, Quebec, will also host some spectacular racing in 2011.

Headlined by the Pro Superbike division, the national series will be comprised of six classes: Pro Sport Bike, Amateur Sport Bike, CBR125R Challenge and the brand new Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup spec class and Amateur Superbike class.

Backed by Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada, the Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup is based on a similar series already running in the United States and Britain. The series uses identical, near stock versions of the sport twin engine motorcycles to ensure a high level of competition without the necessity of major upgrades over the course of a season.
True to its racing heritage, Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada returns for the 2011 series with the experienced racer #29, Darren James, heading up a team consisting of his Floridian racing partner, #123 racer, Dave Estok and the ever-committed technician, Thomas Morin, who accompanied James on all of his British racing efforts in 2010.
Competing in the inaugural Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Trophy race series at the 2010 British Superbike Championship alongside the former MotoGP star, Jeremy McWilliams (who dominated the series with his first place on the podium), Darren James was hyped yet humbled by an exhilarating fourth place overall finish and the incredible experience gained alongside a racer of the calibre of McWilliams. The passion of the followership and the versatility of the Harley-Davidson XR 1200 bike has motivated the former Canadian Thunder Champion, Darren James, to do everything possible to bring this exciting new class back to Canada.

When asked to comment, Darren James enthuses, “I’ve been riding twins all my life, but never have I been as excited as I am about starting this new class in Canada. I think this a great opportunity for our Retailers across Canada to get involved in racing and to showcase the high performance of the XR 1200 [motorcycle], the street version of which is known as the XR 1200 [motorcycle]. I truly look forward to working with individual racers across the country to see this class grow.” Darren James’ new #29 XR 1200 motorcycle will be on display at the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) Canadian Motorcycle shows across the country and information for racers wanting to participate in the new Harley-Davidson XR 1200 Cup will be available on site.

Sponsors include: Ruthless Racing Inc.; Dragon Eyewear; Ogio; Flexi-Glass; RMR Suspensions and Twist Conditioning.

2011 Parts Canada Superbike Championship Schedule 

Round One: May 27-29, Circuit ICAR – Mirabel, Quebec
Round Two: July 1-3, Shannonville Motorsport Park – Shannonville, Ontario
Round Three: July 8-10, Autodrome Saint-Eustache – Saint-Eustache, Quebec
Round Four: August 5-7, Atlantic Motorsport Park – Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia
Round Five: August 19-21, Mosport International Raceway – Bowmanville, Ontario
Round Six: August 19-21, Mosport International Raceway – Bowmanville, Ontario

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Toronto Motorcycle Show - this weekend!

For the millions of people within close proximity to Toronto; if you're looking for something to do this weekend you're in luck! The Toronto Motorcycle Show begins this Friday, December 10th and runs through  Sunday, December 12th.

Full Details:


- The Toronto Motorcycle Show, widely recognized as the Canadian motorcycle and ATV industries’ premier motorcycle, scooter and ATV showcase, is just a week away from offering the first public viewing of the coolest new rides for 2011. The show is the first stop on the MMIC seven-city, cross country tour where leading manufacturers and distributors offer the riding community a first glimpse of their new 2011 models, and is the only show in Ontario of its kind.

“The Toronto Motorcycle Show is the premier show of its kind. It’s the perfect venue to introduce new products to the public and the industry,” said Bob Ramsey, President of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC). “The usual suspects like Aprilia, BMW, BRP, Ducati, Harley- Davidson, Honda, Husqvarna, Hyosung, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Polaris, Royal Enfield, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory, and Yamaha will be showcasing what’s new for 2011,” he added.

“Although the 2010 riding season is ending, for many enthusiasts, The Toronto Motorcycle Show signifies the beginning of the new 2011 season,” said Darryl Bond, Show Manager. “Dec. 10-12 is going to be an action-packed, family friendly weekend that will appeal to new and avid riders, women, and kids of all ages. There’s something for everyone,” he added.

New motorcycles and scooters to expect at The Toronto Motorcycle Show include:
- Yamaha Canada’s new Super Tenere, Stryker, FZ8 and Stratoliner Deluxe.
- Harley Davidson’s 2011 Sportster Superlow, Road Glide Ultra, Street Glide and CVO Road Glide Ultra.
- Honda’s all new 2011 CBR250R, CBR125R, CB1000RA and the debut of TRX 500.
- BRP presents its new Spyder RT Limited, Spyder RS-S, Commander 1000 and Commander 800.
- Canadian Kawasaki’s new Ninja ZX10R, Vulcan 1700 Vaquero and Ninja 400R.
- Ducati’s all new Diavel musclecruiser, Multistrada and Monster 796.
- KTM’s 990 SMT and all new 350 SX-F motocross.
- Triumph’s new Tiger 800XC.
- National Motorsports introduces the Hyosung ST7 Aquila and Zero electrics.
- Norton 961 Sport from Norton Canada.
- BMW introduces the all new K1600GT and GTL, G650GS and R1200R.
- Suzuki’s new GSXR 750, TU250 Retro and totally revamped GSXR 600.
- New Husqvarna TE449 Enduro.
- Royal Enfield’s new Bullet Classic Military.  Piaggio Canada presents the Aprilia RSV4 Factory, Moto Guzzi V7 Classic, Vespa GTV300 and Piaggio three wheeled MP3 Sport.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

SHE RIDES NITE: The Toronto Motorcycle Show presents SHE RIDES NITE on Friday, December 10 offering free admission for ladies after 5 p.m. With more women becoming involved in the sport, SHE RIDES NITE is an industry-sponsored evening for women who ride or are considering taking up the sport.

Inside Motorcycle’s Winners’ Circle:  Inside Motorcycles and Inside Moto-X are proud to present the first-class machinery and personalities that contribute to Canada's racing successes. Meet the fearless riders and their winning bikes, talk to skilled tuners and admire the dedication and craftsmanship that go into creating a race-winning motorcycle. Special guests include: Jordan Szoke, Doug Beattie, Steven Nickerson, Brian Wojnarowski and Bobby Kiniry. Szoke, the consecutive winner of the Canadian Superbike National Crown and the CMA National Trails Champion, will be available all weekend long for autograph signings with his winning Honda CBR1000RR and the Gas Gas Raga 300.

Yamaha Riding School for Kids: Yamaha Canada and Canadian Motorcycle Training  Services present a free opportunity for kids aged 6 - 12 (certain conditions apply) to learn to ride on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycles.

Riders Marketplace specials: Looking to save some cash on 2010 models and gear? With dealers anxious to clear space for new 2011 bikes and ATVs, take advantage of year-end sales incentives and rebates on bikes, aftermarket apparel and parts, accessories and protective equipment - exclusively at The Toronto Motorcycle Show.

Parts Canada and Heather Ireland:  Parts Canada will present seminars offering budding racers tips on how to obtain those elusive sponsorships. Meet Biker TV’s Host and female motorcycle enthusiast, Heather Ireland at the Parts Canada display.

Full Throttle Theatre Celebrity Stage: The interactive seminar stage offers the latest in the racing scene and a chance for show-goers to meet the some industry celebrities. Hosted by Frank Wood, the stage offers non-stop action all weekend offering interviews, racing personalities, movies and exciting guest speakers, including: Patrick Trahan, Rene Cormier, Jordan Szoke and more!

One cause, 26 countries and 60 days on a bike - Patrick Trahan: The man with a plan will be at the show to talk about his upcoming quest in support of the Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. In winter 2011, Patrick will attempt a record-setting circumnavigation of Africa, though 26 countries in 60 days on rough, remote and dangerous terrain in an attempt to raise $25,000 for kids. Visit him in the Honda Canada booth with his 2011 XR650L bike.

Rene Cormier: Join the adventure as 33-year-old Canadian BMW rider Rene Cormier tells the story of how he stepped away from the corporate world, cashed in what few possessions he had to finance a $25 a day, three-year, 154,000 kilometer motorcycle trek through 41 countries. Rene will be presenting all weekend at the Full Throttle Stage. Rider Nation: Rider Nation features a variety of riding groups, associations, weekend race events, charity rides and outings that motorcyclists from all walks of life can enjoy.

Memory Lane…Vintage Bikes: The Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA) presents an exhibit of rare and well preserved racing bikes and heritage motorcycles from the past.

Show Details

Where:  The Toronto Motorcycle Show
South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard (beside the CN Tower)

When:
Friday, December 10, 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 11, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 12, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission:
Adults: $16.00
Juniors (Ages 6 to 15): $10.00
Children (under six years): Free when accompanied by an adult
Family Pass (two adults & two juniors): $38.00

The Metro Toronto Convention Centre will host The Toronto Motorcycle Show, one of seven Canadian motorcycle and ATV shows owned by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV).



 

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Harley-Davidson display "Bigger, Bolder, Better" for the 2010/2011 MMIC Canadian Motorcycle Shows

Harley-Davidson will bring a new and exciting look, feel, and attitude to the 2010/2011 Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) Canadian Motorcycle Shows, with a new display area and a variety of activities designed to inspire the desire to ride.

From Sportster models, starting under $10,000 CAD, to luxurious and premium quality CVO Ultra Classic Electra Glide models, the 2011 Harley-Davidson motorcycle display will have something to fulfil everyone’s dreams. Activities at the seven Canadian events with Harley-Davidson participation will also include displays of Genuine Motor Accessories and MotorClothes merchandise, as well as the Fit Shop interactive motorcycle for customization, racing displays, and the chance to win great prizes.

The MMIC Canadian Motorcycle Shows will be proudly presenting SHE RIDES NITE with discounted admission for the ladies. As a member of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC), Deeley Harley-Davidson Canada will be offering bike lift demonstrations – a very useful technique to lift a motorcycle effortlessly.

MMIC Canadian Motorcycle Shows events with Harley-Davidson® participation run from mid-December 2010 through the end of February 2011 (see detailed schedule below).

Toronto: December 10 to 12, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, south building, Toronto, Ontario
Calgary: January 7 to 9, BMO Centre, Stampede Park, Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton: January 14 to 16, Expo Centre – Northlands, Agricom, Edmonton, Alberta
Vancouver Area: January 20 to 23, Tradex Exhibition, Abbotsford, British Columbia
City of Québec: February 4 to 6, Centre de foires, City of Québec, Quebec
Moncton: February 11 to 13, Colisée de Moncton Coliseum, Moncton, New Brunswick
Montréal: February 25 to 27, Palais des congrès, Montréal, Quebec


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Ontario Cross Country Series - Year in Review

The history making 2010 WEC Cross Country season is now in the books. It was only a short year ago that WEC responded to the dire need to restructure the Ontario Off-Road competition scene with an announcement of a Ontario Cross Country Series.  All existing off-road event organizers and clubs were invited to join in this new direction of the sport and many shared the vision. For years, riders were asking for a change to the antiquated system that was in place wanting to step up to the level that was happening everywhere else in the world.

2010 was a year of change. Many of the advancements appear elementary in retrospect leaving many riders to wonder how the sport went without for so long.

The biggest change brought forth was the use of the flawless WEC timekeeping system with rider transponders, and software that provides instant results. We now have over 300 rider transponders out there in circulation. At $40 each, it is very affordable for the rider and useable for years to come. Another bonus to this system is that these same transponders work in a number of US competition series as well as the Canadian Enduro Championship. By WEC supplying the complete scoring package, this frees up the organizer or club to have less people working the event and allows those people to actually participate in the sport. The riders are now familiar with this scoring system and accept nothing less. The standard has been set.

We introduced Pro Payback. This is the simple system that has been used in many other sports to ensure that our Pro riders actually get paid to ride. WEC uses the same formula that is used in the Canadian Enduro Championship with success and acceptance of the premier riders.

We have been able to attract new sponsors to the sport and will continue to do so as the series becomes more established. We thank would like to thank Ross Rocher Sales, Apex Cycle, Sturgess Cycle, Wiesner Insurance, Rockstar Energy Drink and Royal Distributing in their support of the Ontario Cross Country Championship.

Another first for the sport was the concept of the Holeshot Award that was consistent throughout the series. At each and every round Wiesner Insurance gave away $100 to the Pro who was fastest out of the first turn. It created drama, excitement and serious rivalry among our Pro riders.
  
A referee on site at every race is something new for Off-Road racing. Once again, a simple concept, but never done before. Protests and rule enforcement are handled on site the day of the race. No more waiting for “Head Office” to make a decision. It is absurd that other motorcycle sport disciplines have this and Off-Road was exempt.

We have assembled a rulebook that includes the valuable input of experienced event organizers as well as the CMRC and its loss control experts. The rule structure also mimics WEC’s vision of promotion of the sport and is designed to achieve just that. Our sophisticated advancement system borrowed from the CMRC motocross formula addresses the flaws in many “points or championship only” systems. This system brings new riders in to racing and it has been proven in practice.

Another ground breaking change was the introduction of online competition license purchasing. No longer do racers have to mail written forms to head office and wait for confirmation of acceptance, issuance and race numbers.The rider can purchase his or her license the night before a race and print it at home. That being said, WEC was on site at every race selling new licenses to those unfamiliar with this process. This is another way WEC has removed a task from the organizer that was previously a drain on their labour force.

Insurance is something that WEC takes very seriously as all organizers and sanctioning bodies should. The concept of insurance as most know is the spread of risk (we all take part of the financial responsibility to pay the claims of the few).  As such, anything other than the best policy available is not acceptable. This is one of the reasons why WEC has partnered with the Canadian Motorsport Racing Corporation, as having access to the best policy in the business is paramount. Cross Country is wheel to wheel racing and CMRC knows that business. Our Competition License carries part of the valuable insurance component needed and operating a competition series such as this without proper coverage puts the whole sport across the country and beyond in jeopardy.

The WEC website is something else of which we have become proud. People now have become used to obtaining up to date information about upcoming races, complete rule books, sponsor information and race news. We also have direct email contact so questions can be addressed quickly and directly. We field questions every day from new and existing riders as well as interested sponsors. We experienced some glitches early in the year with our ability to update and some viewer access. This was entirely due to popularity and we had to expand our band width three times to get to the point we are at now. We attained 1.4 million hits on our website by 36,000 unique visitors. These are impressive numbers that we were not quite ready for but we are now equipped. Our results page is highly detailed and results are posted in most cases the same day as the race itself. Comparing lap times and watching the points chase has never been easier. Once again, it’s about time the off-road community had this privilege.

WEC has recently held an organizer / promoter meeting to lay out plans for 2011. Feedback was solicited regarding changes and for continued improvement of the series. At this point, we can say that 2011 will be bigger and better than 2010. More events and more new venues will be featured. Our push towards faster courses incorporating motocross tracks where possible will continue. Improved cross promotion to the motocross world will happen as well as exciting new promotion ideas. Details on the 2011 season will begin to be released in early December.

WEC wholeheartedly thanks organizers: Niagara Timberline Riders, Burnt River Off-Road, Motopark, K W Cyclesport, Lynn Valley Dirt Riders, Vienna Trail Riders, Dirty Bikes Racing, and Erie Ramblers for a great 2010 season. Most importantly we would like to thank the hundreds of WEC Competition License holders and WEC transponder owners, as it is these racers that agree that Off-Road racing in Ontario should not be second to any other motorcycle discipline.

Congratulations to all racers for your accomplishments in 2010 and we look forward to seeing you in 2011.


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Final rounds of Ontario Cross Country Championship

It is looking like Mother Nature will be blessing us with some great riding weather for the final two rounds in Wheatly on Oct 30 and Moto Park on Nov 6. Please note both of these events will be on SATURDAY instead of the traditional Sunday. 
 
Cross Country Licenses for 2010 season purchased after Oct 1 are only $40.  Riders with a full CMRC license do not need to purchase the Cross Country license.
 
After the Moto Park event there will be a season ending PARTY in the main building - please plan on sticking around and celebrating a great season of racing!!
 

Round #6 - October 30th hosted by the Erie Ramblers


"Come blow some carbon outta your bike. Lots of lines for passing and a new MX track layout!!"
 
Event Schedule:
 
Sign In: 8am - 11am
Mini Junior & Mini Senior

Rider’s Meeting - 8:45am
Start - 9am-10am

Women / Beginner / Junior / Super Senior / Vet Junior / Vet Senior

Rider’s Meeting - 10:15am
Start - 10:30 -12:00

Pro / Intermediate / Vet Master

Rider’s Meeting - 12:45am
Start- 1pm-3:30pm

Entry Fees: $40.00 + transponder fee (if required)

*** Free Overnight Camping***

Directions to Wheatly event:
 
- Take 401 to Hwy 77 Exit (Comber) and go south towards Leamington to Hwy #3.
- Go east on Hwy 3 towards Wheatley to Mersea County Road 21.
- Turn right (south) on County Rd 21 to the end and turn left on Deer Run Road. Track entrance is on the left - gates are located in front of pole barn 



Round #7 - The Wiesner Insurance - Motopark
GRAND FINALE MOTO – CROSS COUNTRY
Saturday, November 6, 2010


Yes, you read correctly… it’s the first Saturday of November and we’re finishing the series with a bang!

Party afterwards at the Motopark café so stick around… you don’t have to get up early the next day.

We have a new longer course design that includes the big GP Motocross track!

YOUTH and PEE WEE

Sign in 7:00am to 8:30am
Race 9:00am to 10:00am
1 hour Race time - 30 minutes for Pee Wee*
 

*Pee Wee riders will have a fantastic course with professionally designed jumps and turns specifically for minis.
Mini and Pee Wee trophies will be awarded at 11:00am (just in case you have to head home)

BEGINNER, JUNIOR, WOMEN, VET JUNIOR, VET SENIOR, SUPER SENIOR

Sign in 7:00am to 9:30am
Race 10:30am to 12:30 pm 2 hour Race time
Trophies for the morning program will be at 2:00pm

VET MASTER, INTERMEDIATE, PRO

Sign in 7:00am to 12:00pm
Race 1:00pm to 3:00pm (extra 30 minutes for Pro riders)

ENTRY FEES:
YOUTH $25
ALL OTHER CLASSES $45
PRIZES: 50% PRO Payback -Trophies in all other classes

TRANSPONDER SCORING IN EFFECT

Overnight Camping is available

The course is fast with an advantage to those riders with motocross speed. There are a lot of terrain changes and loose rock giving those seasoned enduro riders a chance to show how to deal with technical obstacles. The longer course is guaranteed to entertain with fantastic spectator opportunities alongside the huge MX track. Bring your warm clothes, but remember you can hang out and drink hot chocolate at the Motopark cafe all day.

Remember the Wiesner Insurance Holeshot Award. Last chance in 2010 for a Pro to collect $100!

Directions to Motopark: located just off Hwy # 6 south of the town of Chatsworth. When travelling north on Hwy # 6, turn left on Moto Park Drive. Look for the signs… you can’t miss it.

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Inaugural Turn 2 Moto Club GP Wraps Up the 2010 Season in Style

CALABOGIE, Ontario - Turn 2 Sportbike School wrapped up the 2010 season in style this past weekend with the running of the inaugural Turn 2 Moto Club GP Labour Day Weekend races at Calabogie Motorsports Park.

Mother Nature teased the facility with a few sprinkles on Saturday afternoon, but the energy and enthusiasm in the paddock was strong enough to deter the rain from dampening the riders' spirits.

Sunday started off cool with partially overcast skies, but the sun smiled on racers and spectators many times throughout the day which made for great race conditions.

Heartfelt thanks from company president George Budacki was given at the weekends closing ceremonies on Sunday afternoon.  "None of this would be possible without the support of our sponsors, partners, students, racers, fans, as well as our instructors and support staff."  said Budacki.

Budacki went on to label it as a monumental moment for him personally, and expressed his gratitude for all who have given Turn 2 the opportunity to provide a premium service to the motorcycle industry in Canada.  "It is a dream come true, and just wait until you see what we have planned for next year!" he concluded.

The grid for the Turn 2 Moto Club GP Superbike class was nearly full, and the Supersport grid was healthy as well.

Many CRG 2 and CRG 3 students signed up last minute to join their friends and fellow Moto Club members for their first time in the mock race.  The excitement from all the classes was unparalleled to any prior Turn 2 event.  The goal of the event was to maintain a friendly club environment, and the success of it was largely due to the entrants and the Turn 2 Moto Club members.

The following are the official results and lap times from Sunday:
Superbike Final: 1st - Francois Dumas, (2:05.139) 2nd - Stephane Houle (2:07.071, best lap in Saturday heat race of 2:05.879), 3rd - Paul Rigo (2:06.637).  Turn 2 would like to extend a special thanks to the top 3 finishers for a fantastic performance combined with top level sportsmanship on and off the track.  All 3 riders broke their personal best lap records during the weekend!  Also worth noting is the 4th place finish by Turn 2 Instructor Tim Robinson with a lap time of 2:07.096.

Supersport Final: 1st - Phillipe Masse (2:08.450), 2nd - David Jarvis (2:09.523), 3rd - Benoit Keppenne with a 2:14.462.  Sebastien Tremblay rode extremely well and held 3rd position for the majority of the race with a best lap of 2:09.995, but lost his spot due to a fuel shortage on 2nd last lap.  Special mention to Renee Larouche who worked her way up from mid pack to a 4th place finish in her first race event ever with a 2:14.633.  Another fantastic performance deserving recognition goes to off-road rider and asphalt newcomer Jeremy Steeves.  Jeremy took the leap into sportbikes and track riding with Turn 2 this year and placed 7th with a 2:19.623 after only his 3rd visit to beautiful Calabogie Motorsports Park.

Club Race Final: 1st - Adam Roos, 2nd - Jamie Wilson, 3rd - Peter Nikolettos. Special mention goes to Marc Andrews in his first race event ever, shaving 7 seconds off his personal best lap time, as well as Rick Pedskalny who also improved his best lap time by 3 seconds!

CRG 1 Best Lap award goes to  Marc Audette, who pulled off a spirited 2:33.841 lap time his first time here and impressed the Turn 2 CRG instructors with smoothness and an amazing ability to adapt to the layout of the track.

Turn 2 Superlap TT Series: 1st - Chris Bradbeer, 2nd - Stephane Houle, 3rd - Rejean Proteau. These 3 riders scored the highest overall points based on attendance and continual improvements in lap times throughout the season.
Turn 2 Moto Club Grand Prize Winner: Alexandre Cleary, took away a brand new 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R courtesy of Kahuna Powersports, a full set of NEXO road-race gear, complimented with a Zox helmet! 


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2010 Calabogie Boogie Trail Ride and Dualsport

We received some news from the folks at Rally Connex and in association with the Bytown Motorcycle Association (BMA) they're holding the Calabogie Boogie 2010 Dualsport this September 11-12 in Calabogie, Ontario.

Full Details:

Calabogie Boogie 2010 Dualsport

We have narrowed it down to just under 600km of prime trails, paths, gravel and paved roads. They are expertly linked together in a pattern that should keep everyone happy. There is a "main" route which leads through the course consisting of hard packed road allowances, gravel and paved roads. Branching off of the main route are various aggressive sections, with varying levels of difficulty. Some include two track trails, and hydro lines, while others are single track grass and short mud sections. There are look-outs and even "Extension" routes if you just can't get enough. The scenery is incredible and the wide variety of terrain will keep you giggling in your helmet. That's right, I said it.

All you need is a street legal bike. The larger bike, and those with gravel friendly tires will be linking together all the main routes, while the smaller bikes with knobby tires will be taking each of the aggressive sections. Everyone, including those in the on the trail ride, will be starting and finishing at the same location each day, including the lunch stops.

There is camping at the start area, beside the Calabogie Highlands Golf course. There are motels and gas in Calabogie, which is 10 minutes up the road.

The gas stops are within the routes, so you won't need to stray from the pack. The routes are laid out on GPS, which will be loaded at sign-in (inside the clubhouse on Friday evening and Saturday morning). If you do not have a GPS, you can buddy up with someone who does, or rent one. As with all of our events, we will have sweep riders on each route and a support truck available all day.

Bring your camera and a healthy appetite for adventure, and join about 200 fellow dirt bikers for the Calabogie Boogie Trail Ride and Dualsport.

On-line sign up and more details are available through http://www.rallyconnex.com/calabogie.htm

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Rounds 5 and 6 Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship

Parry Sound, ON is the place to be on September 11th & 12th for the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship presented by Parts Canada and brought to you by Honda Canada.  The first four rounds in Alberta and BC were a huge success and built the momentum and excitement for the final four rounds.  There were over 120 riders at the first events and we are expecting at least that many to show up in Parry Sound next weekend and Labelle, PQ on Sept 18th & 19th.

There are over 18 riders from Western Canada making the trip on the Royal Distributing race transport including top Pro's Honda's Jason Schrage, KTM's Geoff Nelson, Husaberg's Shane Cuthbertson, Husqvarna's Ryan & Nick Graffunder and many others including Julian Cerny, Jared Thomas, Paul Petrin and wildman Ben Rego.

To answer the western challenge the eastern riders like Brian Wojnarowski, Adam Millson, Guy Giroux and Chris Van Hove are getting ready.  Machine Racing is bringing in a few hot shots like Jake Stapleton on a Honda 250F and former MX star and current Editor of MXP Magazine Ryan Gauld on a Yamaha 250F.  Add in Quebec star Philipe Chaine and the E1 class will be very, very interesting.  Another Eastern star - 8 time US National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty is also trying to get his Husaberg to Parry Sound to mix it up in E2!!

Saturday and Sunday the Rockstar gals will be in attendance with thier Ford F150 super truck giving out samples.  Offroadmotorcycles.ca is planning a Sunday night after party at Don Cherry's in downtown Parry Sound  that will be something you dont want to miss.

For full event information and sign up info. Click HERE.


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TURN 2 MOTO CLUB GP labour day race weekend fast approaching

CALABOGIE, Ontario

Turn 2 Sportbike School is pleased to announce the finalized class structure and schedule for the Turn 2 Moto Club GP Labour Day race weekend presented by Kahuna Powersports. This event is being held at Calabogie Motorsports Park from Sept. 3rd - 5th, 2010.  This will be the final event for Turn 2 in the 2010 season. One lucky Moto Club member will go home with the Grand Prize of a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R, full NEXO road-race gear, and many other exciting prizes.

The weekend's main race will feature the Superbike class, with primary focus on bikes with 1000cc or greater engine displacement, but will also be open to bikes with smaller engine displacements with unlimited modifications. Qualifying lap times of under 2:20:00 taken from Saturday's heat race will determine Sunday's final grid placement. Prizes for the top three finishers will include up to $3,000 worth of Controlled Riding Group (CRG) track time in 2011.

The Supersport class will be limited to bikes with 750cc or smaller engine displacement with unlimited modifications. Qualifying lap times of under 2:30:00 taken from Saturday's heat race will determine Sunday's final grid placement. Prizes for the top three finishers will include up to $3,000 worth of CRG track time in 2011.

For inspiring new racers, there will be a Mock Race featuring three sub-classes; Greater than 751cc, 750cc or smaller, and also 400cc or smaller. Qualifying lap times will be determined after Saturday's CRG 2 and CRG 3 sessions. Prizes for the top three in each of these classes will include a 1-day ARC class at any level to be used in the 2011 season.

And last but not least, a Best Lap non-race will be open to all Controlled Riding Group 1 participants.

"This has been a phenomenal season for us" says Turn 2 president George Budacki.  "The sole intent of our race weekend is for pure fun in a club environment, and a great way to give back to the numerous Turn 2 Moto Club members and racing enthusiasts who've supported us in the 2010 season."

On Friday September 3rd the school will operate as a normal Turn 2 event with Advanced Riding Course (ARC) and CRG classes available all day at special discount pricing.  Racers will be able to practice in the CRG 3 group with coaching available from Turn 2's Professional Superbike Instructors.




On Saturday September 4th Turn 2 will operate as normal ARC and CRG days with the exception of dedicated classes for both Superbike and Supersport practice in the morning and Heat Races in the afternoon.

On Sunday, the 5th of September, there will be CRG 1 - 3 groups with no ARC sessions available.  The format for Superbike and Supersport classes will mirror Saturday's structure, with a Final 25 minute Superbike race scheduled for 2:00 pm, and the Final 25 minute Supersport race scheduled for 3:20 pm.

Following Sunday's on-track activities will be an awards ceremony at 5:30 pm, where Turn 2 staff will present prizes to all winners from the weekend.  Turn 2 Moto Club members who have worked hard all season in the Super Lap TT Series will finally get the chance to win the Grand Prize draw of a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R and full Nexo gear and accessories.  The winner MUST be present to accept the Grand Prize.

Early-bird Pre-registration opens Wednesday August 25th at 9 am (Eastern Standard Time) sharp and closes on Friday August 27th at 9 pm (EST).  Early-birds will enjoy discounted entry fees for SUPERBIKE and SUPERSPORT classes, as well as grid positions for the Saturday Heat Race which will be assigned on a FIRST COME FIRST SERVE basis.

For complete details on the class structures, weekend schedule and entry fees please visit Turn 2 online at www.turn2.ca.  Turn 2 Sportbike School would like to thank all their staff, business partners, sponsors, volunteers and most of all the riders who have joined them throughout the 2010 season.

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New Representative Invites Excited Motorcycle Enthusiasts to Go for a Ride

Zero Motorcycles announced the expansion of its Canadian sales and marketing operations with the addition of Mitchell Cycle in Mitchell, Ontario. Local residents in the Mitchell, Ontario area who have been waiting to experience the design and technology that has made Zero Motorcycles the global leader in electric motorcycles will now have more opportunities to demo Zero’s 2010 MX and DS (Dual Sport) models.

“The expansion of our operations into Mitchell, Ontario, allows even more of our Canadian motorcyclist friends to experience Zero Motorcycles alongside representatives who share their enthusiasm,” said John Lloyd, VP of Worldwide Sales for Zero Motorcycles. “We’re excited to be growing our presence in the Ontario area with Mitchell Cycle and are proud to have the opportunity to share the experience, innovation and performance of Zero Motorcycles.”

When asked about their new association with Zero Motorcycles, Eric MacArthor of Mitchell Cycle added. “We are quite excited to be Ontario's newest Zero representative and extremely proud to be associated with such a fine product.”

Built from the ground up using Zero Motorcycles' proprietary Z-Force power pack and aircraft grade alloy frame, Zero Motorcycles achieves an industry leading power-to-weight ratio that increases range and maneuverability. Each model combines state-of-the-art Z-Force™ technology with an ultra-light frame design, making them agile and fast where it counts the most. Instant acceleration and lightweight design enables Zero Motorcycles to take on anything from city streets, to off-road trails, combining exhilaration with efficiency.

To find out more about Zero Motorcycles and to schedule a demo through Mitchell Cycle, please visit: http://www.zeromotorcycles.com/ca or call (519) 348-0490

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WEC Ontario Cross Country Championship - Spring Series Champions

World Enduro Canada and Wiesner Insurance would like to congratulate all our Champions from the Ontario Cross Country Championship Spring Series.  The number one plates will be handed out this weekend in Wingham at the first round in our Fall Series.  We are looking forward to seeing everyone there - for more information on this weekend's - event check out the link HERE
 
2010 World Enduro Canada Ontario Cross Country Spring Series Champions
 
Pro - Kevin Cockayne
Intermediate - Jesse Grummett
Junior - Matt McCarthy
Beginner - Jason Kleingeld
Vet Master - Gary SoperVet Senior - Barry Billings
Super Senior - Jeffery Golden
Vet Junior - Rob Martin
Women - Nancy Dewar
Mini Senior - Ryan Maenz
Mini Junior - Wolfgang Wiesner
 
Based on the rule book advancement formula, the advancement after the Spring Series is as follows:
BEGINNER TO JUNIOR
 JASON KLEINGELD
GAVIN WILLIAMS
JEFF KLASSEN
JOE SWINSON
TYLER BENNETT
SEAN STEWART
A J  SNIVELY
JAMES LIUS 

JUNIOR TO INTERMEDIATE
MATT MC CARTHY
SCOTT WILSON
ANDREW POWEL
PATRICK GESUALDI
JEFF LEE

INTERMEDIATE TO PRO
 JESSIE GRUMMETT
SCOTT JACOBSEN
GREG FILER

THE FOLLOWING VET JUNIOR RIDERS WILL BE ADVANCED TO VET MASTER IF THEY ADVANCE A SECOND TIME IN 2010-08-16
ROB MARTIN
SCOTT ROCHER
DAVIS TAPLAY
STEVE OOWEN
JEFF KLASSEN

THE FOLLOWING VET SENIOR RIDERS WILL BE ADVANCED TO VET MASTER IF THEY ADVANCE A SECOND TIME IN 2010-08-16
 KEITH BILLINGS
BRIAN HOLLOWAY
JOHN NELSON
DAVID NELSON
BARRY BILLINGS


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Southern Ontario Association of Racing (SOAR) Superbike Series

Toronto Motorsport Park in Cayuga, Ontario was site of the fourth round of the Southern Ontario Association of Racing (SOAR) Superbike Series.

Rider Michael Bevan was looking to carry the momentum of his two wins from the previous round. With his bike repaired using a stock cylinder head he knew the motor would be slightly down on power, Bevan was confident of another solid result. Again he elected to run two classes, Expert 600 and Expert Superbike due to the tight class schedule.

With mixed weather conditions throughout the weekend and a green track due to heavy rain fall it made finding the setup somewhat difficult. Running the reverse circuit added another variable. Both rider and machine had to be on top form to ensure a mistake free weekend.

The weather stayed sunny and Bevan did not waste any time finding his pace early in Saturday's heat races. The Expert Superbike race saw Bevan run fast consistent lap times earning him the Superbike Pole. In the Expert 600 heat he secured his second pole of the weekend. During the qualifying heats he could feel the bike loosing rear grip, following the heat races he evaluated the rear Pirelli and determined it could hold up for one more race.

Sunday morning weather was cool with overcast conditions. In the Expert 600 race Bevan wheelied off the line and found himself lying third. He attacked the second place rider a number of times under braking but rear grip continued to fade through the race making it impossible to get an equal jump off the slower corners as the rider ahead. He was able to capture the final step of the podium with an intelligent ride, and capture crucial points, maintaining his lead in the championship.

Prior to the Superbike race Bevan and his crew made some minor changes to the bike to allow for more rear bite off the corners. A fresh Pirelli SC3 rear was mounted for the race. As the skies opened before the race Bevan knew that despite the changes, it would be a challenging race. He was able to get a good launch off the line and take the lead early in the first lap. The rain continued to get heavier and entering the tricky left hander of turn 3 on lap 3 the bike lost grip and shot out from under him ending Bevan's race. Unrelated to the off the race was red flagged due to weather conditions. The race was not restarted and the results were reverted to the last completed lap, Bevan was declared the winner. The result was sweet consolation for the 3rd in the previous race and having his first off since starting racing. It also gave him 15 more points extending his lead in the championship.

Discussing the weekend events, Bevan said "It was a challenging weekend. We had the largest Expert grids to date and I am very happy with my results."

Round 5 of the SOAR Superbike Series rolls off September, 10-12 at Toronto Motorsport Park.

Bevan Motorsports would like to thank SOAR and their volunteers, the Marshall's and its sponsors:

Team CMS, Canadian Motor Speedway, Impact Canopies Canada, Pirelli Tires, Uber-Racing, Racer5, Armour Bodies, WoodCraft CFM, MotoVan, Vortex & TechSpec

Stay tuned for the latest TEAMCMS news and results from TEAMCMS drivers on Facebook (facebook.com/teamcms) and Twitter (twitter.com/teamcms).
                                                                                          
                                                                                          
Team Canada Motorsport (TEAMCMS) is a non-profit organization which fosters opportunity within motorsport through a vibrant community dedicated to the advancement of individuals and the racing industry in Canada.

The stated goals of TEAMCMS are to provide strategic assistance to facilitate the success of Canadian individuals in motorsport and reinforce the Canadian Motor Speedway vision of relevance through research and employment for Canadians.

To accomplish these goals, TEAMCMS offers memberships to the general public and partnerships to corporations, providing the financial assistance necessary for the development of skill sets and careers. 

For more information on TEAMCMS and how to become a member contact info@teamcms.ca, or find us on Facebook.

Canadian Motor Speedway  (CMS) is a proposed $150 million motorsport facility located on an 820ac site in Fort Erie, Ontario.  Just 5 miles from the Canada/U.S. boarder and 11 miles from Niagara Falls, the facility has a large market area.

The facility will have a 65,000 seat 1-mile, oval speedway, with a FIA/FIM outfield road course connected via an innovative tunnel system. Canadian Motor Speedway will provide world class racing events in a variety of motorsports.

The overall Canadian Motor Speedway development will consist of 3 areas, the racetracks, a commercial area and a Research and Development component dedicated to developing improvements and efficiencies in automobile and racecar technology. The unique design was created by the development team consisting of Paxton Waters Architecture, American Structurepoint, maseRace, Emirates Consulting and Jeff Gordon Inc.

For more information visit www.cdnmotorspeedway.com


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Ontario Cross Country Championship - Round #3 this weekend at Motopark

Things are looking great as we get closer to round three of the WEC – CMRC Ontario Cross Country Championship. The course has been finalized and only the last few details are being put in place. It has been a while since we saw Cross Country racing at Motopark and the course for this year’s event will definitely play out well for those who want to use the whole gearbox. The terrain features some very fast sections with ample room for passing. The single track sections have the loose and embedded rocks for which Motopark is so famous. Weather is forecasted to be warm and sunny so start hydrating now.

Highlights of this event include: 

- All classes represented including our hot shot Pee Wee riders with a separate course ready for all 50cc automatics.
- The Royal Distributing race trailer will be there with WEC’s own man on the microphone Trevor Wideman.
- Our latest sponsor Rockstar Energy Drink will be there with refreshments for all.
- Another Pro rider will win $100 in the Wiesner Insurance Holeshot.
- Complete Motopark facilities including the race side restaurant.
- Camping available on site – contact Motopark directly for details. 

The race program will start with the 30 minute Pee Wee event at 9am. Morning and afternoon races will follow in sequence. Minis will race the standard 1 hour, Pros will race 2 ½ hours and all other classes will run a 2 hour race. 

WEC XC licenses will be available at registration the morning of the event as well as transponders for anyone who does not have one yet. I will remind our motocrosser friends that CMRC motocross licenses are accepted for Cross Country racing. 

See you Sunday morning!


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Triumph demo's - participating dealers across Canada

Triumph is ramping up for some demo days!  There's quite a few dealers participating from across Canada. So if you want a chance to ride a Triumph before you buy then you should check out the following dates and locations:

Here are the participating dealers and the dates of their "KICKSTART SUMMER" Demo Event:

May 29 - June 5
Western Powersports - Langley, BC
604-530-9788

May 28 - June 30Sturgess Cycle - Hamilton, ON
905-522-0503

June 3 - 5
C&S Motorcycles - Victoria, BC
250-475-8885

June 14 - 19GP Bikes - Ajax,ON
905-428-8983

June 15 - 19
Atlantic Moto Plex - Dieppe, NB
506-383-1022

June 15 - 20
British Italian Motorcycles - Vancouver, BC
604-253-1117

June 15 - 30Blackfoot Motorcycle - Calgary, AB
403-243-2636

June 15 - 30Southwest Motorrad - Kelowna, BC
250-807-2697

June 18Inglis Cycle Center - London, ON
519-455-3840

June 18Monette Sports - Laval, QC
450-668-6466

June 18 - 20
J&R Cycle - Stayner, ON
705-429-3822

June 19
Echo Cycle - Edmonton, AB
780-455-6404


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Updated Ontario Cross Country Championship Schedule

World Enduro Canada is pleased to announce the updated schedule for the Ontario Cross Country Championship - Spring Series.  The Spring series kicks off this Sunday at the Sturgess Cycle round #1 in Port Colborne, ON.  The Niagra Timberline Riders have been hard at work on a great course with a number of changes from last year.  The WEC crew will be there with the Royal Distributing race truck, professional timing crew, PA system, and race announcer.  
 
We also have reports that Offroadmotorcycles.ca is going to have an eye in the sky with someone filming the event from an ultralight and putting the footage on Youtube!! In addition the word is a few of the National level MX riders could be arriving to try their hand at cross country racing!!  Hope to see you all there!
   
Ontario Cross Country Championship - Spring Series
May 30 - Port Colborne, ON
June 13 - Burnt River, ON
June 20 - Moto Park - Chatsworth, ON
June 27 - Vienna, ON
July 11 - Moorefield, ON
   
    **** For more information please visit http://www.worldendurocanada.com/cross_country.htm

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Updated Ontario Cross Country Championship Schedule

World Enduro Canada is pleased to announce the updated schedule for the Ontario Cross Country Championship - Spring Series. The Spring series kicks off this Sunday at the Sturgess Cycle round #1 in Port Colborne, ON. 

The Niagra Timberline Riders have been hard at work on a great course with a number of changes from last year. The WEC crew will be there with the Royal Distributing race truck, professional timing crew, PA system, and race announcer.
We also have reports that Offroadmotorcycles.ca is going to have an eye in the sky with someone filming the event from an ultralight and putting the footage on Youtube!! In addition the word is a few of the National level MX riders could be arriving to try their hand at cross country racing!! Hope to see you all there!
Ontario Cross Country Championship - Spring Series
May 30 - Port Colborne, ON
June 13 - Burnt River, ON
June 20 - Moto Park - Chatsworth, ON
June 27 - Vienna, ON
July 11 - Moorefield, ON
For more information please visit http://www.worldendurocanada.com/cross_country.htm


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HOLESHOT AWARD at each round of the Ontario Cross Country Championship

Wiesner Insurance - a leader in home, auto, business and most importantly motorcycle insurance - is sponsering the HOLESHOT AWARD at each round of the Ontario Cross Country Championship.  

The Pro rider who gets the holeshot will be awarded a $100 cheque for his efforts.  With a number of motocross racers planning to give cross country racing a try this year it should make for an interesting season.  These guys know the value of a good start and now there is some added motivation. 
 
The first event will be in Port Colborne on Sunday May 30th see you there.  For more information on the series please visit www.worldendurocanada.com


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BMW Motorrad Canada supports International Female Ride Day on May 7

BMW Motorrad Canada is pleased to support the 4th annual 2010 International Female Ride Day being staged on May 7, 2010.

International Female Ride Day is the inspiration of Vicki Gray, founder of MOTORESS, an international website developed to encourage and support women in motorcycling worldwide. Vicki works tirelessly to connect women with motorcycling and the International Female Ride Day has spawned numerous female-only motorcycling events focused on the annual May event.

BMW Motorrad Canada is a strong supporter of female motorcycling in Canada, and a regular sponsor of MOTORESS since its inception.

The timing of International Female Ride Day perfectly complements BMW Motorrad Canada’s “For Women Only!” Test Ride Events which kicked-off on April 24 in Vancouver, with sessions scheduled for Toronto on May 15 and Montreal on May 22.

Since 2004, the BMW “For Women Only!” Test Ride Event has offered female motorcycle riders the opportunity to test ride a full range of current BMW models in a relaxed and controlled environment. Administered and hosted by seasoned female motorcycle enthusiasts in affiliation with BMW Motorrad Canada.

More information on the BMW “For Women Only!” Ride Events and a link to MOTORESS, please go to www.bmw-motorrad.ca.

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Rally Connex Spring Training Day

Rally Connex Adventure Tours is set to offer a Spring Training day this May 9th. That also happens to be Mothers Day. It all gets started at the Tyrone Community Centre near Bowmanville, Ontario.

The morning will start with a pre-ride briefing. Basic GPS functions, route navigating and protective equipment will be discussed followed by a discussion of bike set up, riding position, obstacle attack position, weight distribution and balance, and use of luggage.

Following that you get on the bikes and follow the route to various training areas. At each area there will be a set of skills training sessions led by the instructors. Topics that will be covered include, mud, off camber, braking drills, power turns, deep sand, taming the whoops, and emergency maneuvers.

For full details check out the Rally Connex website HERE.



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WestJet to offer discount on flights for CEC participants

Once again the friends of the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship at West Jet have stepped up with a discount deal on flights for the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship. They are providing 10% off thier lowest rate for flights to Calgary and Kelowna for the western rounds and Toronto and Montreal for the eastern rounds. 


The discount is good for up to 3 days on either side of each event. 


Call 877-952-4696 and use discount code CC5986 and be sure to thank them for thier support.




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Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show - April 10-11th

Here's a word from the Staff of SUPERSHOW Events about the upcoming Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show: 


The Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show , sponsored by Mantha Insurance, opens Saturday, April 10th and Sunday April 11th at the International Centre, 6900 Airport Road and here are some great reasons to attend:


Now Bigger!  More Halls!  The big news is that the Show has expanded and is now in 3 huge Halls of the International Centre.  That means more Dealer Displays with 2010 Motorcycles, more vendors with great shopping deals, plus a larger stage featuring entertainment all weekend long.   And you can enter the Show at either Hall 1 or Hall 6.  Go to our web-site atwww.supershowevents.com to see all the great new features and more details. 


A Fantastic Door Prize!  Suzuki of Newmarket is sponsoring the Door Prize give-away of a brand new Suzuki DR-Z125 motorcycle.  Pick up your ballot when you purchase your admission and drop it off at the Suzuki of Newmarket booth in Hall 1 for your chance to win. 


Used Bike Clearance Sale!  Whether you’re buying or selling a bike, make the Spring Used Bike Market your one-stop marketplace.  Bikes of all makes and models priced to clear.  Formore info on selling your bike visit  http://www.supershowevents.com/spring/sms10-ubm.html 


Location!  Motorcyclists love the International Centre.  It’s easy to get to from all major highways and best of all, Parking is Free!  Plus dedicated free motorcycle parking right at the front door.  Also going on at the same time is the Collector Car Auction and your Spring Show admission includes a half price discount coupon to check out the action. 


We look forward to seeing you there to help us kick off the 2010 motorcycle riding season.  Here’s a $2 off admission coupon to print out and bring with you.  Visit http://www.supershowevents.com/spring/sms10-coupon.html Feel free to forward this e-mail to all your motorcycling friends so they can save money too!  See you at the International Centre.   Parking is Free! 


The Staff of SUPERSHOW Events 

p.s Please bring a can of food for the Spring Food Drive to benefit the Scott Mission.  Organized by the Canadian Dispatch Riders Motorcycle Unit to raise awareness of homeless and under-employed veterans – look for the military sidecars at the new Hall 6 entrance to drop off your tins and help us show that Motorcyclists have Big Hearts.  They hope to collect 10,000 cans of food over the 2 days of the Show.  Thank you in advance for helping! 



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Wild Wing - Wasaga Beach "Spring Fever" Motorcycle Rally (Ontario)

If you're in Wasaga Beach Ontario round April 24th and looking to get out for a motorcycle ride, catch some live entertainment, and want to support a good cause then you should check out this event which is raising money for the Georgian Bay Animal Rescue.


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Turn 2 Introduces Suspension Tuning Course


Turn 2 Sportbike School is proud to announce its partnership with Accelerated Technologies to present Canada's first Suspension Tuning Course - STC1.

The course is offered exclusively through Turn 2 at Calabogie Motorsports Park, and will feature in depth classroom sessions on suspension set up and tuning. Lessons will include basic sag settings, damping and bottoming theory, chassis geometry tuning using ride heights and spring rates, with their resulting effects on variables such as weight distribution and swing arm angle.

Taught by Accelerated Technologies own John Sharrard, each classroom session will be followed by an on track riding session to test and reinforce each topic discussed.

Riders are encouraged to bring and use their own bike for this course, or rent one from Turn 2. Either option will allow you to demystify in the classroom, then feel 'on track' the differences between compression damping, rebound damping, ride height and preload helping you to better understand your machine and become a more proficient rider in the process.

Classroom sessions will be a mix of instruction and hands on tuning with access to your bike as well as cut-a-ways and demos to aid in understanding the inner workings of your bikes suspension.

Contact the Turn 2 Sportbike School or visit www.turn2.ca for more information or to register.


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Trail Tours $pring Break

We received word from the good folks at Trail Tours that they're opening a month early this year! To celebrate they've got some great specials on riding.

We had a chance to take in a day at Trail Tours during the summer of 2009. It was probably the most fun I've had on a motorcycle! Read our review HERE.

Full Press Release below:

Hi Customers both New and Returning, Trail Tours is opening one month early this year! Starting April 1st we will be offering the following spring specials:


Beginner Program:


Learn to Ride in Under 3 Hours in Our Updated Training Facility! Already know the basics?  We provide advanced riding instruction to suit your specific needs. 


$140 for half day training- Two sessions offered daily, Monday-Saturday 9AM to 12PM, & 1PM to 4PM


$210 for full day training- One session offered daily, Monday-Saturday 9AM to 3 PM (lunch included)


Advanced Program:


Have you ridden with us in the past and would like to try something new?  All year we are offering exciting off road adventures outside of the Ganaraska Forest at a variety of new locations.  Ask us today how we can customize an unforgettable tour for you and your party in some of Ontario’s greatest hidden trail systems.


$250 for Day Tour- Tours available upon request, please contact for additional details.


* All programs include dirt bike rental (no licence required), gas, insurance, all required riding/safety gear, instructor, refreshments (lunch provided for full day training/tours only).
* Discounts for groups of 4 and up available, please enquire for details.
* This offer is available only for the month of April and applies to beginners and those interested in training.


Call 705-875-2980 or trailtours70@hotmail.com


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BMW Motorrad Summerfest returns to Mosport in July 2010

Richmond Hill, ON. Continuing its annual tradition for the fourth consecutive year, BMW Motorrad Canada is pleased to be hosting Summerfest 2010 at Mosport International Raceway from July 9 – 11, 2010.

Strategically scheduled to coincide with the 4th and 5th rounds of this year's Parts Canada Superbike Championship, BMW Motorrad Summerfest will again be staged on its familiar 500,000 square-foot site in the Mosport infield, with several exciting new attractions complementing the popular list of activities that have come to define BMW Motorrad Summerfest.

New attractions this year include:

· Chris Pfeiffer, World and European motorcycle freestyle stunt-riding champion returns to Summerfest, reprising his spectacular appearance at the first Summerfest event in 2007. Chris will, as always, be performing the impossible on his BMW F800R.
· Touratech Canada, an OEM and aftermarket manufacturer of accessories for BMW motorcycles, and Ztechnik, an OEM and aftermarket manufacturer of windscreens for BMW motorcycles, who will be new additions to the vendor area.

· A fascinating new seminar series with guest speakers to include:
 - David Hatch and Norm Wells (Director of BMW Motorrad Canada) from TSN’s Motorcycle Experience television show.
- Rene Cormier, the global adventurer who spent five years travelling around the world on his BMW F650GS Dakar.
 - Paul "The Iceman" Mondor who rode across Canada in winter (his 2010 Frozen Butt Tour), also on a BMW F650GS Dakar.

The regular array of popular BMW Motorrad Summerfest displays and activities returns, including:

·  A full display of the 2010 BMW Motorrad model lineup, complemented by exciting new BMW and MINI car models.
· The BMW Rider Equipment & Apparel Tent, offering great deals on a wide range of BMW Motorrad gear.
· Sécurité Active rider training, with their expert instructors free rider training sessions - a sample of the extensive courses offered at their home base in Montreal.
· A full schedule of on-road and off-road test rides of the full range of BMW motorcycles, utlizing the breathtaking roads around the Mosport venue for the street rides, and a 30km-long snowmobile trail system woven in and around the Mosport property, for the trail rides.

· The Saturday night Summerfest Feast to all pre-event ticket puchasers.
 - The popular BMW "Bavarian Beer Garden“ watering hole.
 - A Saturday night concert series, with full stage, in the infield  - feature bands to be announced!
 - Exclusive participation in a parade-lap of the legendary Mosport track on Sunday during the lunch break for all pre-event ticket purchasers (BMW riders only).

The Rush HD/BMW Motorrad Canada Superbike Team will, of course, be competing in the 4th and 5th rounds of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship on Mosport’s  "big" track, with the spectacular new BMW S1000RR racebikes. BMW Motorrad team riders Francis Martin and Mike Ferreira are expected to provide the strongest competitive challenge yet in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship series.

Camping, as always, is available on site and offered as part of the BMW Motorrad Summerfest ticket package.

Complete information on BMW Motorrad Summerfest and online ticket registration can be accessed at HERE. You can also visit the BMW Motorrad Summerfest Facebook fan page and become a fan by searching BMW Motorrad Summerfest.

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Paris to Dacre registration opens - March 6th.

Get in early if you plan on attending this one. Spots go VERY quickly!

Full details:


The on-line sign up for the Paris to Dacre Dualsport Challenge is this Saturday the 6th.  I would also like to clarify some details that many people are asking, and others may be wondering.

At 12:01 am the on-line entry form will become visible (it is currently not accessible).  One member of the team can pay at one time for all of the riders on the team if required (not everyone is into Paypal).  However, each rider must still send his entry in separately and whomever is paying for all must make sure to enter their Team Members names that they are paying for in the "special instructions to merchant" box while completing the transaction (within Paypal area).  Example:  Hi there, I am paying in full for team "Eat my Dust", with members - Bob Labla, Phil Mein, Lucky Bugger, Doug Sumdirt (real names please).

- Each member must fill in an entry.
- You can pay for your personal entry at that time as well.
- If you prefer, one of the other members of your team can pay on your behalf while they enter themselves.  A comment must explain who the payment is for.
- Make sure you either quote your team name or your members
- No single riders.  You must ride as a team of 3 to 5 max.  If you have 6 people, make 2 teams.  Each person must be registered individually.
- Starting numbers of the teams will be drawn at random, however if you wish to ride near the back of the pack we can accomodate.
- Further P2D newsletters will be released in the coming months, to entrants only, to help with your preparation.

It is a 16hr long day of riding, and it must be taken seriously.  It is attainable, many people have proven this fact.  But, it is not easy.  That's why it is called a Challenge.  You do not need to be a superstar, but you do need the right frame of mind.  The event covers a wide variety to terrain types, so you and your machine must be versatile.  Working as a team adds to the challenge, and will be an advantage if done right.

March 6th is for teams that have at least 1 member who has ridden in this event before.  This is a very important factor, as this person will have an understanding of what it takes to complete the event.
March 20th is for those teams that are new to the event.  The maximum entry size has been expanded this year to encourage new teams.

Remember - the last running of the P2D was sold out in 12 hours.  This year we are reserving a percentage of the entry for new teams.  

image courtesy ADVRider

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Port Dover motorcycle museum proposed

Already a very popular motorcycle enthusiast destination every Friday the 13th, residents of Port Dover are trying to launch a motorcycle museum. The hope is that it would help further solidify the area's reputation as a motorcycle destination and, of course, create more jobs. The proposed location would be a former fish plant which occupies a large brick complex on a prime piece of waterfront real estate on Lynn River.

Students from the University Guelph are on the job of preparing some conceptual plans for a "Riverfront Park" which will be presented to Norfolk council. The plans have already been seen by Norfolk's tourism and economic development department and the PD13 (the Friday the 13th organizing committee).

It's expected that the development would need both public and private sector support to become a reality. The area could house not only a motorcycle museum; it'll be a year round recreation facility with the possibility of an outdoor skating oval, a splash pad, benches, shade trees, a picnic pavilion and food and beverage booth.

For more information about the possible museum check out the news article in the Simcoe Reformer.


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BMW Motorrad Canada and Rush HD jump into Canadian Superbike for 2010

BMW Motorrad Canada, confirming that it will be fielding a two rider factory superbike team in the Parts Canada Superbike Championship in 2010, is also pleased to announce a collaboration with Rush HD as the title sponsor of the Rush HD/BMW Motorrad Canada Superbike Team.

Rush HD is Canada’s only high-octane, no fear, no limits extreme sports adventure HD channel. Rush HD is owned and operated by High Fidelity HDTV Inc., Canada’s leading HD broadcaster and production enterprise whose four all-HD channels provide Canadians with best-in-class non-fiction programming on the themes of Nature, Culture and Adventure.

In conjunction with the superbike sponsorship, the Rush HD/BMW Motorrad Canada Superbike Team will be followed all season long by a documentary film crew capturing the creation and activities of a superbike team in action, for the production and broadcast of a six part one hour mini series to be shown on Rush HD this fall. John Panikkar, Rush HD’s chief executive, said “Rush HD is delighted to be title sponsor of this year’s Rush HD/BMW Motorrad Canada Superbike Team. The action-adventure programming we broadcast on Rush HD is a natural fit with the action and excitement of a superbike racing series. ”

Chris Duff, Manager, Motorrad Marketing, stated, “We are thrilled to have Rush HD onboard as we prepare and race the most exciting new entry in the 2010 Canadian Superbike season”.

Both riders from BMW’s 2009 team, Francis Martin and Michael Ferreira, will once again be the riders in the hot seat, tasked with bringing a superbike victory to BMW Motorrad Canada in 2010.

Francis Martin is no stranger to racing in the Superbike Class having won two Canadian Superbike Championships in 1999 and 2005 respectively along with another litre bike title in 2002, the Pro Open Sportbike Championship. “I'm very exited about the next season and have been waiting for this moment for a long time” says Francis Martin. “Now we have the bike to win and the tuner with whom I won my last championship”.

Michael Ferreira will be making his Superbike Class debut in 2010 and continues his streak as the longest serving rider on the team after racing the BMW boxer twins in Canadian Thunder and Pro Sportbike classes since 2007. Ferreira, the winner of the 2006 RACE Pro 600 Sportbike Championship, will not have any trouble transferring his skills back onto an in-line four race bike from the twins he recently has competed on.

When asked about his thoughts of racing in the Superbike Class, Ferreira had this to say, "From the day I started racing, my dream was always to race in the premier class against the best riders in the country. Three years ago I was blessed with an opportunity to race for BMW and it’s been an experience of a lifetime with what now will be the highlight of my racing career. I couldn't be happier than to share this experience with the brand that has had so much faith in me."

Joining the Rush HD / BMW Motorrad Superbike Team this season is famed Canadian superbike tuner Patrice Goyette of Mobile PG. Patrice recently was the main crew chief behind Clint McBain of Acceleration Racing the past two years and has a previous relationship with Francis Martin from when they won the 2005 Canadian Superbike Championship.

“Staying with our same two riders this year was always the plan when we talked about jumping into the Superbike Class” said Chris Duff, Manager Motorrad Marketing. “Now that we have also been able to add a huge asset in Patrice, this should show race fans our commitment to winning races in 2010.”

Also partnering with the Rush HD / BMW Motorrad Superbike Team this year will be three new sponsors: Joe Rocket, Hotbodies Bodywork and Hindle Exhausts. Joe Rocket returns to BMW after a three year hiatus and Bruce Parker, President of Joe Rocket Canada enthused: “ we are excited about renewing our relationship with BMW Motorrad Canada and looking forward to BMW adding to our history of Rocket Racing success.”

With the launch of the new S1000RR, BMW Motorrad now has the arsenal needed to fight for superbike championships worldwide and Canada is no exception.

The 2010 Canadian Superbike Championship begins with Round 1 from the ICAR facility at Mirabel Quebec May 28-30 and then continues for Rounds 2 & 3 at Calgary’s Race City Motorsport Park June 24-27. Rounds 4 & 5 will be the annual mid-summer Mosport Doubleheader Weekend July 8-11 and the final two rounds, Rounds 6 & 7 will take place August 5-8 from Shubenacadie Nova Scotia. Follow all rounds of the Canadian Superbike Championship on TSN HD in 2010.


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Turn 2 features new super lap TT series at the Canadian Motorsports Expo

CALABOGIE, Ontario - January 20, 2010. Turn 2 Sportbike School will be featuring their all-new club level Turn 2 Moto Club Super Lap TT Series, presented by Kahuna Powersports, at the fourth annual Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME), being held at Toronto's International Centre on January 22 - 24, 2010.

Based at Calabogie Motorsports Park, the Turn 2 Moto Club Super Lap TT Series adds another exciting element to Turn 2's existing Controlled Riding Group (CRG) program. Participants will focus on refining new skills and practicing good sportsmanship within a true club atmosphere. The series consists of 22 eligible events for the 2010 season.

To compete in this series, riders must be Turn 2 Moto Club members and be enrolled in any one of Turn 2's CRG track groups. Full details are available HERE:

"We're very proud to represent Calabogie Motorsports Park at this year's Canadian Motorsports Expo," says George Budacki, owner of Turn 2 Sportbike School. "This is our second year operating out of this world-class facility and we'll have some exciting news in the coming weeks about a few things we have in the works at Calabogie."

More than just a tradeshow, the CME is Canada's ultimate racing show that features a wide range competition vehicles and includes appearances by many racing celebrities, including Canada's first family of motorcycle road racing - Miguel, Mario and Yvon Duhamel - plus NASCAR star Matt Kenseth, 'The Thrill from West Hill', IndyCar champion Paul Tracy and Canadian Le Mans 24-Hour winner Ron Fellows.

Watch for a special appearance at the Turn 2 Sportbike School Booth Saturday night by one of the hottest new talents in Canadian motorcycle road racing - Alex Welsh - courtesy of the Competition Systems Kawasaki Race Team.

Turn 2 Canadian Motorsports Expo Specials include:

1.First 10 Advanced Riding Course (ARC) sign-ups of each day receive a free Turn 2 Moto Club Membership. Limited Offer: 10 per day only.


2.Purchase 1 Advanced Riding Course (ARC) Course with a Bike Rental at regular price and receive a free Turn 2 Moto Club Membership, free RFID Timing, free Riding Gear Rental, free Class Photo and a free Premium Lunch. Limited Offer: 20 per day only.


3.Purchase 1 Advanced Riding Course (ARC) Course and 1 CRG Day with a Bike Rental for both days (scheduled back-to-back) at regular price and receive a free Turn 2 Moto Club

Membership, free RFID Timing, free Riding Gear rental, free Class Photo, free Premium Lunch and a 50% discount off second day bike rental fee. Limited Offer: 20 per day only.
For details, visit Turn 2 online at www.turn2.ca, and at the Canadian Motorsports Expo (www.canadianmotorsportsexpo.com) Turn 2 Sportbike School Booth. A complete schedule of events is also available at www.turn2.ca.


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World Enduro Canada continues expansion for 2010

World Enduro Canada is very pleased to announce the continued expansion of the MCC in off-road racing in Canada with the WEC - CMRC Ontario Cross Country Championships. 2009 was a year where WEC focused their efforts on the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championship and the Wiesner Insurance Canadian Trials Championship. 2010 will see World Enduro Canada broaden their scope of competition disciplines.

“Even though our attention was sharply focused on the disciplines of Enduro and Trials, we were working for the past year in the background with race organizers and land owners to create a Cross Country series in Ontario for 2010” says Sean Wiesner of World Enduro Canada.

“Ontario, as we know, has a long history of off-road racing and has hosted some very good events over the years and we have seen some talented riders emerge. The fact is; there is a much greater depth of talent in Quebec and in the West than what currently exists here in Ontario. It is our full intention of promoting Cross Country racing in this province to a level that will attract new riders to the sport and motivate those good riders we have to a level of excellence where they can compete at a National and International level. We will be working with some highly motivated new event organizers with new venues. You will also see Cross Country racing at some National level Motocross facilities. I am also very happy to say we will be working alongside some very experienced Ontario Clubs. It’s going to be a great year for Ontario racers.”

This new series promoted by WEC, will be sanctioned by the Canadian Motorsports Racing Club who also sanction the premier Motocross Series in Canada. The partnership with the CMRC demonstrates the co operative nature of the MCC Competition Working Group and exemplifies the unification that is happening within Canadian motorcycle competition.

Through our partnership with the CMRC, WEC is looking forward to attracting many of the talented motocross racers in Ontario to test themselves on these courses that will combine MX tracks with woods and grass track sections.

To compete in the series a World Enduro Canada competition license will be required. They will be available online for $70 at www.worldendurocanada.com . CMRC Motocross licenses will also be accepted so these riders will not need a separate license to try out Cross County racing. In addition, off-road riders looking to try out CMRC Motocross need only to upgrade their WEC off-road license to a full CMRC license for an additional $50.

Sponsors for the series and various rounds will be announced prior to the beginning of the race season.
Spring Series
May 30 Port Colborne

June 5 Mansfield 

June 13 Burnt River 

June 20 Parry Sound 

June 27 Vienna 

July 11 Moorefield

Fall Series
Aug 22 Wingham 

August 29 St Thomas 

September 26 Gopher Dunes 

October 3 Walton 

October 10 Orillia 

October 17 Wheatly

Detailed event information will be available soon at: www.worldendurocanada.com


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Want to learn how to use your GPS better?

If you said yes, well then you've got another reason to attend the North American International Motorcycle SuperShow.

Daily GPS Seminars are going to be offered to SuperShow attendees who want to learn more about navigating and planning rides using GPS technology.

Taking place in the Corduroy Enduro Riders’ booth in Hall 4 and hosted by experts Warren Thaxter and Kevin Burnett, the illustrated seminars will be followed by a question and answer session.

This is a great opportunity to learn more about using GPS specifically for motorcycle riding (on-road and off-road). Scheduled times are 3pm on Friday, 4pm on Saturday, and 3pm on Sunday. Seating is limited so please check in at the booth early.

The International Motorcycle SuperShow opens this Friday January 15th at 10am - 10pm, Saturday 10am - 10pm and Sunday 10am - 6pm, at the International Centre on Airport Road.



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North America's Largest Motorcycle Show SUPERSHOW 2010 - This weekend!

North America's Largest Motorcycle Show SUPERSHOW 2010 is set to open this week. January 15 . 16 . 17 . 2010 to be exact.

WHERE: Toronto International Centre - 6900 Airport Road, Toronto, Ontario L4V 1E8

If you haven't won a free ticket to the show from us; well you can still get a $3 break on admission by visiting this LINK.

You won't want to miss this one. There's 425,000 sq feet of motorcycle related stuff to check out. They've jam packed the place - there's no more room for additional vendors or exhibitors even.

As a small sampling of what you'll get to see:

- The new 2010 motorcycles
- over 1,000 motorcycle on display
- more than 500 Exhibitors
- motorcycle accessory bargains
- showbike competitions with big money up for grabs
- much more.

Check out the SuperShow website for more details. But more importantly - get yourself a ticket and check out the show in person!

PS: We've still got four tickets to give away and we're going to do it on Tuesday, Jan. 12th! So get your entry in. Want to go to the show for FREE? Details HERE.



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Turn 2 Sportbike School kicks off the new year at Ottawa International Motorcycle Show

CALABOGIE, Ontario - January 7, 2010. Turn 2 Sportbike School will kick off the New Year with an appearance at the Ottawa International Motorcycle Show from January 8 - 10. Turn 2 is based out of Calabogie Motorsports Park and provides a full range of services, including motorcycle rider training programs, bike and gear rentals, membership offerings, sales, service and special events.

"We are extremely excited to participate in the inaugural Ottawa International Motorcycle Show. It's a perfect fit for all motorcycle enthusiasts, right here in our own backyard!" says George Budacki, owner of Turn 2 Sportbike School. "Very few people will argue that 2009 was a difficult year, but the economy is changing for the better. Turn 2's 2010 plans will help create employment, as well as boost the tourism industry in beautiful Calabogie and surrounding areas. With 25 events planned, the economic spin-off will benefit many local businesses. We expect to draw clients from all over Ontario and Quebec, even the northeastern USA," Budacki comments.

Turn 2 Sportbike School is offering the following specials exclusive to the Ottawa International Motorcycle Show:

1) First 10 Advanced Riding Course (ARC) sign-ups each day receive a free Turn 2 Moto Club Membership.

2) First 10 Controlled Riding Group (CRG) sign-ups each day receive a Turn 2 Moto Club Membership at 50% off.

3) Purchase 1 ARC Day and 1 CRG Day with a bike rental for both days (scheduled back-to-back) at regular price - and receive a free Turn 2 Moto Club Membership, free RFID Timing, free Riding Gear rental and a 50% discount off the second day bike rental fee. Also receive a free class photo and premium lunch.

Turn 2 Sportbike School's recently launched website now offers full e-commerce capabilities, powered by Zoomius. Members can create a personalized profile, register for courses, browse membership offerings and promotions, and pay for purchases online. Members of Turn 2's Moto Club are eligible to win the Grand Prize of a 2010 Kawasaki Ninja 250R with a Nexo Sports Full Road Race Gear Package, to be awarded at the Turn 2 Moto Club GP Labour Day weekend race season finale, presented by Kahuna Powersports. To learn more about Turn 2 Moto Club's rewards and discounts, visit www.turn2.ca.

For complete details, visit Turn 2 at the 2010 Ottawa International Motorcycle Show (www.ottawainternationalmotorcycleshow.ca) at Turn 2 Sportbike School Booth. A complete schedule of upcoming events is also available at www.turn2.ca.

"We had an incredible turn-out at the Toronto Motorcycle Show in December 2009. We're expecting more of the same in Ottawa and other upcoming shows over the next couple of months," says George Budacki, owner of Turn 2 Sportbike School. "Watch for an upcoming Kawasaki promotion and an article about Turn 2 Sportbike School in the next edition of Inside Motorcycles."

About Turn 2 Sportbike School

Turn 2 Sportbike School was launched in 2008 as a division of Turn 2 Sportbike Rentals Inc. (2003) by former club motocross racer George Budacki. Turn 2 provides a full range of sportbike services: motorcycle rider training programs, bike and gear rentals, membership offerings, sales, service and special events. The organization's vision: "To provide riders of all abilities with access to a safe, controlled environment, and the necessary tools with which to advance their skills, increase knowledge and enjoy sportbike riding to the max."



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Rally Connex Adventure Tours 2010 Dacre Dual Sport Challenge Announcement

Off-road riders rejoice! The Paris to Dacre off-road race is on again for 2010. Better sign up early because this event it POPULAR!

Press Release:

A date has been confirmed for the 2010 Dacre Dual Sport Challenge. Mark your calendars for June 25-27.

Online registration will open March 6th for teams with a minimum of one team member who has taken part in a previous Dacre event. Registration will open to the general public on March 20th.

Teams must be comprised of three to five members ONLY. Teams will not be recognized until all members have registered and paid via paypal. (Team Captains can register and pay for all team members if desired)

Rally Connex reserves the right to close registration without prior warning, so register early to avoid disappointment.

Note: The 2008 event sold out in 12 hours!

Details will soon be available on www.rallyconnex.com plus discussion forums on www.odsc.on.ca and www.advrider.com

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Zero Motorcycles Showcases the 2009 ZERO MX and Zero S at the 2009 Toronto Motorcycle Show

Hope you're going to the Toronto Motorcycle show because Zero Motorcycles will be displaying the all-electric Zero MX motocross dirt bike and the Zero S street legal motorcycle there (Booth #3064) this December 11-13, 2009.

Zero MX
The Zero MX is designed for taking jumps on the track by using a new high performance motorcycle suspension system. It includes a beefier front end and a newly developed custom rear shock that gives riders a fully adjustable spring preload and easily tuned damping. The Zero MX has also been fitted with an aggressive 19” front wheel and tire package that will accommodate any motocross tire.

Zero S
Developed to aggressively take on urban environments, the Zero S integrates revolutionary technology with innovative motorcycle design. In addition to its performance and maneuverability, the Zero S uses a completely non-toxic lithium ion array and the majority of the motorcycle is fully recyclable. The landfill approved power pack recharges in less than four hours while plugged into a standard 110V or 220V outlet. Eco-friendly with zero emissions, the Zero S is also economy-friendly with an operating cost of less than one cent per mile or kilometer.

The Toronto Motorcycle Show is one of seven Canadian motorcycle and ATV shows owned by the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). The Toronto Motorcycle Show is the Canadian motorcycle and ATV industries’ official launch of its cross-Canada tour where the leading manufacturers and distributors offer the riding community a first glimpse of the 2010 models.

Tickets for the show are $16 for adults; $10 for juniors ages 6 to 15 and children under 6 are admitted free. Family passes can be purchased for two adults and two juniors for $38.

WHEN: December 11-13, 2009
Friday & Saturday 10:00am to 9:00pm
Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm


WHERE: Metro Toronto Convention Centre
South Building- Beside the CN Tower
222 Bremner Blvd.
Toronto, Ontario

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Toronto Motorcycle Show - Starts today!

The Toronto motorcycle show opens today - Friday, December 11th, 2009. So get there any way you can because it's going to be wall-to-wall motorcycles and excitement!

Press Release
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The Toronto Motorcycle Show, the Canadian motorcycle and ATV industries’ premier motorcycle, scooter and ATV event, announced today exciting new additions to the show floor including Norton, Royal Enfield, Husqvarna, Saga, Zero and more.

“The Toronto Motorcycle Show continues to be recognized as the ideal venue to introduce new products to the public,” said Bob Ramsey, president of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC). “BMW, Can-Am, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Hyosung, Kawasaki, KTM, Polaris, Suzuki, Victory, Yamaha and others will all be on hand to present their hot off the line 2010 models.”

“This show features a wide variety of bikes, ATVs, riding gear and accessories available for the 2010 riding season. There are plenty of opportunities to speak with experts about finding the perfect ride to suit your passion,” Ramsey added.

Toronto is the first stop on the MMIC seven-city, cross-country tour and the only Ontario show that features the spectacular motorcycle, scooter and ATV manufacturers’ displays.

“Although the 2009 riding season is just ending, for many enthusiasts, the Toronto Motorcycle Show signifies the beginning of the new 2010 season,” said Show Manager Darryl Bond. “Dec. 11-13 is going to be an action-packed, family friendly weekend that will appeal to new and avid riders, women, and kids of all ages. There’s something for everyone!”

New motorcycles and scooters to launch at the Toronto Motorcycle Show include:

- Honda Canada’s all new 2010 VFR1200F, CBF600F (not available in the US) and the debut of the new VT1300CT Interstate cruiser take place within a spectacular new Honda booth.

- Ducati’s new 2010 1100 Hypermotard EVO, EVOSP and 1198 S Corsa.

- A wide selection of 2010 scooters from Vespa, presented by GP Bikes.

- Zero Motorcycles full-size, street legal electric S motorcycle featuring a lithium-ion power pack and an aircraft grade aluminum frame to achieve an exceptionally high power to weight ratio and extended range.

- Distributed through Triplespoke, Johnny Pag Motorcycles 2010 stylish and affordable 300cc motorcycles, including the Spyder, Barhog, Pro Street and FX-3 models.

- Bens Motorcycles will introduce the new 2010 Aprilia Dorsodura 750 Supermotard featuring electronic fuel injection and ride by wire Tri-Map throttle control that allows the rider to select one of three performance modes: Sport, Touring and Rain.

- Norton Motorcycles new Special Edition 961 Commando will make its Canadian debut.

- Royal Enfield and Triumph round out this year’s British invasion at the show.

The Toronto Motorcycle Show continues to expand its 2010 new model base from manufacturers that also include Saga, E-Moto, Titan, Daelim and Husqvarna complementing BMW, Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha, Hyosung, Kawasaki, Triumph, KTM, BRP, Victory, Harley- Davidson, Ducati and more.

The Toronto Motorcycle Show’s Special Features:

SHE RIDES NITE: The Toronto Motorcycle Show is proud to present SHE RIDES NITE on Friday, Dec. 11with free admission for the ladies after 5 p.m.

Extreme Globe: Three times a day, visitors will be entertained by teenage daredevils Cody and Kyle Ives as they showcase their amazing motorcycle riding skills while defying gravity at the Extreme Globe “sphere of fear” steel cage.

Jason Britton, Host of “SuperBikes” and Extreme Motorcyclist: One of the most celebrated extreme stunt riders and Executive Director of 2Wheel Tuner Magazine, Jason Britton, will be onsite to talk to fans and sign autographs over the weekend at the Parts Canada booth.

Yamaha Riding School for Kids: Yamaha Canada and Canadian Motorcycle Training Services present a free opportunity for kids aged 6 - 12 (certain conditions apply) to learn to ride on the latest Yamaha TT-R off-road motorcycles.

Bikes and Birds: Mark Nash, Executive Director of the Canadian Peregrine Foundation (CPF) will present his crowd-pleasing Live Birds of Prey showcase featuring falcons, eagles, owls and hawks.

Rider Nation: Rider Nation features an extensive variety of riding groups, associations, weekend race events, charity rides and outings motorcyclists from all walks of life can enjoy.

Memory Lane: The Vintage Road Racing Association (VRRA) and Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) presents an exhibit of rare and well preserved racing bikes and heritage motorcycles from the past.

Where:
The Toronto Motorcycle Show
South Building, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
222 Bremner Boulevard (beside the CN Tower)

When:
Friday, Dec. 11, 10a.m. – 9p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 12, 10a.m. – 9p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 13, 10a.m. – 5p.m.

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Buell to continue racing in Canada

The Deeley Racing/Ruthless Racing Inc. team rises again and aims for the track in 2010

Since the announced discontinuation of Buell™ production by Harley-Davidson Motor Company in October, various speculations and rumours have formed around Canadian racing activity. At this stage, Deeley Harley- Davidson® Canada is proud to announce that it will stay true to its roots in racing and has committed to be on board for the 2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship, which incidentally marks the series’30th anniversary. The categories supported will be the Pro Superbike, Yoshimura Pro Sport Bike and the new Sports Twins Pro/Am Classes as well as the Western Canadian Championships.

With a different set-up than the previous year, dictated by the tightening of budgets for many manufacturers, the 2010 series will consist of an opening round followed by three double-headers.

The Deeley Racing/Ruthless Racing Inc. team will consist of the experienced Darren James – team owner/rider no. 29 – racing in the Pro Superbike and Yoshimura Pro Sport Bike categories on 2009 Buell™ 1125R™ bikes, with the possibility of Olivier Spilborghs joining in and racing in the Sports Twins Pro/Am Class.

2010 Parts Canada Superbike Championship Schedule

Round One
May 28-30
Circuit ICAR
Mirabel, Quebec

Round Two
June 24-27
Race City Motorsport Park
Calgary, Alberta

Round Three
June 24-27
Race City Motorsport Park
Calgary, Alberta

Round Four
July 8-11
Mosport International Raceway
Bowmanville, Ontario

Round Five
July 8-11
Mosport International Raceway
Bowmanville, Ontario

Round Six
August 5-8
Atlantic Motorsport Park
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

Round Seven
August 5-8
Atlantic Motorsport Park
Shubenacadie, Nova Scotia

Deeley Harley-Davidson® Canada is pleased to once again support this national sport and wishes the Deeley Racing/Ruthless Racing Inc. team a successful upcoming season.

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Joe Rocket launches a .ca website

Bruce Parker, president of Joe Rocket Canada, is pleased to announce the launch of their new web site www.joerocket.ca. Developed with a "Hardcore Canadian" theme, the exciting new bilingual site will feature the consumer introduction of the 2010 Joe Rocket Canada riding gear as well as a preview of the much anticipated Joe Rocket helmet collection.

"As the best selling motorcycle apparel brand for over 10 years, Joe Rocket has a very special place with Canadian riders," said Parker. "Now that Joe Rocket Canada is a separate company with 70 new proprietary designs to meet the unique demands of Canadian riders, the Rocket brand will speak to all aspects of Canadian motorcycle culture."

Look for the launch of the new Joe Rocket Canada collection at the Toronto Motorcycle Show, December 11-13, 2009 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

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Some reasons to stop and see Yamaha at the Toronto Motorcycle Show

The Toronto Motorcycle show is set to take place December 11th- 1th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. For full details check out their website HERE.

Yamaha is going to be in attendance of course, and they've sent us some details on why you should come see them!

Press Release:

With the latest bikes, live presentations, autograph signings and the Yamaha Riding Academy, there’s a lot to see and do from Yamaha.

It’s time to usher in the 2010 riding season at the Toronto Motorcycle Show! Yamaha will have all the new models you’ll want to see including the revolutionary YZ450F, stylish Stratoliner Deluxe and MotoGP inspired FIAT Yamaha R1. Come sit on your favourite ride and find out What Kind of Yamaha you are! While you’re in the booth, sign up as a “FAN” on our Facebook page - (www.facebook.com/YamahaMotorCanada) - and you’ll have your chance to win a $5000 Yamaha shopping spree! Draw prizes also available to be won each day by filling out a ballot.

Vicki Grey from Motoress.com headlines “She Rides Night” on Friday in the Yamaha booth, answering questions from show patrons about women and riding. She will also be conducting new model introductions with Yamaha Motorcycle Product Manager John Bayliss all weekend.

Canada’s fastest motocross rider and MX1 Champion, Colton Facciotti, will be signing posters on Saturday AND Sunday from 11am – 12pm and 2pm - 3pm. Facciotti has won back to back MX1 championships and is busy preparing for another title defense atop the all-new YZ450F. Don’t miss your chance to shake hands with the Team Yamaha Red Bull Blackfoot Fox Racing ace and take home a souvenir.

The Yamaha Riding Academy will be in full swing, training youngsters between the ages of 6 – 12 the basics of riding an off-road bike. No experience necessary. Yamaha instructors will be on hand to ensure your child gets proper instruction. This is the best way to introduce your child to the world of two wheels, and it’s FREE!

All this from Yamaha and a whole lot more. We’ll see you at the show!



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Harley Davidson to attend MMIC Shows across country

CONCORD, Ontario (November 24, 2009) – It is that time of year again when inclement weather may lead many of us not to be able to actively pursue the art of motorcycling. The next best thing to do is to spend time admiring motorcycles with family and friends, and luckily enough, the MMIC Canadian Motorcycle Shows offer a perfect platform to display the new Harley-Davidson® motorcycles across the country.


The line-up will include the premium 2010 Harley-Davidson® Electra Glide® Ultra Limited motorcycle with its enhanced performance features, making it the must-have for the Grand American Touring aficionado, the funky 2010 Harley-Davidson® Fat Boy® Lo motorcycle with its bold and suave profile, as well as the Sportster® Iron 883TM motorcycle, which allows even the most inexperienced riders to embrace the pure essence of riding.

With a variety of exciting activities including demonstration of bike lifts for women, motorcycle customization displays, UFC video game challenges, as well as free give-aways, such as “How-To” kits, and the chance to win great prizes, the upcoming motorcycle shows allow us the pleasure of sharing our love of the open roads with you.

The MMIC Show Schedule is as follows
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Toronto: December 11 to 13, Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Calgary: January 8 to 10, Stampede Park
Edmonton: January 15 to 17, Expo Centre – Northlands
Vancouver area: January 21 to 24, Tradex Exhibition Centre in Abbotsford
City of Québec: February 5 to 7, Centre de foires
Moncton: February 12 to 14, Colisée de Moncton Coliseum
Montreal: February 26 to 28, Palais des congrès de Montréal

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2010 Parry Sound Sportbike Rally a go!

The 2010 Parry Sound Sportbike Rally will be continuing on for 2010. At a September 22nd council meeting the town agreed to provide $10,000 for advertising and free usage of the Kinsmen Park for the July 8th to 11th event.

Because of some liability issues they're going to be dropping a couple of events off the roster; the radar run and the amateur stunt show.

Numbers were down slightly in 2009 from 2008. Registered participants in 2008 were 335 people, versus 473 in 2008. Middaugh said might have to do with headquarters being moved from the Bobby Orr Community Centre to Kinsmen Park. Additionally, she said, there was also a motorcycle reunion the same weekend.

“For the past two years, the Parry Sound Motorcycle Association (PSMA) has organized the annual Sportbike Rally,” said Middaugh in her report to council. “The 2009 headquarters were at Kinsmen Park. The event has, to some degree, become part of the Parry Sound culture and attracts hundreds of spectators/participants. The PSMA has significant event organizing experience among its members. By directly organizing and hosting the Sportbike Rally, PSMA has strengthened its organization and formalized their governance structure. This is a good example where, with the town’s support, non-profit and community groups’ capacity has been built.”

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Run, bike, and swim - Ontario man completes triathlon to evade police

In an unusual story from Ontario, a man from Gravenhurst sent police on a chase that included a bit of a triathlon for the rider Denis Totten, 30. Brings new meaning to the run, bike, swim event!

On Sept. 22, Totten was riding his 2009 Kawasaki motorcycle and was apparently weaving in his lane a bit so police decided to pull him over and check it out. When the cruiser got close, Totten pulled a U-turn and took off at speeds up to 112 km/h in a 50-km/h zone. Police continued through multiple intersections until the motorcycle pulled onto Pineridge Gate. Totten then jumped from the bike and took off running.

The rider managed to evade the police and a K9 unit was called in to track him down. The K9 lost the scent on the shore of Gull Lake but found a motorcycle helmet and boot there.

Turns out Totten went for a swim across Gull Lake! He then spent the night in the bush. The next morning at 11:16 he appeared at the Bracebridge OPP detachment, scratched up and wearing wet cloths the court was told. He said he hadn't been drinking but just got frightened and took off.

Totten wasn't wanted, wasn’t breaching any probation orders; and in fact, despite multiple checks, police determined Totten has no criminal record at all.

Judge J.D. Evans accepted a joint sentencing submission for a $1,000 fine and a one-year driving ban.

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World Enduro Canada wraps up a season

This past weekend Parry Sound, Ontario hosted the final two rounds of the 2009 Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championships. Matt McAnanama and his crew from dirtybikes.ca put together a challenging and fun course that recieved rave reviews from the riders. At the wrap up party on Sunday evening at the Stockey Center the riders voted the Parry Sound Cross Test as the best of the year. BC was voted best Extreme Test, Alberta best Transfer Trail and Quebec the best Enduro Test. For full results go HERE

Bill Petro, who takes photos for the Toronto Star, attended the event and there will be a write up and photos in this weekend's Saturday Star Wheels section. The Star is distributed across Canada with over a million readers - this is the type of exposure Enduro needs to take the sport to the next level. Be sure to get a copy this weekend - who knows your photo might be there.

Dan Paris from Directmotocross.com, who sent me the podium photos that are attached, sent me his thoughts on the inaugural year of the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championships. I thought Dan's words really summed up the mission of World Enduro Canada and what we are working towards.

As a moto-journalist I’d like to say a few things about the 2009 Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Series. For years, and I mean even as a little mid-70’s kid with a bowl cut, I’ve listened to people bemoaning the state of enduro and off-road racing in Canada. Hosting FIM World Enduro rounds in 2006 and 2007 gave the sport a shot in the arm in a big way. That shot of juice kicked in when the Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Series was announced. I was stoked at the news! I mean, I’d guessed from hanging around the sidelines of off-road and motocross races for the better part of 40 years that Enduro was somehow marketable, and in some ways perhaps even more marketable than motocross. And like everyone else, I shrugged my shoulders and wished for something cool to happen.

I scratch out my meagre and unusual living by talking to racers. And the racers I talked to after the opening CEC rounds in Alberta and B.C were thrilled. At the same time as the ultra-cool website www.directmotocross.com (shameless plug there…) was really building steam the talent of Canadian Extreme riders like Shane Cuthbertson and Cory Graffunder was shocking the hell out of the European and U.S elite. After hanging out with the riders and promoters at the Quebec and Parry Sound CEC rounds I believe this series is the biggest thing to happen to dirt bike racing in Canada since the glory days of World Motocross GP racing at Copetown or St.Gabriel. Sure, everyone in the industry expected a baby step from the CEC. A little bump in the leg like a timid dog might do when it's deciding if you’re friendly or not. Instead the Royal Distributing series hit Canada like a pissed off Great White. BAM! Their full speed attack on the status quo could be just what the industry and the sport need so badly these days. But then again, what do I know?

“Motocross is like the pointy tip of a massive iceberg,” Gopher Dunes owner Frank Schuster explained to me back when I first started writing. “Those few guys drive the sport and give the kids heroes to emulate. More and more of their used bikes pile up every year and new riders pile onto them. The further you go down the bigger that iceberg becomes. All of those weekend warriors are out there bombing around on beater bikes, just trail riding and having fun. And spending money.” With Frank’s comment in mind, what could possibly entertain a wider audience than CEC style enduro?

Aside from the fact that sports these days are all about being ‘Extreme’, Enduro racing has mixed the traditional elements of motocross, woods racing and trials competition with a down to earth vibe. It’s sort of like a racing version of your average ‘On any Sunday’ trail ride with your buddies when you think about it. I overheard a disbeliever at Parry Sound saying, “Sure it’s cool and all, but I don’t think this series will really help sell bikes.” To that I say baloney. The Pros of the CEC Series are the new wave of two-wheeled rock stars, kicking out the jams and showing just what is possible on a dirt bike. Thanks to the team at World Enduro Canada, plus the racers, volunteers, media and sponsors that made the Royal Distributing CEC series such a success, Enduro racing is no longer something moto-marketing gurus can ignore. Three cheers to all of you guys who made it happen!

Dan Paris
www.directmotocross.com

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Scooter Sense Almost World Tour!

Just heard from Dave Hatch over at Motorcycle Experience and they've got something brewing with Bryan "Mr. Scooter Sense" Hudgin. If you watch Motorcycle Experience that'll be enough for you to know who he is! For those who don't recognize him - we snagged a photo from Yamaha Canada's website.

Now guys, Quebec and Ontario are only two of the thirteen provinces and territories of Canada but having driven from Winnipeg to Nova Scotia several times I can say that Ontario is pretty huge! Might be a long ride for Bryan depending on what scooter he chooses to make the trip on.

Best of luck!

Now on to the news:

In two weeks Motorcycle Experience will be shooting the:Scooter Sense Almost World Tour Big City Lights and Camp Fire Nights!

Starting October 4th until October 7th, Scooter Sense segment host Bryan Hudgin will be riding his Yamaha scooter from Montreal to Toronto on a good old fashioned road trip! This isn't just any tour though. Bryan's only form of currency will be a $25 gas card and some Almost World Tour t-shirts. But that's not all! Rain or shine, he must camp at night and carry everything he uses on his back or in his scooter! Tents, sleeping bags, clothes....you name it!! He is truly a scooter nomad.

To follow along, log on to
motorcycles.yamahablogs.ca and watch the Twitter feed to see where we're at! Or search YamahaMotorCa on Twitter to follow.

We'll be rolling from Montreal, to Ottawa, to Kingston and finally Toronto with stops along the way!

For you die hard Motorcycle Experience fans we invite you to join up with show host Dave Hatch and cameraman “Brownie” while they ride along the route shooting and chatting with Bryan.


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Ontario court rules stunt-driving law unconstitutional

An Ontario Court Justice has reportedly struck down Ontario's new "stunt driving" legislation as being unconstitutional.

The legislation, introduced in 2007, outlines several factors which define "stunt driving," including "driving a motor vehicle at a rate of speed that is 50 km/hr or more over the speed limit."

Penalties in the legislation are stiff and includes fines of between $2,000 and $10,000, the automatic impounding of a vehicle, driver's license suspension and/or a potential prison term of up to six months.

"There is no issue about the validity of automatic driver license suspension at the side of the road, or the immediate impoundment of a motor vehicle, or a minimal fine of not less than $2,000, as set out in section 172 of the Highway Traffic Act," Ontario Court Justice Geoffrey Griffin wrote when explaining his decision. "The only issue is the possibility of imprisonment for up to six months for an absolute liability offence, which I have found [Ontario's stunt racing law] to be."

In R. v. Raham, a police officer clocked Jane Raham, a 62-year-old grandmother, at a speed of 131 km/hr in an 80 km/hr zone. Raham was trying to pass a tractor-trailer near Kanata, Ontario (near Ottawa).

Griffin indicated the difference between a strict liability law — which allows a person to defend themselves by saying they tried to exercise some care and due diligence under the circumstances — and an absolute liability offence, for which no such defence is available.

The Supreme Court of Canada found in 1985 that "absolute liability and imprisonment cannot be combined."
Since the defence of due diligence is not truly available to a driver exceeding posted speed limits by more than 50 km-h without admitting that he or she is speeding, Ontario's street racing law is, in effect, an absolute liability offence, Griffin found.

The judge said the imprisonment portion of the penalty renders the stunt driving law unconstitutional under the Charter, because it denies a person the right to the principles of fundamental justice.

The Crown has indicated in press reports that it will be appealing the ruling.


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OCC makes an Ornge inspired bike for Ontario charity

Press Release - Source: CNW Newswire

A one-of-a-kind chopper has been created by celebrity custom motorcycle builder Orange County Choppers (OCC), inspired by the work of Ontario's transport medicine service provider, Ornge. Experience the unveiling of this unique motorcycle; the first created by OCC for a charity in Canada. At the same time, learn about Ornge and the Ornge Foundation, whose important work includes raising funds to buy aero-medical equipment, promoting improvements in patient care, and encouraging the education and training of healthcare providers in the field of transport medicine.

Who: Paul Teutul Sr., founder, Orange County Choppers Dr. Christopher Mazza, founder, president and CEO of Ornge Debbie McGarry, chief operating officer, Ornge Foundation Lou Bartolotta, executive vice-president sales, AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company
When: Thursday, September 3, 2009 at 4:45 p.m.
Where: South entrance of the CN Tower on Bremner Blvd.

Following the bike reveal, the Toronto Blue Jays will help Orange County Choppers raise awareness of Ornge at their evening game against the New York Yankees. Various activities will include a display of the custom Ornge/Orange County Choppers bike in Rogers Centre, and Paul Teutul Sr., throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at 7:00 p.m. That evening, the CN Tower will be bathed in orange light in recognition of Ornge.

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Demo a Zero motorcycle!

As of the end of June, Zero motorcycles (maker of electric motorcycles) has the following new dealers that have demo units on the floor now or they will very soon:

- Ottawa, ON - Gear Head Canada (www.gearheadcanada.com)
- Duncan, BC - Duncan Motorsports (www.duncanmotorsports.com)
- Surrey, BC - Greater Vancouver Powersports (www.gvps.ca)
- Penticton, BC - Ceder Motorsports
- Pemberton/Whistler, BC - Valley Chainsaw & Recreational Ltd
- Calgary, AB - Bow Cycle (www.bowcycle.com)

Check one out, then let us know about it!

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Trail Tours - BMW Dual Sport Clinic (ON)

Trail Tours, a dirt-bike and ATV school operating in the Ganaraska forest (just 20 minutes from Peterborough), will be holding a BMW Dual Sport Clinic on August 22nd/09.

They have an arrangement with BMW whereby if you buy a BMW dual sport bike you get a free day of training. The participants are first put on the Trail Tour owned motorcycles in the morning and they're taught all the basic fundamentals, then they get on their own bikes, performing drills etc. in the afternoon.

Anyone is welcome if they own a BMW but they pay $129.

Check out Trail Tours on the web HERE.

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Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver Motorcycle Show date announced

It's perhaps a little early to be thinking ahead to December and the new year for some, but for others who like to plan well in advance - break out your schedule - you won't want to miss this!

Dates for the first four of seven events of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) new model tour and showcase have been set. The event travels coast to coast each year, bringing riders and media their first glimpse of the new models, gear and accessories.

The Toronto Motorcycle Show marks the first of the events, followed by Calgary, Edmonton, and Vancouver.

Toronto -- December 11-13th, 2009
Calgary -- January 8-10th, 2010
Edmonton -- January 15-17th, 2010
Vancouver -- January 21-24th, 2010

Keep an eye on the Canadian Motorcycle Shows website HERE.

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Report on economic benefits of trail riding released

The Ontario Federation of Trail Riders (OFTR) has recently issued comments about a study they completed that outlines the economic benefits of trail riding in Ontario. The study was completed with the help of our members and The Tourism Company, an independent tourism consulting company.

What did they find? Big shock here - trail riding provides a huge economic benefit in Ontario! Just how much though is something you may find interesting.

The report indicates that during 2008 there was approximately $132.4 million spent on motorcycle trail-riding activities.

That's 58.2 million of labour income from employment, approximately $288,200 of municipal tax revenues, $23.7 million of provincial tax revenues, and 27.8 million in federal tax revenues.

To read the full press release on the report as written by Jon Dinsmore - OFTR director (and details on how they arrived at these numbers) check out the link at OFTR -- HERE.

For a copy of the report click HERE. Note - It is a PDF.

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Rounds 3 & 4 - 2009 Wiesner Insurance Canadian Trials Championship

We got some news from the folks at the WEC about the upcoming 3 & 4th rounds of the 2009 Wiesner Insurance National Trials Championships. Should be exciting.

The events will be taking place in Mansfield, ON Aug 22 & 23. They're also looking for volunteers to help out. No experience necessary!


Here's the full press release:

The final 2 rounds of the 2009 Wiesner Insurance National Trials Championships are rapidly approaching. The first two rounds held in Summerland BC in May were a big success and the Trials community has welcomed their new sanctioning body, World Enduro Canada, with open arms.

Trials is a very popular motorcycling activity around the world and is gaining popularity in North America partly due to the stellar success some former trials riders like David Knight, Juha Salminen and Taddy Blazusiak are having in the Off Road Racing World. Trials is one of the original Extreme sports and riders from other motorcycle disciplines are realizing the cross over benefits that trials riding has to offer. This is the first true Canadian Trials Championship in years and there are a number of riders who are travelling across the country to compete to make it a true National series.

Rounds 3 & 4 are being held in the hilly terrain outside Mansfield, ON Aug 22 & 23. Mansfield is a short drive north of Toronto, an easy day trip to watch some exciting riding skills in action. Start time will be 11am on Saturday and 10am on Sunday.

Directions are simple:

- take Airport Rd north from Toronto towards Mansfield
- cross over hwy 89 and start watching for arrows
- turn right on 5th side road then a left on 7th concession which is a dead end road and parking will be labelled

For anyone interested in helping out we are looking for checkers to mark the riders in the test area. There is NO experience required - other than being able to count to at least 5 - and the best part is you get a front row seat to the best action. Anyone interested in helping or if you want more info on the event contact the Organizer Dean Mayke at Dean.Mayke@rci.rogers.com or visit our web site www.worldendurocanada.com


Hope to see you all there!

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July 29, 2009 Ontario Federation of Trail Riders - Long Weekend Plans Ganny to Gooderham loop - August 1 & 2, 2009

The Ontario Federation of Trail Riders (OFTR) is holding an event this August long weekend. Here's some details, courtesy of OFTR:

Location: Near Port Hope, Ont

This ride travels from the Cobourg area up to Gooderham withan overnight stay at the OFTR HQ.

Gooderham's annual Horseshoe Days weekend is on and there is a big dinner and a live band on Saturday night

Entry Fee : $100 includes Sat dinner and Sunday breakfast. The entry deadline has been waived.

Also includes primitive camping at OFTR HQ in Gooderham or see list for local accommodations.

Sign in: Saturday 7:30 am GPS downloading followed by riders meeting at 9 am.
Ride duration: Approx. 200 km each day.
Ride level: Intermediate or experienced rider, Blue plates and Insurance required.

Support truck follows the ride and will transport your gear both days.

Do you want to ride but don't have a GPS? No problem! We will form groups to ride with one of our GPS leaders.

For more information call or email: Bob Kendell 905-985-9017 bob.kendell@hotmail.com

Click HERE for more information and an entry form.


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Demo Day for Charity at Studio Cycle Group – Sunday, July 26 (ON)

Studio Cycle Group, located at 2923 Dundas St. W in the heart of Toronto’s Junction district will be hosting a Demo Day for Charity this Sunday, July 26th between 11am and 3pm.

Licensed LSM, M, M1, or M2 riders will have the opportunity to try out a KYMCO scooter or motorcycle and participants will be asked to make a $5.00 donation which will go directly to Kids Help Phone. Studio Cycle Group will also be donating $1.00 from every purchase on Sunday July 26th to Kids Help Phone as well!

Not interested in test riding? Well, there are a lot of other reasons to visit Studio Cycle Group on Sunday July 26th, here are just a few:

- Custom helmet fittings for ARAI helmets on site – If you purchase an ARAI that
day you’ll receive a 10% discount PLUS a free Ogio helmet bag.
- In store sales offering 10% and 25% off select items including all Hart &
Huntington apparel, NEXO Sports Gear, Troy Lee Designs, Etnies shoes and more!
- A Humber College Training instructor will be on site to answer any questions about licensing.
- Be sure to ask about our selection of Pirelli bike tires as well!
-Pick up a Studio Cycle Group magnet tag and sign up on our customer list to qualify for ongoing offers. You can even take one for a friend!

We’re looking forward to seeing you on Sunday – rain or shine!

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Harley Davidson Canada - Test Our Metal (Aug, Sep. Oct schedule)

Harley Davidson is BIG on demo days and they take their bikes clear across the country offering riders a chance to see what makes riding a Harley Davidson so appealing.

They've got tons of rides scheduled for August, September, and October. Here's the list and locations of Harley Demo rides all across Canada:

August 2, 2009 - Barrie H-D, Barrie, ON
August 6, 2009 - MotoSport Plus, Kingston, ON
August 7, 2009 - H-D of Yorkton, Yorkton, SK
August 8, 2009 - Centre de Motos, Brossard, QC
August 8, 2009 - Redline H-D, Saskatoon, SK
August 9, 2009 - Prairie Motorcycle, Regina, SK
August 10, 2009 - Vision H-D, Repentigny, QC
August 13-15, 2009 - Canadian National H.O.G. Rally. Calgary, AB
August 13, 2009 - Moto Sport Blanchette, Ville de Bécancour, QC
August 14, 2009 - Sherbrooke H-D, Sherbrooke, QC
August 15, 2009 - H-D Montreal, Montreal, QC
August 16, 2009 - H-D Laval / Laval Buell, Laval, QC
August 16, 2009 - Lethbridge H-D, Lethbridge, AB
August 18, 2009 - H-D / Buell of the Kootenays, Cranbrook, BC
August 19, 2009 - H-D / Buell of the Kootenays, Castlegar, BC
August 19, 2009 - Pete's Sales & Service, Pembroke, ON
August 20, 2009 - H-D de L'Outaouais, Gatineau, QC
August 21, 2009 - Kane’s H-D, Kelowna, BC
August 22, 2009 - Kamloops H-D, Kamloops, BC
August 22, 2009 - Sport Boutin, Valleyfield, QC
August 23, 2009 - Mountain View H-D / Buell, Chilliwack, BC
August 23, 2009 - Shwinigan H-D, Shawinigan, QC
August 26-27, 2009 - Steve Drane H-D, Victoria, BC
August 28, 2009 - Barnes H-D / Buell, Port Coquitlam, BC
August 29, 2009 - Barnes H-D / Buell, Langley, BC
August 29-30, 2009 - Cycle City, Mount Pearl, NL
August 30, 2009 - Trev Deeley Motorcycles, Vancouver, BC
September 2-3, 2009 - H-D of Prince George, Prince George, BC
September 3, 2009 - Privateers H-D, Halifax, NS
September 5, 2009 - H-D of Smithers, Smithers, BC
September 5-6, 2009 - Wharf Rat Rally, Digby, NS
September 9, 2009 - Eldridge's, St. John, NB
September 9-10, 2009 - H-D Grande Prairie, Grande Prairie, AB
September 10, 2009 - Red Rock H-D, Cornwall, PEI
September 11, 2009 - J.H. Stewart, Miramichi, NB
September 12, 2009 - H-D of Edmonton, Edmonton, AB
September 12, 2009 - Toys for Big Boys, Moncton, NB
September 13, 2009 - Heritage H-D, Edmonton, AB
September 15, 2009 - Redline H-D Shop Lloydminster, Lloydminster, AB
September 17, 2009 - H-D of Fort McMurray, Fort McMurray, AB
September 17, 2009 - R.P.M. Moto Plus, St. Felicien, QC
September 19, 2009 - Gasoline Alley H-D, Red Deer, AB
September 19, 2009 - H-D Rimouski, Rimouski, QC
September 20, 2009 - H-D of Medicine Hat, Dunmore, AB
September 20, 2009 - Motosports G.P., Victoriaville, QC
September 24, 2009 - Atelier de Mécanique Prémont, Québec City, QC
September 25, 2009 - Lone Star H-D, Winnipeg, MB
September 25, 2009 - Prémont Beauce H-D (Shop), Notre-Dame-des-Pins, QC
September 26, 2009 - Boileau Moto Service et H-D, Acton Vale, QC
September 26, 2009 - H-D Winnipeg, Winnipeg, MB
September 27, 2009 - Gaslight H-D, Morden, MB
September 27, 2009 - Goulet Motosports, Hawkesbury, ON
September 30, 2009 - Thunder Bay H-D,Thunder Bay, ON
October 3, 2009 - H-D of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON
October 3, 2009 - The Shop, Sudbury, ON
October 4, 2009 - Fox H-D / Buell, Owen Sound, ON
October 4, 2009 - Longley H-D of Peterborough, Peterborough, ON
October 6, 2009 - Clare's Cycle & Sports, Niagara on the Lake, ON
October 6, 2009 - Motorsport Custom Accessories, Sarnia, ON
October 9, 2009 - Duke’s H-D, Blenheim, ON
October 10, 2009 - Davies H-D, Richmond Hill, ON
October 10, 2009 - Mackie H-D, Oshawa, ON
October 17, 2009 - H-D of Toronto, Toronto, ON
October 17, 2009 - Rocky's H-D, London, ON
October 18, 2009 - Jacox H-D, Mississauga, ON
October 18, 2009 - Kitchener H-D, Kitchener, ON
October 24, 2009 - Thunder Road H-D, Windsor, ON

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Canadian Biker Build Off - July 25-26 (ON)

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? You could always keep an eye on our Calendar of Events page; but if you're in the Ontario region you've got several events to choose from. If custom bikes are your thing you'll want to head on over to the Canadian Biker Build Off.

The Canadian Biker Build Off is celebrating it's 5th year this coming weekend (July 25-16th). It's taking place at the Niagara Regional Exhibition, 1100 Niagara Street, Welland Ontario.

There's a whole bunch of things going on, multiple bike shows, tattoo'ing, slow ride competitions, live music, the Biker Build Off (of course) and too many other things to list. They've got a huge schedule with something for everybody.

Check out their website HERE.


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Test Ride a Can-Am Spyder - Toronto (ON)

Snow City Cycle Marine in Toronto, Ontario is having a CAN-AM SPYDER demo ride day this Thursdsay, July 23th.

Date: Thursday July 23, 2009
Time: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

You MUST have the following to participate in the ride:

- Be at least 21 years of age
- Full "M" licence
- Have an APPROVED helment,jacket, gloves and boots.

Please e-mail info@snowcity.com with your name, contact phone number and the time you would like to ride.

They're also having a bit of a sale on SPYDER Accessories. Click HERE for the 20% off coupon.

Visit their website HERE.


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Millson and Nickerson Primed for Mosport

RMP Racing’s Ross Millson and Steven Nickerson are primed for a great weekend at Mosport International Raceway’s Doubleheader round of the Parts Canada Superbike Championship.

After a challenging race out west at Calgary’s Race City Motorsports Park, Millson is looking forward to returning to Mosport to compete in Canada’s premier road racing series aboard his Inside Motorcycles / Tri-City Cycle & Sports / Motovan sponsored #39 Suzuki GSX-R1000.

“The doubleheader round at Mosport is always a highlight of the season for me” said Millson. “Not only do I get to enjoy twice the amount of track time on such a renowned and technical track, I’m also able to spend time with family who live in the area.”

Millson and Nickerson's pre-race weekend activities began last week when they sat down to talk with The Hamilton Spectator's Motorsports columnist, Tim Miller, to discuss Nickerson’s racing background and his season so far.

This past weekend Nickerson enjoyed taking his #661 RMP Racing / Canadian Motorsports Expo / Infinet Designs sponsored Honda CBR125R for a few laps around the streets of the Exhibition Place as part of a series of demonstration races at the Honda Indy Toronto.

Nickerson, who has already achieved four consecutive podium finishes in the Honda CB125R Challenge series this season, is not only eager to race at Mosport but to also take in as many of Mosport’s doubleheader festivities as possible.

This will be Nickerson’s first race on Mosport’s legendary 3.9km 10-turn road circuit.

“I’ll be looking to Ross for lots of advice on line choice and setup” said Nickerson. “Horsepower in my class is limited so I really have to make the most of the draft, corner speed and line choice to gain an advantage.

Courtesy of CRC Racwear, the RMP Racing crew will be sporting new pit crew shirts that now feature the 2010 Canadian Motorports Expo logo. The Canadian Motorsports Expo (CME) is where the RMP Racing’s season began last January and is proud to promote the 2010 CME which will be held January 22-24, 2010 at the International Centre in Toronto.

Motorcycle enthusiasts are invited to drop by the RMP Racing paddock to pick up the Official Series Program, a copy of the latest issue of Inside Motorcycles and to fill out a ballot to enter a draw for a Zox Helmet. Millson and Nickerson will be on hand throughout the weekend to chat with spectators and sign posters digitally printed by the Essential Image.

Canada’s biggest motorcycle road racing event of the year is not only renowned for some of the best racing of the year it boasts numerous off track activities for all to enjoy.

Throughout the weekend Suzuki Canada will be offering demo rides on their latest models and on Saturday afternoon, July 18th, the first annual Motorcycle Road Racers Reunion will take place. Canadian recording artists Sloan and Crash Parallel will perform Saturday evening.

A three-day SuperTicket is just $60 at the Gate and each ticket includes parking, paddock admission, and entrance to Saturday Night Stock Car racing at Mosport Speedway. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult admission. Single day tickets are also available.

For more information call the Mosport Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET) or visit Mosport online at www.mosport.com.

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Some Ontario based events this weekend!

The weather is really warming up and motorcyclists are being drawn to the roads like moths to a flame. If you find yourself drawn to the road on your motorcycle this weekend and are in search of an Ontario destination here' are a couple of options for you.

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Hog Riders Day & July Blow Out Sale this Saturday, July 11th from 11am - 3 pm


Events include:

Live Band
Ride Thunder the mechanical bull - Just for fun...
Super Draws & Giveaway's
Detailing Demos
Service Dept. Information Centre
Beef on a bun BBQ

1399 8th Line of Smith, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0
1-888-292-8305
www.usedhd.ca



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Bennett Powersports Open House


Bennett Powersports are proud to announce that we added YAMAHA to our dealership. We would like to personally invite you to our open house taking place on Saturday July 11, 2009 starting at 9:00 am and going until 4:00 pm. Come by and take advantage of our day sales event, no freight or PDI on all units. Take your dream bike out for a ride with the 2009 YAMAHA POWER TOUR and join us for a BBQ and refreshments.

After your ride, stay for the show. The popular stunt team ILLADVISED will perform a motorcycle stunt show for you to watch.

Pop a balloon and win 10-50% off of your clothing and accessories purchase. Check out our well stocked showroom and talk to our always friendly and knowledgeable staff.

There will be plenty of parking and fun for all. Bring a valid M2 or full M licence, jacket, and helmet in order for you to ride.

We are looking forward to having you come out for our open house. See you on Saturday, July 11, 2009"

Bennett Powersports Team.

701 Brock Street N, WEhitby, ON L1N 8R3
905-430-6360 or 866-430-6360
www.bennettpowersports.com


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Two Canadian Bands Set to Rock BMW Summerfest

Two great Canadian Bands will be entertaining the masses at Mosport this July 17-19 weekend at the 2009 BMW Motorrad Summerfest. Halifax based Sloan and Toronto based Crash Parallel will be taking the stage on Saturday.

There's going to be a lot more than music at Summerfest too though. Racing, BMW Marketplace, on and off-road test rides, an off-road skills course, and demo rides.

Plan to be there! Full press release follows -

Courtesy of Canadian Superbike:

Canadian recording artists Sloan and Crash Parallel will headline the BMW Motorrad Summerfest as part of the Parts Canada Superbike Doubleheader at Mosport, July 17-19, Canada’s biggest motorcycle road racing event of the year.

The bands will take to the BMW Motorrad Concert Stage on the Saturday of the manufacturer’s three-day motorcycle lifestyle experience, making its return to Mosport for the third year. Designed to cater to the motorcycle enthusiast, Summerfest features the BMW Marketplace, on and off-road test rides and an off-road skills course. New for 2009 is the addition of BMW Motorrad Enduro rider Guy Giroux, who will act as an instructor for the off- road skills course.

Formed in 1991 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, four-member Sloan released its first record in 1992. Since then, the band has recorded and released 10 records to critical acclaim across North America. Sloan’s contemporary, yet instantly recognizable rock and roll sound has endeared them to a large and devoted fan following across the continent, particularly in Canada. Nominated numerous times during their career, Sloan has won four East Coast Music Awards and a Juno Award. Now based in Toronto, Sloan’s latest record, Parallel Play, was released in 2008.

Relative newcomers to the Canadian rock music scene, Toronto’s Crash Parallel was formed in 2005 and released their successful debut album, World We Know, in May 2008. The record has produced five singles to date, including the smash hit, World We Know. The band hit number one on the Billboard Emerging Canadian Artist Chart in the spring of 2008 and won the 2009 Canadian Radio Music Award for Best New Group of the Year.

In addition to Summerfest, the Yamaha Riding Academy will once again be offering it’s free riding clinic for children ages 6 to 12. The Academy provides professional instruction to youngsters on how to ride off-road motorcycles in a safe and fun manner.

Adults will also have any opportunity to do some riding when top manufacturers such as Suzuki offer demo rides on their latest models on neighbouring roads near Mosport. With the exception of the Yamaha Riding Academy (which supplies all required equipment), participants for all riding activities must have a valid motorcycle license, riding gear and helmet.

The Parts Canada Superbike Doubleheader, the only Toronto-area stop for the national Parts Canada Superbike Championship, features Canada’s top riders.

Three-time defending Superbike champion Jordan Szoke of Brantford, Ontario, and current points leader, 17 year-old phenom Brett McCormick of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will battle it out in two points races against a deep field of perennial contenders and up-and-coming stars.

The weekend schedule also includes races in the Yoshimura Pro Sport Bike class, the Armour Bodies Amateur 600 Sport Bike Championship, the Suzuki SV650 Cup, the Pro Honda Oils Women's Cup Challenge and the Honda CBR125R Challenge.

A three-day SuperTicket is just $50 until July 15 ($60 at the Gate) and each ticket includes parking, paddock admission, and entrance to Saturday Night Stock Car racing at Mosport Speedway. Children 12 and under are free when accompanied by a paid adult admission. Single day tickets are also available.

General and family camping areas are available complete with full-service washrooms, showers and children's playgrounds. An advanced three-day weekend general camping pass is just $30 (for tents or pop-up trailers). RVs are $50 for the weekend.

For more information about Mosport ticket packages and camping, call the Mosport Hotline at 1-800-866-1072 (Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET) or visit online at www.mosport.com. Tickets are also available at Ticketmaster.

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G.M.D Computrack Sponsors Millson

Hamilton ON, CANADA – Mississauga-based G.M.D Computrack Ontario and Pro Superbike racer Ross Millson are proud to announce their new partnership for the balance of the 2009 season.

G.M.D Computrack Ontario will provide precision chassis measurements of Millson’s Suzuki GSX-R1000 to detect and rectify potential frame misalignment issues and to unlock the hidden potential of his motorcycle’s chassis.

“Our aim is to help Ross and the RMP Racing team to be as successful as possible at the upcoming Parts Canada Superbike Championships doubleheader at Mosport and beyond” said G.M.D Computrack Ontario’s owner Adrian Baird.

“We'll look at all of the various geometric parameters that are critical to the handling of Ross’ bike and discuss the findings with Computrack's inventor Greg McDonald. This will allow us to determine how the bike should be set up to maximize the mechanical grip and help Ross achieve his best lap times” commented Baird.

The G.M.D. Computrack system was invented by Australian Greg McDonald. His development started back in 1982 and was perfected over the next 11 years. Since then, the company has grown by leaps and bounds. There are now eleven licensed workshops in the United States and another dozen in other parts of the world including Canada.

The system and related services benefit all riders from Pros to amateurs as well as trackday and street riders. The G.M.D. Computrack system has been used successfully by top-ranked professional racers around the world.

“I’m very interested to see what the results are for my bike” said Millson. “It will be reassuring to know that my chassis’ alignment is optimal for the second half of our season.”

G.M.D. Computrack's findings on Millson's chassis measurements and subsequent recommendations will be reported on in a future issue of Inside Motorcycles.

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Tech seminar on the Varadero and the CBF1000 (ON)

On Wed July 22/2009 Clarington Honda and Honda Canada will be hosting a tech seminar on the Varadero and the CBF1000.

From the folks at Clarington Honda:

Honda Canada will be doing a seminar as well as a demo ride on Veradero and CBF 1000. Clarington Honda will also have competitors models available to ride too.

The event will be taking place on site at our dealership in Bowmanville, ON as well that night is bike night too. We ask that anyone interested in participating call and confirm your attendance so we no how many people to expect.

This is a great opportunity to ride our bikes as well as the competitor models to get a first hand feel for what makes Honda the leader in engineering and performance.

Contact Mike to book your spot, spots are filling fast.

Mike Michea
Clarington Honda (29 Spicer Square, Bowmanville ON)
Your Honda Everything Store
905-697-2333 ext.111
Fax: 905-697-2327
mike.michea@claringtonhonda.com

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Live Green with KYMCO Canada & Studio Cycle Group

KYMCO Canada and corporate store Studio Cycle Group have been selected to participate in the Live Green Toronto Festival taking place at Yonge & Dundas Square.

Join us and 30,000 others on Saturday, July 25th 2009 for the weekend festivities which promise local food, live music, over 100 “Green” exhibitors, and so much more!

KYMCO Canada will be featuring scooters on site that are an environmentally conscious alternative mode of transportation both within the urban landscape and beyond. This zero-waste event will allow visitors to investigate products that fit into their green lifestyle. With scooters consuming less fuel, and with every litre taking you further and further, choosing to ride a scooter guarantees that your carbon footprint will be significantly smaller than those who rely on cars without sacrificing your urban mobility.

Coinciding with the events of the Live Green Toronto Festival, Studio Cycle Group (located at 2923 Dundas St. W) will be hosting a Demo Day for charity on Sunday, July 26th between 11am and 3pm. The demo day, which allows licensed LSM, M, M1 or M2 riders a chance to try out a KYMCO scooter or motorcycle, will ask participants for a $5.00 donation which will go directly to Kids Help Phone.

More details coming soon!

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Motorcycle volunteers needed - Provincial Road Cycling Championships

The Provincial Road Cycling Championships - taking place in Ontario, from Aldershot to Waterdown. The organizers are looking for motorcyclists to help out with the event.

Full details follow:

Volunteers are wanted to help support The Provincial Road Cycling Championships - July 26, 2009 between Aldershot and Waterdown.

Like in the Tour De France motos will be used for moving officials, photographers around the peloton and directing on coming traffic away from the cyclists as they race up and down the 11.25 km escarpment circuit (4 to 12 laps). 3 time slots.

Gas and honoria paid.

Lots of fun.

If interested please email Craig@torontocyclocross.com

Thanks

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Suzuki Demo Day - Cameron, ON

HB Cycle & Outdoor Centre is holding a Suzuki Demo ride day on Saturday, June 20th from 9am to 4pm.

There's going to be an M109R, M90, C90T, C50T, S40, M50, a GSXR750, and a DL650 (V-Strom) available for demo's. You'll also get some deals on all in-stock clothing, helmets, and accessories 15-20% off.

All models are on sale and special deals will be offered

Address:
RR2, Cameron, Ontario K0M 1G0 Phone: 705-328-BIKE(2453) Fax: 705-328-3504 Email: email@hbcycle.com Visit: www.hbcycle.com Directions: Drive 6km North of Lindsay on Hwy. 35

Hours of Operation
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Monday - Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday closed

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"Female Rider's Day" & Strongman Competition (ON)

"Female Rider's Day" & Strongman Competition

This Saturday June 13th, 11am - 3pm. Free tank tops & gifts for the ladies! All ladies welcome on all types of bikes... Door prize draws every 30 minutes!

BBQ Chicken Kabobs, hamburgers & hot dogs, beverage & veggies included! $2.00 each. All proceeds going towards the "Support Our Troops" Campaign

It's not too late guy's, you can still enter the "Strong Man Competition"

Events Include:

- Harley Press
- Honda Haul
- Tire Discus Throw
- Metric Engine Sprint
- Tire Race

We are also having a "Hairy Chest Competition"

The Strong Man Competition begins at 12 noon so be sure you register in advance!

Call Charlene at 1-888-292-8305

Classy Chassis & Cycles

OVER 115 Harley Davidson Motorcycles in stock!

1399 8th Line of Smith
Lakefield, On
1-888-292-8305
www.usedhd.ca

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Walton TransCan GNC Motocross - June 13-14/09 (ON)

Two Wheel Motorsports of Guelph and Kawasaki presents Round 3 of 6 in the 2009 Royal Distributing and Motovan.com CMRC Ontario Provincial Motocross Championships Saturday June 13 and Sunday June 14 at Walton Raceway.

In addition this event is the fourth and final Amateur National Qualifier (ANQ) for the southwestern Ontario region of CMRC (Canadian Motorsport Racing Club). Success at the ANQs is critical for riders wanting to participate in the August 12-16 Walton TransCan GNC.

The Grand National Championship is a limited entry event which only accepts riders from across the country who have demonstrated their ability by placing in the top ranks of their respective regional qualifiers. In southwestern Ontario only the top 11 riders in each class qualifier are guaranteed a starting gate position at the TransCan!

The support of Two Wheel Motorsports of Guelph and Kawasaki has enabled us to offer the two day format which results in longer motos and better track maintenance so visit Graeme and Ron to give them some props. For the past 5 years the Walton Double Header in June has seen the biggest rider entry of any event in the country. Not only that, but with so much at stake, it attracts competitors from neighbouring states and provinces for some of the most intense battles and spectacular displays of skill you will see short of the August TransCan.

So grab some sunscreen and a comfy lawn chair and come celebrate the start of summer!

Event Details:

Start Time: Saturday, June 13, 2009 at 8:00am
End Time: Sunday, June 14, 2009 at 6:00pm
Location: 42852 Walton Rd, Walton, ON, Canada
Street: 42852 Walton Road
City/Town: Seaforth, ON

FRIDAY

GATES OPEN: from 4pm to 10pm
EARLY SIGN-IN : Fri. from 7pm to 9pm

GATE FEES :

$10 per day per adult for admission
$7 per day per child (age 5 - 11)for admission
Preschoolers are FREE (to age 4)
Motor home/trailer/vehicle pays $10 per night camping for overnight stay.
** visitors arriving Friday or up to 3:00pm Saturday will be required to purchase a full weekend pass and will be issued a wrist band but if leaving before 6:00pm Saturday can request a refund for the the Sunday gate.

SATURDAY

GATES OPEN: 6:00am.
SIGN-IN : 6:30am to 8:30am
MANDATORY Riders Meeting at 8:00am
PRACTICE Begins at 8:15am
RACING follows practice starting approx. 9:30am
EARLY SIGN-IN FOR SUNDAY: Saturday evening from 8pm to 9pm

GATES CLOSE: 10:00pm

SUNDAY

GATES OPEN: 6:00am

GATE FEES :
$10 per adult per day
$7 per child (5 - 11) per day
Preschoolers FREE (to age 4)

SIGN-IN : 6:30am to 8:30am

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Clarington Honda - Freestyle Motocross Event (ON)

Clarington Honda in Bowmanville, Ontario is having a big party on Wednesday, June 3rd (5:30 pm to 7 pm). It's a live freestyle and motocross extravaganza!

Okay, we made up the extravaganza part, but there's going to be a lot of action and some impressive skills on display. Best of all - admission is free, there will also be a BBQ and refreshments on site too.

Here's a shot of the event banner. Click the image for a larger version.


For more details contact:

Clarington Honda
29 Spicer Square, Bowmanville ON
Tel.: 1 866 950-9954

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