If you’ve served with Canada’s armed forces in World War II, Korea, or as a peacekeeper, or if you’ve served at least three years with Canada’s regular forces, then the Ontario government’s got a special licence plate for your motorcycle.
Ryan Pyle will lecture on his epic motorcycle ride on April 15th. Last month we told you about Canada’s Pyle brothers, who set a world record in 2010 for their epic ride around the perimeter of China. If you live in Toronto and want to know more about Colin and Ryan’s unprecedented journey, show up … Continue reading Ryan Pyle to speak
Motocrossers take the air in Anna Stowe’s On the Wing. You may remember our news report last summer about a Halifax artist Anna Stowe who was showing an exhibition of her paintings called Miles of Bliss. The exhibition featured a selection of mixed-media paintings based around dirt racing/scrambles from the seventies, made famous by the … Continue reading Good motorcycle art
Cape Breton’s Thunder in the Highlands festival is getting $100,000 in federal money this year. There’s word from Nova Scotia that two of the province’s motorcycle rallies are receiving major funding from a crown corporation. According to the Chronicle-Herald newspaper, Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation is funding the BikeFest – Thunder in the Highlands festival as … Continue reading $ for Cape Breton Rallies
Colin and Ryan Pyle get the Guiness (the record, not the pint). When someone mentions motorcycling records, you might think of drag bike times, wheelie distances, or long jumps. You wouldn’t necessarily wonder who set the record for the longest motorcycle ride inside of a single country, but earlier this month the Guinness Book of … Continue reading Long way for a Guinness
Here’s what happens when you try to outrun police cruisers and a chase helicopter. Courtesy: www.bclocalnews.com Last October we told you the story of the two riders who tore through Coquitlam, Burnaby, and Vancouver in a high-speed ride that turned into a high-speed chase, with a police helicopter required to chase down one of the … Continue reading VAN racers' bike seized
No, not that kind of spring! You’ve waited for it a long time. You held out hope it would arrive. No, we’re not talking about rich aunt Rene’s untimely death, we’re talking about spring. And, as of yesterday, it’s here. This winter was long and cold for many, but the snow is melting quickly, street … Continue reading It's Spring!
We doubt the festival will get out of hand like the beach brawls supposedly did in the 1960s. It won’t be as fun as Quadrophenia or a brawl at Brighton Beach, but the Mods n’ Rockers festival returns to Toronto this August. The festival, which celebrates British scooter and motorcycle youth subculture, starts 7 p.m. … Continue reading Mods 'n' Rockers return
This flooded pothole conceals a Honda Gold Wing. The rider was unhurt. Today is a day for Quebec motorcyclists to rejoice. Beginning on this day, riders can take their bikes for a spin legally, without the fear of being ticketed for just being on the road. If you’re unfamiliar with Quebec’s winter tire law (read … Continue reading Quebec bikers rejoice?
Will red light cameras stop dangerous drivers at intersections in NB? The streets in New Brunswick may be a little safer for motorcyclists soon. In a province where red light running is the norm, Public Safety minister Robert Trevors says the government is willing to take action, in the form of red light cameras.â€¨â€¨ Red … Continue reading Red light cameras for NB?