Escape the 400s – A New Way to Get Off The Highways

Find some new roads to get you off the 400 series highways. A great series for motorcyclists!

Sweet Peeks of the Week #9 Farewell!

From July 27th to July 31th 2012

Photos by Alexandra Sawicki

Farewell friends and followers. Hopefully we will all meet again for another fun ride!

CBC Thunder Bay Interviews UNORT!

This morning, Mike did an interview with Adrienne Lamb from the Thunder Bay office of the CBC. Check out the interview here! We talked about highlights from Northwestern Ontario, life on the road, the reason why Northern Ontario is a superior (ha-ha) riding destination and what’s in store for next year! Check it out!

THE LAST EPISODE – The Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Trip

This is it! The last episode of the Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Show. In our final week on the road we snuck down the Bruce Peninsula to visit old friends Barb and Dave Wynd at the Taylor Made Bed and Breakfast in Lions Head where we availed ourselves to the best breakfast on the Bruce. Riding over to Mattawa Voyageur Days to take in performances by the Northern Pikes and George Thorogood, we stopped briefly in North Bay for a night of Karaoke at Partners Billiard and Bowling.

We stopped in with our friend Melissa Marquart from the Ottawa Valley and took in a mind-blowing meal of authentic Polish proportions at the legendary Wilno Tavern. Our last great ride of the trip was on the Peterson and Elephant Lake road, which I enjoyed way too much, and finally we stopped in Peterborough to get a little help from Dan Jacobs, composer of many of the songs heard in the videos, to sign our trip to a close.

It’s been a whirlwind tour and we’ve made so many memories, but sooner or later everyone has to go home. We hope we’ve inspired you to think about exploring the world just outside your back door – Ontario!

Oh, and stick around after the credits, for a special treat. See you on the highway.

Day 61 Video – The Last Daily Update!

Our trip ended like it began – torrential rain in Etobicoke! Episode ten – the LAST EPISODE is live tomorrow!

Sweet Peeks of the Week #8

From July 20th to July 26th 2012

Photos by Alexandra Sawicki

Day 60 Video – The Second Last Day

It’s our second last day on the road, but we’re not stopping until we’re done! Check the video for what’s next!

Kickboxing Matches @ Voyageur Days


So much to see and do – just make sure you bring the sunblock!



The Eau Claire gorge in Calvin Township! Next stop, Voyageur Days!

EPISODE NINE – The Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Show hits Manitoulin Island


This week we went in-depth on the Island of Manitoulin, staying there five whole days at the iconic Mindemoya Court Cottages and Campground where we indulged in all the requisite campground activities, from a spirited all-age game of softball pitting the ruthless Beavers versus the tyranical Chipmunks, to a cookout and campfire, to far too many belly-flops and cannonballs off the dock into the Caribbean blue of Lake Mindemoya.

Our main reason for visiting the island was to spend some time at Ride Manitoulin, one of Ontario’s newest motorcycle events. Lucky for us a couple of adventure touring fun-a-holics, Steven Fox-Radulovich and Colin Wilson, took us out on a ride through some of the unpaved corners of the island and we caught an eye (and mouth and nose) full of some dirty goodness.

Mike’s pop, Pete, joined the crew for a couple days and helped us figure out what a poker run is, and successfully lose four hands! He also took Mike’s bike back to Toronto for service, as we’d just crossed the 11,000km mark and it needed service! Thankfully, he generously donated his Honda ST1100 (which some of you might remember from last year!) to let us complete the trip on two wheels.

We also did a ton of other stuff, like went to a smash-up derby, sung the theme song from Rawhide while holding a miniature shotgun, and drank some amazing ice caps. But you need to watch the video to find out about that.