We were mentioned in Motocycle Mojo this month!

This is an excerpt from Glenn Roberts’ article in the latest Motorcycle Mojo – our favourite motorcycle mag!

“I have managed to fit in one significant ride this summer so far. We were riding a 2012 BMW K1600GT when we tagged along with a motley group of four creative types who are experiencing Northern Ontario by bike, truck, train, boat and camper trailer (they had two bikes, but one died while we were with them). They call their travels the Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Trip and are producing a daily blog of their adventures and posting lots of entertaining photos and video.

All of the roads that we travelled, and many more, can be found at the extensive motorcycle travel website gotourontario.ca. There are some amazing sights to see in Northern Ontario, and because you’ll find very little traffic and many small towns full of friendly people, it’ll be a relaxing ride from start to finish.

We had a great time with Mike, Jessie, Bogdan and Alex. Check out the antics of the Road Trip crew at ontarioroadtrip.ca. And if you’re watching the videos, be sure to watch past the credits, as the crew tends to sneak in some additional comical sketches.”

A cool picker shop in Providence

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Day 51 Video – Ride Manitoulin Begins

At 10am there were tons of bikes already out! We did the poker run, just to see what these types of events are all about, and we had a blast!

Sweet Peeks of the Week #7

From July 13th to July 19th 2012

Photos by Alexandra Sawicki (with the exception of Birthday Cheers taken by Bogdan Stoica)

EPISODE EIGHT – The Ultimate Northern Ontario Road Show!

This weeks episode begins with a delightful blueberry pancake breakfast prepared by the Silver Tops Club in the incredible community of Ignace, Ontario (slogan: You Otter Be In Ignace!) We’ve received all kinds of welcomes and been on all kinds of adventures, but the sense of community in this town make us all feel right at home.

We’d passed the half-way mark of the trip and were now heading in the general direction of home, except for one massive detour up Ontario’s most northerly road – Highway 599 to Pickle Lake. We found no Pickles, but we did get even further north than when we were in Moosonee! That’s pretty far.

We finally got to take our sail with Capt. Greg Heroux of SailSuperior.com Yacht Charters and it was a perfect afternoon for it. He even flew the beautifully coloured spinnaker for us, lighting up the whole bay with it’s vibrancy. And last but not least, we visited the municipality of Greenstone, where we took in an exhausting but rewarding hike up the Pijitawabik Palisades, camped on the shores of the massive Lake Nipigon, had breakfast in Beardmore, and visited the Geraldton Fire Management Headquarters and ReconAir – the gents responsible for fixing the float plane we flew in a few weeks ago with White River Air.

Next week: Ride Manitoulin! The Bruce Peninsula! North Bay! Mattawa Voyageur Days! Huzzah!

Day 50 Video – Sunset Swimming

We went swimming late at night at the Mindemoya Court Cottages and Campground! So beautiful.

Ride Manitoulin – Tomorrow!

We spent the day with Steven Fox-Radulovich and Colin Wilson on a quick adventure tour of the island in between their preparations for the Ride Manitoulin event.

The vibe here makes it seem like this year’s event is gonna be bigger and better than last year, and the adventure ride that Steven has planned looks like it will take riders to some incredibly scenic backroads, without being too challenging.

Day 49 – Manitoulin Chocolate Factory

The Manitoulin Chocolate Works is a magical land, of candies dreams and jelly-drop wonder.

Day 49 Video – Welcome to Manitoulin!

We’ve arrived on the blessed isle of Manitou, getting ready to cover the Ride Manitoulin motorcycle event – if this is anything like last year, it should be a blast with a capital BLAST! I might even indulge in my first ever poker run!

The Best of Instagram!

There’s no doubt that our staff photographer Alexe has the eye of the North, but here’s a couple of Mike’s iPhone snaps put through the magic of Instagram! If you use the photosharing service, add us – we’re @NorthernRoads!