Ride Guide with Nick Barrett

Nick's Ride Guide

Hello everyone and welcome to Nick's Ride Guide. In this section we'll be listing a selection and overview of local rides and motorcycle related events. It's not our intention to provide every event out there but to simply list field proven events and rides that have been successful and entertaining and generally been a good time for all. Quality routes and rides are the target. Check back often as we will be changing and updating the site regularly. Please e-mail us with your favourite routes and motorcycle events. I'll be happy to add all your favourites to this page and provide the motorcycle community with a fantastic tool and resource to make the most of our recreation. It's our hopes to make this page a cookbook like resource for a wide variation of rides and fun events for motorcyclists. I look forward to receiving your input and feedback.

For those of you looking to explore some roads around our province here are some links that will set you in the right direction.

Simply a must this season.
Classy Chassis & Cycles a good friend of Cycles and a fantastic sponsor will be holding events and rides throughout the 2009-riding season. The following is a list of events going on at CCC.

Classy Chassis & Cycles Events
From 11am-3pm

Classy Chassis Aniversary Ride
May 2rd.  Anniversary Bash.

(Titan Grand Opening,BBQ & Live Music)
Lets Ride Up To Classy Chassis & Cycles 3rd Anniversary Bash.
Leaving Cycles 3:17 at 9am.
Come gassed Up and Ready To Roll !

Contact Nick for details:

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June 13th Female Riders Appreciation Day.
(Female Trick Rider Demo, Prizes, BBQ & Live Music)

Jul 11th
Hog Riding.
(BBQ & live Music)

Sept 12th  Honour Our Troops.
(BBQ & Live Music, Ride To Trenton @  2pm)

Oct 10th . Harvest Celebration.
(BBQ & Live Music.)

Classy Chassis & Cycles Rides to other locations

May 23rd. Millbrook & Port Hope   (Departing 10am )

Jul 25th  Algonquin Park. (Departing 10am)

Aug 22nd  Stoney Lake & Buckhorn. (Departing 10am)

Sept 12th. Trenton Army Base.(Departing 2pm)

Sept 26th. Wilberforce,Maynooth & Bancroft. (Departing 10am)

For the C.C.C. events we can meet at Cycles 2 hours beforehand and ride up together, just drop me a line if you intend to go .(Or just show up)!

Local Charity Rides & Events.

The All Canadian Riders Club. Durham Chapter Hosts
Thursday Evenings Cruise Night at The Big M
Krosno Blvd & Liverpool Road, Pickering
Starting April 26th throughout the season

Eagle Eye Custom Cycles
Tuesday Night Bike Nights at starts on June 2nd 2009.

B.A.D. Ride XII - May 31st

Ride For Dad - June 13th
Live music with Mike Chessman & AveryStone Band

Ride For Sight - June 19-21st

Ride for Hereos I would like to make special mention of the Ride For Heroes.

Saturday June 6th  

This ride is being set up by a friend and regular visitor to Cycles 3:17.  Lou Devuono has worked very hard to provide this amazing tribute to our fallen soldiers so it would be nice if a group of Riders could leave Cycles3:17 together to attend this ride. There is no registration fee for this ride.

Tony Stacey Center**** The Ride To Remember ****
Hosted By The Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units

Here is a ride that certainly deserves to be supported. It is important that while we show our support to our current troops who are gallantly serving our country , that we do not forget those many men and women who served in wars gone by and who now need our help to live their lives in the dignified manner that they so deserve. That is what the Tony Stacey Centre is all about, so if you can, please show them your support and gratitude.

Saturday July 25Th 2009
In Support Of The Tony Stacey Centre For Veterans Care.
Starting At The Bolton Legion (50 Ann St, Bolton On)
Ending At The Tony Stacey Centre
59 Lawson Rd, Scarborough, On
Registration begins @ 9:00am Format: Poker Run Start Point: Bolton Legion (50 Anne St, Bolton, ON) Stops at various legions and our 3rd stop is at FreaknLeather Where lunch will be served. Final stop is at the Tony Stacey Centre in Scarborough On
All proceeds to: The Tony Stacey Centre for Veterans Care Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

For more information please check here >>

Tony Stacey Centre
The not-for-profit Centre, named for Tony Stacey, the World War II Sergeant who with other veterans fought tirelessly to found the Centre, is located in Toronto and accepts veterans from across Canada.   It is distinguished by the fact that it is the only veterans’ long term care facility that accepts non-serving spouses of veterans, non-overseas veterans, veterans of conflicts post Korea and peacekeepers. 


Sylvia's Ride
Please join the Durham Divas for our Annual Fund raising ride. This year we have renamed the ride in honour of our founder Sylvia Spice; Sylvia's Ride 2009 (formerly known as Ride For Respite).
All proceeds will be donated to Luke's Place a Support & Resource Centre for Women and Children this year.  
I have attached a few versions of the poster and flyers we have made. Print a copy and post it in your favourite place for all to see, like grocery stores, office lunch rooms, Community Centres etc; get the word out there.  
We appreciate your support for this very worthy cause and look forward to having you ride with us on Sunday May 24th.
Diva Karen Reid
Communications Officer/Road Captain 
Keep the rubber on the road and enjoy the ride!
Check out the Durham Divas website:

Ride To Work Day

Please keep in touch and send me any of your comments, ride events or feedback.

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