Ontario ,Canada. I need some places to ride

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  1. Speedfreek

    Speedfreek Rookie DRN Member

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    Hello people,
    Lets get some places to ride listed. I'm getting tired of riding the same old place.Lets list some here.
    The only place I know is:
    Salem Rd .
    To get there from Toronto you go north on Highway 400 to innisvile beach sideroad(about 40minutes from Toronto) turn left on Innisville beach sideroad to go west and then go north on the first street you come to.About 10 minutes up the road you will pass a forestry area where you can park or continue north for about a minute to Salem rd which you would turn right onto .It's a dead end . I usually park there and enter the trails from there.
    There is a lot of sand and mud there with some very tight and sometimes very muddy trails and some wide whooped out sand sections to ride,but not many jumps or anywhere to get any "big air"
    Okay,now lets hear about some other places :ride:


  2. John Cena

    John Cena Rookie DRN Member

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    Dont anyone ride in Ontario?
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    Peer Lovell Rookie DRN Member

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    Orr Lake, just north of Salem, Ganaraska Forest, the best place to ride on the Planet,
    Raglan Pits, Northumberland Forest, Turkey Point, St. Williams Forest; the list goes on and on.
    Do you want some specifics?
  4. highflyernick

    highflyernick Rookie DRN Member

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    Ya, I ride in Ontario, in Tillsonburg. A whole pile of people in Tillsonburg ride, there's tons of places to ride too around here. Can't tell ya on here but if you guys came riding with us sometime we could show ya.
  5. Speedfreek

    Speedfreek Rookie DRN Member

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    Heck ya, I want some specifics.If for some reason you don't want to post them here you can e-mail me if you like,but I'm sure others would like to know as well. Maybe some of us can hook up for a ride or something.We have plenty of time to plan with a few more months of winter ahead of us :eek:
  6. Milhaus

    Milhaus Rookie DRN Member

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    Count me in to a group ride boys. I live west of the GTA...not much around here. I hear Motopark in Chatsworth is pretty good but never been. Same with Eagles Nest and Turkey Point.
  7. Oldschooldeathwish

    Oldschooldeathwish Rookie DRN Member

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    I am going to look up some info and maps on the area, But ive been 4wheeling up in the minden area and it is beautiful. mostly trails but there is all diffrent terrain rock or soft ground. going to see if any of my jeep buddies have some maps of all hte really good trails. If anyone is interesten in getting a ride going in the summer or late spring just post and well see what we can get togeather
  8. Speedfreek

    Speedfreek Rookie DRN Member

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    Count me in :ride:
  9. chalie

    chalie Rookie DRN Member

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    I live in scarborough Ont. and trailer my bike to the northumberland forest just north of couburg on hwy 45. It's way way bigger and better than the ganaraska and no pass is needed. I go about once a week, and i although i don't like to, i go alone. If anyone around here wants a partner to shoot the trails with anytime, give me a message. It's much safer in pairs or more. I have room for another bike if needed but don't want to go too far out of my way.(I live just off the 401) I usually stick to speeding through the woods on trails as i havn't quite mastered jumping yet.
    Anyway. If you live in ontario, it's one of the best woods sites around. And there's a motocross track there too. although it's not being groomed this year i noticed.
  10. ellandoh

    ellandoh dismount art student Mi. Trail Riders

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    heres a cut and paste maybe jog some memories and get some descriptions



    Come Play In The Snow Inc. ON Tour
    Drapers Adventure Tours ON Tour
    Ganaraska Forest ON Trail
    Guided ATV Vacations ON Tour
    Highway 42 Trail Head ON Trail
    JRs ATV Tours and Guiding ON Tour
    MacIntosh Mills ON Trail
    Northern Tours ON Tour
    Northumberland Forest ON Trail
    Ontario Federation of All Terrain... ON Trail
    Redneck Mudders Guide Service ON Tour
    Sportsmans Lodge Trail
    The Perfect Getaway ON Tour
    Top of the Mountain Tours ON Tour
    Ultimate Guiding Services ON Tour
    Wawashkesh Wilderness ATV Tours ON Tour
    WildExodus ON Tour
    Destinations 1 to 17 of 17


    came from http://www.atvpathfinder.com/index.cfm
  11. John Cena

    John Cena Rookie DRN Member

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    I say lets go to Gopher dunes

    TRAILS:
    Instinctively carved through 100 acres of bush, lie 26 kms of groomed trails. The flat trails are wide and clearly marked, offering an easy path to follow. Depending on weather conditions, the trails often provide a challenge for mud-seeking enthusiasts! The trails are set up in 3 sections and do not criss-cross. They are easy to ride for both beginners and veterans alike on bikes and ATV's. The wooded trails provide a scenic ride for nature lovers and off-road enthusiasts

    TRACK DESCRIPTION:

    Gopher Dunes was constructed over a 20-acre parcel of land consisting of a sandy loam soil and is completely free of rocks. The perimeters of the track is edged on 2 sides by a 10 foot sound barrier and encompassed by a wooded area on the other 2 sides. The 1.6 km track has been designed as a fast-paced, physically-demanding, bar-banging course with numerous jumps and the blending in of a few doubles. The track creates tall sand berms that provide an excellent whoop-riding experience and it is highly recommended for anyone with a desire to build up their stamina and endurance. The track has been designed with safety in mind and it offers great overall spectator views! Changes are constantly being made, to keep the regulars on their toes... The Dunes offers an excellent opportunity for riders to learn to pick different lines and it is a soft sand practice track for those needing to tune up for the East Coast Nationals.

    and you don't need to worry about insurance :laugh:

    :laugh: :nener: :cool: :boss:
  12. chalie

    chalie Rookie DRN Member

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    Hey. Make with the directions John. I got this week off so maybe i'll head out that way one morning if it's not too far and give em a whirl. I'm always up for trying something new. Is this crown land or is it club operated? fee?
  13. John Cena

    John Cena Rookie DRN Member

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    Ok heres directions, might be alittle far from scarborough. There is a fee of $20 a day. I think there closed for a race Sunday 31 July but they might be open Fri Sat or Monday
    cause its not a CMRC event guess you would have to phone.

    Your also allowed to camp there for $20 per vehicle a sat and sunday camp over would be great, when it gets alittle cooler out liek august.

    http://www.gopherdunes.com/directions.htm

    http://www.gopherdunes.com/
  14. chalie

    chalie Rookie DRN Member

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    Yea, it is a little outa the way. but in a month i spend 2 weeks in cambridge for some training so i might as well tow the rocket there too now that i know a place. Thanks for the help
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    Welcome Chalie. Northumberland (?) sounds good, I'd be willing to try it at least once. Prob next weekend works for me.
  16. chalie

    chalie Rookie DRN Member

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    It really is a great spot. :ride: I usually go alone, so drop a line before u go and maybe i'll meet up with you. I would really like some one to ride with. None of my friends ride, and alone is getting quite scarry as i'm back in the bush really far sometimes
  17. John Cena

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    Do the Police patrol Northumberland looking for people to bust for no insurance? I think they do, so beware if you got no insurance and don't wanna pay $5000 :think:
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    chalie Rookie DRN Member

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    Here's the low down on the fuzz in northumberland forest.
    They come there 3 times a year on 4wheelers and putt around looking for people. They only stay on the east side of hwy45 and it's so big they'd be lucky to see 4/100 people there. I was confronted by them a month ago while returning to my car for a drink with a buddy. They asked for my info and i showed em. (i had everything.) My buddy on the other hand has no ownership for his bike, no insurance and no offroad plate. They were nice guys and said people like us they don't mind letting go. They are mostly there for helmets and such. They told us they rarely lay a ticket unless you're a real ******* to them or try to get away. which wouldn't be hard even on an 80cc with a flat.
    Mostly just warnings the cop told us. Just like the one my buddy got. But in the years of going there, that's a first for seeing them..
    A while back i got hit with a no ins. fine for $5000 just north of there. However i was in the middle of the highway by my cottage and had er wide open when a dog darted from the ditch into my front tire. I was airlifted to sunnybrook with a lacerated liver and spleen, shattered leg and a few busted ribs. For the icing on the cake the cops laid the no insurance fine on me. One of them met me at sunnybrook and told me he was sorry and that they had to give it to me but it was all over the local papers, and they could have given me many many more.
    Out of all the people i know, i am the first to see the opp there at northumberland.
  19. John Cena

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    Holy crap glad to hear your ok! I wouldnt mind going there. But someone with insurance is going to the vehicles first to make sure its clear. :laugh:
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    Is the place in Turkey point a Track; or trails, same with Tillisonburg? I'm from Hagersville so there are both pretty close for me.

    For those looking for a good track, Eagles Nest is a great choice, I'm headed there tomorrow.

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