Cecile Gambin Photography ready for the 2013 Ontario Off-Road Season

Offroad Ontario Algonquin Trail Ride
Taking five at the Algonquin 2 day ride
Homage to Ice 2012
Whether at the races for fun or for competition it’s always great to be riding with buddies.

The 2013 Ontario Off-road riding season is soon upon us and personally I cannot wait! An opportunity to share good times with friends, ride a new trail and become one with the bike. I am also looking forward to riding the trails with my camera gear in tow searching for those perfect action shots. I have many plans this summer and,  hopefully, some good news to share in a few weeks. In the meantime, Cecile Gambin Photography will be out in full force this season at most of the off road and cycling events throughout our great province. So, don’t forget to ham it up when you see my lens and say ‘hello’!

Parts Canada CMRC TransCan MX Nationals 2012 Photo Report

To see all pictures of Sundays MX1 & MX2 races please click on this link: order.cecilegambin.com/riders.  Or, go to the Gallery tab above and the ‘For Riders’ tab.

Early Saturday morning I received an email from the editor of Inside MotoX & Offroad letting me know that my credentials were waiting at Gate B ready for me to pick up in time for the 2012 Parts Canada CMRC TransCan Canadian MX Nationals held in Walton, Ontario, August 19.

A few hours later I was in my car driving back to Toronto (I had just gotten to the cottage only a few hours before) to pick up the rest of my camera gear, buy another memory card, charge my batteries and get about 4.5 hours sleep. David and the kids stayed up north so I would have to drive back on Monday to pick them up as I had taken the car.

Despite the lack of sleep and heavy driving duty it was not an issue as I loved every moment shooting the big race. Don’t get me wrong…I love offroad but I will admit that shooting a 2-3 km MX loop is much easier than a 100km enduro event. Really the only similiarities between the two sports, aside from the bikes having two wheels, is the poison ivy that grows rampant in sandy soil. And, somewhere on the Walton farm there is a crop of it and it found me!

I have assembled a few photos that I hope you will enjoy. They have been specifically chosen to represent my day watching athletes and volunteers hard at work, and spectators enjoying the show while encompassing the beautiful Walton farm landscape where the colours and textures inspired me to take the photos the way I did.

Thanks to Jeff Morgan of IMX for giving me this opportunity!

Coffee break before the first Moto of the day.

KTM’s Factory rider Jeremy Medaglia storming through the field wrapping up the season with a second place in MX2 final point standings.
Early morning mechanical.
Pre-race warm-up with Matt Goerke.
Matt Goerke with special permission to wear the Number 1 plate for the morning practice. Great for photogs with the beautiful morning light.


I love playing around with perspective. This reminds me of a toy tractor we had as kids.
Dominic Kisiel out running his shadow or is it his shadow out running him?
Chalking the dirt for the next Hole Shot winner.

Goerke charging hard and on route to a MX1 Champion title.
Gavin and Brody working their bikes in between motos. I’m sure Dad will have them jumping doubles in no time!!
Leading Edge Kawasaki’s Teddy Maier working hard for his MX2 Championship title.
Ryan Derry scrubbing low and looking good for KTM.

Taking the win. Congrats to Leading Edge Kawasake rider Goerke for his MX1 National title.
I’d be all smiles to for landing a spot on the podium at the Nationals.
MX2 podium. Welcome National Champion Teddy Maier proudly wearing the number 1. With Medaglia (2nd) and Ingalls in 3rd.