It was a busy day at the Ganaraska Forest as OCMC, ODSC and Trail Tours held three different schools on May 11, 2013. CGP was on hand to catch the action for all three groups.
All event photos can be foundHERE. Click on the 2013 album and find the appropriate album according to your instructor.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to ride a bike and don’t have the equipment you owe it to yourself to check out Trail Tours. Steve Weycamp, owner, and his staff offer excellent instruction catered to the beginner right up to the seasoned rider looking for tips on how to become a more efficient and faster rider. This weekend, Trail Tours hosted ODSC as well as their own group for on-hand riding clinics.
OCMC also offered a clinic geared towards the enduro rider. Brian Wojonarowski, John Head and Blair Sharpless led riders through various skills teaching the finer points of riding enduros with the ultimate goal of becoming a faster competitor. This was a perfect lead into Sundays Mini Pine, an 85 km enduro and second race of Offroad Ontario’s Provincial Championship Enduro Series.
As for CGP, well I ended up racing the Mini-Pine as I realised I forgot a key component to my flash as I was driving along the 401 Sunday morning. In reality I could have taken photos without the flash but I knew we’d be deep in the woods and really wanted the colours to pop. And, frankly, I don’t do half-a$$ jobs so if I’m going to do something I do it right. Making my decision to race an easy one. And boy, did I have fun!! Plus, my friends, and fellow off-road instructors Jamie Kowitz, Tammie Wilson and Allison Grummet were there in full action. These ladies can shred!
Kudos to the Offroad Ontario and OCMC crew for putting together a great race. I believe over 200 riders came out regardless of the wacky weather and were greeted by lots of rocks, roots and whoops. Fun stuff! Although I will admit that my triceps are sore from the deep whoops.
Next up is the first XC race of the season in Colborne, Ontario. Check out NTR’s website for more race information. CGP will be on hand with camera this time so clean that bike and gear and smile for the camera!
Ever wondered what it’s like riding an off-road motorcycle? Well, Samsung and Rogers employees wondered and enjoyed a fun day at Trail Tours Friday, July 27, 2012. Under sunny skies and hot temps a giddy group geared up for the start of a fun filled afternoon.
Trail Tours is located in the Ganaraska Forest off Highway 115 just south of Peterborough. Steve Weykamp (owner) and his staff have plenty of experience teaching beginners to advanced riders. The beauty of Trail Tours is that you do not need to know how to ride a motorcycle – they will teach you. Learning how to ride in a large, safe grassy field is so much more enticing than in a parking lot. Pavement hurts … grass does not…IMO. I consider myself a bit of an expert here as I have had experience falling often onto both types of surfaces. Also included in the price is a full gamut of equipment – helmet, gloves, boots, chest protectors, pants and jerseys. Trail Tours has a large fleet of 2012 Honda Offroad bikes from 80cc to 450 cc’s which are maintained after every session to insure a safe and enjoyable day.
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