appointment of Mark Gray as Chairperson of the MCC Off-Road Council. Comprised of provincial member
federations, the MCC Off-Road Council is a national forum designed to promote off-road riding and foster an
integrated, national approach to deal with public policy issues affecting off-road motorcyclists.
“The MCC Board is very pleased that Mark Gray has accepted to be part of this energetic, results-oriented group
of off-road enthusiasts,” noted MCC Chair Kellee Irwin. “Working closely with our member federations, the MCC
Off-Road Council has a number of important initiatives underway, and I have no doubt that Mark and his Council
colleagues will make a meaningful contribution to enhance the off-road riding experience in Canada.”
“As a priority, the MCC Off-Road Council will coordinate the development and release of a comprehensive
economic impact study, which will showcase the economic benefits off-road riding brings to communities across
the country. We will now have the solid numbers federal and provincial decision-makers need as they consider
public policy issues affecting our community,” noted Mark Gray. “The MCC Off-Road Council is also moving
aggressively on other fronts, including the coordination of a national and regional government relations and
advocacy campaign, public affairs training and support for MCC member federations and the exchange of best
practices as they relate to safety and training programs.”
Mark began riding a trail bike and moped at an early age, which evolved into a passion for primarily sport and
dualsport bikes. He is a Director and a co-founder of DualSportBC and a Treasurer of the Greater Vancouver
Motorcycle Club. Mark puts much emphasis on safety, trail access and stewardship, new riders and supporting
Canadian retailers. He has been lead organizer of several major motorcycle events in recent years.
MCC Off-Road Council members are the Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association (AOHVA); the British Columbia
Off-Road Motorcycle Association (BCORMA); La Fédération Québecoise des motos hors-route (FQMHR); the New
Brunswick Off-Road Motorcycle Federation (NBORMF); the Nova Scotia Off-Road Riders Association (NSORRA); and
the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders (OFTR).
Comprised of national, provincial and territorial organizations, regional clubs, individual patrons and industry
representatives, the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada is the premier national, grassroots advocacy
organization championing motorcycling interests throughout Canada.