OFF-ROAD ARTICLES

WRITTEN BY VOLUNTEERS OF THE MCC
OFTR Celebrates 30 Years

OFTR Celebrates 30 Years

OFTR Celebrates 30 Years! 2022 marks the Ontario Federation of Trail Riders’ 30th Anniversary. With the commitment, volunteering, and passion of our members, we realized a point in the organization that no one imagined possible in 1992. In 2022, we are not only the...

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Riding Out the Winter Blahs.  Blah… BRAAAP!

Riding Out the Winter Blahs. Blah… BRAAAP!

Shake it out, find your rhythm; put that good soul back in your feet. Have you ever felt out of sorts? Maybe without being able to pinpoint the reason? Maybe it's the Winter blahs! Of course, you have and you’re not alone. (I won’t insert a statistic here.) We all...

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Empowering women to go beyond their limits

Empowering women to go beyond their limits

Connecting women riders in BC When M-C Boudreau first started riding, she was too shy to be a part of the regular rides and trail maintenance at the Squamish Dirt Bike Association (SDBA). She’s a confident rider, but didn’t want to be the only woman rider. So she...

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Building bridges and community

Building bridges and community

Civic-minded and committed to volunteerism, Garry Salekin looks forward to being outdoors and riding on the trails in southern Alberta. A self-proclaimed outdoorsman, Garry enjoys hunting, fishing and random camping (also known as rustic or open camping). Off-road...

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Nature’s social network

Bringing riders together in Ontario Local off-road riding clubs are the original social network. At the Bytown Motorcycle Association (BMA) in eastern Ontario, they have been bringing together riders from all walks of life for over 60 years. “If you don’t belong to an...

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A champion of volunteerism, off-road riding  and the great outdoors

A champion of volunteerism, off-road riding and the great outdoors

It’s the summer of 1974. Picture a group of kids hanging out with family and friends at the cottage. Then the rev of a Honda Z50 engine caught an 11-year-old’s attention. All the kids gathered around, looking forward to their turn on Kenny’s brand new off-road motorcycle. Then it was Grant’s turn to take it for a spin. He made his escape into the great outdoors and got his first real taste of freedom. He was hooked.

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My Summer Holidays

My Summer Holidays

School's out . . . Choice is yours The much-anticipated summer holidays have just begun but boredom may have already set in. Boredom comes with side effects too. Crankiness, depression and possibly getting into trouble can result. These kids are just not fun to be...

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