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Motorcycle Journeys Through Atlantic Canada - NOW AVAILABLE!

One of the most popular destinations for North American motorcyclists is Nova Scotia, and its famous Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island.

Whitehorse Press has just published a new motorcycle guide -  Motorcycle Journeys Through Atlantic Canada and it's available NOW.  We'll be publishing a full review soon.

But for now you'll have to go with details provided by the publisher:

This new travel guide, written by local motorcyclists and travel writers, Rannie Gillis and Ken Aiken, is the complete resource for any two-wheel traveler wanting to visit the high points of this beautiful part of Canada. The book covers not only Cape Breton Island and the Cabot Trail but also the rest of Nova Scotia, as well as the neighboring provinces of Labrador, Newfoundland, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and eastern Quebec, including the wild and wonderful Gaspé Peninsula.

Each trip has a detailed route description, easy-to-follow maps, and unique photographs—all brought to life by the authors' informed and colorful narration. Local customs, history, tips for rider-friendly restaurants, ideas on unique lodging, comfortable campsites, and information on border crossings between the U.S. and Canada are included.

Pick it up on Amazon.ca at a discounted price now:


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Ride for Sight event dates posted

We've just updated the Motorcycle Events calendar (best viewed with any browser other than Safari) with the dates for all the Ride for Sight events listed across Canada. We thought we'd post the schedule for you here too and provide a little information about this worthwhile event:

Ride for Sight is the longest running motorcycle charity fundraiser in Canada; the first ride began in 1979 in Central Ontario.

In 2008, eight Ride for Sight events will be enjoyed in seven provinces across the country (Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Northwest Territories, Maritimes, Newfoundland, Central Ontario and Northwestern Ontario); each regional Ride has its own unique features.

Annual Ride for Sight weekend celebration events are supported in part by generous corporate sponsorship and are organized by volunteer Ride for Sight Planning Teams.

While Ride for Sight participants are primarily comprised of motorcyclists -- volunteers, fundraisers and supporters also include non-motorcyclists and families affected by retinal diseases.

Ride for Sight is the single largest private fundraising initiative for vision research in the world.

To-date, Ride for Sight has raised more than $17 million in support of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, the only organization in Canada whose sole mandate is to fund research for blindness caused by retinal degenerations.

Canada wide event schedule:

- Central Ontario Ride for Sight 2009, June 19, 20, 21, 2009, Collingwood Waterfront, Downtown Collingwood
- Alberta Ride for Sight 2009, June 12, 13, 14, 2009, Agricultural Centre Fairgrounds, Olds, Alberta
- Manitoba Ride for Sight 2009, July 10, 11, 12, 2009, Treherne Campground, Treherne, Manitoba
- Maritimes Ride for Sight 2009, June 5, 6, 7, 2009, Fox Mountain Camping Park, Aylesford, Nova Scotia
- Newfoundland & Labrador, June 26, 27, 28, 2009, Gander Community Centre,  Gander, NL
- Northwestern Ontario Ride for Sight, June 19, 20, 21, 2009, Riverview Campground, Longlac, ON
- Saskatchewan Ride for Sight 2009, June 27, 2009, Western Development Museum, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan



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