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WEC announces free entries at the Ontario Motopark CEC Presented by CORE

Anyone who is tuned in to off-road motorcycle racing in Canada knows that the biggest show in the country is coming to Motopark in Chatsworth, Ontario on September 17th and 18th. The Motopark Ontario CEC Presented by CORE is rounds 7 and 8 of the Canadian Enduro Championship as well as rounds 3 and 4 of the Eastern Canadian Enduro Championship.

With all the best riders from across Canada descending on Motopark this fall, WEC wants to make sure the fastest riders from Ontario are there to defend our soil against the highly talented racers from the BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Quebec and New Brunswick. Even some of the hot shots from the US will be there vying for Championship honours. With this in mind WEC is awarding a free entry ($100 value) to all Spring Series Champions of the Wiesner Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championship. In addition to this, the same free entry will be awarded to the winners of every class of the opening round of the Fall Series at Gopher Dunes.

The Wiesner Insurance Ontario Cross Country Championships are specifically designed to create fast riders. Everything from course design, length, venues, class structure and class advancement formula are specifically designed to make our fast riders even faster.

As a reminder, The Eastern Canadian Enduro Championship is comprised of two rounds in Labelle Quebec, September 10th and 11th and the two Ontario rounds at Motopark making a four event series. Championships are awarded in all Amateur classes (Pros are required to compete in all 8 rounds as the Canadian Championship). Amateur classes run the same course as the Pros with a couple of modifications; easier line in the Extreme Test, fewer laps / shorter distance, and a longer “hour out” period. These important changes allow the courses to be ridable by all abilities.

For those looking to enter a Canadian Championship Enduro for the first time it should be made clear that there are no confusing or cost prohibitive barriers like “old school” enduros. There is no driver’s license required as all events are 100% closed course, no license plate required (green plate or blue plate), no insurance required on the competition machine and lastly no complicated rules and timekeeping. Motocross racers or Cross Country racers will have no problem competing in this rider friendly format.

Riders awarded free entry at the Motopark Ontario CEC Presented by CORE:

Brian Wojnarowski
Matt McCarthy
Tyler Bennett
Jason Brunning
Paul Lachance
Al Strong
Jeff Klassen
Jeff Golden
Rose Lantaigne

Congratulations riders! Let’s see who will be added to this list after Gopher Dunes.

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Simon Pavey in Duncan BC to offer two day “Advanced OffRoad Riding” course

Simon Pavey will again be joining Don Hatton and Duncan Motorsports to facilitate his world famous off road riding school.

Simon Pavey is well known in the Motorrad world. As Chief Instructor of UK’s Off-Road Skills training academy, the 43-year-old Australian has taught hundreds of motorcycle owners how to ride the dirt — including Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman in preparation for their Long Way Round voyage, and again in the movie "Race to Dakar".

This time Duncan Motorsports is offering Simon’s Offroad Riding School two day “Advanced Riding” course. Whilst the emphasis is not too technical or demanding, this course will certainly give you new skills to challenge you, with plenty of riding time. 

Designed for:

· Riders who want to improve their biking skills even further.
· Riders who want to tackle trails a little further off the beaten track.
· Riders who want to build their confidence on an adventure style bike.

Location: Duncan BC
Dates: September 10th and 11th, 2011
Cost: $450 for complete course!

The course is limited to 10 participants so sign up early!

To register for this exciting event contact Don Hatton don@duncanmotorports.co or contact him through Duncan Motorsports via telephone 250-746-7148

For more information check out “Events” at www.duncanmotorsports.ca


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Give some dirt for Christmas!

Sounds like a bad gift to receive right?  Wrong!  You'll be warmly thanked for this gift of dirt this holiday season!


The folks at Trail Tours are offering gift certificates for Christmas.  People can get a certificate for a percentage off the total price or get a half day or full day package gift certificate.


Trail Tours is an off-road motorcycle school on the edge of the 11,000 acre Ganaraska forest. This off-road haven is just 20 minutes outside of Peterborough.


For details, just contact Trail Tours at trailtours70@hotmail.com or call 705-875-2980

We had an opportunity to ride with the gang at Trail Tours in the summer of 2009 and it was about as much fun as I've ever had on two wheels!  Check out the story and pictures HERE.

About Trail Tours

Trail Tours has been introducing people to the sport of trail riding for more than 10 years; making off-road riding a great way for people to experience adventure outdoors. As one of the most established riding schools in North America, we have designed unique excursions to suit both beginners and seasoned off-roaders.


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Canadians in Portugal - ISDE 2009

Ever heard of a little race called the ISDE? ISDE is, according to Wikipedia, "The International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is the oldest 'off road' motorcycle event on the FIM Calendar. The ISDE was first held in 1913 at Carlisle, England." It's usually referred to as the 'Olympics of Motorcycling.' Did you catch the whole six days part? Yup, six days of gruelling, exhausting, flat out racing.

It's being held as you read this in Portugal and there's a few Canadian's on the roster, 6 of them if my counting is right. We sent a few Canucks to Greece for the ISDE event held there last year.

Looks like they're got a blog this year where you can monitor the action. Follow the 2009 ISDE Team Canada blog HERE. Check it out!

Go Canada!

Image courtesy ISDE Team Canada 2009

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Round 5 & 6 Canadian Enduro Championship (CEC)

The fifth and sixth rounds of the 8-race Royal Distributing 2009 Canadian Enduro Championship (CEC) were held in Labelle, QC. this past weekend. Labelle is situated 1.5 hours North of Montreal, the local topography consists of wet rock, black mud, and occasional sand pit of all of which challenged 119 rider field. The 3 different timed special tests decided the victor, ultimately BC’s Bobby Prochnau riding a KTM 450 dominated by fending off challenges from Lethbridge, Alberta’s Jason Schrage and local hero Guy Giroux who rode his BMW 450X to third place overall.

Alberta’s Shane Cuthbertson, BC’s Geoff Nelson, Ontario’s Brian Wojanarski, Tyler Linton and Quebec-based Patrick Beaule and Allan Lachapelle are some of the Pro riders who showed fine form over the weekend.

Two hard luck award candidates would have been Machine Yamaha Toyota team rider Jake Stapleton who was on track for a top finish but a mishap saw him pull out early on the first day and Alberta youngster Ben Riviere who broke his arm yet rode on to the finish to win the Amateur C class.

The CEC has become the true Canadian Championship with support from all 6 major motorcycle manufacturers and riders travelling from 7 of the 10 Canadian provinces to test their skills against Canada’s best off-road riders. The Quebec round saw riders from the Atlantic provinces attending for the first time.

The Inside Motorcycles Top Pro Junior award went to Simon Ferraton this past weekend while local rider, Jean Pellerin won the Rekluse Clutch Top Amateur in Extreme test award.

The final event of the CEC takes place in Parry Sound, Ontario this weekend with competition heading for the lakeside town for the two-day competition. Parry Sound has a long history in welcoming motorcyclists in its community.

At all CEC events spectators are welcome and there is no entry fee to see the best off-road riders in Canada shine. For more information on this weekend’s CEC event check out the website HERE.

*Image courtesy Sport Moteur



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Dirt TV posts Canadian Enduro Championship video's on YouTube

Well the title kind of says it all but DirtTV has posted some high quality posts Canadian Enduro Champtionship video's on YouTube. The video's are from Rounds 1 & 2 of the 2009 Royal Distributing Canadian Enduro Championships in Blairmore, Alberta.

There's lots of exciting footage here. Enjoy!

Part 1



Part 2



Part 3



Part 4


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