Category Archives: Top 10s

Ride the Highlands Locals You Need to Meet – Part 2

Ride the Highlands Locals You Need to Meet – Part 2

Ride the Highlands would not be what it is without the locals who make up our communities’ very colourful personality. If you can’t tell, we love our locals and how welcoming they are to you, our two-wheeled guests. It’s not rare for riders to meet a local who is keen to strike up a conversation, tell you about the area and give you insider tips. To show how awesome our

Read More

Why Ride the Highlands is one Kickass Motorcycle Destination

Why Ride the Highlands is one Kickass Motorcycle Destination

The road builders of the past had it right. Rather than build straight boring roads in Ontario’s Highlands, they had a vision and built roads knowing full-well that they were way more than just simple transportation grids. They knew someone would come along eventually and celebrate their efforts. They knew they would be on two wheels. That someone is the Ride the Highlands team and we were directly inspired by

Read More

Les raisons pour lesquelles les Hautes-terres sont une destination moto sensass

Les raisons pour lesquelles les Hautes-terres sont une destination moto sensass

Les constructeurs de routes d’antan avaient bien calculé leur affaire. Au lieu de bâtir des routes droites et monotones dans les Hautes-terres de l’Ontario, ils voyaient loin et ont construit des chemins en sachant qu’ils forment plus qu’un simple réseau de transport. Ils savaient que quelqu’un viendrait éventuellement célébrer leurs efforts. Ils se doutaient bien que ceux qui viendraient seraient sur deux roues. Survient nul autre que l’équipe des Hautes-terres

Read More

Ride the Highlands Locals You Need to Meet – Part 1

Ride the Highlands Locals You Need to Meet – Part 1

We’ve all heard, “The greatest part of the journey is the people you meet along the way.” This rings true for anyone who’s had the opportunity to Ride the Highlands. Yes, Ontario’s Highlands’ topography is a rider’s dream but it’s the people that truly make this place so special. A location of early settlement, Ontario’s Highlands was once populated by an eclectic mix of ‘salt of the earth’ folks, who

Read More

Kickstands Down – The Top 10 Historic Sites Worth Stopping For

Kickstands Down – The Top 10 Historic Sites Worth Stopping For

Voir en français No really, these history lessons are worth pulling your steed over for. Most riders think of historical plaques as dull and boring and just crack the throttle as they cruise by. But we guarantee some of the stories you will learn at these sites will move you to your biker core. Riding through Ontario’s Highlands can sometimes feel like you’ve travelled back in time, literally. Being a

Read More

Plan your Group Ride in Ride the Highlands

Plan your Group Ride in Ride the Highlands

Voir en français Riding season has arrived and if you haven’t started already, it’s time to get planning your 2019 Ride the Highlands adventure with your crew. Before any trip planning can start, you need a rock solid map. Order your free Ride the Highlands map for you and all of your riding buddies to hand out at your next meet up. The Ride the Highlands team mails out maps

Read More

Motorcycles and Main Streets

Motorcycles and Main Streets

As riders, we’ve ridden through a lot of towns, each one unique in its own way. However, the one thing every town has in common is a main street; the street where all of the action takes place, often the heart and soul of a city or town. There is something about cruising down the main strip of the towns we visit. We have a few theories; it might be

Read More

Perfect Patios

Perfect Patios

Voir en français Like you need yet another excuse to Ride the Highlands. There are the baked goods and smoked meat quests, the Polish cuisine cruises, the twisty road rides, sweeping vista views, historical settlement stories and now we are bringing you the Perfect Patios. Nothing says a summer ride like rewarding yourself with that perfect patio pleasure. Ontario’s Highlands is dotted with outdoor dining opportunities as unique as the landscapes

Read More

Ride the Highlands – Top 5 Curves

Ride the Highlands – Top 5 Curves

The curves of Ride the Highlands are thanks to those road builders who went against orders to make things straight.  They knew that someday, someone, somewhere, would appreciate their craft.  Even though in some cases motorcycles weren’t even invented yet, they knew people would want to have fun, on the very ribbons they’ve cut through the landscape. Paying homage to and recognizing their efforts is important.  So to do this

Read More

Parcourez  les 5 virages célèbres des Hautes-terres

Parcourez les 5 virages célèbres des Hautes-terres

Les virages des Hautes-terres en moto existent grâce aux constructeurs de routes qui sont allés à l’encontre des instructions de créer des chemins droits. Ils savaient qu’un jour, quelqu’un, quelque part, apprécierait leur art. Même si dans certains cas, les motocyclettes n’étaient même pas encore inventées, ils savaient que les gens voudraient avoir du plaisir, sur ces mêmes rubans de route qu’ils ont construits à travers le paysage. Il est important

Read More