Instameet 2021 – Three Days of Epic Riding

/ February 20, 2022

This past September we had the opportunity to invite and showcase Ride the Highlands to eight motorcycle writers and photographers for an epic multi-day ride. Stationed at Sands on Golden Lake, these motorcycle enthusiasts spent three days riding the Ottawa Valley region of Ontario’s Highlands, touring some of our favourite roads and experiencing what valley hospitality is all about.

Check out these stories from some of the riders who got to enjoy the ride:

Dustin Woods @dustin_a_woods – Writer for Canada Moto Guide

Riding: 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Glide Special

“You’ll be exhausted from riding before you ever get tired of exploring these roads.” 

Click here to read Dustin’s story: Exploring Ontario’s Highlands

Dan Lim @themotofoto – Motorcycle Photographer & Writer

Riding: 2021 Harley Davidson Road Glide CVO

“This is an area that needs to be on your bucket list of places to tour on your bike.”

Click here to read Dan’s story: Set Your Sights on the Highlands

James Bai @wobblycat – Writer and Traveller

Riding: 2021 Honda Africa Twin

“Every time I’m in the Ride the Highlands (I’ve been coming here for years), I feel like there’s more to do!”

Click here to read James’ story: My Favourite things in Ride the Highlands

Martin Lortz @lortzphoto – Photographer & Writer

Riding: 2021 Honda Gold Wing

“As a fan of horsepower, two wheels and lean angles, eastern Ontario’s Ottawa Valley, and the area known as Ride the Highlands, has been a staple in my moto routine for years.”

Click here to read Martin’s story: Following the Path of Least Resistance

Mondo Lulu @dzgnboy – Writer & Photographer

Riding: 2021 Yamaha Tracer GT

“As motorcyclists, we have our road-building forebears to thank for the Highlands’ many rollercoaster rides.”

Click here to read Mondo’s story: Upsized Roads for an Upsized Bike – A Scooter Boy’s Diary

Jake Jones @jakesgreatesthits – Videographer & Photographer

“Three is the magic number and that is how many times I’ve had the pleasure of capturing the smooth, curving arteries that zig-zag through Ottawa Valley, just East of Algonquin Provincial Park. It’s also how many days I got to spend with a rambunctious bunch of Torontians whose beaming smiles and gleaming bikes were co-stars to the Ride the Highlands routes we got to sample. And sample we did.”

Click here to read Jake’s story including three epic videos: Riding Ontario’s Highlands: A Three-day Motorcycle Tour

Reliving those epic three days has us geared up for another season of riding the Highlands. You can start planning your trip by visiting our website, or ordering your free Ride the Highlands Map.

See you on the road!

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  1. Can I join you guys ride the next time.?

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