Motorcycle Events to check out in Ontario’s Highlands

/ May 19, 2023

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Motorcycles and events go hand-in-hand, like epic curves and sidewall sizzle. In the summer, there isn’t a weekend in Ontario that you can’t find some kind of motorcycle event or ride taking place. The best part is many of these events raise money for a cause or local charity. This is why riders are so great. What’s better than going for a ride? Going for a ride while supporting a cause.

Ontario’s Highlands and nearby communities are filling up with event rides over the summer. We’ve got your guide here, and to make your planning easy, we’ve listed all of them by date and included the Ride the Highlands route you can find it on.

If we’ve missed your event or know of a ride that is not included in this list, please email us with the details.

Weekly Events

Tuesday Night Bike Night – The Iron Rooster, Marmora

Route: The Highlands Loop, Dynamite Alley

Host: Timeless Bikes of Harley

Every Tuesday, from 5pm-9pm Timeless Bikes of Harley will be hosting a bike night at Iron Rooster for all to join. Enjoy food specials, 50/50 draws and great music, all while raising funds for SickKids and supporting the local food bank.

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August 2023 Events

August 12 (Rain date August 26) – 3rd Annual Show & Shine, Marmora, ON

Route: The Highlands Loop, Dynamite Alley

Host: Iron Rooster Rotisserie and Grill and Timeless Bikes of Harley

The 3rd Annual Big Bash Show and Shine will be taking place from 11am to 4pm at Iron Rooster Rotisserie and Grill. Come out to this great event, enjoy live music, a charity BBQ, 50/50 and charity raffle draw to support the Foundations of Youth Centre in Madoc. The event will also be collecting non perishable food items for the local food bank.

August 19 – 14th Annual Cruise Don’t Bruise, Orleans, ON

Route: The Highlands Loop, Deep Valley Run, Curvy Quebecor, Meand’rin Motorbikes

Host: Eastern Ontario Resource Centre

This is the 14th anniversary of the annual Cruise Don’t Bruise motorcycle event. This ride will help raise awareness about domestic violence and funds for programs against abuse. Registration begins at 7:30am at Sir Wilfred Laurier Secondary School, with kickstands up at 9am. The ride will include poker stops, with a BBQ to celebrate served after the ride.

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September 2023 Events

September 8, 9 & 10 – Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club Annual Rally, Delta, ON

Route: Rideau Ridge

Host: Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club

This annual three-day family-friendly rally includes road rides, bike games, a show and shine for vintage and custom bikes, as well as a dance with a live band. The event will be taking place at the Lower Beverly Lake Campground, with entry/participation fee of $10 for the full weekend. Overnight camping is extra and can be booked through the campground.  

September 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 – Corduroy Enduro, Gooderham, ON

Route: Dynamite Alley

Host: Rally Connex

This family-friendly event is for dual sport riders or anyone who is interested. Enjoy five days of activities including off-road demo rides, vintage show and shine, an ADV and dual sport spectator tour, as well as the fun of cheering on participants. Camping and food is available on-site at the Gooderham Community Centre.

Click here for a full itinerary of the event.

Past Events

May 2023 Events

May 6 – TKMC Motorcycle Swap Meet Show & Shine, Renfrew, ON

Route: The Highlands Loop, Deep Valley Run

Host: Templar Knights MC

Located at the Renfrew Fairgrounds, the TKMC hosted their first annual swap meet to raise money to support Toys for Kids. This event includes vendors, 50/50 draws and live music. Stay tuned for next year as TKMC hope to grow this event.


May 13 – 7th Annual Ride for Disabled Vets, Stittsville, ON

Route: Rideau Ridge

Host: Canada’s Capital Ride Info

The annual Ride for Disabled Vets is a 155km route that raises money in support of PTSD Recovery and service dogs. The ride begins in Stittsville and takes you through parts of Ride the Highlands including the quaint towns of Perth, Smith’s Falls and Merrickville. This ride is a poker run which ends with a BBQ, 50/50 draw and prizes.

June 2023 Events

June 2, 3 & 4 – Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally, Calabogie, ON

Route: The Highlands Loop, Pick-Axe Loop, Deep Valley Run

Host: Rally Connex

Located in Calabogie with the event homebase at Calabogie Peaks Resort, the Eastern Ontario Adventure Rally is a world class ADV rally event. On the Friday, register for an off-road class with KTM Canada’s Adventure Ambassador, Lee Martin. This is a perfect way to prep for Saturday’s terrain.

Choose to ride one of four different routes: from off road, to gravel and pavement, to just strictly pavement. A BBQ will take place after the ride, as well as music, bonfires, private bar, and prizes to be won from the supporting sponsors.

There will also be interviews and seminars with famous riders. Calabogie Peaks is a great place to stay, but there are other motorcycle friendly accommodations located nearby in Calabogie and the surrounding area which you can find in our accommodations page.

Check out last year’s video.

Motorcycle Events Map

Keep checking back as more motorcycle events get added throughout the season. If you’re looking to organize a motorcycle ride, rally or event of your own this season, Maplehaus Grill located in Hardwood Lake are happy to work with you and are a great location as the homebase for your event. Visit for more information and plan your trip around one of these great events.

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