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Attention Ganny Riders !                                                                                                                                     

On Sept. 13 and 14 there will be a large horse event in the Ganaraska Forest. It is a 75 mile race and will use essentially all of the EF, CF, and the eastern half of the WF. The trails in use will have orange and white ribbons and pink arrows (like the ones you use).

Since it is a qualifying event for the Pan American Championship in 2015, it will have high profile exposure with riders from NA, CA and SA.

Please  respect the marked trails, preferably staying off of them and being vigilant when crossing them.


Welcome  Rome !                                                                                                                                      

 The OFTR is pleased to announce that Rome Haloftis has joined the OFTR team as Events Coordinator, representing the OFTR at our Trail Ride series, some Dual Sport Events, trade shows and elsewhere.

Rome will manage our sound testing program at ride events, assist event organizers, and promote our program of access to trails for members as responsible and inclusive users of off-road riding areas in Ontario. 

Rome brings valuable business and representation experience, and has been a long serving executive with the Great Pine Trail Riders. 

He is also a top competitor in the enduro and off-road community in Ontario, and will be well-known to many members.

His competition experience includes top events: he iron-manned the 2006 Baja 1000, has completed many Paris-Dacre events in top-finishing teams, finished the 2012 Red Bull Romanics Hard Enduro Rally and was Off Road Ontario Vet A Grand Champion in 2012.

Rome can be reached at rome@oftr.ca


Upcoming Events                                                                                                                                          

Calabogie Boogie - Dual Sport Ride

Date/time: Saturday Sept. 6 & Sunday Sept. 7

Location: Staging area at Calabogie Highlands Golf Course, 981 Barryvale Road See map below and directions


  • Early bird reservation: $100 (until Aug. 26 at 11:59pm) includes Saturday & Sunday lunch, T-shirt
  • After Aug. 26th, $125
  • Note: for entries after Aug 26th we can NOT guarantee lunch, T-shirts.
  • Saturday buffet dinner, 6:30 pm: $30, Tickets must be purchased by Tuesday., Sept. 3
  • Cash buffet breakfast available both days, $7.50

Sound Check (all bikes must pass 94db test to ride):

  • 5:30 pm till 9:30 pm Friday Sept. 5.
  • 7:30 am till 9:00 am Saturday Sept. 6
  • 8:00 am till 9:00 am Sunday Sept. 7

Registration, Release, & Sign In:

  • 6:00 pm till 10:00 pm Friday Sept. 7,
  • 7:30 am till 9:00 am Saturday
  • 8:00 am till 9:00 am Sunday

Riders' Meeting: Sat. and Sun. 9:30 a.m. in the clubhouse. Ride starts immediately after meeting.

Primitive camping available at the starting/finish point.

View Larger Map and Get Directions

Please allow pop-ups in order for the PayPal payment window to show once you have completed your reservation below and click Submit. Use the form below for dual sport ride only. Use the form on the trail ride page for trail riders. Thank you.


The 2014 Terra Nova has been postponed until Oct 19th. This is now a firm date. More details to follow.


Dufferin County calls Open Public Meeting to discuss the Dufferin County Forest. Details as follows - Be there! Be Nice!


 June 17, 7:00 pm at the Mel Lloyd Centre Auditorium in Shelburne

Election Time - Find out which candidate is best for us?

The attached link will direct you to a form letter that you can copy and paste into an email to be sent all of your local candidates.

 election letter

The second link may help you find out who your local candidates are.



Forest Status

All riding areas are open!

Dufferin County Forest - As you may know the DFC has been off limits to off road motorcycles since 1995. OFTR has been involved in the new forest management plan and has submitted a proposal for re-introduction of ORMs. The following links show the plan and the proposal. Please take a moment to comment favourably on the OFTR Proposal.




Great Video
Larry and the BMA tells it like it is

The Royal's Go Dirt Biking

Prince William and Prince Harry set out across Africa on Honda CRF's


Checkout our Newsletter about the Bayside Trailblazers...READ MORE

New Members of the Board of Directors
OFTR would like to thank departing Board members Mark Nastasiuk, Francis McDermott, Scott Ramsay and Toni Sharpless for all their contributions over the past year.

We are also welcoming Bob Kendall, Art Ash, Dallas Shannon, James Simzer and Robert Perkins to the 2014 OFTR Board of Directors.

Returning Board members are Dave Millier, Brian Knechtel, Rob King and Paul Trethewey. Warren Thaxter and Eric McSweeney return as OFTR Advisors.

New Traction E-Rag Hits the News Stand!Go to http://tractionerag.ca/ for your free copy

OFTR TRAILER STOLENSee link for details