Ontario Federation of Trail Riders announce a new agreement with Bruce County
OFTR members with blue-plated road legal off-road motorcycles can now ride the Bruce County Rail Trail. This exciting new agreement is part of a pilot project with Bruce County that will be in effect for one year.
“We are thrilled to add more trails to our network so members can experience the great outdoors and beautiful Ontario scenery,” says Art Ash, OFTR President and Director. The OFTR is working in collaboration with stakeholders, local, regional, provincial and federal governments to preserve existing riding areas and gain access to new areas. OFTR member club Ontario Dual Sport Club (ODSC) will be the trail stewards of this trail. “Riders can go from Clifford to Port Elgin, South to Kincardine and the nice thing is that you can ride right to the beach.”
An OFTR membership is your ticket to accessing these incredible Ontario trails
Only road legal motorcycles with a valid OFTR membership and blue license plate will be permitted to ride on the rail trail. OFTR asks all members to be mindful of speeds when riding a motorcycle on the trail and to always be respectful to other trail users. Not a member? Join OFTR at OFTR.ca.
“Thank you to Bruce County staff for their support and work on this agreement. The OFTR is proud to be an integral part of a beautiful trail network in Bruce County, and looks forward to working with Bruce County staff for many years to come.”
About the Bruce County Rail Trail
The Bruce County Rail Trail is approximately 80 kilometres in length. This multi-use trail runs from Port Elgin to the Bruce-Huron Line and from Port Elgin to Bruce Road 33 near Kincardine. The rail trail is currently accessed by many non-motorized users and is used by ATV’s in the summer months and snowmobiles in the winter months. The trail has been signed and gated and some upgrades to the trail surface have been completed. Most of the rail trail surface is made up of a mixture of soil and coarse aggregate. Over the next few years Bruce County hopes to have the majority of the trail surfaced with stone dust and gravel. The Teeswater and Willow Creek Trestle Bridges in the Paisley area were refurbished in the fall of 2009. These bridges give users an excellent viewing platform of the rivers and valleys surrounding Paisley.