Ontario Rides: Everything the Michigan Rider Needs to Know

Start in Detroit and head north to bask in the wild beauty of Ontario. This loop is a must for riders from the Great Lake State!

Hundreds of Miles of Paved Bliss

Ontario is a land of diversity—thousands of miles of twisting and turning paved bliss; roads that wind their way through wild, pristine forest, immense rock-cuts and mountain ranges, thousands of lakes and rivers from the tiniest creek to the majesty of the world's largest freshwater lakes, and hundreds of great places to eat, sleep and play. And with our all-new motorcycle trip planner at www.GoTourOntario.ca, we've made planning a killer road trip the easiest part of the trip (it even lets your download your route to your GPS!)


Good Times, Great Friends

We're also home to some of the friendliest motorcycle communities, hundreds of motorcycle events every summer, from the venerable charity runs that raise money for dozens of good causes, to epic party weekends with cover bands, test rides, BBQ's and staying out all night.


Where to Ride, When to Ride

Ontario's wealth of riding roads makes it a perfect touring destination. Check out some of the top rides in the video below.

We've worked hard to make sure that everything is just perfect for your trip — we've mapped out dozens of routes, catalogued all of the events and picked the best ones to attend. From the world-famous Friday the 13th in Port Dover, to the veneral Bikers Reunion in the far north, to the up-and-coming Ride Manitoulin, we've got something for every type of rider.


Ontario's Epic Rides

For the Michigan rider, taking advantage of Ontario's natural riding resources is easy as pie. Lower peninsula riders can enter at either Detroit or Port Huron for easy access to the routes in Grey-Bruce Counties, the Georgian Bay Coastal Route for a weekend getaway, or launch into a long distance road trip into the heart of the North with the Temiskming Loop. For riders entering from the upper peninsula, we recommend coming through either Pigeon Falls or the Soo and embarking on Ontario's epic ride, Ride Lake Superior. Check the video below for some real riders weighing in on the Ottawa Valley, one of Ontario's best areas for twisty backroads. Below you'll find one of the most popular routes available for riders coming through Ontario from Michigan. It routes together several of the best roads in the province for maximum riding enjoyment.

View The Ultimate Ontario Motorcycle Route for Michigan Riders in a larger map

Whatever route you chose, your Ontario adventure is just around the corner!

About Mike Jacobs

Mike is an avid Northern traveller, having spent years traversing its backroads, and visiting its remote lodges and fun cities by car, RV, motorcycle, and boat. There's always something new to discover in the North and Mike never shies away from the next great adventure. Mike is the chairman of the board for the Tourism Technology Company.

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