Great Pine Ridge Section
Founded in 1982, Great Pine Ridge (GPR) is the largest section in the CVMG. The Section currently has more than 120 members and more than 400 classic and vintage motorcycles. GPR represents CVMG members living in the eastern suburbs of Toronto, as well as Durham and York Regions north of Toronto.
The Great Pine Ridge name is derived from the pine forests that abound along the Oak Ridges Moraine, one of the most significant landforms in Southern Ontario. The moraine gets its name from the rolling hills and river valleys extending 160 km from the Niagara Escarpment east to Rice Lake. It was formed 12,000 years ago by advancing and retreating glaciers.
GPR Section is very active in the motorcycling community. By hosting and participating in a number of events, members further the aims of the CVMG, to ‘…promote the use, restoration and interest in older motorcycles’.
Like the CVMG, the GPR section is a not-for-profit organization.
Shows and Displays
Members display their motorcycles at a number of events, such as: the Toronto International Motorcycle SuperShow (International Centre, Mississauga), Wings and Wheels Heritage Festival (Toronto Aerospace Museum, Downsview Park), the CVMG National Rally (Fairgrounds, Paris, ON) and Brits in the Park (Victoria Park, Lindsay).
GPR Section meets for breakfast every Sunday morning (year round) at Famous Sam's Restaurant at the north east corner of Stouffville Road and Woodbine Avenue (just east of Highway 404).
There are also regular Section meetings on the last Monday of the month, starting at 7:30 PM sharp (or thereabouts, depending on the interesting motorcycles in the parking lot). The purpose of these meetings is to socialize and to transact any Section business. During the winter, meetings are held at the Highland Creek Legion (45 Lawson Rd, Scarborough). During the riding season, the meetings are held at various members’ houses. See Events Calendar for more information.
Famous Sam's is the departure point for most of the GPR section rides. We ride to most shows and displays, as well as a Fall Colours Tour and a ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ to an interesting destination in Southern Ontario.
Also see our GPR - Calendar of Events, our GPR Contacts, and our GPR photo galleries