The Ottawa Section covers the Ottawa Valley and Western Quebec areas. We have approximately 120 members, and have been in existence for over 35 years. We are enthusiasts of all things motorcycle-related but we are particularly interested in older motorbikes, although many of us also ride current machinery.
Many of us get together on a weekly basis, weather permitting riding our motorbikes, for breakfast at Local Heroes restaurant in the Bleeker Mall on Clyde Avenue, near Merivale road in Ottawa on Sundays at around 8:30am (we tend to hang about until 10:00 or so). Some folks bring parts to buy and sell, so you may find that hard to locate spare you need.
Like the CVMG, the Ottawa section is a not-for-profit organization; however we do raise funds for Camp Quality, a charity that provides summer camping for children with cancer. For more details about Camp Quality check out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UiZjUNgGkU.
Shows and Displays
Members display their motorcycles at a number of events, such as the Cumberland Museum Heritage Days, the Billings Estate Antique Motorcycle show, our own Oxford Mills Motorcycle Rally, and several other CVMG rallies, and other vintage motorcycle club events.
For 2014 we displayed some of our bikes at the Ottawa International Motorcycle Show, held at the Ernst and Young Centre (formally Capital Exhibition (CE) Centre) on February 1st and 2nd, 2014.
We are holding our annual rally at Oxford Mills on July 5th, 2014. This years T-shirt will feature the 2013 Best in Show Indian owned by Barry Brown.
Watch out for dates for our Billings Estate display and Good Friends BBQ held in August.
The Ottawa Section holds regular Section meetings on the first Tuesday of the month, starting at 7:00 PM, with the business meeting starting at 7.30 PM sharp (or thereabouts, depending on the interesting motorcycles parked outside). The purpose of these meetings is to socialize and to transact any Section business. These meetings are generally held at a members home or garage. See Events Calendar for more information.
The Ottawa section hosts its own annual rally each year at Oxford Mills, Ontario on the first Saturday in July. Oxford Mills is about 50 minutes South of Ottawa, just West of Kemptville.
In addition to this rally, we also participate in other CVMG Section Rallies such as Montreal, Rideau Lakes, Quinte and various Old Bastards Vintage Motorcycle Club events (includes Northern Old Bastards or NOBs to their friends).
Local Heroes is the departure point for most of the Ottawa section rides. Several members ride to various shows and displays, including the CVMG National Rally in Paris Ontario, and the AMCA Rally held in Rhinebeck New York.
Also see our Calendar of Events ,Ottawa Section Contacts, Ottawa Section Photos