History Tours

This is a CVMG-wide program to promote the use of our older machines in a fun setting.  Completing these selected tours to sites of historical interest earn you credits that can be redeemed for special commemorative regalia.

History Tours explained

  • For CVMG members in good standing
  • Tour rider must be on a vintage ride
  • Tour must be minimum 50km
  • Tour must incorporate a destination of historical interest
  • Ride can be done individually or part of a group

Awards

Completed rides are cumulative for earning credits to redeem for successive commemorative regalia levels:

Level 1: Blue Pin for completion of 3 Tours

Level 2: Red Pin for completion of 10 Tours

Level 3: Green Pin for completion of 25 Tours

 

Participants can claim a maximum of 3 tours each year.

2016 History Tour Schedule

History Tour #1 (updated May 27)

Join us on Sunday May 29 for a ride to the Leaskdale Manse, to be followed by GPR's monthly Section meeting.

The ride starts at Famous Sam's in Gormley at 10:30AM and follows some scenic secondary roads to Uxbridge Township.  We will have a conducted tour of the Leaskdale Manse, a national historic site as the former home of writer Lucy Maude Montgomery.  There is no charge for this tour.

History Tour #2 (updated July 12)

Please note rescheduled times

Start time:  8:30AM Wednesday August 3 (breakfast)

                  9:30AM (ride departs)

                    11:00AM (museum tour)

This is a ride to the Horseless Carriage Museum located just west of Bobcaygeon.  We meet at Scrambles Restaurant on the Foxbridge Golf course in Uxbridge, then ride to the Museum on paved secondary roads.

History Tour #3 (updated August 15)

Start time:  11:00AM Wednesday August 31 (ride departs)

                    12:30PM (museum tour)


Rain Date:  September 7 (same time and locations)

The tour departs Famous Sam's in Gormley and follows some scenic secondary roads to Uxbridge Township.  We will have a conducted tour of the Thomas Foster Memorial.  There is a suggested $5 donation for the tour.

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History Tour #4 (updated October 1)

note this tour is a combined event with GPR's Fall Colours Tour.

Start time:  10:00AM Sunday October 9 (ride departs)

Rain Date: Sunday October 16 (same time and locations)

The ride departs Famous Sam's in Gormley and follows some scenic secondary roads to Minden. Along the way, we'll stop to see several transportation-related historic sites.

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See GPR's events Calendar for the next scheduled tour

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