We are the Old Fort York (OFY) section, the largest urban-based section of the Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG).
We are motorcyclists! An enthusiastic group of men and women whose interest is vintage and modern motorcycles.
Collectively we own well over 300 newish and old bikes, of all ages, sizes and from every motorcycle manufacturing country.
We ride, race, tour, wrench, renovate, fabricate, customize, restore, buy, sell, collect, write, read, talk, celebrate and dream - motorcycles.
GENERAL MONTHLY CLUB MEETING
Our general club meeting occurs on the first Wednesday each month. Our meetings are held at The Artful Dodger Pub , 10 Isabella St. Toronto at 19:00 / 7:00 p.m. It's a cosy pub with plenty of regulars and no silly affectations. The owner has given us our own space upstairs with our own server and even a pool table. All are welcome, especially those that like or ride older bikes. Parking is available on the street or in the Green P Car Park Lot across the street. During the summer months our meetings are ride-up backyard barbeques hosted by members at member homes.
The OFY members love to ride! One member or another will make it known where and/or when. You can join along anytime or anywhere along the ride or even just for lunch! You'll see a mix of vintage, classic, modern and not-so-vintage motorcycles on any ride we organize. And you're guaranteed to ride alongside a motorcycle model that you'd never likely see running - in action! Additionally, each season we have club rides which involve a full weekend with an overnight stay or two. It's always fun!
BREAKFAST MEETUPS - ON ANY SUNDAY
Join us for breakfast! Our OFY members, enjoy meeting up for breakfast every Sunday at the Sunset Grill, 45 Wicksteed Ave., East York, at (Wicksteed Ave. and Laird Ave.) The Sunset Grill provides excellent food and friendly service.
OFY folks meet for breakfast at 08:00 a.m. Plenty of free parking for motorcycles and four-wheelers. After breakfast, there's usually someone, or a few more - up for a ride!
OUR ANNUAL FAMED "LUCAS PUSH"
The OFY club is famous for our popular, and often referred to as crazy "Lucas Push"!
The Lucas Push or officially, the "Joseph Lucas Memorial Push" occurs in February in downtown Toronto. The idea was the brainchild of the late OFY member, Harry Roberts – a true motorcycle enthusiast and all around great guy. His idea was as a remedy to the cabin fever suffered by bikers during the coldest and most depressing month of the year, February. He thought why not have a social event and poke some fun at Joseph Lucas? Lucas was the owner of Lucas Electric, the company which supplied parts for the somewhat troublesome electrical systems of British motorcycles, which were then known jokingly as “The Prince of Darkness”.
The "Push" bike for the event is trailered to a "starting pub", and parked outside. After much merriment, food and libations inside the pub, the group gathers on the sidewalk to push the bike to the next destination. The evening continues with the group pushing a broken down motorcycle through Toronto's downtown core, in the dead of winter to various pub stops along the way.
BEER & WINGS NIGHT
The OFY members also meet once a month for Beer & Wings. Naturally those riding avoid the "beer" part. The gathering is at The Crooked Cue Pub at 3056 Bloor St W, Etobicoke (near the Royal York Subway) on the 3rd Wednesday, every month at 19:00 / 7:00 p.m. The evening is strictly social with pub food, beverages and many an amazing motorcycle tale or two! This is also another way our club meets up in the off season to stay in touch with each other.
JOIN US! CONNECT WITH US!
As an OFY member you'll be able to chat, discuss, engage in engine tech talk, and share your photos via our OLD FORT YORK Facebook Group. This is our "for members only" social online community.
Do join us on our public OLD FORT YORK Facebook Page! Like us, and connect! We'd love to hear from you and of course, welcome you as an official member!