The Ottawa Section covers the Ottawa Valley and Western Quebec areas. We have approximately 120 members, and have been in existence for 41 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 8:00am (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 a local charity.
We also have Facebook pages located at:
Members display their motorcycles at a number of events, such as the Cumberland Museum Heritage Days, the Billings Estate Antique Motorcycle show, Paris National, our own Oxford Mills Motorcycle Rally, and other vintage motorcycle club events. In addition, 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).
The Ottawa Section holds regular Section meetings on the first Tuesday of the month, starting at 6:30 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 The Prescott, 379 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N1. Check with the group first as some meetings may take place at members homes if you have not received a meeting notice. See Events Calendar for more information.
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.