CANADIAN VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE GROUP
L'Association Canadiennes Des Motos Anciennes
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"Ride Them, Don’t Hide Them."
Members of the Sarnia Section of Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group meet-up on the 1st. Tuesday of the month @ 7.00 pm. at the Point Edward Ex-Servicemen's Association, 503 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward.
Visitors ALWAYS Welcome.. . . . .
A Bit of our History
Sarnia is one of the older sections of the CVMG, dating back to 1976/1977.
Both Don Archer (Spike) and Grant Temple were members of the CVMG and wanted to start a chapter in Sarnia. They put fliers up at Dave Reiley’s and Ray Quinn's bike shops, placed some ads in the free section of place mats in local restaurants, ads in the Journal as well as word of mouth.
The first meeting was held upstairs at the “Ups and Downs” restaurant, and about 40 people showed up. For the first couple of years our meetings were held on Proctor St. in the basement of Don Archer's home with a usual attendance of up to 20 guys.
We held our first Sarnia rally in 1983 at Camp Saredaca. When we were younger and healthier we entered a float for the Labour Day Parade and the Annual Christmas parade with motorcycles riding around a flat-bed trailer holding about 20 bikes and a show at the Lambton Mall (until insurance prices got out of hand). We attended rallies and camp-outs en masse for companionship, drinking and story telling, it was a good time back in “those good old days".
Our Socials and Events:
Vintage & Fries Under the Bridges, Sunday May 20, 2023.
Enjoy the Worlds Best French Fries while checking out the Vintage and Classic Motorcycles on display from 11.00 until 2 pm.
13th Annual Bayfield Old Bike Day Sunday June 4, 2023
Inviting all vintage riders to an unorganized Summer Run. From 11 am until around 2 pm.
“The days events will be respectful and in accordance with the local health advisory recommendations. Hopefully the patio areas will all be open and a pint of Guinness along with a sumptuous lunch will be available.”
Enjoy the sights & sounds of one of Ontario’s prettiest villages. Have lunch in one of the many restaurants and display your bikes in front and near The Albion Hotel and Black Dog Village Pub & Bistro on Main Street. Please do not obstruct the pedestrian sidewalk.
This year, we introduced a 'virtual' prize. As the trophies are heavy with some sharp edges, and could be difficult to take home on some naked vintage bikes, Sarnia section will keep them until the next years Bayfield event. Three trophies to be awarded recognizing riders and their machines in the following categories.
Long Distance Award, Oldest Bike at Bayfield and Best Bike in Bayfield.
2023 "Long Distance Award" goes to Paul Boulanger and his 1982 BMW R100RS from Port Dover Ontario - Olde Norfolk Section
2023 “Oldest Bike at Bayfield Award” winner was John Roppel and his 1935 Harley Davidson VLD.
2023 “Best Bike in Bayfield” went to Steve Field and his 1982 Honda CBX 6 cylinder. Sarnia Section.
A sample of other beautiful bikes that were on display.
Breakfast on the 2nd Wednesday of the month, April to September.
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