1. Many ODSC rides are cancelled until further notice due to the Covid-19 situation.
  1. brucedwilson

    brucedwilson ODSC Executive

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    From the OFTR this morning.

    To help stop the spread of COVID-19, the OFTR would like to take this time to remind all riders that the trails are currently closed in Ontario for OHV use. While the trails would normally open around May 1st, the Ontario government has extended the Declaration of Emergency to May 12, 2020, advising all Canadians to avoid all non-essential travel. “Non-essential” travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. Based on the province’s request, as well as, the closure of many of our riding areas by the landowners and municipal forest, the riding season for OFTR members will be delayed. We appreciate our member’s patience in these trying times. The OFTR will do our very best to keep our members updated as the season progresses. Let’s do our part by staying home.
    To be clear, the Declaration of Emergency by the Province does not define nor restrict non-essential travel. Travel on open roads by licensed and insured vehicles is still permissible.
  2. Twoinsane

    Twoinsane ODSC-OFTR Member

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    just my 2 cents. when your feeling the need to stretch or break. think of this. the covid virus hits seniors and those with existing breathing problem hardest. so ask yourself. who would you be willing to sacrifice for a ride or
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  3. gorick

    gorick Ride Organizer

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    Twoinsane. Not to cause problems though I really don't understand your statement. I am not sure what you are trying to say.
  4. Yawny

    Yawny Limited User

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    Well, bikes are selling like hot cakes on Kijiji at least! I guess everyone is at home internet shopping. Check out this find!

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  5. KAOS

    KAOS Limited User

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    Thanks!!

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  6. MichaelSchorpp

    MichaelSchorpp Ride Organizer

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    Spent last week at my cottage near Bancroft. The lake was much busier than normal-large numbers of seasonal cottagers seem to be sheltering in place there. There was also a steady parade of ATV's and bikes on the roads. I did the Old Hastings Road a few times. The intersecting trails show obvious signs of use. Looks like it's business as usual.
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  7. Don Jasper

    Don Jasper ODSC Executive

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    Glad you were able to ride safe. This lockdown is known to cause self grandour and delusions when there is no outlet. It remains true that there is no cure for this virus and there will be non for some time to come. Life will sure be different moving on.
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  8. Yamahammer

    Yamahammer Limited User

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    Yeah, I took a road ride on my Africa Twin through Calabogie area a couple weeks ago. In some of the rural areas I saw TONS of ATV traffic. A veritable parade in one area.
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    Yamahammer Limited User

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    And FYI, Limerick Forest has posted that the trails are open for motorized vehicle use.
  10. JamesM63

    JamesM63 ODSC-OFTR Member

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    The forum has gone very quiet lately, I have a question. Now that everybody is at stage three will any of the organised rides start happening?
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  11. michel mondou

    michel mondou ODSC President

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    Yes the forum is very quiet indeed, the summer months are usually quieter on the forum while people are away on family vacations.
    There should be more rides going into September & October.

    You can also organize your own ride and post it here, see how much interest there is :)
  12. Craig

    Craig ODSC-OFTR Member

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    The Rock Hound is going ahead in August, but like every other outdoor activity, it is in high demand and already sold out.