10. The Bikers Reunion

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http://www.bikersreunion.ca

Bikers Reunion has two stated goals: to be a fun, family-oriented weekend celebrating the sport of riding motorcycles, and to raise funds to help people who are battling cancer through the Timiskaming Hospital Community Cancer Care Unit. Timiskaming, for those few people unfamiliar, is New Liskeard-adjacent, on the shores of Lake Timiskaming, in Ontario, Canada. which is where the rally happens (read our rally report from 2013). The Rally became an annual event in 2004, and has donated almost $1 million to the hospital over its history. This year, the Rally goes off June 25-28. See the Cannonlady get shot out of a Canadian cannon. Groove to the life-like tunes of CCR cover band Green River Revival. Win a 2015 H-D Road King. Drink tons of Labatt Blue (it’s Canada), but, if you do, stay off your bike.

While you are in the area, you’d be wise to check out a popular motorcycle tour – the Temiskaming Loop. This 250-mile tour follows along the shores of Lake Temiskaming through Ontario’s Near North and Wilderness Region and part of Quebec, which is nice if you want to hear some French being spoken by the locals. If you stretch it out for two days, you can take a short detour through the top of Algonquin Park. Use the Go Tour Ontario Trip Planner for a detailed map showing locations for fuel, food and motorcycle-friendly accommodations.