Managed by: Claudia Cid
This year’s Day in the Dirt runs September 29th, on private property adjacent to the Ganaraska Forrest near the 115/35 split down the street from Pontypool. The day runs from 9 am to 3 pm and LUNCH IS PROVIDED!
The Full Day Ride is the ultimate off-road experience! Depending on your riding ability you will receive customized training at our 100 acre training facility, and ride fresh cut private property trail for this year. These tours are customized based upon the riders’ level, desired destinations, and dirtbike. No two rides are the same! Let our experienced instructors and guides look after your every need. We provide all the equipment, rider training, liability insurance, etc. to make your day the most memorable experience in the woods you’ve ever had!
This is always a super fun event, and everyone always comments on how it’s the best $150.00 they’ve ever spent on a day experience. Scott Spicer first ran this event waaay back in the day, and charged $150.00. Through the cooperation of Trail Tours and most importantly a subsidy from the TPAAA, we’ve managed to hold the line on 90s pricing! With the optional insurance, lunch and tax, this event is well in excess of $300.00 on regular pricing, so T.P.A.A.A. members are getting it for less than half price! Note that due to the subsidy, this is for Toronto Police Amateur Athletic Association members ONLY, and is yet another fantastic reason to congratulate yourself for opting “in” on membership!
The order of filling the event is FIRST PAID, FIRST ON THE LIST. While I admire and appreciate everyone’s honour and commitment, there’s an old saying. MONEY TALKS. If you want to nail down a spot, get your $150.00 in. E-mail money transfers make it easy! The event runs rain or shine, and the pricing is dependent on everyone attending, so the $150.00 in NON- REFUNDABLE in the case of a no show. In 5 previous years, we haven’t had a single no-show, and a touch of rain really turns the trails into magic, and keeps the dust down in mid-summer. Money transfers go to firstname.lastname@example.org please. This is the 9thstraight year, so we’ll use “tpaaanine” as the password.
Everything in terms of helmet, pads, boots is provided, the bike is provided from the CRF 150, CRF 230, CRF250, CRF250X. The 150 and 230 are very popular with newer riders. Even the mighty 450X and RX is available for EXPERIENCED OFF ROAD RIDERS. Ride Red! Insurance, Trail Pass and Guide are included. All you need to bring is a change of socks and underwear and a camera.
We do a group shot at lunch, and a souvenir group photo and commemorative Day in the Dirt Decal will be sent out to you. Don’t be shy. Reach out to Chris or Claudia by email (check the poster) and they’ll answer your questions, there’s also an FAQ on the Trail Tours Website: trailtour.ca
Spring Trail Ride 2022
This year’s TPAAA Spring Trail Ride will take place in SIMCOE COUNTY (likely the Hendrie Track), which features some flowy tight trails, that aren’t TOO beat up. Ride will go at 10:00 AM, but as last event, a short bike set up / riding position / trail tips session will be offered from 0830 HRS forward. If you’ve never had a chance to play with your suspension clickers, or want to improve your positioning on the bike, this is time well spent.
As these are SCORA trails, an OFTR membership is required to ride them. oftr.ca ( a membership right now is just floating a tich under $80.00.) Insurance is also required to ride the forest. Whatever your own comfort level in safety equipment is fine, but AT LEAST a real motorcycle helmet, boots and gloves. A TPAAA first aid kit is standing by.
Pace will be comfortable for EVERYONE. Faster riders at the front, slower at the back, and we will always wait for the last rider before taking a turn. All skill levels are welcome.
NO ONE GETS LEFT BEHIND
A BBQ LUNCH will go likely around 1:30 or so, and we may decide to head back out for an afternoon session depending on the will of the group.
I do ask that anyone coming drop me (Chris Scherk) an email at email@example.com so I can gauge numbers, skill levels, and most importantly, LUNCH.
See you at the EVENT.
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