On Sunday, April 15th, select Endras Motorrad customers and employees were invited along a day of off-road riding in Ontario’s Ganaraska Forest courtesy of Endras Motorrad Co-ordinator Adam Hancock. Neither us nor the various invited Enduro customers knew what exactly to expect. But without letting the cat out of the bag too quickly – we had an unforgettable time.
We were told to meet in a Carpool Parking lot 20 clicks north of Clarington at 8:45 AM where we’d be met by an instructor. Our group was then led through the morning fog and towards what can only be described as a little slice of heaven – a wide open space encircled by Ganaraska Forest and carved out with challenging practice trails and obstacles.
After filling out a few insurance forms, we were each given a 230cc 4-stroke Honda CRF 230L dirt bike and told to follow the instructor through some increasingly challenging tasks including balancing acts, riding over stacked logs, and eventually a single track beginner’s parcour. After spending the morning at the training grounds we felt optimally prepared for the afternoon adventure session on our own BMW Enduro bikes.
But first, lunchtime! Once we parked our dirt bikes we were welcomed by a delicious spread that covered everything from home made pulled pork sandwiches to delicious thick-cut slices of banana bread.
Once lunch was over, we saddled up and split into two groups, one for intermediate riders and another for those wanting to push the limits. As soon as we were organized, we set off to explore the 11,000 acres that make up the beautiful Ganaraska Forest. With hundreds of kilometres of trails, this is the ultimate playground for off-road machines. No matter your choice of ride, you’ll find everything from steep and challenging single track trails to high speed ATV friendly twisty bits to give you one of the best off-road riding experiences ever.
To ensure everyone received a meaningful introduction to the sport, the instructors would often split us up according to our skill levels and even provide individual mentoring. We would then be encouraged to utilize our newfound skills and confidence through the challenging forest trails. At the end of the day we all noticed significant improvements in our off-road skills that would also make us better prepared on-road riders.
When the tour came to an end around 4 PM we mutually agreed that this had been one of the most exhilerating and entertaining days of our lives. Getting to experience the dirt bikes, honing important skills, and then pushing our own BMW machines later in the day made for the perfect experience.
We therefore tip our hats to the highly skilled and knowledgeable instructors. But aside from being experienced riders, the instructors knew exactly what it takes to entertain a group of men looking to have simply have a blast on a beautiful Spring Sunday.
For anyone who is interested in joining us on our next ride at Ganaraska Forest give Adam a call at (905) 619-5522 or fire an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Ganaraska Forest is located roughly 50 kilometres from the dealership and is located just off Hwy 35/115.
- The curriculum is based on fundamentals then goes on to other more advanced techniques and skills.
- This is a bring your own bike event. The exercises in the morning on this day we will be using their training bikes, in the afternoon you will be using your own.
- Cost is $150, tax included. Lunch is also included. (price may vary)
- Limited spaces are available during Endras Motorrad exclusive days.