2006 Great White North Tour

Ride Coordinator: Cliff Hick (cliffhick)

Ride Host: Neil Dolson (Dylien)




Sunday, July 9th Saturday, July 15st, 2006

History of the GWN Tour: The initial GWN Tour was developed in 2003 from conversations on the Motorcycle Tourers Forum. The 2003 ride started at Niagara Falls, Ontario, CANADA on Sunday June 15, 2003. It was a five day journey through Southern Ontario passing north of Lake Superior to Duluth, Minnesota, and ending in Mackinaw City, Michigan. The ride made it's way through some of the most scenic areas Ontario has to offer as well as parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan.

The 2004 tour started at Norwich, Ontario, CANADA on Sunday August 15, 2004. It was a five day journey through Southern Ontario and ending in Sault Saint Marie, Michigan.

Join the 2006 GWN Tour: The daily routes for the 2006 GWN tour will be listed below when they become available. Riders have the option of joining the guided tour ride or riding at their own pace. This allows for flexibility of riding styles and individual reasons for stopping. All riders will receive the daily route plans for the guided tour. Evening stops are planned to allow for group socializing. The riders will gather for pre-ride discussions and Feast & Fellowship at the Dolson Hacienda in suburban Norwich Ontario on Sunday evening, July 9th with Day 1 of the riding trip begining Monday, July 10th. See GWN Tour 2006 Official Thread for more details.


The following riders have registered for GWN 2006 tour:
(Note: Official registration list is maintained on Jason Jonas' Ride Master at right)

  • Cliff Hick, (cliffhick), Norwich, ON
  • Neil Dolson, (Dylien), Norwich, ON
  • Don Norwood, (DonNorwood), Ooltewah, TN
  • Don and maybe Barb Kime, (SAFTNUT (dkime2)), Dayton, OH
  • John Wynes, (XGMan (xgman2)), Hendersonville, NC
  • Tim Campbell, Ontario
  • Timothy Stark, Ontario
  • Jeff Popa, Ohio
  • Ted Roberts, RainMaker (TROBERTS25), Georgia
  • Bob and Miriam Cassidy,, Ontario
  • Bob and Debbie Brown,, New Brunswick
  • Sam Cipparone,, Ontario
  • Jimmy Stevens, (fenceman43), Mississippi
  • Fred Nabor, Another Old Fart from Mississippi
  • George and Diane Town,, Ontario

 
 

Registration is in Progress
for the 2006 GWN
now through June 15, 2006
at
Jason Jonas' Ride Master


 
 






Notes about the 2006 GWN Tour.
These notes will be updated as details become available.

W Montrose Covered Bridge
Day 5 includes Ontario's last remaining covered bridge


Notes regarding GWN2006:
Daily links showing typical weather are included below.
A link to a Streets & Trips file is also included for each day.
Mileage conversion = 1.6km per mile.
The Canadian links are in Celcius. (Temp conversion is (C*9/5)+32=F).
Rainfall conversion is (mm*0.03937)=inches.
Don't worry about snowfall. It won't snow.................... I hope.
View a few photos from 2003 and 2004 GWN Tours..
View Neil Dolson's 2006 pictures here..






Click on map for expanded view:

Right click on the underlined link to download files and/or links:


2006 GWN Tour Area Overview
2006 GWN Tour Area Overview


Pre-ride meeting at Norwich, Ontario, on Sunday evening, July 9th.
Norwich Weather Current and Seasonal Statistics
and lodging in Norwich, Ontario, at TBD XXX-XXX-XXXX.


Day 1 Route Map
Day 1 Route Map

Day 1 = Monday, July 10th.
265 miles from Norwich to Minden.
Click for Day 1 S&T file
Minden Weather Current and Seasonal Statistics
Day 1 Lodging in Minden at Motel Minden 705-286-6900
Motel Minden is full for July 10 & 12th. They recommend the Highlands Motel just up the road. Tel# 705-489-3111.


Day 2 Route Map
Day 2 Route Map

Day 2 = Tuesday, July 11th.
218 miles from Minden to Kingston.
Click for Day 2 S&T file
Kingston Weather Current and Seasonal Statistics
Day 2 Lodging in Kingston at Days Inn Kingston 613-546-3661


Day 3 Route Map
Day 3 Route Map

Day 3 = Wednesday, July 12th.
250 miles from Kingston to Minden.
Click for Day 3a S&T file and another click for Day 3b S&T file
Minden Weather Current and Seasonal Statistics
Day 3 Lodging in Minden at Motel Minden 705-286-6900


Day 4 Route Map
Day 4 Route Map

Day 4 = Thursday, July 13th.
216 miles from Minden to Collingwood.
Click for Day 4 S&T file
Collingwood Weather Current and Seasonal Statistics
Day 4 Lodging in Collingwood at Holiday Inn Express 705-444-2144


Day 5 Route Map
Day 5 Route Map

Day 5 = Friday, July 14th.
195 miles from Collingwood to Port Dover.
Click for Day 5 S&T file
Port Dover Weather Current and Seasonal Statistics
Day 5 Lodging near Port Dover at TBD XXX-XXX-XXXX



View a few photos from 2003 and 2004 GWN Tours..

View Neil Dolson's 2006 pictures here..


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