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What is a "Motorcycle Rendezvous"?

A rendezvous is a meet-up. Riders from all over the province come to the event to mingle, enjoy great food and participate in some of our games and contests. The All-Ways Apsley Motorcycle Rendezvous takes place each year on the first Saturday in June. The event runs from 9am – 4pm and is open to all ages. Admission is free!

Where is Apsley?

Apsley is a quaint rural town in the heart of beautiful North Kawartha cottage country located approximately 50 minutes northeast of Peterborough, Ontario, and about 2.5 hours from Toronto. Although we are small, we have a large community of motorcycle enthusiasts and had over 200 bikes at our very first event.

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See the Map on the Contact/Map page.

Will the event be cancelled if it rains?

No. The event will take place rain or shine. Sheltered parking is available during inclement weather.

What kind of facilities are available?

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The event venue is the brand new North Kawartha Community Centre. It is equipped with food concessions, washrooms, indoor and outdoor seating, plenty of paved parking and room for numerous vendors.

Burliegh Street is the main street in the village of Apsley and it is just a two minute ride away.

Apsley has gas, food, groceries, and an ATM, a Home Hardware Building Centre, gift shops, clothing and other shops to explore.

What kind of bikes are welcome at the event?

All kinds! We welcome all makes and models of motorcycles. This event is for anyone who loves to ride or simply wants see some of the amazing bikes.

What kind of activities are on-site at the event?

All-Ways Apsley is a community oriented, family friendly event that will feature the following on-site activities:

Freestyle Motocross Featuring Jason Thorne

Jason Thorne FMX is a team of Freestyle Motocross rider’s lead by Metal Mulisha© rider “Airborne” Jason Thorne.

Jason will be doing two afternoon Freestyle Motocross shows on June 3rd at 1:00 and 3:00. Jason and his riders are known for their steady reign at X Games, their innovation, and absolute ability to defy gravity. Don't miss Jason's show, you wont believe what these guys do!

Show & Shine:

  1. Best in Show
    (Sponsor: The Rider's Mag)
  2. People's Choice
    (Sponsor: LakesideIT)
  3. Lady Rider
    (Sponsor: Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism)
  4. Vintage
    (Sponsor: Paul Pilon Maintenance)
  5. Trike
    (Sponsor: North Kawartha Tire)
  6. Touring
    (Sponsor: Jack's Lake Lodge Cottage Rentals)
  7. Sport
    (Sponsor: Kemp's Garage)
  8. Cruiser
    (Sponsor: The Landing)
  9. Rat Rod
    (Sponsor: Apsley Backroads)

Games:

  1. Tug of War
    (Sponsor: The Rider's Mag)
  2. Plank Race
    (Sponsor: Kawartha Pest Control)
  3. Slow Race
    (Sponsor: Vance Motors)

Awards:

  1. Oldest Rider
    (Sponsor: Tucker's Marine)
  2. Longest Distance Travelled
    Bike must be ridden to the event
    (Sponsor: Apsley Home Hardware Building Centre)
  3. Best Represented Club
    (Sponsor: Steve's Auto)

Other Activities:

  1. Guided Ride
    (Sponsor: Boyer Chevrolet Buick GMC Bancroft)
  2. KOR Mobile Motorcycle Dyno Tuning Centre
    DynoJet 250i dynamometer (with load controller) inside and custom built enclosed trailer with generators and inverters. More information.

Will there be an organized ride?

Yes!

While at All-Ways Apsley why not join us for a gudied ride?

Our route follows a scenic loop that begins and ends at the North Kawartha Community Centre.

The ride will leave at 2:00 PM, take about an hour and be back in time for the draw and awarding of prizes.

This ride will be at a leisurely pace suitable for all riders and bikes. Come out and join the fun!

We wish to extend our sincere thanks to the Kawartha Charity Riders for their assistance in organizing the Guided Ride this year.

Is the event licensed?

No. We do not mix drinking and riding.

Is this event for charity?

This is a free, non-profit event run by volunteers that simply love to ride.

The proceeds from our main food vendor go towards the Apsley Minor Hockey Association.

This year we will partner with Community Care - Apsley. Through a network of community offices throughout the City and County of Peterborough, including an Apsley office, Community Care staff and volunteers provide a variety of essential services to seniors (60+) and to adults with physical challenges (18+) empowering them to live at home. Stay tuned for further details.

Is there an ATM on site?

It is recommended that you bring cash to the event for the purchase of food at our concession stands and other souvenirs or photos. If you run out of cash, there is an ATM located at the RBC Bank just a couple minutes away from the event venue on Burleigh Street.

Are there any local attractions in the area?

Definitely! Apsley is nestled among hundreds of lakes and thousands of kilometres of beautiful boreal forests and Canadian Shield. Riding along any of the main roads will take you through gorgeous countryside and a host of interesting attractions and artisans.

Try checking out these web pages for:
List of local attractions on the North Kawartha web site.
List of local festivals and events on the North Kawartha web site.
List of local accomodations on the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism web site.

Here are a few of our favorite attractions.

I'm riding from 3 hours away, where can I stay if I need to spend the night?

Apsley is a small, rural town located in beautiful North Kawartha. Accommodations vary and can be found in the village or surrounding towns.

List of local accomodations on the Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism web site.

Here is a list of some of the nearest accommodations.