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Motorcycle, hot-rod, classic car enthusiasts hitting pavement for OTA event

TORONTO, Ont. -- The Ontario Trucking Association will be hosting its inaugural cross-Ontario, Big Wheels Bike and Car ride for motorcycle, hot-rod and classic car enthusiasts Sept. 12. OTA officials are calling the Big Wheels rally “a...


TORONTO, Ont. — The Ontario Trucking Association will be hosting its inaugural cross-Ontario, Big Wheels Bike and Car ride for motorcycle, hot-rod and classic car enthusiasts Sept. 12.

OTA officials are calling the Big Wheels rally “a one-of-a-kind, moderately-routed adventure ride” through the hills and valleys of Ontario. The event will kick-off from various starting points across the province, with each leg of the cruise converging at Horseshoe Valley Resort in Barrie. Once there, the OTA is inviting guests to take part in the show ‘n’ shine contest, BBQ and drinks, relaxation and networking.

“Stay overnight and enjoy the resort’s golf and other amenities the following day or – for those die-hard riders – saddle back up and make your way to Port Dover for the legendary Friday the 13th,” OTA officials said in a release.

All OTA member and invited non-member carriers and suppliers who own a motorcycle, vintage cars or sports cars and trucks are welcome, according to the OTA, though officials note that riding or driving is not required to attend the Horseshoe Valley portion of the event.

“If there’s one thing truckers know, it’s the open road,” says OTA chair Jeff Bryan of Jeff Bryan Transport. “This unique OTA event is simply about fun and meeting new people in the industry. Whether you’re an enthusiast rider, driver or just someone who wants to meet up afterwards for a party and to look at some cool bikes, cars and trucks, we look forward to seeing you on Sept. 12.”

A portion of the proceeds raised at the event will go towards the OTA Education Foundation, a charitable institution devoted to the furtherance of education for Ontario post-secondary students.

“We are greatly pleased that the OTA has chosen our great Foundation to partner with what promises to be a fun, unforgettable event,” says Scott Smith, Foundation chairman and president of J. D. Smith and Sons.

To register for the event or for more information, visit www.otarally.ca or contact Joanne.Benac@Ontruck.org.


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