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Great Pine Ridge Section

Hello 2023!

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Founded in 1987, Great Pine Ridge (GPR) is one of the largest sections in the CVMG. The Section currently has more than 100 members and more than 400 classic and vintage motorcycles. GPR represents CVMG members living in Scarborough, as well as Durham and York regions north of Toronto.

The Great Pine Ridge name is derived from the pine forests that abound along the Oak Ridges Moraine, a significant landform in Southern Ontario. The moraine gets its name from the rolling hills and river valleys extending 160 km from the Niagara Escarpment east to Rice Lake. It was formed 12,000 years ago by advancing and retreating glaciers.

GPR Section is very active in the motorcycling community. By hosting and participating in a number of events, members further the aims of the CVMG, to ‘…promote the use, restoration and interest in older motorcycles’.

Being part of the CVMG, the GPR section is a not-for-profit organization. 

Shows and Displays

Members have displayed their motorcycles at a number of events, such as: the Toronto Motorcycle Show (Enercare Centre), Copper Kettle Classics (Creemore, ON), the CVMG National Rally (Fairgrounds, Paris, ON) and Brits in the Park (Victoria Park, Lindsay).


GPR Section meets for breakfast every Sunday morning (year round) at Famous Sam's Restaurant on the north east corner of Stouffville Road and Woodbine Avenue (just east of Highway 404).

There are also regular Section meetings. The purpose of these meetings is to socialize and to transact any Section business. During the winter, meetings are held at the Highland Creek Legion  starting at 7:30PM. During the riding season, meetings are held at various venues.  See GPR's Events Calendar for more information and the dates of upcoming meetings.


The Legion Has Moved!

In September 2022, the Highland Creek Legion relocated to

305 Morrish Rd, Scarborough

Our winter meetings take place at the new premises.


(Hint: use this map for correct directions.  It may take time for other navigation aids to reflect the new address)


Famous Sam's is the departure point for many of the GPR section rides. We ride to most shows and displays, as well as a Fall Colours Tour and a ‘Green Lane Tour' which takes us on the lesser travelled roads of Southern Ontario

Is an event still a 'GO'?  Click on the button below to see the Ride Status page

Ride Status

History Tours

A special type of ride that can earn CVMG members recognition for their achievements.  Click here to see more.

Also see our GPR - Calendar of Events, our GPR Contacts, and our GPR photo galleries


Section Executive

December 7, 2022

At the December meeting, the following people were elected/acclaimed to GPR's Executive:


Brock Hansler

Vice President



Jason Hart


Mark Melcher

Rides & Events

Andrew Harris

These positions are effective January 1, 2023

Message from Nancy, December 2022

I’ve enjoyed the last five years at the helm of GPR that included guiding the section through COVID from afar, as well as my previous eight years as Secretary. 

Looking forward, you have an excellent group on the executive, with Brock, Mark, Jason and Andrew. I know I leave the Section in good hands.

The past year saw us resume in-person gatherings, albeit mostly outdoors over the summer. Many thanks to Brock Hansler, Clancy Goodfellow and Grant Nixon for opening their homes to us for summer BBQs. We were also fortunate to have several members guide us on History Tours.

Nancy Melcher

Section President

GPR's First Meeting

Click the button to see the minutes of the first meeting held March 12, 1987


Tour the garages of GPR's members

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting the use, restoration and interest in older motorcycles and those of historic interest.

The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group (CVMG) is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting the use, restoration and interest in older motorcycles and those of historic interest.

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