History Tours

This is a CVMG-wide program to promote the use of our older machines in a fun setting.  Completing these selected tours to sites of historical interest earn you credits that can be redeemed for special commemorative regalia.

History Tours explained

  • For CVMG members in good standing
  • Tour rider must be on a vintage ride
  • Tour must be minimum 50km
  • Tour must incorporate a destination of historical interest
  • Ride can be done individually or part of a group


Completed rides are cumulative for earning credits to redeem for successive commemorative regalia levels:

Level 1: Blue Pin for completion of 3 Tours

Level 2: Red Pin for completion of 10 Tours

Level 3: Green Pin for completion of 25 Tours

Participants can claim a maximum of 3 tours each year.

2018 History Tour Schedule

Be sure to check the Ride Status page on the morning of the event.

Ride Status

History Tour #1: Ride to Horning's Mills

Tuesday August 21

(rain date: Thursday August 23)

Hosted by Jason Hart, the route is about 100Km from Maple to historic Horning’s Mills.  We meet for breakfast at Tim Horton’s at 9am, depart at 10am sharp (click for directions below).  The ride to Horning’s Mills is less than 2 hours, with rest stops along the way.  After the visit, we’ll stop for lunch nearby in Shelburne, then take a different route back to Maple.

Directions to breakfast/start of ride

Tim Horton's

9801 Jane St.

Maple, Ontario


History Tour #2: Buckhorn

Tuesday September 18

(rain date: Thursday September 20)

Jimmy Traynor has a ride to the Buckhorn area on some very nice scenic roads.  We'll start with breakfast at Famous Sam's at 9am, depart at 10am.  It's about 2.5 hours to Buckhorn, rest stops along the way.  Check the GPR website closer to the date for more details.

History Tour #3: Green Lane Run

Sunday September 23

Starting at Famous Sam's, let Andrew Harris take you down some of southern Ontario's less travelled roads - some paved, some less so - to the historic mill at Tyrone.  You will have lunch in Tyrone, then back home.

History Tour #4: HCEA Open House

Saturday October 13

The Historical Construction Equipment Association holds a fall open house each year.  This is an opportunity to see vintage construction machinery in operation.  We'll depart Famous Sam's at 9:30 am for a 1.5 hour ride on secondary paved roads to the Simcoe County Museum in Minesing where the open house is located. A small admission fee applies.

Route Map

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