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.

2017 History Tour Schedule

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

Ride Status

'Tank Saturday' at the Ontario Regiment Museum

Saturday August 12

Meet at Scrambles Restaurant at 8:30AM. (Please arrive with a full tank of gas). Riders meeting at 9:30, departure at 10 AM for the Ontario Regiment Museum in Oshawa. Arrival around 11:00. It’s their monthly "Tank Saturday", this month featuring tanks of the Cold War. At 1 PM there will be LIVE firing demonstrations. There is a $10 admission fee.  Leader: Mark Melcher (mobile 416-953-9573)

Kirkfield Lift Lock


Thursday August 24

Meet at Scrambles Restaurant at 8:30 AM. (Please arrive with a full tank of gas). Riders meeting at 9:30, departure at 10AM for the Kirkfield Lift Lock. Rest stop at the Beaverton Tim Horton’s. Arrival at the Lift Lock around 12:00. With the summer boating season in full swing it’s hoped there will be lots of traffic on the Canal, allowing us to view this unusual lock system in action. Leaders: Nancy and Mark Melcher
(mobile 416-953-9573)

SS Keewatin

Saturday September 16 (rain date September 23)

Pre-register before September 1 for this ride - click below for full information.

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