Ride Them, Don’t Hide Them.
The Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group is a not-for-profit organization aimed at promoting the use, restoration & interest in older motorcycles & those of historic interest.
Members of the Sarnia Canadian Vintage Motorcycle Group meet-up on the 1st. Tuesday of the month
@ 7.00 pm. at the Point Edward Service Club
503 Michigan Ave. in Point Edward.
Visitors ALWAYS Welcome.. . . . .
and sometimes meet elsewhere . .
Sarnia is one of the older sections of the CVMG, dating back to 1980.
Both Don Archer (Spike) and Grant Temple were members of the CVMG and wanted to start a chapter in Sarnia. They put fliers up at Dave Reiley’s and Ray Quinn's bike shops, placed some ads in the free section of place mats in local restaurants, ads in the Journal as well as word of mouth This would have been in the very late 70s.
The first meeting was at the Ups and Downs restaurant upstairs and about 40 people showed up. For the first couple of years our meetings were held on Proctor St. in the basement of Don Archer's home with a usual attendance of up to 20 guys.
We held our first Sarnia rally about 3 years later at Camp Saradaca in 1983 see photo of the Rally program booklet. Photo 2 shows an awards plaque made by Grant Temple for the 1986 Rally. When we were younger and healthier we entered Labour Day Parade float as well as the Annual Christmas parades with motorcycles riding around a flat-bed trailer holding about 20 bikes and Mall shows at the Lambton Mall (until insurance prices got out of hand). We attended rallies and camp-outs en masse for companionship, drinking and story telling, it was a good time back in “those good old days"
President: Mark Moore
Secretary: Steve Field
Treasurer: Larry Gagnon
Our Socials and Events:
Next year we will be organizing two major events.
Sunday May 23, 2021: “Vintage & Fries” under the Bridges.
Enjoy the Worlds Best French Fries while checking out the
Vintage and Classic Motorcycles on display from 11.00 until 2 pm.
Sunday June 6, 2021:
“11th. Annual Bayfield Old Bike Day”
Enjoy the sights & sounds of one of Ontario’s prettiest villages.
Have lunch in one of the many restaurants and display your
bikes in front and near The Albion Hotel on Main Street.
From 11 am until around 2 pm.
Join us for “Breakfast at the Leaky Tank” on the first
Wednesday of each Summer Month starting in May.
All of this years dates have been cancelled
because of the virus.
We also do "Mid-Saturday of the Month” lunches at
various locations, followed by a short bike ride.
Sorry to say but every event that was
scheduled for 2020 has been cancelled.
Lets hope for a better ride schedule next year.
Sunday May 23, 2021 will have many of our members attend a "Distinguished Gentleman's Ride" in support of Prostate awareness and Men's Mental Health Research.
Please check www.gentlemansride.com for latest updates.
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