2016 Overland Adventure Rally News

Overland Adventure Rally News Release

Monday, June 20, 2016


It is the final two-week countdown to the 4th annual Overland Adventure Rally at the Mohawk Inn, Campbellville, Ontario, here are the details of the 2016 OAR.


Special guests


Lyndon Poskitt: Races to Places video and media sensation, rally rider will do his full presentation Saturday evening July 9. Lyndon will also do 2 training days Thursday July 7 and Friday July 8 at the Mohawk Inn. These are full day training seminars geared towards improving adventure riding skills.





Llewelyn Pavey: journalist, photographer, Dakar Rally competitor, editor and publisher of Brake magazine. Llel’s presentation Friday evening will feature his successful bid to compete in the brutal 2015 Dakar Rally where he and his father Simon became the first father/son team to complete the Rally.





Oliver Solaro: Ontario-native aka ‘Brokentooth’ will recount his winter time adventure travels into Canada’s nether regions including some fascinating photographs and video.





Rider training with Lyndon Poskitt


Held Thursday, July 7th and Friday, July 8th from 9am to 4pm.


Subjects covered will include:


Morning Classroom Session:


a. Bike maintenance on the road; before and during trip.

b. How to; choose and change mousses, tubes, tires, and pressures, and fix punctures.

c. International travelling tips; border crossing (what to do and what not to do), carnet de passage.

d. What to carry with you and where to carry it on your bike.

e. Keeping fit on the road; eating, exercising.

f. Where to stay on your trip.

g. How to ride a rally and finish.

h. Road book reading and navigation.


Afternoon Practical Portion (bring your bike and riding gear):


a. Technical passages; how to get a loaded bike through a difficult section.

b. Water crossings.

c. When and how to stand up.

d. Off camber riding along a cliff side.

e. Using a road book.

f. Puncture repair.


You can sign up for Lyndon’s training days from the OAR Eventbrite page at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lawrence-hackings-overland-adventure-rally-tickets-19349580115.


The Route


This year’s ride will include 3 different routes to a unique lunch stop and some innovative new riding challenges and skill testing questions designed to sort out the winners of a multitude of prizes.


Route master and all ‘round good guy Eric Roehl has pulled out all the stops to link the best back roads and road allowances in Southern Ontario in order to challenge even the most ardent ADV rider. This year’s extreme route is 260 kms long and riders will need to leave the starting point no later than 8:30 am in order to make the lunch stop at a reasonable hour.


Other requirements for riders who choose the extreme route include knobby tires, and pre-loading the GPS files prior to Saturday, July 9. If you have registered for the OAR you can contact Eric at ktmer@live.ca.


The 2016 OAR ride routes will include a paved route and a gravel and pavement route and you can ride on your own, with your friends or choose one of our group leaders to ride with.


The Mohawk Inn is a great place to meet friends.


The OAR is a meeting place for like-minded motorcyclists to get together and meet new friends or find old ones.  Some of the motorcycling personalities who will be present at this year’s OAR are:


Clinton Smout, motorcycle instructor, writer, adventure travel enthusiast and widely considered the nicest guy in motorcycling.


Mike Maloney, of Peak Rider training, Mike is based in San Diego and organizes motorcycle trips around the World. Mike is a Canadian motorcycle icon who is the originator of the Parry Sound Sportbike Rally.


Catherine St. Denis and Les Clarke, Former owners of Dualsport Plus and currently on the ‘No Agenda’ World tour.


Glenn and Gwen Roberts, publishers of Motorcycle Mojo magazine and World travelers.


Brigitte Lacombe, female adventure rider from Quebec, competing in Trophée Roses des Sables in Morocco in November.


Other Features


Demo Rides

Honda Canada and Yamaha Canada will be conducting demo rides throughout the weekend.


Great Food

The Chop House at the Mohawk Inn will provide BBQ dinners both Friday and Saturday evenings on the patio. Buy the meal package on Eventbrite.


The One Day Pass

New for 2016 we have made available a one-day inclusive Saturday-only pass: The One Day Pass will get you the OAR ride, the presentations, the lunch, access to the prizes and the limited edition 2016 t-shirt. Sign up online at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/lawrence-hackings-overland-adventure-rally-tickets-19349580115.


Tons of Prizes

Each year the OAR prize table grows bigger, the prizes are donated by the many sponsors of the OAR, usually everyone leaves with a prize.


Lots of Supporting Partners

BMW Canada

Honda Canada

Mohawk Inn and Convention Centre and the KOA Toronto West

Yamaha Canada

Joe Rocket Canada

Budd’s BMW, Oakville

Sturgess Cycle, Hamilton

Dualsport Plus, Brantford

Twisted Throttle, New Dundee

Joe Rocket Canada, Speed and Strength, Rust and Redemption

Full Bore Marketing, Hidenau Tires

Motonation Canada, Sidi Boots, Giant Loop, Motor Fist, Mefo Tires

S.M.A.R.T. Training Programs

Oakville Yamaha

Town Moto


Media Partners

Motorcycle Mojo,

Inside Motorcycles.