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Ontario’s Port Dover: Beaches, Boat Tours and Motorcycles


Photo: Renee Navarro

Friday the 13th is not a day to stay home this July in southern Ontario. The community of Port Dover, less than 150 km away from Toronto, is hosting a massive biker rally, Friday the 13th Port Dover, on this day clouded in superstitions.

Swarms of motorcycling enthusiasts from across North America have been gathering here on “cursed” Fridays the 13th for more than two decades. Motorcycle-free visitors also show up to watch and play the superstition away. About 70,000 converged in Port Dover during the latest rally in April (video). (more…)

Hot Date: Motor Mania

Monster Energy Supercross (photo by Frank Hoppen)

MARCH 13 Both daredevils and mellow motorists who prefer to watch the action from afar should kick into high gear and zoom off to the Monster Energy AMA Supercross for its only international stop. The principal off-road motorcycle racing series promises to thrill enthusiasts with drivers tearing across the track at high speeds while evading man-made obstacles. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. for the rubber-burning qualifying rounds while the main event kicks off at 7 p.m. Rogers Centre, $25 to $45; call 416-870-8000 or visit Ticketmaster to purchase.