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WAWA SNOW DOWN A SUCCESS See you in 2017.

Despite the cold conditions and the long trek to central Ontario's hidden gem Wawa, the Snow Down was a great success. Snowmobilers from all around Ontario attended the 1st Annual event held by the Municipality of Wawa and hosted by yours truly Rally Connex.


The two day adventure started with a 140km loop from Wawa to Hawk Junction. Filled with deep powder Boondocking, twisty groomed trails and scenic outlooks mixed in with some Wawa history. Day two held even more incredible vistas, frozen lake crossings and back country trails all the way up to Dubreuilville and back to Wawa. Lets not to forget about the great reception the riders received from the Wawa Winter Carnival with a large fire works display and even larger bonfire on Friday Night.


Many riders handed in there answer sheets that where stacked with fun Boondocking challenges, object finds, photo drops and much more. Thanks to GPS technology, the lead riders, support & sweep crews where tracked the entire time for everyone back at home base to keep an eye on. Every rider returned safe and sound after there adventure. Riders left both days at 10am and returned around 4pm to 5pm in time for great food and fun from the Wawa Motor Inn. Many funny stories where told at the awards presentation and great suggestions where made by fellow riders for another Snow Down in 2016.


Plans have already been discussed by Rally Connex and the Town of Wawa for a possible Snow Down 2016! Things like, More Boondocking, new trails and a possible banquet style dinner after the ride. To view the 2015 riders submissions photos click here. Congratulations to the winners of the event and everyone that participated in the ride.


Another big thanks goes out to our sponsors: Jones Power Sports, Wawa Motor Inn, Klim Canada, Beaver Motel, MacIntyre Trucking & Concrete, Motonation Canada, Martin Media Productions, Wawa BIA and JJam FM. Stay tuned to the Snow Down event page for more info on dates and times for next years 2016 Wawa Snow Down.

Ride report by: Lee Martin

RALLY CONNEX LAUNCHES NEW SNOWMOBILE EVENT!

New for 2015 Rally Connex Adventure Tours releases a brand new winter event called The Wawa Snow Down! Similar to the Rock Hound Rally format, this will be the 2015 winter season event of the year! Held out of the Wawa Motor Inn in Wawa Ontario Canada, Snowmobilers can expect great accommodations and hospitality. An event made for the whole family to enjoy for more info visit the Wawa Snow Down web page. See you on the snow!!!!

EASTERN ONTARIO ADVENTURE RALLY WAS A KICK A#@ TIME!

The EOAR is part of the OFTR Dual Sport Series this year. James Simzer from the Federation wrote up this great little event review below. Rally Connex would like to thank the OFTR for there continued support in the Dual Sporting community.

OFTR Director’s Ride Report: 

With four unique route options, I chose to ride my KTM 1190 in the Gravel and Pavement group. The ride is open to all motorcycle types and this year attracted 60 riders.

Riders gathered Friday night at Elmhurst Resort in Keen, Ontario to get set up for the weekend.  The riders’ meeting kicked off at 9:00pm; routes were introduced, selected and loaded to our GPS’s. 

Saturday morning groups geared up, discussed safety procedures and headed out.

Leaving the resort we immediately headed north through Rockcroft, Gooderham, Toryhill before our lunch in Coe Hill.  After lunch it was winding through L’Amable, Ormsby, Glanmire and Millbridge  on our way back to the resort.  Our route was an excellent mix of winding pavement and gravel roads through a very picturesque part of Ontario.

The post ride BBQ at the hanger was one of the highlights of the event.

EAOR offers something for everyone, riders and spouses.  I am looking forward to next year’s ride and setting my spouse up for a little R&R in the spa.

Check OFTR’s upcoming Trail Ride and Dual Sport series rides on our calendar of events.

KAWASAKI CANADA IS BACK!

Rally Connex would like to welcome back Kawasaki Canada to the team. We are excited to have Kawasaki back on board after all these years. There dual sport and off road bikes have been a part of our events since day one. Team RC will be working with Two Wheel Motorsports (A Kawasaki Dealer and much more) with promoting ridership on Kawasaki Motorcycles at our events. Prizes, demo rides and much more will be on the table. To look at the new 2014 Kawasaki line up please visit Two Wheel Motorsports in Guelph ON today.

KTM CANADA TITLE SPONSOR OF THE DACRE DUAL SPORT CHALLENGE.

Rally Connex is pleased to announce that the 2014 Dacre Dual Sport Challenge title sponsor is KTM Canada. Rally Connex & KTM Canada have been working together for a long time to help provide our riders with excellent events and great times. Please help us support this wonderful company by heading down to your local KTM dealer today for great rates on KTM Motorcycles. See you at the Dacre!

2014 DACRE DUALSPORT CHALLENGE WILL START AT THE CANADAIN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK.


New for 2014 the Dacre Dualsport Challenge will be starting a little further east this year at the recently renovated Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Bowmanville, Ontario Canada. (AKA Mosport Speedway) This state of the art facility will be the perfect location to start your epic journey! Many new and interesting aspects to the start will take place including autograph signing session by Pro Redbull Rider Chris Birch, displays, vendors and much more. For full details to the event go to our Dacre event page to learn more.

MOTONATION CANADA JOINS THE TEAM!

Rally Connex welcomes are newest sponsor Motonation Canada. Motonation Canada is the exclusive distributor in Canada for Sidi, Forcefield, Giant Loop, AGV Sports, Vemar, Powerlet, Mefo Tires and Mefo Mousse, as well as Rox Risers and Techniche. Rally Connex will be demoing and displaying many of these products Motonation Canada supply's. Be sure to ask us at our events for first hand experience in these fantastic products. For more info on Motonation Canada go to:
www.motonationcanada.com

 



Rally Connex PROMOS AND DEALS

ONTARIO FEDERATION OF TRAIL RIDERS 10% DISCOUNT


Rally Connex is proud to be affilliated with the OFTR and we want to show it! If you're a OFTR memmber you can get 10% off select Rally Connex events for the 2017 riding season. When you register online simply type in the promo code section: OFTR

You are requred to bring your OFTR Membership card to the event to prove you are OFTR 2017 memmber. Failure to do so will result in paying the 10% discount difference at the event. See Terms & conditions below*.

IF YOUR NOT A OFTR MEMBER PLEASE JOIN TODAY!

(*Terms & Conditions*)
Promo not valid for Chris Birch, Paul Bolton or Steve Mumford Training Classes. Promo also excludes Wawa Snow Down. Promo valid only for the 2017 season from May 1, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017 Not redeamable for cash value. Promo does not cover meal, accomidation or rentals at any of our valid events listed: Sprining Training, Ladies Off-Road Training, EOAR, Rock Hound Rally, Corduroy Trail Ride, Corduroy ADV Ride & Fall Colours.


 
RALLY CONNEX READY BIKE PURCHASE

Congradulations on purchasing your new Rally Connex Ready Motorcycle. So what happens next.

You need to contact us by e-mail or phone (905) 877-9550 to obtain your special web promo code. Once you get your code you can insert it into the appopreate feild on our event form. Then the promo code will allow you to enter the event for free. See terms and conditions below*.

(*Terms & Conditions*)
Promo not valid for Chris Birch, Paul Bolton or Steve Mumford Training Classes. Promo also excludes Wawa Snow Down. Promo valid only for the 2017 season from May 1, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017 Not redeamable for cash value. Promo does not cover meal, accomidation or rentals at any of our valid events listed: Sprining Training, Ladies Off-Road Training, EOAR, Rock Hound Rally, Corduroy Trail Ride, Corduroy ADV Ride & Fall Colours.


Support Our Sponsors Promo

Did you receive a Rally Connex Business card latley? On the back of all our cards is a promo deal to come to a Rally Connex event for free and also support one of our following sponsors. So... how does it work? Its simple! Take the business card into any of the listed sponsors on the back and spend over $200.00 before tax in store and receive a 1 time use promo code to enter when you sign up for any eligible 2017 Rally Connex event. This deal does exclude cerntain Rally Connex events so be sure to read the terms and conditions*

(*Terms & Conditions*)
Promo not valid for Chris Birch, Paul Bolton or Steve Mumford Training Classes. Promo also excludes Wawa Snow Down. Promo valid only for the 2017 season from May 1, 2017 to Oct 15, 2017 Not redeamable for cash value. Promo does not cover meal, accomidation or rentals at any of our valid events listed: Sprining Training, Ladies Off-Road Training, EOAR, Rock Hound Rally, Corduroy Trail Ride, Corduroy ADV Ride & Fall Colours.

pre Riding Tips

Here are some quick tips to help you get ready for your adventure.

 

Performance Riding Tip #1   Warm Up and Stretch.

5 minutes of arm swings could save you 5 days of pain! Give yourself that extra time before you leave to limber up..

 

Performance Riding Tip #2   Preview and Read the Route.

Try to have a good idea of where your about to ride and tell a friend. That way if your.in trouble someone else knows where you are.

 

Performance Riding Tip #3   Pre ride bike ajustments

Making some adjustments to your bike can help you to enjoy your ride even more. For example: handlebars and controls should be adjusted for proper ergonomics. Be sure to also check your fluid levels and tire pressure..

OLD NEWS

JANOTECH JOINS THE TEAM!



Rally Connex would like to welcome its newest sponsor to the team Janotech. Janotech has for mission to develop and manufacture high quality and performance product to make riding easier and more fun in both off-road and adventure motorcycling. With over 30 years of experience in design and manufacturing of telecommunication components, combined with 40 years in motocross, enduro and adventure motorcycling, Jean L'Ecuyer, founder and president of Janotech, had his own ideas about innovation and performance in off-road motorcycle parts.  It all started with creating the perfect clutch lever to make enduro and trail riding more enjoyable in tougher terrain.  The patent pending ergonomic Janotech clutch lever is getting more and more popular due to it's comfort and ease of use.  The lever quickly evolved into adventure motorcycling, and is now available for most popular brand. For more info on Janotech please visit: www.janotech.ca


CHRIS BIRCH ANNOUNCEMENT.

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Pro Red Bull / KTM Rider Chris Birch will be entering in the 2014 Dacre Dual Sport Challenge. This is your chance to be in an event with a international star. Get your teams ready for pre-registration. Final touches to the event are almost complete. Further detail to be released soon. To learn more about Chris Birch visit his web site here! www.chrisbirch.co.nz

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ROCK HOUND RALLY ROCKS THE HOUSE!

This year's 2013 Rally Connex Apex Rock Hound Rally rocked the house and by the house we mean the greater part of Cloyne ON. The Rally / Trail Ride hosted over 230km of rocky hydro line, river crossings and beautiful, scenic vistas. As usual, the ride was navigated by Rally Connex's signature GPS routes. An added bonus in this year's event was a completely separate Dual Sport, stock tire friendly road ride. Both groups navigated their way through various skill testing missions to obtain points for their overall score and a chance to win top prizes. Everything from huge rocky hill climbs, photos of hidden hunt camps and even a swim in the lake, gave riders the winning advantage.

Friday afternoon the riders rolled into the Loons Call Campground & Resort to find a welcome laneway full of sponsor tents and banners, supplied by our supporting companies. We even had a HUGE KLIM arch that let you know you were at the all mighty ROCK HOUND RALLY! Registration opened shortly after 7pm and the riders received their number plate stickers, mission sheets and a GPS seminar.

Saturday morning the riders left through the KLIM archway and were headed for their fun filled adventure. The Dual sport riders started off with a nice, scenic road-ride to lunch but the Rally / Trail Riders had to contend with Killer Lake Trail! A trail that runs though tumultuous forest, branching rivers and lakes. Rocky uphills and deep water crossings quickly informed the riders that they where in for the ride of the year. Multiple GPS routes divided up the missions and challenges throughout the day. Even the lunch stop had you thinking about answers to questions.

The afternoon ride back was a little longer than the morning and packed with advanced rider challenges like the Apex Rock Hill Climb, The 2 Wheel Motorsports Beach Run Challenge and the Rally Connex Water under the Bridge Challenge! Once returning back to the Campground through the large KLIM Finish Line Arch, an overwhelming feeling of accomplishment and fulfillment came over the riders. Later that night dinner consisted of a home cooked meal and corn roast, followed up by a rockin live band. Blazing bon fires, cold drinks and sharing stories of the fun filled day was on the dessert menu. Wait.... Just when you thought the ride was over riders had a choice to complete the 50km night loop challenge in order to grab their last chance at bonus points.

Sunday morning the riders had a chance to sleep in and get a nice breakfast before the award ceremony at 10am. The winners were announced and loads of prizes given away. Nobody left empty handed. Congratulations to Dual Sport competitor Heather Seeler for being the winner of her class. Top spot in the Rally Class was given to the team consisting of Sean Dennie, Shawn Hall & Joel Castonguaay. Only 10 points separated them from the previous champions, Team Maria's Pizza (Rome Haloftis, Graham McGregor & Barry Armstrong) After the prizes where finished, riders where invited to ride either a 100km dual sport road ride or a 80km knarly trail ride lead by RC Riders Kevin Burnett, Laura Penwell & Lee Martin.

Rally Connex would like to thank APEX Cycle for head sponsoring this event and a special thanks to all the volenteers that came out to help make this event such a success. In conclusion, if you didn't get a chance to come out to the Rock Hound Rally this year, I highly recommend joining one of our other two 2013 rides. The Corduroy Trail Ride and Dual Sport Tour or our Fall Colours Ride. Both great events, but it's hard to beat the All mighty ROCK HOUND RALLY.

Story by Lee Martin

To see photos of the event go to our facebook page or Picasa site.

 

2 WHEEL MOTORSPORT IS NOW ON BOARD!

Rally Connex would like to welcome our newest sponsor.
TWO WHEEL MOTORSPORT.

2 Wheel Motorsport has served southern Ontario powersport enthusiasts for over 25 years with primary focus on Guelph, Cambridge, Waterloo, Kitchener, Fergus, Elora, Rockwood, Acton, Erin, Milton, and the entire central SW Ontario region from Lake Ontario to Georgian Bay and Lake Huron.  We also welcome customers from Georgetown, Hamilton, Burlington, St. Catharines, Brampton, Mississauga, Oakville, Arthur, Owen Sound and Mount Forest areas. We will supply your new or used Kawasaki motorcycle or atv, Suzuki motorcycle or atv, Can-am atv or Spyder Roadster or Argo atv, or Yamaha motorcycle. Need something to put it in, and we even carry used diesel pickup trucks. Our dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians are here to make your  shopping experience fun, easy and financially advantageous. Please utilize our various online resources and allow our excellent network of people to put you in or on your ideal motorcycle, atv, snowmobile, Argo, truck or SUV today!

Serving the GUELPH area, TWO WHEEL MOTORSPORT, located 1km north of Guelph on Hwy#6, is your premier retailer of new and pre-owned powersport dealership. Our dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians are here to make your vehicle shopping experience fun, easy and financially advantageous. Please utilize our various online resources and allow our excellent network of people to put you in or on your ideal powersport toy today!


SPRING TRAINING 2013 HUGE SUCCESS!!!
Our first event of the 2013 season kicked off with great riding and sunny weather. We received a diverse array of large dual sport bikes and aggressive enduro bikes eager to attain more knowledge and riding techniques. The day started off with a knowledgeable in-class room session followed by hands on (in the field) training and a wonderful lunch stop in between. The amazing photography from Cecile Gambin was on hand snapping key moments throughout the day. If you would like to obtain photographs from this year's Event, please visit: http://action.cecilegambin.com/ If you missed out on Spring Training Day, you can always email us for private or group lessons throughout the year. Special thanks to all our sponsors for their support.


APEX CYCLE JOINS THE TEAM!
Rally Connex would like to welcome to the team Apex Cycle. Located in their huge 14000 sq/ft location at 200 Preston PKWY in Cambridge just off the 401 at HWY 8 are now very accessible to the Tri Cities and beyond. Please stop by and see the hundreds of motorcycles they have in inventory and shop for the right gear to go with them.

RC BOOTH WINS BEST IN SHOW
Once again Rally Connex has risen to the challenge and won the award for best club display for the Haliburton Trail Riders display. This is the second year that we have hosted the booth and we were thrilled to have another win for best club display. A lot of work went into setting up the forest trail setting complete with waterfall, waterfowl and campfire site. We would like to thank everyone who helped out with the setup, takedown, manning of the booth and to those who stopped by to admire their handiwork and ask about our tours and the enduro circuit

For effective DISPLAY BOOTH , you should:

RC RIPS IT UP WITH CHRIS BIRCH
RC Rider Lee Martin rips it up with Pro Red Bull rider Chris Birch and fellow friend Paul Phillips in the Ganaraska Forest. Chris has been on the Pro Enduro Circut for many years now and has such titles as 3 time Roof of Africa champion, 1st place Red Bull Romaniacs, and many more....
[TO SEE THE VIDEO CLICK HERE] 

For effective RIDING WITH A RED BULLPRO RIDER YOU SHOULD::
  • Be prepared to ride faster than you have ever gone before
  • Look and listen to what he does
  • Enjoy Yourself. :)