Trust Fund for Rob Harris’ Family

A trust fund has been created for Editor ‘Arris’s family. Donations are accepted via bank transfer or PayPal.

Canada Moto Guide writer Mark  Richardson has published a heartfelt article on Rob Harris’ life and role in the Canadian motojournalism community.

There is also a touching video on the Mad Bastard Scooter Rally website which shows Harris’ dedication and importance to the MBSR.


Upcoming Manufacturer Demo Days, Ottawa & Region

Sorted by manufacturer (alphabetically) then date.

BMW 2016 National Test Ride Program
Ottawa Motorrad, Ottawa ON
• Test Ride 1: Friday June 3, 2016
• Test Ride 2: Friday August 26, 2016
• RSVP Contact:

*I got in touch with Jason who said you must show up in person at OGTC to book the bike you want to demo with sales staff and contribute $40 per ride to a charity. Not clear which charity in particular the funds go towards. He also mentions “you can only pre-sign for one motorcycle,” but it’s possible to “slide you in” depending on availability.


Honda’s Come Ride With Us (select Ontario or Québec from drop-down menu)
June 24, 2016
2500 Palladium Drive Unit 800
Ottawa, K2V 1E2, Ontario
9am – 4pm

July 9, 2016
877 Notre-Dame St
Embrun, K0A 1W0, Ontario
8am – 2pm



Orleans ON    May 27, 2016   WHEELSPORT    1390 YOUVILLE DR
Ottawa ON    May 28, 2016   Motor Sports World    43 Roydon Place
Gatineau QC    May 30, 2016   Moto Gatineau (2013) Inc.    656 Boul. Mahoney E

Friday, May 27, 2016
Time : 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Place : Moto Gatineau
656, Boul. Maloney Est, Gatineau, QC
Dealer on site : Moto Gatineau (819-663-6162)

Saturday, June 4, 2016
Time : 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place : Quad Expert – Grand Opening Event
457 Russell Rd, Clarence-Rockland, ON
Dealer on site : Quad Expert (613-487-7823)

Thursday, June 23, 2016
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Place : Powersports Canada
1 Laser St, Nepean, ON
Dealer on site : Powersports Canada (613-224-7899)

Friday, June 24, 2016
Time : 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Place : Irwin Supply
423 Tollgate Road West, Cornwall, ON
Dealers on site : Irwin Supply (613-933-4600)

Ride in Peace, Editor ‘Arris

I wish this was starting on a brighter note. While mental development of this project has been underway for over a year, the impetus needed to finally dive in has come from a much more sobering event: the tragic death of Robert Harris on May 14, 2016 in Wollaston Township, Ontario.

Warmly known as Editor ‘Arris, Robert Harris served as Editor-in-Chief for Canada Moto Guide and was also the online publication’s founder. CMG is one of Canada’s leading online motorcycle magazines, originally launched in 1998 and becoming a daily online resource for Canadian motorcyclists in 2007.

While I only ever knew him through his work, I am a frequent reader of CMG and a fan of Harris’ style – not only as a motojournalist, but also as a travel writer, motorcycle enthusiast, and humour-slinging expat Brit. Assistant Editor Zac Kurylyk has published a commemorative article featuring Harris’ life at CMG.

Although Harris’ death is a devastating blow to Canadian motojournalism, his enthusiasm for all things motorcycle has left an undeniable impact on the Canadian motorcycle and motojournalism industries. He was a critical component in the Fundy adventure rides and participated in the inaugural Mad Bastards Scooter Rally.

Editor ‘Arris, you will be sorely missed, but forever remembered for your sagaciously fun penmanship.

Cheers and Ride Safe,