2019 EVENT DATES
*** THE 3RD TueSDAY OF EVERY MONTH ***
SAME TIME, DIFFERENT PLACE, EACH MONTH.
MAY - SEP / 7PM-9PM
BIKE OR NO BIKE!
GOOD VIBES ONLY!
COME GRAB A COFFEE AND HANG WITH US.
NO RSVP NECESSARY. JUST SHOW UP & BRING THE GOOD VIBES!
TUE | May 21 | 7-9PM
Tue | JUNE 18 | 7-9PM
TUE | JULY 16 | 7-9PM
TUE | AUG 20 | 7-9PM
MORE ABOUT #TheMotoSocialWINDSOR
With our vision set on building community and building camaraderie, we've joined forces with our friends, Dean Valentino, Mike Johnston, Chris Benotto, Jeff Duguay, Ryan Frith and Rich Limoges to bring TheMotoSocial to Windsor. We could not be more stoked! Dean, Mike, Chris, Jeff, Ryan & Rich will be our local community hosts in Windsor and will be hosting #TheMotoSocialWINDSOR on a monthly basis throughout the season. Spread the word & come hang with us! EVERYONE IS WELCOME! BIKE OR NO BIKE! GOOD VIBES ONLY!
We're MORE ABOUT THE PEOPLE.
MOTORCYCLES ARE THE COMMON THREAD.
Our vision for #TheMotoSocialWINDSOR is the same as all the other cities. "To build community and to build camaraderie." Since the beginning, we've worked hard to create an event that was more about the people than the bikes themselves and an event that helped people connect with one another. We wanted to create an event that made our big cities feel a bit smaller and got people excited about seeing one another. Having hosted TheMotoSocial in Toronto now since 2013, we're starting to see new friendships forming, as well as a real positive shift in the culture of our Toronto community. There's a real sense of unity being felt across the city and we want to create that environment in every major city around the world. That's really what we're all about and what we're hoping to cultivate in Windsor.
Dean, Mike, Chris, JEFF, RYAN & RICH
COMMUNITY HOSTS of #themotosociALwindsor
I am a motorcyclist, high school music teacher, motorcycle instructor, track rider (well recently a track crasher!), actor, musician—basically an all-around renaissance man! Well, at least in my own mind. Be it on the street or the track, I am happiest on two wheels. Part of the pleasure of this is the social aspect—riding with and against others, challenging yourself to be a better rider, being more informed about rider issues and seeing what keeps other riders in the saddle. My bio would not be complete without noting that my moto-pleasure is shared by my amazing wife of over 20 years (she owns a CB300R) and a nod of gratitude to my younger brother who got me off my duff to get my license 16 years ago. My rides: 2008 ST1300, 2002 CBRF4I (track), 1986 Honda Shadow, 1982 Honda P50 moped and a 1972 Honda CD175.
I’m a husband, father, former business owner, sports enthusiast and a fairly new motorcycle rider. I have always been interested in motorcycles but my busy life always pushed it aside. I had always played baseball, hockey and golf and knew that one day I would also own a bike. In September 2016 I severely injured my back and my priorities suddenly changed. Playing sports and the dream of buying a motorcycle all came to an abrupt stop. After successfully recovering from back surgery in 2018, I purchased my first motorcycle! A 2006 Suzuki Boulevard M50 Black Edition! All I want to do now is ride! My motorcycle has ignited a genuine passion in me and I love it. I’m looking forward to meeting new people in the motorcycle community and exchanging more adventure stories.
I’ve only really been riding about 7 years, but I’ve been racing as well for 5 of that. My first bike was a ’79 Triumph T140 (“Bonnie”), which remains my 2-wheeled darling. Also in the stable are some race bikes (an SV650, R6 and even a racing CRF50), a Suzuki C50 cruiser (“Fatso”), and my wife’s matching red Hondas: A ’72 CB350F (“Ruby”) and a 2012 CBR250R (“June”). I’m part owner of Midnight Oil Cycle Co. We’ve built a couple show bikes, with a very exciting CB550 for 2019 Freedom Machine Show. Lately, I’ve been getting the itch to do some ultralight motorcycle camping and touring. If you want to talk racing, fixing, customs or touring - I’m your guy!
Some of the earliest memories from my childhood were watching the road disappear beneath me as I straddled the tank of my father’s 1976 Honda Gold Wing. He’d take me out for rides around the city that is still home to me today. This city, once heavily rooted in the automotive industry has since been evolving with the emergence of artists, entrepreneurs, musicians, and the like. As the old and the new integrate, we’ve witnessed our identity shifting – inspiring us to create, captivate, and cultivate new communities. I’ve embraced photography as a way to capture this alongside my travels and the good people I meet along the way; always trying to uncover and tell stories as I see them.
I’m creative director and partner at Atomic Agency and part owner at Midnight Oil Cycle Co. Design is my passion, vintage motorcycles and automobiles are my life. My affection for motorcycle culture started with my desire to make customizing and riding bikes more accessible to new riders. I’m also a firm believer that there’s no success without hardship, and myself, much like this city, have faced it’s fair share. But much like this region, we are resilient. And bringing people together, however it may be, is how we will overcome. Motorcycles are all about connection. We are connected to our machines and those machines connect us to other people. Do something that scares you, challenge yourself, and meet new people.
Two wheeled freedom enthusiast, prolific life-long nerd and PC gamer, husband, and father. My first bike was a '97 Honda VT1100C2 - which I had picked up just six short years ago. I'm currently riding a 2018 Yamaha FJR.
I love my family, good beer, good coffee, good games (electronic, tabletop, and pen & paper,) good friends, and the open road. I'm a plumber by trade since 2006, and maintenance pipe-fitter at FCA Windsor since 2015.
Any time the weather allows, I'm out riding somewhere: From Windsor to Amherstburg, Leamington and Kingsville, Chatham to Erieau. In the off season: NHL Hockey following my Boston Bruins.