OTR – Out To Ride is a charitable riding club that was founded in 2007, with the vision to bring together people who have a love and passion for motorcycles. We are based around the Greater Toronto Area. We are non-profit, don’t keep any proceeds and support local businesses. We are a diverse group of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions. We share a strong bond with deep roots in family, unity, friendship, support, and respect. Out To Ride continues to grow staying true to these roots. As a family, we always support and uplift each other, bringing a positive energy.
With close to a combined 466 years riding experience, we promote knowing your environment, limits and bike. Safety awareness is crucial; We like everyone to ride and come home. You never need to go beyond your limits. We want to change the negative stereotypes that motorcycle clubs have acquired over the years. Community outreach and leadership are important to our club. We participate in local charity events and fundraisers with the goal of helping those in need. We believe in the importance of improving public awareness, and opinion, of motorcycles within our community. We have supported several causes over the years. Quite simply, Out To Ride is a group of positive people who lend a helping hand where it is needed. Your membership dues go to organizing safe rides and back into charities. We are a non-territorial riding club.
The club was started in 2007 by 3 close friends who always wanted someone to ride with. They introduced other friends with bikes to each other and the group slowly started to build. Unfortunately, in 2009 we lost our President, Steven Wright. Our riding community was shocked; with many people giving up riding. The next year we struggled to rebuild, losing members, but growing closer as a family. In 2011 we decided to not let the club die. In honour of our President Steven Wright, we decided to never give anyone his title. Our patch was also redesigned in January of 2011. We kept it close to the original and we breathed new fire into the bellies of members. In 2016 we undergone some changes. The principal change was the unify our look by going back to the original Patch that our President Steven Wright once wore. For the coming years we are planning on becoming more organized, giving the club and community our 100%.