On Feb 19, 2017, Town Moto and Lawrence Hacking are teaming up with Husqvarna Canada to host the Grand Prix de Snow! A fun event to get people riding motorcycles in the off-season and enjoy some winter weather. The event will be held at the Mohawk Inn in Campbellville, which is only 45 minutes West of Toronto. Bring out your bikes for some snow ripping! It will be fun for everyone, regardless of if you want to ride or not. Try out a new Husqvarna dirt bike, Snow-Tow a buddy, ride that dirt bike that’s in the garage gathering dust regardless of if it has studs or not. We're hoping for snow but who knows with the weather we've been having. We'll be out there having fun regardless of the weather! We want to include everyone, so if you have something you want to ride, let us know and we'll try and make it work. As if that's not good enough we’ll have tons of great prizes from all of our generous sponsors!
GRAND PRIX DE SNOW ROUGH SCHEDULE
Sign In / Registration: 9 - 12pm
Open Ride / Practice: 9 - 12pm
Riders Meeting: 11am
Lunch: 12-1pm Extreme cold weather motorcycler Oliver Solaro will be doing a talk on winter camping tips during lunch!
Fun Races: Snow Track, Snow Tow 1 - 4pm
Announce Winners / Prizes / Trophies: 4-6pm
Pack up and go home: 6pm
TYPES OF RIDING AT GPDS
SNOW TRACK - Similar to the Grass Track at Grand Prix de Mud. Size and shape of track will depend on weather conditions. Bike classes will be announced day of when we what bikes we're working with. Open ride / practice all morning until 12 for early registrants.
SNOW TOW - Pull a buddy on an inner tube drag style - no studded tires. Great for people without a bike who want to have some fun and get out there.
SINGLE TRACK THROUGH WOODS - We will have single track trail through the woods open all day for open riding.
MINI OVAL - We'll have a mini oval for kids that will be open all day.
- $20 suggested donation for riders (includes a BBQ lunch and raffle ticket for great prizes)
- $10 for suggested donation for non-riders (includes a BBQ lunch and raffle ticket for great prizes)
OLIVER SOLARO WINTER CAMPING TALK
Ever wanted to brave the elements and do some winter camping? Experienced extreme weather motorcyclist Oliver Solaro will give you some tips on falling asleep with snow and subzero temperatures to contend with! We encourage you to check out some of his Brokentooth Project "One Man's 8,000km Journey To Fort Severn by Motorcycle...In Winter" It is really unbelievable...like really unbelievable.
First come first served Husqvarna Demo Bikes
COLD WEATHER / DRESSING APPROPRIATELY
The event will take place outside so we encourage all participants to dress accordingly. There will be a fire outside to warm up by and the Mohawk Chop House will be open if you want to sit inside for a bit and warm up with a drink or food.
While we're hoping for a good amount of snow but you never know with our Southern Ontario weather. When we were there last, there was half a foot of snow on the ground so lets hope for another foot or two! The Grand Prix will happen regardless of weather and we're looking forward to a snowy (or muddy) good time!
We’ll have lots of great prizes from our generous sponsors! Great stuff from Husqvarna Motorcycles, Biltwell Inc., Red Wing Boots, Roland Sands Design, Deus Ex Machina, Brixton, Stance Socks, Joe Rocket, Speed and Strength, Treadwell Clothing, Moto Revere, Town Barber, Fast Times Magazine.