Official news and information site for the International Fellowship of Motorcycling Rotarians (IFMR) for the Rotary International Convention in Montreal, Canada, June 20-23, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Motorcycle Rental in Canada


   Canadian IFMR Ride Guide Bill Smith has arranged for discount motorcycle rentals with Hamel Honda Centre, located near IFMR convention headquarters, the Imperia Hotel.  IFMR members will receive a 15 percent discount from the dealerships published price, and includes saddle bags, helmet, insurance, and 500 km (~ 310 miles) per day, more than enough for the IFMR "Atlantic Canada" tour.  Click here to see the dealership's listing of  motorcycles available for rental and their published prices.  Additional Honda models may also be available by special request.
   Riders participating in the "Atlantic Canada" tour should make their reservation for two weeks of rental.  Bikes should be picked up on the afternoon of June 23  in order to be ready for tour departure from the Imperia Hotel at 9 AM on June 24.  
   Riders wishing to participate in the scenic day-ride on Monday, June 21, need to make a separate one-day contract for that.

   To reserve your rental motorcycle for the tour and/or the Monday day-ride, contact Hamel Honda's motorcycle rental manager Jean-Francois Jacob at 1-450-491-0440, ext. 7501 or  Jean-Francois is fluent in both French and English, so feel free to contact him in French or English.

   An international drivers license is not required for brief visits in Canada such as this tour; but it may be useful for identification if you have one, especially if your country's drivers license is not in English or French. 
    If you have additional questions regarding bike rental or Canadian motorcycling rules, contact Bill Smith at 1-518-744-5304 or

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Photos from the September 2009 Pre-Run
of the IFMR "Atlantic Canada" Tour

In mid-September I spent two weeks reconnoitering the route for the IFMR "Atlantic Canada" tour of Quebec and the Maritime Provinces. Here's a sampling of sights along the tour route. ENJOY!!! And come join us next June for the tour.
       -- Bob Shriner