The Ontario Federation of Trail Riders provides resources and advocacy for Ontarians who love trail riding and exploring the great outdoors. In partnership with our member clubs we source, create, and maintain a trail network for the responsible use by off-road motorcyclists. We provide a strong voice supported by a substantial membership to represent off-road riders to ensure these trails continue to be accessible.
The OFTR was established in 1992 by four avid off-road riders that had the foresight to recognize the need for a common voice among riders. This was a totally volunteer organization that became the voice of off-road riders in the province. The OFTR remained a volunteer organization until 2004. At that time government and industry funding allowed OFTR to hire its first employee. With a full time employee the organization gained tremendous credibility with government bodies and was able to establish land use agreements throughout the province. The OFTR Trail Ride Series was established and the OFTR continues to ensure off-road riders have access to some of the best riding areas in the world.
The Fédération Québécoise des Motos Hors Route (FQMHR) is a non-profit organization and its mission is to develop and promote off-road motorcycle riding in Quebec. The Federation is currently working to promote the practice of the sport in a safe and supervised manner.
The main role of the FQMHR is to engage in dialogue. It is the only official off-road motorcycle federation recognized by the Sport and Recreation Directorate of the Department of Education and Higher Education of Quebec (Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur du Québec), representing the various affiliated members (trail clubs, recreational parks, association clubs and associate members) as well as motorcyclists, which main purpose is to interact with governmental agencies, the motorcycle industry and the public.