Signs of Motorcycle Tourism

By Ken Aiken - the Gear Guy on

Red wooden signs with a white motorcycle logo hang in front of numerous restaurants, hotels, and museums in the Charlevoix region. Visitors immediate recognize that motorcyclists are welcome at these establishments. Part of the International Member Program of Tourisme Charlevoix, these signs are available to eligible businesses that accept a special contract. Among the terms …

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Riding the Charlevoix: Part II –House of the Bootlegger

By Ken Aiken - the Gear Guy on

With the St. Lawrence River 1,000 feet below and Mount Èboulements rising behind me it stretches the imagination that this was ground zero of the cataclysmic meteorite impact that formed the vast crater of the Charlevoix. It seems both strange and understandable why this region wasn’t identified as being an impact crater until 1965. Toss …

Riding the Charlevoix: Into the Heart of the Crater

By Ken Aiken - the Gear Guy on

It’s highly unlikely that you’ve ever ridden across a meteorite crater. In fact, I believe there is only one crater on this planet that has public roads crossing it. There definitely isn’t another one whose resident artists are international recognized or that is a gastronomical center par excellence. The Charlevoix is unique and it’s one …