CanadaMotoGuide.com founder and boss Rob Harris died around noon on Saturday, May 14 following a motorcycle accident that involved a collision with a pick-up truck. Harris, 49, was riding on a dirt road in rural Ontario, South of Bancroft, at the time.
Canada has lost a popular, outspoken and dedicated motorcycling ambassador. A moment of silence was held for Harris at the Sunday Rider’s Meeting at Shannonville Motorsport Park, ON, May 15, and CSBK racers, crew and staff extend their condolences.
Born in Yorkshire in the United Kingdom, Harris was a former motorcycle mechanic who settled in the Toronto area and in 1996 began publishing a pamphlet-sized magazine available at bike shop counters, the “Ontario Motorcycle Guide.” An early adaptor, “Editor ‘arris” switched to an online format in 1998, and built CMG Online into the biggest Canadian web site.