Darrin Rideout’s love for all things moto began at around the age of 8 when his father purchased a 1984 Honda ATC 200m to help around their family cottage in Ompah Ontario. After putting that very limited machine through hell for many years, Darrin graduated to fancier three wheeled machines and then over to two wheeled bikes starting with XR’s, CRs then Adventure bikes/ Dual Sports, and Enduro’s.
Darrin participates in as many events as possible throughout the Ontario season including Rock Hound, Dacre, Calabogie Boogie, OVR, Weslemkoon Trail ride to name a few. He is a proud OFTR member through the Bytown Motorcycle Association. Darrin considers Calabogie his home riding area and has been riding the area of Calabogie/ Ompah/ Plevna for 30 years now.
Darrin has two daughters who love dirtbiking as well so the sport is now a major family affair. Currently, Darrin owns a KTM 500exc which he rides in Baja, Mexico, a KTM 300xc-w as his primary bike for events and single track riding, as well as a KTM Adventure 1090r for longer distance and Adventure riding. Outside of riding in Ontario, Darrin also thoroughly enjoys the challenges of desert riding in Baja Mexico. His love for all things Baja began with a visit to a family member who lived there when Darrin was 10 years old. He now travels down and rides multi day adventures and vacations with family as often as he's able. Darrin considers GPS navigation a major advancement to the sport of dirtbiking and prides himself on building precise and exciting new routes to share with moto friends both around Ontario and in Baja.
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