Official Show Hotels
Embassy Suites by Hilton Toronto Airport
Call hotel directly or book online through group personalized web link (below)
Mention Group code: Toronto Spring Motorcycle Show
One King Bed Two Room Suite
$159.00 plus applicable taxes
Rate based on single/double occupancy.
Each additional guest charged $25.00 + taxes
Beautiful and fully renovated hotel, opened Feb 2018
Suite room rate offer includes:
• Complimentary, hot & cold breakfast buffet with made-to-order omelet station (Value $25.00)
• Complimentary, daily 2hr Evening Reception with a selection of snacks and a drink (Value $25.00)
• Complimentary, Airport Shuttle 24hrs (exclusive to property)
• Complimentary Wireless High-Speed Internet
• $10.00 nightly parking rate per vehicle in our gated parking facility. Regular rate $27.00
Group Name: The Toronto International Spring Motorcycle Show
6355 Airport Road, just down
the road from the show!
Show rate includes:
• 24hr airport shuttle
• Onsite parking
• Full hot buffet breakfast
• Wireless internet throughout the hotel
• 24hr business centre
1 Km Away from the International Centre
For email reservations please contact
Or call 905 677 7331 ext 271
Our 2019's finalists were:
Biker Ladies Finalists
• Taylor Ecker - “I’m Free”
• Dianne Beattie - “To The Pillion”
• Karen Stephenson - “The Brush”
Biker Men Finalists
• Dan Wood – “First Ride”
• Scot Williamson – “My Wife’s First Bug”
• Klaus Kaak – “The Rollout”
Click here to read some Honourable Mentions – poems that didn’t make the finals but were too good not to share.
2019 Special Guest Judge,
J. Barrett Wolf
J. Barrett Wolf is a diverse and talented wordsmith
with numerous publication credits and three first
place poetry prizes. He will be a guest judge
at the Toronto International Biker Poetry Contest.
Mr. Wolf is an 'at large' member of the Highway
Poets Motorcycle Club, the international
association of published bikers and was
published in “Rubber Side Down: The Bike Poet
Anthology”. He has been anthologized fourteen times and is the holder
of the BronzeMedal of Valor from the San Francisco Police Department.
For over thirteen years he's hosted open mikes for poetry in Binghamton, New York and is currently sharing poetry on WBDY 99.5FM Community Radio at the Bundy Museum of History and Art.
His first book, “Stark Raving Calm,” was published by Boone's Dock Press. He is currently at work on a volume of intimate poetry entitled “Kissing the Moon from your Back.” He will have copies of his book, co-written with K. Peddlar Bridges, called “Raised by Wolves”, at the Spring Show.
Be a part of the SPRING SHOW’s
2nd Annual BIKER POETRY Contest
This event is cancelled for 2022
and will take place
at the 2023 Spring Motorcycle Show
We know you have motorcycling in your heart and it pulses through your veins. Put your passion into words in our 2nd annual Toronto International Biker Poetry Contest. Selected entrants will be invited to read their poetry live, on stage at the 2022 Spring Motorcycle Show at the Toronto International Centre.
If you’ve got a poem to share with fellow riders, we invite you to submit it in one of our 2 author categories; Biker Men, and Biker Ladies. Our selection committee will choose the top 5 in each category and those authors will be invited to the SPRING SHOW, as our guest, to recite their poem on stage. One winner in each category will be chosen by a judging panel and each will win a cash prize plus their winning poem will be posted to the SPRING SHOW’s web-site along with the author’s photo.
Subject matter must relate to motorcycling in some way – Your love of motorcycles and riding them, people, family, the mechanics of it, clubs, rallies, motorcycle travel & adventure, etc. And no, your poem does not have to rhyme.
Each person may submit up to 3 poems. As this is a family Show we ask that no obscene words be used. Mild language is permitted for artistic impact but we may ask you to edit anything we deem unsuitable for public recitation. You may also submit a photo of yourself, either a head shot or a shot of you with your motorcycle. This may be used in advance media promotions by us, and all finalists will be required to supply a photo if they haven’t already done so.
Submit your entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Your poem can be in the body of your email or attached as a document, and
• Tell us which category you are entering
• Include a photo of yourself (optional – see terms and conditions)
• Include your full name in the email or on the document if attaching
• Tell us you agree to the terms and conditions posted on this site
Questions? Email email@example.com and we’ll be happy to
Thanks for participating!
It’s winter and we can’t be riding so we might as well be writing!
Get your pens out and find your inner poet.
to 2019's winners!
Klaus Kaak was our Winner of the Biker Men Category with his winning poem
by Klaus Kaak
Winter is defeated
Work on steeds completed
Juices flow, in the trees and bees
Winter broken, on his knees!
Equinox, oh equinox!
Please heat up our engine blocks!
The sun will use her magic wand
And change to green the promised land!
Carbs are tickled, oil is fresh,
Spotless clean, the filter mesh,
A Cardinal is making noise,
I kick the starter with good poise ,
If silence follows, what is wrong?
Is my leg still youthful strong?
Keep the faith, on 2nd kick,
Proper sweet spot did the trick!
That old iron, obsolete,
Transformed my joy, to be complete!
And fired up, at minus 3,
A Rite of Spring, for you and me
Karen Stephenson was our Winner in the Biker Ladies Category with her
winning poem “The Brush”.
by Karen Stephenson
Over the winter there was no rush,
But come the spring I'll need a brush.
My bike was sleeping while it snowed,
I could not ride it, so I sewed.
My leather jacket looks so cool,
With patches sewn with needle and spool.
I check the bike, it seems okay,
I’m looking forward to the day.
My love affair with gas and gears,
Is life complete for all these years.
I cannot wait to speed, I dare,
Then brush the knots out of my hair.
Winning poems were selected by the judging panel of Gwen Roberts from
Motorcycle Mojo Magazine; U.S. Highway Poet, J. Barrett Wolf; and Kelsey
Knight, special guest and Poem of the Moment composer.
Poem of the Moment
2019 Special guest Kelsey Knight will be at the Show composing personalised poems...
Tell her a little about yourself and she'll whip up a few lines of verse,
just for you! And the coolest part? She types on a 1930 manual
Royal typewriter! Your poem will be as unique as you are!
Spring Motorcycle Show
Toronto International Centre
6900 Airport Road
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or charitable association & would
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If your organization qualifies,
we will provide exhibit space
in the form of a sponsorship,
at no charge.
Contact Peter: 905-771-0132