Manitoba by Motorcycle is a local tourism program that was launched in 2016 and is run by myself (Myles O’Reilly) as a way to promote motorcycle tourism in Manitoba. I’ve been on two wheels my entire life but I bought my first motorcycle a decade ago and promptly started riding random roads all over the province. I love to find new places and often do random u-turns because something caught my eye and I just had go check it out. Small town diners are THE BEST. I’ve traveled elsewhere but Manitoba is home and I truly enjoy being a local tourist and my motto has always been Life is Better on 2 Wheels (you can see it hand painted on the side cover above).
There is no cost to anyone to obtain a patch beyond the gas they use to get to each location. Patches are purchased and mailed out at no cost to any individual who completes the rides as required and I will mail the patches out to anyone anywhere. Occasionally I will deliver them in person too!
The administration, promotion, hosting and patch costs are all covered by me, just because I love doing this. Google AdSense is running on the site and provides a very small amount of revenue each year to cost a portion of the website costs and I sell whatever excess motorcycle parts I have (like anyone has “excess” motorcycle parts). For those that have asked, donations are always welcome and can be done via Paypal. Anything and everything is always greatly appreciated!