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Golden Helmets

Golden HelmetsThe Ontario Provincial Police Golden Helmets Motorcycle Precision Team was formed in 1963. Each year they tour the Province of Ontario giving exhibitions of superb riding skills at fairs, festivals and parades.

The 20-member team, comprised of OPP officers on regular patrol duties, consists of the Ride Master, Commentator, the motorcycle technician and 17 riders. Each team member must have successfully completed a three week motorcycle course and at least one season on motorcycle patrol. The members must be in good physical condition and possess a police fitness pin.

The motorcycles used by the Golden Helmets are Harley Davidson Police Specials. They have 1690 c.c. engines and weigh 800 pounds. These motorcycles are the same ones used on normal patrol. During each 30-minute performance the riders take their machines through a series of complex patterns, which are intended to demonstrate the maneuverability of the machines and the riders' skills.

Although a nucleus of the team stays on from year to year, there are always changes and each spring new members have to be trained. The team executes an average of 30 performances per season, which runs from June to September.

Performance Requests may be directed to:


Provincial Motorcycle Co-ordinator Highway Safety Division

Phone: (705) 329-7660

Please ensure you include the following information with your request:

  • Requestor's name and contact information
  • Date and time of function
  • Location of function
  • Type of event

2013 Golden Helmets Ride Schedule

Date of Event

Event Name

Event Location


5 May

Police Memorial


Parade 11am

31 May

Deeley HD Season Kick Off


Performance 11 am

5 June

IACP Conference

Niagara Falls

Performance 8 pm

18 August

Guelph Police Service


Performance 1 pm

29-31 August

Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary



7 September

Western University


Performance 1 pm

14 September

Community Event

Perth County

Performance 11am

17 September

International Plowing Match

West Perth

Opening Ceremonies
Performance 5:30 pm

21 September

Elliot Lake Tribute

Elliot Lake

Performance 6 pm

22 September

Community Event

Hilton Beach

Performance 2pm

27 September

Take Young People Seriously

Carlton Place

Display / Visit

27 September

Embrun Secondary School


Performance 1:30 pm

28 September

Police Memorial Run



29 September

National Police Memorial


Parade 9 am

4 October

Scarecrow Invasion


Performance 5 pm

5 October

Convoy for a Cure


Performance 1 pm

11 October

BV 180 Special Olympics Bicycle Event

Beaver Valley