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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:

Lise.Grenier@ontario.ca

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


2014 Golden Helmets Ride Schedule

Date of Event

Location

Event

Detail

4 May

Toronto

Police Memorial

Parade 11 am

24 August

Markham

Canada 911 Ride

Performance 12 pm

06 September

Ottawa

Blue Knights Conference

Performance

07 September

Quinte West

Scottish Irish Festival  

Performance

13 September

St Mary's

Touch a Truck Childhood Cancer

Performance

14 September

Brampton

Cruisin for a cure-Prostate Cancer

Performance

16 September

Ivy

International Plowing Match

Opening Ceremonies

20 September

North Bay

Special Olympics Event

Performance

27 September

Ottawa

Police Memorial Run

Escort

28 September

Ottawa

National Police Memorial

Parade 9 am

04 October

Markham

Fall Fair

Performance

05 October

Chatham

HOG Rally

Performance

10 October

Beaver Valley

BV 180 Special Olympics Bicycle Event

Escort

12 October

Brigden

Thanksgiving Fall Fair

Performance

18 October

Bala

Cranberry Festival

Performance