Too hot in the city? Head for Lake Superior

cover shotSales for Ride Lake Superior are heating up this week, along with the weather. If you’re thinking about cooling off around the greatest of the Great Lakes, you’ll want to plan ahead, especially if you’re going into Canada.

Hotel space around the lake can be tight, especially in our neighbor to the north. Cities in that part of Ontario are few and far between, which means hotel rooms are, too. If you’re a camper, you’ll find many places to unpack your motorcycle trailer.

Whether you ride around the lake clock-wise or counter clock-wise, be sure to bring your U.S. passport. You’ll need it entering Canada and returning to the U.S. The good news is that a DUI will no longer keep you out of Canada, provided your arrest and conviction happened more than 10 years ago.

There’s a lot of great riding and great scenery around Lake Superior. ¬†You could spend weeks riding Michigan’s Upper Peninsula alone! Get out and ride!

DUI Keeping You Out of Canada?

border crossingI didn’t know this until after I published Ride Lake Superior, but Canada has very strict laws regarding drivers who have a DUI/DWI on their driving record. They’re not allowed in. Period.

It doesn’t matter if you took your last drink 14 years ago, Canadian¬†immigration officials will track you down and send you home.

That’s bad news for a lot of bikers who’d like to traverse our neighbor to the north. Or even ride around the top side of Lake Superior.

There are immigration lawyers who can help you get across the border. Your chances are better if you’ve had only one DUI. But it’s time-consuming and expensive. You have to REALLY want to go to Canada to make it worth your while.

There’s another way you can take a Lake Superior Circle Tour, and you don’t have to mess with border crossing guards. Get a copy of Ride Lake Superior. Throw a leg over your favorite recliner and enjoy. Helmet not needed.