ONELAND is really proud to announce their partnership with #TheMotoSocial team in setting up Montreal’s own edition of motorcycle monthly meetings. That’s why we meet with photographer Viktor Radics, the guy who started the trending #TheMotoSocial four years ago. After Toronto and Ottawa, it’s now Montreal who’s joining the community.
ONELAND: When did you start the #motosocial?
VR: We started #TheMotoSocial in Toronto back in May of 2013. I was working at BMW Toronto Motorrad at the time selling bikes and I wanted to get our community more involved with one another.
O: Your wife works with you in the organization?
VR: Yes, Samantha and I organize all of #TheMotoSocial event’s together. We’re best buds and do almost everything together.
O: Tell us about the first night, how was it?
VR: The first event was held on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Chippy’s Fish & Chips in Toronto. A small handful of my BMW Toronto customers and their friends came out on a mix of different bikes. The 5-10 of us just hung-out, chatted, crushed a couple orders of fish and chips, shared adventure stories and then rolled home. It was a great night and exactly what I expected from the first event.
VR: In year 1, we were hosting the event weekly on Wednesday nights at Chippy’s Fish & Chips in Toronto. The event fluctuated between 10-30 motorcycles every week and everyone that attended eventually got to know one another. Back then, the event was small enough that we all just hung out in 1 big group. We chatted while eating Fish & Chips and checked out each others bikes while the sun set over the park.
TheMotoSocial is a place where people come to hang out and socialize and I love that people have held onto that vision.
VR: I believe that the welcoming vision of TheMotoSocial is what sets our event apart, why people enjoy coming out and why we needed to expand outside of Toronto. We created TheMotoSocial to build community and to build camaraderie. We created TheMotoSocial to give people a positive platform to meet and connect with one another and it’s turned into something special in Toronto over the last few years. We want to help other communities come together in the same way and that’s why we need to expand.
VR: Montreal blew our minds. We had such a great time hanging out with everyone at the first event.
VR: Everyone is welcome at TheMotoSocial so we have a great mix of young guys, young girls, older men and older women all coming out together on a mix of all kinds of bikes. You will literally find every kind of motorcycle, moped, scooter at TheMotoSocial and I think thats the best part. TheMotoSocial is more about the people. The motorcycle is simply the common thread.