“Some time ago, I decided I wanted to do a motor bike tour but wasn’t quite sure where to start or how to go about finding the right tour. I knew I wanted to go to Canada and see the Rocky Mountains so focused my search on that to start.
I researched extensively to locate a tour group that could accommodate my needs because I am a single female, live in Sydney Australia and ride a Harley Davidson Sportster 883 at home. It isn’t easy finding a trip to accommodate a single person, but I really wanted to get out and explore other countries on a bike and Canada has been on my list for a long time; so why not combine them both. I found a group out of Canada that looked really promising because it catered to all my needs; it was a reasonably new tour group, but I loved the website and more specifically the Rocky Mountain tour they provided so contacted them and booked the trip!
For reasons out of my control, I wasn’t able make last year’s trip which was very disappointing at the time. This year, however I was able to go and Sheldon from RidinWithStyle was brilliant. He has put up with me for over 12 months keeping in contact with me and making sure he could cater to all my needs. While not onerous, I still needed to be sure I was comfortable with the bike and the trip overall. Travelling alone in another country can be quite daunting and yet Sheldon put all my worries and concerns to rest and made me feel very comfortable before, during and after the trip. I cannot explain how amazing it was to ride a Harley with a small group of people every day for 14 days while exploring the beautiful country that is Canada. It is a memory I shall always have and can only say to those looking to book a bike trip out of Canada – contact Sheldon Steil from RidinWithStyle Bike Tours and you will not be disappointed.”
– Nicola Knapman
“We have been home a week since we ended our tour of the Rockies with Sheldon Steil, the owner of RidinWithStyle.
I needed a week for me to mentally access the whole experience, put in order the views of each day and remember the roads we traveled.
This was the most fantastic trip, made so completely, by Sheldon, his personality, his attention to every detail and his constant concern that his customers were fulfilling their dreams and aspersions on the trip, made for the most informal and enjoyable time.
I would recommend RidinWithStyle to anyone wanting to take a bike trip in or around Canada.
We we certainly be joining Sheldon again, hopefully to ride to Alaska”
– Paul & Rosalyn
A Rocky Mountain Adventure
Right from the start we could see that Sheldon is passionate about his motorcycle touring business.
We met Sheldon and Noreen in Calgary and within an hour we had picked up our bikes and headed off for 4 hour ride through the Kananaskis mountains. What a great start to our adventure. As there were only three of us on the tour Sheldon’s personal and laid back approach saw us forming a tight group right from the first day. On day 2 we picked up a 4th rider Clarke who took the tail end of our group and whose contribution to the tour was highly valued.
Sheldon set a comfortable riding pace throughout the tour leading us through day after day of fantastic scenery, mountain passes and overall fantastic riding. Accommodation was excellent and safety was paramount. This was demonstrated when we had to alter part of our tour because of the wildfires affecting British Columbia.
We certainly had a fantastic trip and are looking forward to taking another tour with Ridin With Style.
Mike & Sandy Payne
Hi ridinwithstyle: Just to let you know Eilene and I really enjoyed the rides in Arizona and California. Some awesome scenery and even better roads. Lot’s of twisties and dips, from 300ft sealevel to over 6000ft. We could not have asked for better company and your knowledge of the highways was great!!! We are looking forward to some more great ventures with ridinwithstyle and the open roads of our great country and beyond.
Thanks so much, Ron and Eilene Damberger
I went for an awesome tour of Montana with RidinwithStyle. Sheldon took us through 4 days of the most spectacular scenery found anywhere on this planet. We left central Alberta and cruised through the great plains of Montana. The weather was hot and dry. We soon found the curves of the Montana mountain roads on our way from Great Falls to Billings and into the Yellowstone. From Red Lodge at the gates of the Yellowstone, Sheldon led us through the most spectacular mountain pass I have ever seen. The Beartooth Pass climbs through miles of switchbacks and curves to an elevation of over 2 miles above sea level. We were high above the tree line in what is truly “Big Sky Country” like you have never seen it before. Seeing a Grizzly high above us on a mountainside from a motorcycle is a fantastic experience. Accommodations were arranged by Sheldon and were great. The freedom experienced on a ride like this can only be felt by being there, when you stop for a cool refreshment in a small town pub and meet the locals on a 100 degree F day. Great job Sheldon! It was an absolute pleasure riding with you. Can’t wait to do it again.
Many thanks, WB
We want to thank you for the fantastic tour. WOW, WHAT A RIDE! It was a great trip with new found friends, awesome roads and fabulous scenery that only the USA and Canada parks can offer. We absolutely enjoyed everything you put together for these 12 days. Our memories will be backed up with the pictures we took. We know that pictures do not compare to what our eyes actually see. One has to ride and breathe in all the sights, sounds and smells. Truly breath taking. The wonderful camaraderie and the crazy stories being told made for a fun trip. It was great RIDIN’ WITH STYLE. Thanks from the BOTTOM OF OUR TANKS.
Ron & Eilene Damberger
We were looking for a special way to celebrate our 30th Wedding Anniversary. Our journey began when we found the Ridin’ With Style website. All the trips looked awesome but we chose the National Parks Tour. It would take us to a lot of places on our bucket list.
Thank you Ridin’ with Style Sheldon & Noreen for this great experience of riding the National Parks Tour! Breathtaking scenery every day along with a great group of friends made for lots of laughs and fun memories! Happy Riding!
Perry and Kim Bastian
We wanted to do something different this year, we have done Sturgis and South Africa before and found them fantastic but we didn’t want to go over the same ground again, then we thought of Canada and my wife Selena looked up Harley tours in Canada on the internet, she found a couple and one was Ridin With Style, she contacted Sheldon Steil who owns the company and was very impressed with his answers to so many questions we needed answers to before committing.
We both decided we would give him a try and deposited our money but not before knowing exactly what kind of bike we would be riding, I needed a backrest because of my 6 previous spine operations and a hip replacement, Sheldon was happy to organise an Ultra with the backrest for me and we were in, we also wanted to see the Calgary Stampede and he booked the Saturday afternoon for us to go see it, we couldn’t be happier.
Before we knew it the time had come and we were in Calgary, Sheldon had also asked us if we wanted to have an extra day on the bike to get used to it, we agreed it would be worth doing, it cost extra but well worth it we thought.
We arrived on the Thursday and that evening we met up with Sheldon and Marion from Calgary Harley Davidson as well as Rudy and Anke from Germany and Peter and Carol from Ireland, Marion was so easy to talk to and organised our Harley and all the paperwork that evening so the next day would be an easy thing without any fuss.
Next morning we were off to Harley to collect our bikes and after we bought stuff from Harley, as you do, Sheldon took us on a beautiful ride to Canmore, it took most of the day and we were able to get to know each other quite well, on return back to the motel which incidentally was fantastic we had a welcome dinner.
Next day we went to another Harley dealer and bought more things and from there went to the Calgary Stampede, Sheldon had organised great seating in the stand and we all had a great afternoon watching the action, later after leaving there we had a good ride to look at the prairies, another idea Sheldon thought of that he thought we would like, he was right.
After a good night sleep the next day we set off on our great tour of the Canadian Rockies, an epic 14 days that will live in our memories for ever, not only for the breathtaking views we were to experience but also the enjoyment we found with the people on this tour, never have I been able to get on with people like I did on this tour, Sheldon, Rudy and Anke and Peter and Carol became friends from day one and will forever be our friends. Not only did we enjoy every minute of every day but Sheldon even organised a beautiful surprise for us on day 9, he introduced us to his brother and sister in law who took us for a cruise on their 40 foot boat on the lake at Kelowna, just a little something different to show how much Sheldon had planned ahead to make this a tour to remember.
Another interesting thing that we hadn’t had before was that Sheldon paid for all our petrol, not once did we have to put our hands into our pockets to pay for fuel, Sheldon paid every time we stopped to fill up, I can’t name a tour company that does that, all in all I would highly recommend Sheldon Steil and his company Ridin With Style for any tour throughout Canada and into the USA, he made our trip the best we have ever been on.
Sarge and Selena