Frequently Asked Questions

Membership

If you are a veteran or serving CF member, or a person who supports veterans, own a motorcycle, are thinking about owning one or just want to be part of this active veteran/non veteran unit, and you like to support charitable events, as well as just enjoying a good outing with friends, you should consider becoming a member of the CVFR. Membership is also open to veterans and supporters of other countries who reside in Canada, and Canadain veterans who reside in other countries.

If you have never served in the Canadian Forces but wish to ride alongside and support those who have served, and those still serving, then you should consider becoming a supporting member of the CVFR. If you are interested please contact the Unit directly, the email addresses can be found on the unit page here

You can download the membership application here


Membership Requirements

Veteran Rider
  • Any serving or former member of an organization deemed to come under the authority of Veterans Affairs Canada for the purposes of pension and/or administration related to Federal or other Government service and who has completed a full year of service, and has been honourably discharged, and who owns and rides a motorcycle
  • Full membership with full voting rights in their respective unit.
  • Must adhere to wearing of a black vest only.
  • Wears "The CVFR Crest" on the back of the vest, and is awarded the Winged Wheel for proficiency in Riding and Rules of the Road, by the membership of the respective unit. The Winged Wheel is worn on the front of the vest, the tag indicating the member's unit location is worn on the front of the black vest, the “V” may also be authorized for a military veteran of a foreign country i.e. the USA and UK if a prospective member applies regardless of where they reside,(this will be subject to the approval of the National executive and on submission of the required proof of service). A Veteran-Rider must also possess an unrestricted motorcycle operators’ license in the province in which they apply for this type of membership. The Veteran status will be indicated by a “Veteran” patch worn on the vest,
  • Wears the small patch with the "Veteran" to indicate veteran status, the patch is worn on the front of the vest on the left side.
Non-Rider
  • A veteran or serving member, supporter or family member who doesn't own a motorcycle but wishes to particpate by being a passenger or helping out at events or functions.
  • Full membership with full voting rights in their respective unit.
  • Must adhere to wearing of a black vest only.
  • Wears "The CVFR Crest" on the back of the vest,
  • Wears the small patch with the "Veteran" or "Supporter" to indicate veteran or supporter status, the patch is worn on the front of the vest on the left side.
Veteran Supporter
  • A member who has not served in the Canadian Forces but who fully supports the Canadian Forces members.
  • Full membership with full voting rights in their respective unit.
  • Must adhere to wearing of a black vest only.
  • Wears "The CVFR Crest" on the back of the vest,
  • Wears the small patch with the "Supporter" to indicate supporter status, the patch is worn on the front of the vest on the left side.
Family Member
  • A dependent of a fully paid member who is not of the legal age to obtain a motorcyle licence but who wants to be involved with the CVFR will be classed as a family member, they shall only be liable for the initial cost of the patch and additional tags, after that they will not be required to pay yearly dues to the CVFR but may be required to pay individual unit dues, (Both dues have not been determined at this time).
  • No voting rights in their respective unit.
  • Must adhere to wearing of a black vest only.
  • Wears "The CVFR Crest" on the back of the vest,
  • Wears the small patch with the "Supporter" to indicate supporter status, the patch is worn on the front of the vest on the left side.

  • Note for the wearing of all patches a picture is shown for clarity in the CVFR Dress Aide Memoire available in the downloads section.

Membership Fee
  • $85 for the initial year, this gives the member the main patch, unit tag, winged wheel, V or S, road name and also includes $10 for the National fund for any contingencies;
  • $10 each subsequent year for National, units will determine their own
  • Cost for individual patches are main patch $47 and individual such as name and unit tags $7
  • Note: Additional postage fees may be added for those who reside outside of Canada

Joining Package Initial Year
  • Access to the member's area of the web site
  • The CVFR Crest and the appropriate veteran or supporter designation
  • The CVFR Winged Wheel for Proven Riders

Each Subsequent Year
  • Continued access to the member's area of the web site