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November 13, 2017
12 Gift Ideas for the Rider in Your Life
Posted in: News
by Liz Jansen

With gift-giving season on the horizon, we thought you’d appreciate a few ideas to get you started. To learn the most popular choices, we reached out to readers for recommendations. Although the respondents had diverse experience, ranging from industry experts to casual riders, definite themes emerged. Here are the top selections. From stocking-stuffers to larger […]

October 06, 2017
10 Tips for Winterizing Your Motorcycle
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by By Liz Janse

With the warm weather we’re enjoying, it’s easy to get lulled into thinking riding season will last forever. However, the calendar tells us it’s October. Winter will arrive so it’s time to think about preparing our motorcycles for hibernation. The tips below assume that will last four to six months. Weather conditions and your preferences […]

September 15, 2017
10 Autumn Hazards And How To Handle Them
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

September is the highlight of the season for many riders. It’s generally sunny and dry, with pleasant temperatures. Vacation traffic has thinned, leaving more open road for enjoyable all-day cruising. The inevitable cycles of nature, however, signal the season is winding down and bring in unique hazards for motorcyclists. Here’s what to watch for at […]

August 07, 2017
How to Make Sure You’re Ready to Ride
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Arriving at your destination safely requires a holistic approach to riding – one that considers all the factors that go into making the sport we love so exhilarating. It begins well before you throw a leg over your motorcycle. Make sure you’re ready to ride by mindfully assessing the following factors: Gear We hope to […]

July 10, 2017
10 Best Routes for Riders in Ontario
Posted in: Clubs And Rides
by Liz Jansen

10 Best Routes for Riders in Ontario It’s hard to define a best motorcycle route. Riding style, personal preference, and even your mood can affect the kind of riding you enjoy. Still, there’s no doubt Ontario is rife with prime riding roads that weave our diverse landscapes together. Whether you’re looking for a weekend trip […]

June 09, 2017
10 Tips for Safe Hot Weather Riding
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Most of my travel across Canada was in warm, but not hot temperatures. The previous few days I’d been riding in temperate conditions along the Pacific Coast Highway. That day I planned to ride from Fort Bragg, on the coast, via Napa to Clayton, California, where I would stay with friends. It was an easily […]

April 12, 2017
Spring Riding Tips
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Clinton Smout

It has been a long winter and we are excited to get our motorcycles out.  Are you ready? After not riding for a number of months our skills are rusty.  I always take a bike to a large parking lot and try some slow speed manoeuvers to practice my clutch control and balance with my […]

April 05, 2017
Five Tips for a Safe Riding Season
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus Insurance

The importance of motorcycle safety cannot be overstated. According to the NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, the risk, per mile, of a fatal crash is 35 times greater for a motorcyclist than a passenger car. While that is a chilling statistic, there are several ways to ensure a safe riding season while fully […]

March 25, 2017
Beginner’s Guide to Motorcycle Insurance
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

What You Need to Know – Beginner’s Guide to Bike Insurance We congratulate you for making the smart decision to enroll in a Rider Training Course. By completing this course successfully, you will greatly reduce the chances that you will be involved in a motorcycle accident, and that’s great news to insurance companies (and, obviously, […]

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