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May 21, 2019
How to Return to Riding After Dropping Your Motorcycle
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Rare is the rider who hasn’t dropped their motorcycle. It’s a horrible, sickening feeling to feel yourself losing your balance and control, knowing there’s nothing you can do to stop your bike from falling over. The most common damages are rattled confidence, wounded pride, and scrapes and dents on your bike, although injuries can be […]

April 16, 2019
How Motorcycle Riding Improves Your Health
Posted in: Lifestyle
by Riders Plus

We all have our ways to fight stress and anxiety. Some of us find that running is a great way to vent, others like to take a nice long walk, and some like to take a ride on their motorcycle. Motorcycle riders have known about the many health benefits of riding for over a century […]

March 19, 2019
SPRING MOTORCYCLE SHOW
Posted in: Events
by Riders Plus

Riders Plus Insurance is proud to announce our sponsorship of the 30th Annual Spring Motorcycle Show that will take place April 6 – 7, 2019 at the Toronto International Centre located at 6900 Airport Road in Toronto, Ontario. With over 50 motorcycle clubs and associations exhibiting at the show, you will have a chance to attend and participate in […]

February 14, 2019
How to Take the Intimidation Out of Motorcycle Shopping
Posted in: Lifestyle
by Liz Jansen

We’ve all felt it. Excitement blended with apprehension greets us as we walk into a motorcycle showroom and a sea of motorcycles. It can feel overwhelming, especially for new riders, yet, letting your emotions have the upper hand can result in a poor choice. In turn, that can affect your enjoyment and safety. The antidote […]

January 30, 2019
How to Select the Right Motorcycle Gloves and Boots
Posted in: Brands
by Liz Jansen

We’ve covered ninety-five percent of the body in How to Choose the Right Helmet and How to Purchase the Right Motorcycle Jacket and Pants. Now we’ll protect our extremities—hands and feet. They may represent a small part of our body but they play major roles in our independence, freedom, and mobility—all worthy reasons to protect them. […]

December 10, 2018
How to Purchase the Right Motorcycle Gear: Jacket and Pants
Posted in: Brands
by Liz Jansen

We all want to look fabulous when we’re out riding, but making a fashion statement should be the last consideration when purchasing gear. Fit and function come first, in that order. Protection from road rash or impacts is only part of gear’s usefulness. It also protects against a variety of road hazards like stones, bugs, […]

November 06, 2018
How to Choose the Right Helmet
Posted in: Destinations
by Liz Jansen

A motorcycle helmet is arguably a motorcyclist’s most important piece of safety equipment. With so many choices in style, design, and price, it’s hard to know how to choose the one that’s best for you. The right helmet makes a huge difference in protection, comfort, and rider fatigue. Here’s a primer to guide you on […]

October 04, 2018
10 Tips to Extend your Season in Comfort and Safety
Posted in: Destinations
by Liz Jansen

Motorcycle riding season is winding down in Ontario, but there are ways to extend your riding season in comfort and safety. 10 Tips to Extend your Motorcycle Riding Season 1) Dress properly. Effective layering and correct choice of gear makes a remarkable difference in your ability to stay warm. 1) Start with good base layers—long-sleeved tees, […]

September 18, 2018
5 Ontario Fall Colour Rides
Posted in: Clubs And Rides
by Liz Jansen

The challenge of finding a spectacular fall colour ride in Ontario isn’t finding a route. It’s deciding where—from the many prime destinations throughout the province—you’ll go. Here are a few outstanding loops to get you started. Use them as a guide and plan your distance according to your availability, comfort level, and interests. All have […]

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