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February 04, 2015
Rider Training – Sign Up Early!
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus

If you are going to be starting out as a motorcycle rider in the Spring of 2015, the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to gather the information you’ll need is to visit one or several of the Motorcycle Rider Training Course Providers at the Ottawa Motorcycle Showon February 13, 14, and 15, 2015. Algonquin […]

October 16, 2014
A Biker’s Thanksgiving
Posted in: Riders+ Parking Lot
by Riders Plus

Thanksgiving in an Ontario motorcycle rider’s household is generally a very sombre affair. Turkey and Hot Cider can’t settle that uneasy feeling in the pit of your gut that Riding Season is Almost Over. The sun gets closer to the horizon every night on your commute home from work almost immediately after Labour Day. Frost […]

August 11, 2014
Blogs for Bikers
Posted in: Riders+ Parking Lot
by Riders Plus

One of the cool things about the motorcycle blogging community is that there is a real sense of sharing among many of the bloggers. They love to read each other’s posts and see each other’s pictures for a lot of reasons. They learn from each other, motivate and amuse each other, and often provide some […]

May 12, 2014
Kingston, Ontario – A Capital Motorcycle Destination
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus

Kingston, Ontario is the only city in the world that has a historic walking tour with a narrative by Don Cherry that you can download to your MP3 player right from the Kingston city website. We can just imagine it: “You kids out there, remember to guard your shorelines against the invading American hordes.” Speaking of […]

April 01, 2014
Holism and Risk Management – A Primer for the Riding Season
Posted in: Destinations
by Michel Mersereau

Taking responsibility. When directed at motorcyclists, these dirty little words can provoke some of the most pessimistic, anecdote laced tirades this side of a model comparison debate. I have a theory as to why. There’s a process of acculturation in becoming a motorcyclist. Regardless of the sub-group you affiliate with, the inherent mystique and rebellious […]

March 09, 2014
2013 Kawasaki Ninja 300 – It’s True!
Posted in: Bike Reviews
by Riders Plus

The Kawasaki Ninja 250 has been a solid contender in its class for many years. Kawasaki even upgraded the model within the past few years, and that upgrade generated a lot of positive response. In fact, Kawasaki has been very active in offering many options to riders of smaller, more fuel efficient bikes with the impressive […]

January 10, 2014
International Motorcycle Supershow 2014
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

The Riders Plus Insurance booth was located in Hall 3, very close to the entrance to Hall 2, the same location as it has been for a number of years now. The Supershow is huge, encompassing almost the entire complex of vast hall space at the International Centre on Airport Road in Mississauga, Ontario. Each […]

December 12, 2013
Ontario Motorcycle Show Schedule 2014
Posted in: News
by Riders Plus

Here are the Winter and early Spring Motorcycle Shows at which Riders Plus will be present (titles are linked to their respective websites for more information): North American International Motorcycle Supershow – January 3, 4, and 5, 2014 Riders Plus Ottawa International Motorcycle Show – February 1 and 2, 2014 Toronto Motorcycle Show – February […]

October 07, 2013
What to Do Immediately Following a Motorcycle Accident
Posted in: Riders+ Parking Lot
by Riders Plus

Some of the things that need to happen immediately following a motorcycle accident may seem self-evident and obvious, but in the aftermath of a collision with something (or with the ground) the rider will, in many cases, be anything but lucid and practical. The following points are general guidelines that, as a sort of checklist, address the main […]

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