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October 27, 2016
The 6 Series: An Abridged History of Harley-Davidson
Posted in: Brands
by Riders Plus Insurance

The Harley-Davidson Company is the iconic American motorcycle manufacturer. The company achieved world domination with their motorbikes, but they started with very humble beginnings back at the very start of the twentieth century. Since then, they’ve had a hard-rocking journey into success… facing their fair share of challenges along the way. Last month the Discovery […]

September 22, 2016
Revisiting the 2016 Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus Insurance

This summer was a blast, there’s no question about it. The trips, the rides, getting that time in with friends and family… and not to mention the awesome events that happened all over the province. Most importantly, the 2016 Wasaga Beach Motorcycle Rally! The rally this year was bigger and badder than any other. Everyone […]

August 02, 2015
Where on Earth is Lennox and Addington County?
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus

Friendliness isn’t merely a sign on the edge of town that says something like “We’re Darn Friendly”, it’s an attitude that starts with the residents, permeates the municipal government, and shines through as a habit of welcoming is developed. The County of Lennox and Addington website is packed with promising information for the motorcycle riders. In […]

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 […]

January 16, 2013
A Really Great Show Ottawa Motorcycle Show 2013
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus

January in Ottawa is usually a cold, snowy month. So when the weather forecast for the weekend of January 11-13, 2013 promised temperatures in the low teens, everyone involved in the Riders Plus Insurance Ottawa International Motorcycle Show was (nervously) ecstatic. The forecast, to our delight, came true, and the crowds of eager motorcycle fans […]

January 16, 2013
Riders Plus Ottawa International Motorcycle Show 2014
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus

As everyone knows, the Ottawa region is home to a lot of motorcycle enthusiasts. With such great riding roads and scenery, endless excellent destinations, and lots of motorcycle related businesses and groups, it’s not hard to see why so many of the locals get hooked on this passion. Here’s the problem, though. What do you, the motorcycle enthusiast, […]

January 06, 2013
Where to Ride Over the Winter?
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus

A lot of Ontario motorcycle riders who have free time in the winter, perhaps semi-retired or retired, make winter trips to southern States where the riding is ideal at that time of year. There are endless resources to explore these options, from internet articles and websites to tour providers and, probably most reliable of all, […]

December 13, 2012
Ottawa, Ontario and Motorcycles
Posted in: Destinations
by Riders Plus

Let’s start with the Rideau Canal. In winter, anyone in Ottawa can skate for miles on the Rideau Canal, a truly remarkable and unique activity that is in itself worth a trip to this city. Excellent skiing opportunities exist within a short drive of the city, and there are some fantastic museums that are well […]

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