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February 18, 2018
How To Get Fit For Riding Season
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Use it or lose it! Left unattended physical fitness declines over time. Even if you’re in peak shape going into winter hibernation, you’ll lose strength, stamina, and mobility without regular exercise. Don’t despair. There are things you can do to halt physical decline and rebuild strength. The right fitness program will improve performance, help prevent […]

December 04, 2017
10 Tips For Choosing the Best Motorcycle Gear
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

It may seem counterintuitive to spend time and money on something you may never need. Yet buying the best motorcycle gear you can afford can be the wisest investment you make. To help you, we’ve prepared a list of guidelines that apply to pilot and pillion. As a rule, keep the three “F’s”—fit, function, and […]

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

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 […]

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 16, 2017
Riding Distractions to Avoid
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus

1. Using Your Cell Phone While Riding… Really?? Talking on your cell phone while you ride is a major source of distraction at best and a recipe for a dramatic accident at worst. Ontario has banned cell phone use while driving… but as a motorcycle rider do you really need that incentive to leave your cell phone in its […]

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