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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, […]

July 10, 2018
Advanced Rider Training
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Which rider is a prime candidate for Advanced Rider Training? Rider 1 took the basic rider course and has been riding on the road for a few years without incident. Rider 2 has ridden for decades and tens, maybe hundreds of thousands of kilometres, also without incident. Rider 3 has a new motorcycle, different in […]

June 13, 2018
How to Share the Road Safely with Transport Trucks  
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Riding on the road means sharing it with other users. Travel any paved surfaces and you’ll soon encounter a transport truck. It’s easy to get frustrated and impatient when they block your visibility, slow your progress, and buffet you all over the road. But they’re a fact of riding life, so it’s best to stay […]

May 11, 2018
36 Tips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, so we’ve assembled a range of tips to increase your awareness of what you can do to share the road with other road users safely. OPP (Ontario Provincial Police) report that forty-eight motorcyclists died last year on OPP-patrolled roads, the highest number of motorcycle deaths in ten years. Twenty-seven […]

April 22, 2018
11 Spring Motorcycle Hazards to Prepare For
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Ahhhh, spring riding! After a winter of hibernation, the first rides of spring are some of the most exhilarating of the year. Spring also ushers in unique seasonal risks calling for extra vigilance to stay safe on the road. Knowing what to expect and how to manage them mitigates the risks. 11 Spring Motorcycle Hazards […]

March 21, 2018
Get your Motorcycle Ready for Spring
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Dreaming about the first ride of the season dispels winter darkness. Spending time with your motorcycle and making sure it’s ready to ride makes that dream come true. Even if you were meticulous in winterizing it, oxidization, condensation, and critters may have damaged it during storage. A thorough and methodical check will show you what […]

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 […]

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