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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 […]

May 22, 2016
Why You Should Take a Rider Training Course
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus

To fully enjoy any activity, you need to increase skill level and decrease the potential for disaster. People are very attentive when they are instructed prior to their first skydiving experience, for example. They don’t attempt to climb a cliff based on a blind assumption that safety harnesses and ropes are secure and safe. However, for some reason […]

April 25, 2016
Four Reasons to Take The M2 Exit Course
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Michel Mersereau

1) Real time training in real world traffic Bad habits can creep into the riding routines of the most avid riders. Regardless of the amount of saddle time you’ve logged during your time as an M2 licensee, one to one feedback from a trained professional will help to ensure you’re on the right path towards […]

April 09, 2016
Keeping Your Skills Sharp Over 45
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Barb Piatkowski

“I’ve been riding for 30 years, I don’t need to take a course!” Really? Do you still play sports as well as you did 20+ years ago? Sure, age and experience are important. And those lower insurance premiums are just one of the benefits of getting older and wiser. But there’s a downside to riding […]

April 07, 2016
Motorcycle Passenger Etiquette
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Riders Plus

Motorcycle riding is an experience that can be very customized to the desires or requirements of the individual. One of those variables involves the need or desire to carry passengers on rides. Some people ride with passengers on vacation trips, on commutes, or any variation thereof. Others absolutely abstain from carrying passengers for any number […]

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