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January 06, 2015
I Can Only Ride One Motorcycle At A Time
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by Riders Plus

Let’s start by clarifying what insurance companies can and cannot do. Motorcycle insurance policies are contracts. The terms of the contract are either regulated by law and universally applicable to all Ontario policyholders, or are specifically approved by the Financial Services Commission of Ontario to be applied in specific circumstances by insurance companies who have […]

October 16, 2014
A Biker’s Thanksgiving
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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
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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 […]

January 20, 2014
Winter Motorcycle Rider Blues
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by Riders Plus

Yes, Ontario, we have a few more weeks of snow and ice to look forward to before we can see a semblance of decent riding weather again. Here’s an idea that will take your mind off the fact that your not riding AND give you things to do that will help take your mind off not […]

October 07, 2013
What to Do Immediately Following a Motorcycle Accident
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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 […]

December 21, 2012
Season’s Greetings from Riders Plus
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by Riders Plus

Or you can even find a deal on a new or used motorcycle at a motorcycle show that is simply too good to resist (believe me, this happens a lot). In fact, the best thing about this time of year is that it makes you truly appreciate the riding season, ensuring that you don’t take for […]

March 13, 2012
Kitchener Motorcycle Show 2012
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by Riders Plus

Friday night, March 9, 2012, saw trucks and trailers lined up at Bingemans Conference Centre in Kitchener, Ontario. Motorcycles, leathers, the building blocks of trade show booths, brochures and cards, all sorts of things were being unloaded and carted into the halls to be set up. The excitement is always at a high level at […]

March 03, 2012
The 2012 Hamilton Motorcycle Show
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by Riders Plus

Motorcycle Shows have a certain mix of vendors that is central to the show’s continuing success. Attendees expect to see a reasonable range of new motorcycles from various motorcycle dealerships. They also expect to see representation from rider training courses,motorcycle-related publications, and insurance brokers. They want food, some sort of entertainment, and some custom and used […]

December 13, 2011
One Ontario Motorcycle Show at a Time
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by Riders Plus

The earliest motorcycle show of the 2012 season in Ontario is theToronto Motorcycle Show at the Metro Convention Centre in downtown Toronto December 9, 10, and 11, 2011. This show is sponsored by the Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council, the group that includes all of the major motorcycle manufacturers in Canada. The timing of this […]

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