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fall riding routes
September 18, 2018
5 Ontario Fall Colour Rides
Posted in: Clubs And Rides
by Liz Jansen

The challenge of finding a spectacular fall colour ride in Ontario isn’t finding a route. It’s deciding where—from the many prime destinations throughout the province—you’ll go. Here are a few outstanding loops to get you started. Use them as a guide and plan your distance according to your availability, comfort level, and interests. All have […]

group motorcycle riding
August 08, 2018
RP Group Riding Tips
Posted in: Clubs And Rides
by Liz Jansen

Group riding has its attractions. It’s a great social outing with others who have similar interests. You have others to share experiences, the stuff that makes stories. Special friendships develop within groups. There’s also a sense of security when the unexpected happens. But riding in close proximity with others, especially if you don’t know them, […]

January 15, 2018
Top Ten Motorcycle Travel Books to Read
Posted in: Destinations
by Liz Jansen

Get ready for an extended cold snap! Stock your bookshelves with stories from authors who will ignite your wanderlust. By the time you’ve read these books, it will be time to get your motorcycle out and make your own memories. Ten Motorcycle Travel Books for Winter Reading 1. Motorcycle Messengers: Tales from the Road by […]

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 […]

motorcycle rally wasaga beach
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 […]

Lennox county
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 […]

kingston at night
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 […]

motorcycle risk management safety
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 […]

riders plus ottawa bike show
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 […]

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