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June 22, 2020
How to Improve Your Riding Skills to Prevent Bike Collisions With Animals
Posted in: Lifestyle
by Emily Roberts for Riders Plus Insurance

It happened nine years ago now. It was dark; we should have stopped riding but only had another 20km to go to get to our hotel. The rain was light and we rode in a staggered riding position, my dad was in front in the left tire track, I followed in the right. I sifted […]

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May 21, 2019
How to Return to Riding After Dropping Your Motorcycle
Posted in: Rider Training and Safety
by Liz Jansen

Rare is the rider who hasn’t dropped their motorcycle. It’s a horrible, sickening feeling to feel yourself losing your balance and control, knowing there’s nothing you can do to stop your bike from falling over. The most common damages are rattled confidence, wounded pride, and scrapes and dents on your bike, although injuries can be […]

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January 30, 2019
How to Select the Right Motorcycle Gloves and Boots
Posted in: Brands
by Liz Jansen

We’ve covered ninety-five percent of the body in How to Choose the Right Helmet and How to Purchase the Right Motorcycle Jacket and Pants. Now we’ll protect our extremities—hands and feet. They may represent a small part of our body but they play major roles in our independence, freedom, and mobility—all worthy reasons to protect them. […]

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November 06, 2018
How to Choose the Right Helmet
Posted in: Destinations
by Liz Jansen

A motorcycle helmet is arguably a motorcyclist’s most important piece of safety equipment. With so many choices in style, design, and price, it’s hard to know how to choose the one that’s best for you. The right helmet makes a huge difference in protection, comfort, and rider fatigue. Here’s a primer to guide you on […]

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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, […]

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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 kilometers, also without incident. Rider 3 has a new motorcycle, different in […]

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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 […]