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Busted Knuckle Chronicles / Rider-Powered News

Rider Safety/Training

Wednesday, 04 July 2018 04:05

Working to make riding safer in the GTA

rider training institute Since beginning its lobbying efforts 4 years ago, RTI has realized an unprecedented level of success in persuading public officials to take motorcycle policy issues seriously, and to recognize the role motorcyclists can play in helping to relieve traffic congestion.

international transport forumReport: Latest data shows improvement, but progress is too slow

Thursday, 19 April 2018 03:04

Pledge Your Commitment to Motorcycle Safety

mcc safety monthTORONTOApril 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Spring signals the start of motorcycling season in Canada.

Saturday, 13 May 2017 09:59

Share The Road

amss May is Motorcycle Awareness month.  May 2, 2017 was the official launch of the multi-media motorcycle awareness campaign held by AMSS.

BCCOM With warmer weather on the way here in B.C., more motorcyclists will be out on the streets, both bikers and drivers need to be aware of who they are sharing the road with. 

Thursday, 16 February 2017 17:47

A Guide for Your Long Ride

motorcycle tripAs I sit dreaming of the warmer months to arrive so I can once again get out on the open road on my bike, I recall the long rides I have completed over the past few years. 

amss logoWinter is trying to arrive and with that, we are just over a month away from our annual motorcycle shows!  

Thursday, 03 November 2016 04:51

Winterizing Your Ride

amss logo By Liane of the AMSS. It is hard to think that the time has come to winterize your motorcycle, if you haven't already. Not all of us are lucky enough to take off for months during the winter to warmer climates and ride all year round! For those of us stuck in the cold, proper maintenance of your motorcycle will help safety come spring.

allstate logo267Our own BDB is now writing for the Allstate Canada Blog. 

 

Friday, 07 October 2016 22:30

Think Bike

Think Bike circleAfter discussions with the Think Bike folks over in Europe and being granted permission to use their slogan and colours to put our own twist on Think Bike, our graphic artist Ronell Osias (RDesigns) finalized our campaign stickers.  

Friday, 07 October 2016 10:16

Charity Events Winding Down

IMG 5660 600x450Over the past few months there have been countless events that occurred raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for many well deserving charities.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 05:53

Think Bike!

rsz think bikeFrom the Alberta Motorcycle Safety Society: We have been granted permission to use the slogan Think Bike that has been growing steadily overseas! We are currently working with our graphics designer to create a car decal we can all fly on our vehicles to help raise awareness!

35TH MOTORCYCLE PRINT rszWe will be having a barbeque, a tour of our facility and bring your motorcycle for a scenic motorcycle ride.

rsz rider training instituteToronto to become first Canadian city to identify motorcyclists as vulnerable road users - pilot road safety campaign to commence.

35TH MOTORCYCLE PRINT rszWe will be having a barbeque, a tour of our facility and bring your motorcycle for a scenic motorcycle ride.

ibc logoTORONTO, June 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Today is World Motorcycle Day (WMD), an annual opportunity to celebrate "turning the throttle" while practising road safety. As the days and nights get longer, it's the perfect occasion to ride – as Lionel Richie would say – all night long.

 

 

35TH MOTORCYCLE PRINT rszWe will be having a barbeque, a tour of our facility and bring your motorcycle for a scenic motorcycle ride.

rider surveysIt's motorcycle safety awareness month and we're sure you've seen various media messages about the topic of motorcycle safety.

 

 

file13Riding Season is ALMOST HERE in the north of Alberta, but many places are already riding again.

 

 

 

 

RLAP LogoRecently I received a call from a rider requesting some information about my Ride Like a Pro Course.

 

Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

Practice makes perfect!

RLAP LogoI’ll bet many of you have at some time in your life sat down at a piano and plunked the keys. Maybe someone showed you how to play chopsticks.

Rider Training Institute logoThe Rider Training Institute has been awarded official partner status with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for a special event focused on raising awareness of the dangers of drinking and riding.

Rider Training Institute logoThe Rider Training Institute has been awarded official partner status with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for a special event focused on raising awareness of the dangers of drinking and riding.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

Motorcycle gear…Wear It!

RLAP LogoWay back in 1974 I rode a friends Sportster from the Bronx, NY to Key West, FL. I made the trip in two and a half days. Here’s the dumb part. I left NY at the end of February. Wait, it gets worse.

 

Rider Training Institute logoThe Rider Training Institute has been awarded official partner status with the Ontario Ministry of Transportation for a special event focused on raising awareness of the dangers of drinking and riding.

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 00:00

Motorcycle Awareness Month

Mois de la sécurité 2OTTAWA – With warmer weather and clear roads on the way, Motorcycle Awareness Month in May is a time for motorists and motorcyclists to be aware of one another and stay safe, says the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada.

MCC CMC Spring has arrived in most of Canada and approximately 670,000 motorcyclists and scooters will be back on the road.

 

 

Wednesday, 22 April 2015 00:00

Drinking and riding…Don’t do it!

RLAP LogoLast week, I received a call from a friend that asked me if I would like to join him on a poker run. He said the poker run was for a good cause. They were trying to raise some money for a rider injured in a motorcycle crash. My friend told me they had picked some of the best roads in central Florida and will cover 125 miles with all the stops at the best biker bars in the area.

Thursday, 02 April 2015 00:00

Road Safety Campaign

can tireUpdate on my attempts to change political apathy: no success yet.  

 

 

 

Wednesday, 17 December 2014 07:00

Look down, you go down

RLAP LogoThe other day, I was watching a neighbor’s son trying to learn how to ride his first two-wheeler bicycle. The kid looked to be about five years old.

 

 

Wednesday, 03 December 2014 07:00

How to plan ahead as a rider

RLAP LogoThere’s a scene in the original Rocky movie where Rocky has to collect a late loan payment from a dock worker. Rocky was told by his loan shark boss that if the guy doesn’t pay up, he’s to break his thumbs. It turns out, the dock worker only has half the money he owes. Instead of breaking the guy’s thumbs, Rocky chastises him and screams out, “you should a planned ahead”.

 

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 07:00

Failure to negotiate a turn

RLAP LogoIf you’ve ridden a motorcycle for any length of time, I’d be willing to bet at some point you’ve ridden into a turn a little too fast.  If you were lucky,you made it through the turn without low siding, running into an oncoming vehicle or going over a cliff.  The fact that you made it through the turn without crashing doesn’t mean you’re a skillful rider, it just means you’re a lucky one.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 07:00

Men riders vs the lady riders

RLAP LogoGenerally, my classes consist of a mixture of both sexes, however, the majority are always men. This fact is simply because men buy a lot more motorcycles than women, however, female riders are the biggest growing segment in motorcycling.

 

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 06:00

The Case for Motorcycle Helmets

helmetBack in 2005 a 39 year old used car dealer in Brampton, Ontario took a motorcycle in on trade. He then obtained a learner’’s permit (M1) and began to ride around the city. After 3 or 4 weeks of doing this he was stopped by the local police and given a $110 ticket for riding a motorcycle without wearing a motorcycle safety helmet.

 

 

 

Wednesday, 18 June 2014 06:00

Performing Summer Maintenance

ready-for-springFix.com has just launched this illustrated piece with motorcycle maintenance tips. Check out this very handy graphic!

 

 

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