As you gear up for spring riding, you'll be busy inspecting your motorcycle as well as your riding gear and helmet. Whether you perform your own tune-up or ask your favorite mechanic, it's important to have your bike in tiptop shape before you venture out on the road.
But how about your riding skills? Could they use a tune-up too?
Refresh Your Skills With a Rider Education Course
Even if you have years of motorcycling experience, it's a great idea to recharge your riding skills after a long winter without biking.
Ride Safe Indiana offers both basic and advanced courses. The Basic RiderCourse is for beginners and follows the non-profit Motorcycle Safety Foundation's curriculum including 5 classroom hours and 10 hours of actual riding exercises. Your coaches will cover fundamental topics like operating the controls, safety gear and how alcohol and drugs impairs riders.
Experienced riders can always benefit from the skill refreshers offered in the Advanced RiderCourse. This one-day course can help fine-tune the skills necessary for traveling safely in traffic. You'll review:
- Balancing the physical and mental requirements for safe riding
- Increasing your visibility
- Optimizing your lane position
- Managing risk
- Crash avoidance
- Improved braking
- Cornering finesse
- Rider responsibility
- Motorcycle care and inspection
- Effects of drugs and alcohol on riding
Both the basic and advanced courses are available in Indianapolis as well as at many locations throughout Indiana. Look here to find a RiderCourse near you.
It's Spring - Watch for Hazardous Road Conditions
It's been a tough winter and our road conditions may be sub-par after lots of freezing and thawing. Watch carefully for potholes and the road crews repairing them. Watch your speed and always wear protective clothing including a helmet in case you unexpectedly hit a bad patch of road.
If you're looking to explore new territory with your bike, check out these best Indiana motorcycle routes from MotorcycleRoads.com.
Let Us Help if You Have Been in an Auto Accident
If you or a family member has been injured in a motorcycle accident or by any type of personal injury, please contact the Sevenish Law Firm immediately. Our experienced attorneys will fight for the compensation that you deserve. Please call us for a free consultation. Attorney Randall Sevenish, personal injury attorney in Indianapolis, will fight to secure justice for you and your family. You can reach us at 800-278-9200 or contact us via the website.