Roll into riding season with these spring motorcycle safety tips

spring motorcycle safetyTired of being cooped up inside? Can’t wait to bring your bike out of storage? Kill a little time as you count down the days until riding season by reading up on these motorcycle safety tips for spring.

Motorcycle Safety Tips for Spring

Brush up on your skills

After being stuck inside all winter, riders of any age or experience level can benefit from a refresher course. Motorcycle Ohio offers a variety of courses for everyone from beginning and returning motorcyclists to advanced riders. Browse the schedule of upcoming training classes at and enroll in the program that best fits your needs.

SEE and be seen

It can be tempting to let your guard down when you finally have a chance to enjoy the open road again early in the season. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most important times to be on high alert since many drivers have gone months without seeing a bike on the road. Practice defensive driving by following the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s “SEE” strategy and be sure to wear bright or reflective gear to catch the eye of other motorists.

Watch for potholes

Running over a pothole in a car can leave you rattled. Hitting that same pothole on a motorcycle could do some serious damage or even throw you off. Road crews will set out to fill in these pesky road hazards as the weather warms up, but we all know the repairs are a never-ending project. Always be aware of your surroundings so you know where you can safely maneuver if a pothole pops up in your path.

Keep an eye on the weather

Ohio weather can be especially unpredictable in the spring – one day it’s perfect for riding and the next it’s rainy, cold, or even snowing. Pay close attention to the weather reports as you ease into riding season and plan your trips and gear accordingly. Don’t be afraid to slow down or pull over if you get caught in dangerous road conditions.

Wishing you a safe and fun riding season on behalf of all of us at MotorEagles!

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