The second you announce to friends and family members that you're getting a motorcycle, you're going to hear two things -- it's dangerous, and you shouldn't get one.
A motorcycle crash can happen in a split second, but the ramifications can change the course of your entire life. In order to stay safe, motorcyclists need to know what steps they can take to prevent these accidents.
There's nothing better than riding a motorcycle on a lovely fall day in California. Safety gear is essential, and bright colors on your helmet help drivers see you. Before you hit the road, be sure that your bike is in tip-top shape and that you've got all of your essential accessories.
Summer's over, but in Northern California, the arrival of fall doesn't mean it's time to put the motorcycles away. We're lucky that the California climate allows us to ride all year.
Motorcyclists are some of the most "at-risk" drivers on the road. That's because they can accelerate and travel at high speeds, yet their bodies don't benefit from any kind of protection in the event of a crash. Yes, motorcycle helmets help. Yes, armored riding pants and jackets help. However, if a motorcyclist gets into a serious collision, there's a good chance he or she could suffer a catastrophic injury or death, so it's vital for cyclists to do everything they can to avoid getting into a collision in the first place.
Even the most experienced California motorcyclists - and drivers - need a reminder about the rules of the road.
You wake up in a California hospital bed, groggy, and have no idea why you are there. Your family is at your bedside.
The California road system is quite a remarkable creation, from small, neighborhood streets to interstate highways. And what do they all have in common, despite their differing sizes and speed limits? They get a variety of motorized and nonmotorized vehicles from one place to another every day.
Motorcycles are one of the best ways to get around California. Anyone who has lane-split on a bike down a crowded freeway can attest to the freedom and convenience of two wheels over four. But biking can also pose dangers to riders that can prove life-changing or even life-ending.
Motorcycles are a big part of life on the roads of California. Anyone in a freeway traffic jam has envied the freedom of bikes, and thousands prefer the scenery of the Golden State from behind handlebars. Although they can be more fun, motorcycles often present hazards to drivers and riders alike, and all types of drivers must be on the lookout for them.