There’s nothing like the beautiful Canadian summer landscape to inspire a motorcycle trip on the open road. Before you head out to make memories on a cross-country journey, consider the
following safety tips from TD Insurance:
Following the open road is no doubt appealing, but choosing your route ahead of time will ensure a safer ride. Plan your time and distance, so at the end of the day you have a comfortable place to eat and stay.
Be sure to check road conditions in advance — paved roads are safer than dirt roads.
Make sure you and your bike are in peak condition. You’ll be riding for long periods of time, so core muscle strength and a top performing bike are important. Also, make sure you have the proper attire for venturing from coast to coast. Bright colours will increase your visibility to other motorists, and proper motorcycle riding gear will protect you from debris.
Traffic and weather may steer you off course and add stress to your travels, so remember to allow ample time to reach your destination. Take a break along the way — you’ll have a more enjoyable trip if you stop to smell the roses.
Check your insurance
Before you embark on your adventure, check your motorcycle and travel medical insurance policies to avoid any unwanted surprises.
Remember that your province’s health insurance plan may not cover you on out-of-province excursions even within Canada.
Speak with your insurance provider to ensure your policy will provide adequate coverage regardless of your travel plans.