August 14-20 is National Motorcycle Week—a celebration of the motorcycle and all the lifestyle entails. Whether you’re a full-time rider or a weekend warrior, your motorcycle is probably a big part of your life. What could be better than a whole week devoted to your favorite pastime? But if you can’t spare a whole seven days, there are still a few ways you can make the most of this national occasion. Below are a few ideas.
Attend a Bike Night or rally. Sometimes local groups hold Bike Nights as fundraisers or annual community events. These events allow bikers to meet and talk about their rides, and usually include bike runs, food vendors, music, and other activities.
Buy some new gear. If you’re going out to a Bike Night or other event, you need the proper riding gear. A helmet is a must—according to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety, helmets are 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries. Boots, goggles, and gloves are other essentials. Cover your arms and legs completely by wearing heavy leather or denim.
Take a ride. Or, just spend some time on the open road, either solo or with your fellow biker friends. Riding solo gives you the time and space to just relax and watch the world go by; riding with others builds camaraderie and gives others the chance to “have your back” and keep each other safe as you travel.
Buy insurance! There’s more than one way to stay safe as you head out. Besides wearing the right gear and following the rules of the road, motorcycle insurance gives you even more protection.
Here at ETA Benefits Group, we work with several motorcycle insurance carriers and can shop around to find you the best coverage that meets your needs and your budget. Contact us to learn more!