Harley-Davidson Offers Free Riding Academy for Service Members

Nov 11, 2015 View Comments by

HD Honors Military – The Motor Company from Milwaukee recently announced that they will once again be offering free Harley-Davidson Riding Academy training for all active and retired members of the U.S. military as well as reservists and veterans. The offer will now extend from January 1 to December 31, 2016. Harley-Davidson’s Managing Director, Christian […]

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Book Review: Lee Parks’ Total Control

Aug 24, 2015 View Comments by

Total Control: High Performance Street Riding Techniques, Second Edition by Lee Parks Every motorcyclist who’s serious about the sport is always looking for ways to improve his/her riding skills and become a better and safer rider. One way of becoming a better rider involves studying and mastering the physics and mechanics that govern motorcycles and […]

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Two Coasts, Two Track Days

Aug 16, 2015 View Comments by

Willow Springs and VIR Host September Riding Schools – No matter which coast you happen to live on, there’s going to be a first class riding school coming to you this September. On the West Coast, the Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond, CA, will be the setting for Reg Pridmore’s CLASS (California’s Leading Advanced Safety […]

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Rider Training: The Next Step in Motorcycle Safety

Aug 12, 2015 View Comments by

The Importance of Coaching – If you’ve been reading RoadRUNNER for a while you know that we take safety very seriously. Unfortunately, safety issues tend to spark massive (and usually pointless) debates among motorcyclists. Should helmet use be mandatory or not? The dead horse that is the ATGATT (All The Gear All The Time) debate, […]

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Overland Expo West 2015

Jun 18, 2015 View Comments by

Off-road Warriors Unite! – I recently had the opportunity to attend what is billed as “The premier event for overland adventure travel” otherwise known as the Overland Expo. Held for the third year in a row in Flagstaff, AZ, the Expo offers plenty to see and do for those of us who like to stray […]

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Motorcycle Awareness Month

May 05, 2015 View Comments by

AMA Promotes Rider Safety – The American Motorcyclist Association has dubbed May to be Motorcycle Awareness Month. Throughout the month the AMA is seeking to raise awareness for the prevention of distracted driving and the promotion of training for both riders and drivers. The AMA’s president and CEO, Rob Dingman, says, “The warmer weather in […]

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Rider Training Courses to be Offered at RoadRUNNER’s Touring Weekend

Feb 19, 2015 View Comments by

No matter how long you’ve been riding or how many miles you have under your belt, there’s always more to learn about operating a motorcycle. Like any sport, the more you practice the better you’ll be—and good coaching is important too. The editors and staff of RoadRUNNER Magazine strongly encourage even veteran motorcyclists to challenge […]

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Rider Safety: The Dynamic Nature of Lane Positioning

Nov 29, 2014 View Comments by

Optimum lane positioning is a vital safety consideration for all motorcyclists to recognize and practice. In the second installment of the rider skills information gleaned from TEAM Arizona’s seminars at the Progressive International Motorcycle Show in Phoenix, we will look at key components of this concept. Rider Coach Bill Seltzer started his seminar by defining […]

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So, Your Baby Wants to Ride

Nov 27, 2014 View Comments by

Your “baby” is your son or daughter of 16-plus years of age—who will of course, be your “baby” forever. You feel very protective of them, and that’s natural. Unfortunately, you know too much about riding, and all the bad drivers out there just waiting to ruin their day. In your mind’s eye they are still […]

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Rider Safety: See and be Seen

Nov 22, 2014 View Comments by

Every time I attend a big motorcycle event in Arizona, I seem to cross paths with Bill Seltzer of TEAM Arizona (www.motorcycletraining.com). It’s not a coincidence. The premier motorcyclist training organization in Arizona is a fixture wherever motorcyclists congregate, and Seltzer is the “voice” of the organization. As a concerned motorcyclist and writer, I gravitate […]

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Riding Courses Offered at RoadRUNNER’s Annual Touring Weekend

May 09, 2014 View Comments by

To sign up for either course, you must do so directly through their websites or by calling them directly: www.motomark1.com (919-637-0947) and www.stayinsafe.com (724-771-2269). Here at RoadRUNNER, we strongly believe that one of the best investments any rider can make is in the area of motorcycle training. Many motorcyclists conclude their riding instruction with the MSF’s Basic […]

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The Swerve: A Lesson in Hazard Avoidance

Apr 17, 2014 View Comments by

An estimated 100,000 motorcyclists walked through the gates of the 2014 Arizona Bike Week event in Scottsdale earlier this month. Black leather, burnouts, and body art abounded throughout the expansive WestWorld venue. Thankfully, there were also ample opportunities for attendees to improve and enhance their skill and knowledge as riders. The majority of these learning […]

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Motorcycle Safety Foundation Revises Basic Rider Course

Apr 08, 2014 View Comments by

In a constant effort to improve the overall results for the Basic Rider Course (BRC), the Motorcycle Safety Foundation has updated the curriculum for their entry-level rider training. The first major change is that the MSF Basic eCourse is now a required part of the class. Available since 2013, the eCourse was previously optional but […]

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The Gear Up, Ride Smart Program

Apr 06, 2014 View Comments by

As the summer riding season approaches it’s time to get excited about hitting the road again, but also a time to remember to always be safe. The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois Motorcycle Dealers Association have teamed up to bring The Gear Up, Ride Smart program to their state. Illinois and Pennsylvania are […]

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Five Ways to Enhance Your Motorcycling Experience in 2014

Jan 07, 2014 View Comments by

Another year is upon us, and with it the opportunity to take things up a notch. You haven’t already broken any of those resolutions, have you? Plan at least one trip that’s more ambitious than anything you’ve previously tried. For some riders this could be finally taking the plunge into multi-day touring or dual-sport riding, […]

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