It’s the summer of 1974. Picture a group of kids hanging out with family and friends at the cottage. Then the rev of a Honda Z50 engine caught an 11-year-old’s attention. All the kids gathered around, looking forward to their turn on Kenny’s brand new off-road motorcycle. Then it was Grant’s turn to take it for a spin. He made his escape into the great outdoors and got his first real taste of freedom. He was hooked.
The health benefits of off-road motorcycling
It’s a goal we aspire to every year – to eat healthier and be more active. With a heightened awareness of the importance of improving our emotional, physical and mental health, people are looking for activities to improve their overall well-being.
Show Your Support for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
After a long, cold Canadian winter, motorcyclists are eager to get back on the roads. Warmer spring weather signals the start of the motorcycle season – that’s why May is officially recognized as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) wants all motorcyclists to be visible on the roads, in the hopes of reducing crashes, especially at intersections where almost 50 per cent of motorcycle collisions occur.
“Motorcycle safety is everyone’s responsibility,” explains Dave Millier, MCC Chair. “We’re encouraging everyone to take the Motorcycle Safety Pledge because behind the helmet, motorcyclists are mothers, fathers, children, and friends.”
Everyone plays an important role in motorcycle safety. Even if you do not ride a motorcycle, chances are you know someone that does. That’s why at the MCC we believe motorcycle safety is everyone’s responsibility.
Behind the helmet, motorcyclists are mothers, fathers, children, and friends. Please help others think about motorcycles this riding season. Increased visibility and awareness will improve the chance of motorcyclists being seen on the roads and trails this year. Read More
Women Riders Council celebrating 10 years in 2017
For women motorcyclists, riding is freedom. Often an activity they may not have thought of doing, riding a motorcycle allows women to challenge themselves, gain skills and build self-confidence. Riding is also a social activity for women. It’s a way to build community and camaraderie by bringing people together to experience the joy of riding. Read More