If you’re going to ride your bike in winter, you need to prepare for the challenges that winter weather brings. The following safety tips from Old Pueblo Insurance in Oro Valley, AZ can enhance your safety during winter riding.
Wear the Right Gear
Layer your clothing from top to bottom to protect yourself from the cold. Base layer gear – top and bottom – is a good investment for winter riding. In addition to this gear, you can benefit from a warm fleece or down jacket to cut down the wind chill, windproof gloves to keep your fingers nimble and warm, and insulated, waterproof boots to keep out wetness and cold. Don’t forget to add a neck-warming scarf and protective full-face helmet with an attached fog-free face shield to your gear for long-distance travel.
Prep Your Bike
Prepare your bike with winter accessories that can make for safer, more comfortable riding. An oversized windshield will protect you from winter winds. Heated grips and a sheepskin seat cover will enhance comfort by keeping you warmer and dryer during your winter riding. Quality all-weather tires are a must for reducing the risk of accidents on Arizona’s slick, wet roads during winter.
Be Vigilant on the Road
Use wisdom when riding in winter as road conditions are more hazardous for riding. Ride slower and keep an eye out for ice, salt, cracks and potholes in the road. Stay tuned to weather forecasts to avoid running into a snowstorm during your travels.
Update Your Motorcycle Insurance
Make sure your motorcycle insurance is up to date and that you have the protection you need for winter riding. For year-round motorcycle insurance protection you can trust, call or visit an agent from Old Pueblo Insurance in Oro Valley, AZ today.