Category: Riding Tips

Avoiding animals while riding

Riding a motorcycle on a quiet road can be a very relaxing experience, but the closer you get to nature and the further away from civilization, the dangers of an animal suddenly crossing your path becomes higher. This is especially dangerous for you as unlike a car where usually it is the animal that suffers, […]

Riding in Rainy Conditions

One of the most dangerous and tricky conditions you could encounter while riding is rainy conditions. It does a double whammy by making the roads really slippery and reducing visibility. This all might seem like the worst conditions to ride a motorcycle but it is actually the opposite. If done right, few things can feel […]

Riding in Windy Conditions

When we think of a list of dangerous conditions while riding a motorcycle, windy conditions are usually not featured on that list. Yet, it can be as dangerous as other conditions like rain, snow, and debris. The great thing though is that you can ride through winds of moderate speed safely by keeping a few […]

Staying Safe with Road Debris

The fear of crashing is one of the biggest deterrents for new motorcycle riders to continue riding. This fear is not baseless however, as crashing while riding a motorcycle is an ever-present danger. The level of danger is also quite high as unlike a car, any crash in a motorcycle can lead to a direct […]

Maneuvering curves with your motorcycle

The first hurdle most motorcyclists face, once they find their balance, is tackling curves. There is that innate fear of falling off the bike. Many find it so unnerving that they suddenly find themselves forgetting the very basics such as which side the brake lever is on and which side the gear lever is. The […]

Long Distance Motorcycling Tips

Few things can be as exhilarating and be as freeing for a woman like a long motorcycle ride. The open road and the wind on your face, the miles keep rolling by, and you become one with your motorcycle while a feeling of calmness and contentment envelops you. We definitely recommend such a trip, but […]

Open Road Girls Riding Solo

Hey Ladies! Have any of you been thinking about heading out to take a nice, long, solo motorcycle trip? We often ride together in groups, but sometimes it is therapeutic for us to enjoy getting away for a road trip to enjoy the sites while reflecting and renewing our beautiful spirits. Maybe you’ve always dreamed […]

Tips for New Riders

If you are an experienced Open Road Girl, you have a great opportunity to take pride in helping new riders learn and refine their skills. And remember, none of us ever stop learning. Every ride is a great opportunity for all of us to grow and develop our riding skills. If you are a new […]

Storing Your Motorcycle for the Winter

There are 4 aspects to storing a bike. They are fuel, oil, battery and tires. First will be presented the short version of each (what time is it?). Following that will be the highly technical explanations of each, for those who want to know why (how to build a watch). Fuel.  There are 2 different […]

Riding in Groups for Beginners: Tips and Etiquette

One of the greatest things about riding a motorcycle is the camaraderie found amongst those who love the open road. You find yourself making unexpected connections, new friends, and travel companions. Group rides can be for the purpose of a poker run, charity or fundraiser, traveling in a group to another destination, or a sightseeing […]