Everyone who rides a motorcycle on our roads should be prepared with some basic supplies in case they ever become injured or stranded. But, while it’s easy to pack a bunch of first aid supplies and emergency gear into a car, bikers have to downsize a lot, which is hard![Read more…] about How to Build a Motorcycle First Aid Kit
By: Susan Dane, Coloradans Organized for Responsible Driving (CORD)
Senate Bill 19-012 (SB19-012), Use of Electronic Mobile Devices While Driving, passed the Senate & Energy Committee on February 14 with a unanimous “Yes” vote. [Read more…] about SB19-012 Passes the first round
I am the type that typically thinks nothing bad will ever happen to me. Maybe that’s why a lot of people think I am such a badass daredevil. They tell me to slow down, wear a helmet and ear protection, and I always roll my eyes and sing-song “negativity!” Well, I must admit, I should have listened to them. [Read more…] about Hey Bikers, did you know wind is considered noise?
By: Scott O’Sullivan, The O’Sullivan Law Firm
In the immediate minutes, hours and days after a motorcycle accident, people do the strangest things. Sometimes they act irrationally due to the burst of adrenaline in their bodies. Other times, they are simply naïve about their own injuries, or they innocently trust the other driver to take responsibility for the damages they caused. [Read more…] about Top 8 Dos and Don’ts in the First 24 Hours After a Motorcycle Accident
From September 19 through 23, 2018, ABATE of Colorado hosted hundreds of bikers for the annual Meeting of the Minds conference. What an amazing gathering of caring bikers from around the country! Everywhere you turned, bikers were greeting each other with hugs, questions about family members, big barks of laughter, and a few embraces of condolence. Such a warm, passionate, loving gathering of bad-ass bikers! [Read more…] about Motorcycle Rider Foundation Brings Bikers Together in Denver
By: Don Enninga, ASM Instructor/ABATE of Colorado Northeast Coordinator
Some people love the online learning options available in so many courses today. Others prefer to sit in a face-to- face in person class and still other may prefer a combination of the two. Time, cost and your preferences will lead Enninga you to the type of course that best fits your needs. Recognizing this, Accident Scene Management has announced a Blended Learning Accident Scene Management Bystander Assistance course. [Read more…] about What Kind of Learner are You?
I live in Denver and I’ve lived here a long time. And, as anyone who has lived here for more than five years can attest: traffic is getting nuts! It feels like Denver’s streets are getting more dangerous by the day. But, aside from weekday morning traffic reports, it can be hard to determine how dangerous and where the accident hot-spots are. I wanted a way to view accidents in Denver by type and location so that I could make better, safer decisions about my typical travel routes. [Read more…] about Do You Know Denver’s Accident Hot Spots? This Map Shows You
By: Susan Dane, CORD Chair
A few weeks ago, a local couple was in a single vehicle motorcycle accident while riding with a group. After the couple was transported to the hospital, it took the remaining group members hours (and I mean HOURS) to find emergency contact information so that relatives could be contacted. [Read more…] about I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency)
By: Chomper Montoya
Colorado Rider News strives every month to find new or unknown products that help solve riders’ issues and make things easier for you. This month we are featuring ROK Straps. Riders are beginning to pack up their bikes and head to rallys all over the country. How do we strap down all of our gear? Bungee straps. The problem with bungee straps is they get hot and break. [Read more…] about Review: ROK Straps
By: Stump, Legislative Affairs Officer, ABATE of CO
Since most people reading this article ride motorcycles, you probably know that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month.This seems to be a National “Awareness”, but what does it really mean?