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Tips & Tricks:

We've collected and posted 'How-to' videos and articles, "tips & tricks", useful reference information, handouts from Cycle Fest presentations, links, etc. to make your motorcycling better; after all - it's about the ride!

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  • "The Road Less Traveled" Do you remember how your first year's riding affected you? Read Tammy Mathews' story.
  • Download a copy of the United Sidecar Association Sidecar Manual Sidecars are a way to increase the utility of a motorcycle and the United Sidecar Association has been carrying the banner for this aspect of motorcycling for many years. Here's a link to their website where you can and find .pdf files of a remarkable old (1920!) book called "Motorcycles, Sidecars, and Cyclecars" by Victor Page. Definitely Worth a look.



Cycle Fest ‘Handouts’

  • Prepare your bike for Off-Road riding, thanks to Shawn at RawHyde Adventures.
  • Prepare yourself and your bike for Long Distance Riding (applies to touring preparation too.) Courtesy of Tom Austin, presenter at our Oct., 2011 LD Riding Cycle Fest.
  • First aid information, First Aid Checklist, After the Accident and Check-Call-Care handouts (All documents are in .pdf format.) What if your ride ends unexpectedly when your riding buddy goes down? What should you do? What should you NOT do? Fire captain, paramedic and long time rider Phil Challinor shared his education and experience at our Jan., 2012 Cycle Fest.
  • Introduction to Track Day Presenter Vic Anderson from Zoom-Zoom Track Days prepared these notes about preparing your bike, preparing yourself for a day at the track.
  • Riding to Alaska is a dream trip. Presenter Ben Ramos' prepared this list of resources for the  April, 2012 "Alaska 101" Cycle Fest.


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