A Summer Ferry Tale

By Paul McGeachie | Jul 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

You generally can’t reserve a spot, but you get preferred boarding. Good news. On most routes, the motorcycle fare is up to 50% less than a standard vehicle. Especially during the summer months, taking a motorcycle trip through the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island can be an outstanding experience. BC Ferries policy is loading of…

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The Hell of Helmet Hair. 5 Ways to Look Your Best.

By Paul McGeachie | Jul 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Lisa Kyllonen, Content Reporter at Motorcycles OK “I look my best when I take my helmet off after a long motorcycle ride. I have a glow and a bit of helmet hair.”  Eric Bana (Australian actor and comedian) As Eric says, a bit of helmet hair is not a bad thing, but it’s not a…

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5 Tips for Hassle-Free Border Crossing Riding into the U.S.

By Paul McGeachie | Jun 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Check waiting times in advance goes without saying. These tips can help too.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection will generally ask questions related to your citizenship and your destination. (Where are you going? How long are you staying?) There are special considerations for motorcycle travellers.   #1: I.D. is Required. Customs and Border Protection will…

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Ride To Work Day was June 20, 2016

By Paul McGeachie | Jun 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

According to the 25th annual Motorcycle Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 20th. It also has the pleasant coincidence of falling on the Summer Solstice (3:34 PM, for those in Vancouver). Could a Monday get any better? A regular follow-up to Motorcycle Awareness Month, on this day millions of workers around the world…

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To Split or Filter? That is the Question. California Update

By Paul McGeachie | Jun 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

California is often held up as a leader, allowing lane splitting. However, as the California Highway Patrol says in their “California Motorcycle Safety Program”, lane splitting is not illegal in the state of California when done “in a safe and prudent manner”. While not specifically permitted or prohibited in the California Vehicle Code, lane-splitting authority…

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Thanks for Riding a Motorcycle

By Paul McGeachie | Apr 27, 2016 | 3 Comments

Here’s the story of how MOTORCYCLES OK was born. I think it may have started with a very used Honda 90; my first motorcycle. The guys at Gear Patrol place it at the top of the most iconic bikes list for good reason. Over 60 million (yes, you read that right) have been produced. I was never able to…

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