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Fall Riding Hazards and How to Avoid Them

There are still a few beautiful days here and there, and if you’re a motorcyclist, you’re probably squeezing out those last few rides before the snow flies. So it’s a good time to remember that you share the road with not only motorcyclists and other drivers, but sometimes with animals.

Eight motorcyclists died as a result of a crash with an animal last year (most were deer, but there were other animals, too, including a moose).


Learn some tips for avoiding animals this fall, as well as general tips for safe riding all season long, in this blog.


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Video Description: Motorcycle crash survivor Geri Katte shares her story after taking a nasty spill on I-35W. Expect the unexpected by always wearing your riding gear, and prepare for the unexpected by taking a riding training course.