2022 - Ride Schedule
Ride Director: Bob Blumenauer
Some helpful words of wisdom from our Past BC V Ride Director: Derrick Keist
READY TO RIDE
"Be Ready: mind, body, and bike".
After a long winter in extended storage, your bike will likely need some TLC. Start the riding season right with the T-CLOCS inspection created by the BC Motorcycle Safety Foundation. The following is a summary of their pre-ride inspection checklist that will help you get your bike ready to ride after a long few months of extreme cold and harsh conditions.
T – Tires and Wheels
C – Controls
L – Lights
O – Oil and fluids
C – Chassis
S – Stands
For more spring-ready tips, check your owner’s manual. It’s sure to have a checklist for getting your particular make and model of bike ready for a summer of riding after a long winter of inactivity. Also, don’t be shy to take it into a professional for a spring tune-up if you are at all unsure or uncertain. It will be money well spent.
Now that you, (or a professional), has inspected the bike to make sure it’s ready for the coming riding season, let’s not forget that your riding skills have not been practised in quite a few months. In fact, it’s likely we’re down right rusty (it’s been a long winter after all.) Make your first ride a short one at low speeds. A test ride in a parking lot or around the block will give you an opportunity to get a feel again for the skills required to brake and maneuver a bike safely. You can even take a refresher course. After all if your bike needs a tune-up, wouldn’t also the rider? There are courses designed specifically for the experienced rider that builds upon existing rider skills.
2023 Blue Knights, BC V Event Schedule