The Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic Rider Course defines a good rider as not only someone with exceptional skills and a positive mental attitude, but also one who has the desire and motivation to choose to reduce risk while riding.

All good riders have a way of thinking and planning to avoid trouble, even if that means wearing gear to minimize the risk of injury in case of a crash. Therefore, wearing gear every time you ride is not extreme, it’s part of being a good rider… and it could save your life when you least expect it.

Rock the Gear has created a CRASH COURSE on what you will need every time you ride, which includes details about the following gear: helmet, jacket, gloves, pants, boots, and eye protection.