Spring is just around the corner, and this means it's time for bikers to get their street motorcycles and cruisers out of the garage and ready for the road. Before they hit the streets, riders should go over a basic checklist to ensure they are ready to safely navigate the roads. Examine the bike for signs of damage and wear and perform a basic tune up. Next, get out your motorcycle helmet and motorcycle gear and make sure everything is still in decent condition.
Before you hit the road, you might want to take a few practice runs. If you haven't ridden since the weather turned cold, you might be a little rusty. Take the bike around the block once or twice to familiarize yourself with riding once again.
When you're ready to travel a bit further, you should take extra precautions. Even though you're ready to be back on the roads, other drivers may not be prepared for you. Car owners have not had to think about sharing the streets with bikers for a few months, and may not be prepared for two-wheeled road companions.