Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month: A Call for Vigilance on the Roads

May marks the celebration of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, signaling an increase in motorcyclists taking to the roads with the arrival of favorable spring weather. Scott Schloegel, the Acting President and CEO of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, emphasizes the importance of motorist vigilance. He notes, "Motorcyclists, with their smaller profiles, can easily ‘vanish’ in a vehicle’s blind spots," stressing that although many vehicles today are equipped with blind-spot detection systems, they are not foolproof. He urges drivers to "use your eyes and mirrors and look twice, especially in your blind spots, before maneuvering on the road."

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ATGATT? – Question of the Day

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, which makes it as good a time as any for all of us to take stock of our own riding habits, both good and bad.


Most motorcyclists are familiar with the acronym “ATGATT”, but for those who aren’t, it stands for “All The Gear, All The Time”. That means wearing the right safety equipment every time you ride, whether you’re commuting to work, or hopping over to the corner store for a carton of milk.

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Halloween Video: Always Protect Your Melon When You Ride

What we have here is a fun Halloween video involving a pumpkin, a motorcycle tie-down, a hand saw, and an electric jigsaw – all in the name of creating the ultimate Halloween costume for a motorcyclist. While we can’t vouch for the DOT or Snell certification of this homemade helmet. It’s good for a laugh.

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The Nine Sportbike Riders You Will Meet

We sometimes say that the motorcycling public is a large and diverse set of people, and while that may be true, Youtuber “Yammie Noob” has broken us down into nine simple categories (with some colorful language you may not want your youngsters to hear). Do you swear by the Ninja 250 and its ability to make you a better rider? You’re in here. Do you spread the ATGATT gospel everywhere you turn? You’re in here, too. Hipster with a broken cafe racer? Oh, you’re definitely in here. If you’re reading this and don’t ride a cruiser, chances are you fall into one of these categories. I know I do. Heck, there’s a good chance that even if you are a cruiser rider you can relate to a few of these. So, which one are you? Let us know in the comments section.

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Skidmarks: ATGATTEFGism

There are things out there that should never happen, yet they happen often enough there’s a word for it. Necrophilia is one of those things, as is “Quesarito.” Another one of those things is degloving.

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Top 10 Biker Sayings and Expressions

Of the numerous expressions, mottoes, proverbs, colloquialisms, etc., related to motorcycling some can be inspirational, such as “When life throws you a curve, lean into it,” while others – “Loud pipes save lives” – simply foolhardy.

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