Tips for a Motorcycle Road Trip: Sponsored Post by Ania at Motorcycle House
Setting off on a motorcycle trip for the first time can be very exciting. You likely have thought about all of the adventures that you can have on your bike long before you actually bought one. Now that you have a bike, you can make all of those thoughts realities.
Of course, there is a lot more to taking a successful road trip on your bike than just hopping on and heading off. You want to make sure you do some planning and prep work before you head out, so you can have the best trip possible. Here are a few simple tips that can help you prepare for your motorcycle road trip:
Plan Your Route
You may have an idea of the general direction you want to go, but it is much better to take the time to plan out the route your whole route. Take a look at the areas you plan to explore, and plot everything out on a map before you leave. That way, you can figure out the best route, and know which roads to take. You should do this even if you are planning to use a GPS during your trip. It will help to give you an idea of how far you are traveling, so you can break up your trip appropriately and stop at any locations or landmarks you want to visit.
Book Your Accommodation
Knowing where you are going to stay during your trip is important, even if you are planning on camping. Take a look at your route and find campsites you can use, or hotels to stay in. Best sure to make reservations in advance, so that when you arrive you can be sure they will have a spot for you.
It is a good idea to practice packing for your trip before you actually pack for it. This will help you to see just how much space you have to work with in your saddlebags or backpack. That way, you will have room for the essential items, and can determine what things you may or may not really need for this trip. You will find that there is a lot of gear that you might plan to pack that you really have no need for. So you can limit yourself and make the best use of the space you have to work with.
If you take the time to plan everything out carefully before you head out onto the road, you will be able to have a much more enjoyable trip. If it is your first road trip, you may want to experiment by just going somewhere for a weekend. This way, you can discover how you manage, what you face, and what you need, so you are fully prepared for your longer trip.
About the Author
Ania Todua is a motorcycle enthusiast from California who works for the motorcycle company Motorcycle House. She is an avid biker and loves to write about her adventures and touring. She often hits the waves and loves beaches and sunshine!
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