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This section are the topics we present at our meetings. They are placed in order of the latest topic on top, but there is great information all throughout the list below, in other words, there's great topics at the bottom just as there is at the top. So please, scroll thru and explore.


During almost every meeting, we discuss a topic that involves this sport we are involved in. Topics include anything from safety, to road conditions, to reviewing YouTube videos on accidents and what to do and how to avoid them, to even personal physical and mental states to further this fun activity of motorcycle riding.

Please pick thru and review them. Email us if you have questions or if you have a topic you would like to see in this list.


March 09, 2019

Creating A File For GPS

This Topic is to help provide you the means to download a file and upload that file to your GPS system to follow along (or lead) our rides.

November 11, 2017

Time For Our Rides to Hibernate

Let’s face it, for most of us, we come to that time of the year when we just don’t feel safe riding our motorcycles to work or for a get-away during the wet and cold winter season. For those that do ride in those conditions, the info below is still good to know (and to actually do), but for the ones that do put their babies up for the winter, these steps will help to maker her purr when the warmer weather kicks into gear.

October 14, 2017

Time To Slow Down, It's Fall-Time

The sights, the smells, the clean air - my riding season can’t be coming to an end......can’t it?

Seeing Fall colors, smelling the Fall fragrances and experiencing more rides is an opportunity to continue putting miles on the bike. But
with Fall riding, comes increased risks that need to be reviewed to keep our wheels down and us safe. Taking these steps can help us extend our riding season.

September 09, 2017

Which Octane should I put in my bike?

When we get a new (or used) bike, we want the best for the bike, this means the gas we put in it as well. When it comes to gas, we want the best Octane, but what is the best Octane to use?

May 13, 2017

Is It Safe To Ride On My Tires Like That?

Knowing the condition of your tires is just one more step in motorcycle safety. Understanding what all that text on your tire means, and what to look for when purchasing tires, will provide you better decisions for when you do ride.

April 08, 2017

What is a 1%er?

We will come in contact with many different types of riders in our life as a rider, whether you are in a club or not. Having the knowledge of what to do when you do will help your interaction a pleasant one. This document is specifically about the 1%ers.

March 11, 2017

Don't Loose Your Hearing

We participate in a sport that is hard on the ears. Understanding the impact our motorcycles have on our hearing will help you to make decisions that will help to save your hearing for years to come.

February 11, 2017

Take Photos That Don't Suck!

Want to take photos that don't suck? Tip one: Turn your phone horizontal, if you do this, you save a puppy's life. Another tip, well, click on the button below to find out.

November 12, 2016

5 Tips For Better Riding

Here are five tips you can do to improve your riding.

October 08, 2016

Road Surfaces

Ever wonder what you are riding on? Sometimes it's good to know so you can know what the material is doing to your tires.

July 09, 2016


Visualization is powerful. If you are not familiar with it, click the button below to find out why.

February 13, 2016

Clothing Measuring

This is a helpful document on how to measure for motorcycle clothing.

November 14, 2015

RC vs MC

The Pacific Northwest Vulcan Riders is a Riding Club, it is important for people to understand this. This topic was created to understand the difference between a Riding Club (RC) and a Motorcycle Club (MC).

All the information in this document is from the Motorcycle Club / Riding Club Education website (rcvsmc.net). It’s great information for your reference.

December 12, 2015

Hand Signals

This is 16 common hand signals used while out on the road.

January 09, 2016

Group Riding

The more a club rides together with the basic "rules" of group motorcycle riding, the safer the group is. Knowing these skills helps to make the ride more enjoyable because the more practice, the less you have to think about them allowing you to enjoy the scenery you are riding in.

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