At Bow Valley Insurance, we understand the last thing you want to worry about when you hop on your bike for a long ride with friends is medical expenses and insurance, but we encourage you to stay healthy, ride safely, and protect yourself financially from costly medical bills. Alberta has some of best places in the world to ride, and Bow Valley Insurance offers great motorcycle insurance in Calgary at the best possible price. And whether you ride in Alberta or into another province, your Travel Insurance will protect you financially from unexpected medical costs as you travel. Your Motorcycle Insurance protects you and your bike. Both are important inside and outside the province, especially when you ride a bike, which can be dangerous simply because of the other, larger vehicles on the road!
For your next extended ride to escape the congestion of Calgary, we remind you of the importance of proper motorcycle and travel insurance. And if you haven’t already done so, try these tips and relax and enjoy the ride!
Motorcycle Insurance: Safety Tips
To gain life-saving riding skills, reasonably priced, online courses are available for beginners or experienced riders who want a refresher. For beginners, the Calgary Safety Council offers GEARING UP as well as LADIES ONLY courses.
A 2013 Insurance Institute for Highway Safety study found that anti-lock brake systems in motorcycles significantly reduce collisions. Although seasoned riders are often reluctant to brake with full-force, anti-lock break systems in newer bikes allow quick response to emergencies and faster stops than older motorcycles.
Great Motorcycle Rides to Destinations Near Calgary
Calgary to Jasper
The town of Jasper is nestled in unspoiled forest with pristine, glacier-fed lakes and waterfalls. See Jasper National Park. The Park is designated by UNESCO as the Canada Rocky Mountain World Park Heritage Site, and each August, the Jasper Motorcycle Run tours the mountains.
On 16 Ave/AB-1 W/Trans-Canada Hwy, continue to AB-1 W/Trans-Canada Hwy, take the Alberta 93 ramp toward Jasper/Rocky Mountain House, and merge onto Icefields Pkwy/AB-93 N. Stay right to stay on Icefields Pkwy/AB-93 N and continue onto Connaught Drive. Make a U-turn at Balsam Ave.
Bow Valley Trail to Canmore
Located about an hour West of Calgary near Banff National Park, Canmore is nestled in the Rockies along the banks of the Bow River. Find things to do in Canmore.
Take 16 Ave/AB-1 W/Trans-Canada Hwy and continue about 95 kilometers to Exit 91 and head toward Canmore, merge onto Bow Valley Trail/AB-1A W. Go straight at the roundabout to continue on Bow Valley Trail/AB-1A W.
Banff to Lake Louise – Bow Valley Parkway
Watch out for elk and deer on this run! Enjoy tree-covered mountains, streams, and take a waterfall hike or stop for a picnic along the way. Find information on Lake Louise here.
In Banff, head south on Banff Ave and turn right onto Caribou Street. Make a right on Lynx and continue onto Mount Norquay Road. Turn left onto the AB-1/Trans Canada Highway ramp toward Lake Louise. Merge onto AB-1 W/Trans-Canada Hwy, continue about 50 kilometers, and take the Bow Valley Parkway exit toward Lake Louise/Promenade de la vallée Bow. Then turn left onto Bow Valley Parkway and continue to Lake Louise.
Drumheller Through the Farmland
Farmland runs aren’t for everyone but at harvest time, the smells are extraordinary and heading into Drumheller and the Red Deer River Valley is a truly unique ride. Located amid the Alberta Badlands and its amazing scenery, the Travel Insurance & Motorcycle Insurance From Bow Valley Insurance