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 Calgary Travel Insurance will protect you financially from unexpected medical costs as you travel. Your Calgary 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!
Calgary 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 for information, and be sure to check out the Road Conditions Report before leaving. Jasper National 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 Dinosaur Trail is a 48 kilometer circular route beginning and ending in the town of Drumheller. Very popular with bikers, along the trail, see the Tyrrell Museum, stop at Horseshoe Canyon Lookout, and be sure to get off and wander around!
Go north on Macleod Trail SE, turn right on 5 Ave SE E, and continue onto Memorial Dr NE. In about 2 kilometers, stay right to merge onto Deerfoot Trail/AB-2 N. Follow AB-2 N for about 29 kilometers, and exit at Airdrie/Irricana. Stay right at the fork, follow the signs for Industrial Area/Alberta 567 E/East Airdrie, and merge onto AB-567 E. After 29 kilometers turn left on AB-9 E. Continue 11 kilometers, turn right to stay on AB-9 E, and follow the signs to Drumheller.
Calgary Travel Insurance & Motorcycle Insurance From Bow Valley Insurance
Bow Valley Insurance of Calgary will ensure your motorcycle and travel Insurance is provided by one of Alberta’s leading insurance providers. If you have any questions, please contact us or request a convenient online quote for Travel or Motorcycle Insurance in Calgary today!