Required GEAR for Safety Zone Riding School
- A long-sleeved jacket or shirt
- Long pants. Must be made of a sturdy material. Baggy, loose fitting, sweat and warm-up pants are not acceptable. NO TEARS, CUT, HOLES, RIPS in Jeans
- Full-fingered gloves
- Over-the-ankle shoes/boots. Footwear with low heels and non-slip soles are preferred
- D.O.T Helmet
This is information you will need to know for safety gear (ATGATT) All The Gear All The Time
Jacket: The Motorcycle Safety Program recommends that riders consider the new textile riding jacket systems for better comfort and versatility. These jackets consist of a mesh material that allows air to pass through and have armor in the critical impact areas. In most cases this style of jacket includes a removeable thermal and rain liner. There is a Leather jacket for cooler weather
Pants: Like a jacket, good pants will be made of leather, nylon, or Kevlar. For winter riding, pants can not only offer protection, they can keep you warm. Insulated pants or chaps are a good choice and can be bought coated for rain resistance.
Gloves: Provide for an excellent grip of the controls, even if a rider’s hands are sweating, or in the rain. Gloves should be full-fingered and can be made of leather or a synthetic material. Gloves should be worn regardless or weather, and there are different types for warm and cold weather.
Riding Suits: If you are serious about riding, and want to really protect your limbs, you can invest in a one or two piece suit. Although a bit expensive, these offer substantial protection in case of a fall and go on and off quickly. If you are going to the office, you can fit a suit right over your (other) suit or khakis.
Vest: A vest is a good choice when you want to be seen on your bike, but not necessarily off it. They are easy on, easy off; not all of us want to wear Day Glow orange in the grocery store.
Boots: Over-the-ankle boots are required with rubber soles to help with grip to the pavement. A well designed boot helps a rider comfortable operate the motorcycles foot controls as well as providing a good grip on the road surface when stopped.