A Guide To First-Time Motorcycle Travel (Family-Friendly Tips)

June 17, 2022

As long as you are willing to put the effort into seeing the world with your children, there is no area on the planet where you cannot bring them along! But if you are a motorcycle enthusiast, it could be a problem to ride with children. Everyone in the family can benefit from riding a motorcycle. When traveling with your family, it is a chance to see new locations and meet new people. There are a few things to think about if you wish to share your passion with your children. Make sure you know what to do before embarking on an exhilarating motorcycle ride with your family.

  1. Get everyone a bike

Of course, if you all already have your own bikes, you can skip this step. However, if only one family member has a bike, get the rest of the team to motorcycle dealerships! If your kid is old enough to ride on their own, you should rent one for them too. Just make sure they get enough practice before you set off. 

  1. Consider the safety gear

Before embarking on a motorcycling trip with your family, safety is the most important consideration! Riders who want to include their children in their memorable and entertaining motorcycle journeys should provide them with the appropriate motorcycle gear. You will be allowed to ride a motorcycle with kids’ helmets, pads, and gloves since safety is a top focus for all motorbike manufacturers. Think about the clothing as well. For example, a windbreaker should be a statement piece in every single motorcyclist’s closet!

Protective clothing and gear may ensure that your loved ones are fully protected, allowing them to enjoy the voyage without any worries.

  1. Pack the essentials

It is usually a good idea to have a lot of room for your motorcycle luggage. However, this does not imply that you should overpack, and you should instead carefully choose your bags and pack light. Having a checklist for yourself, your kids, and your motorbike is the best way to go.

In the event of an emergency, it is best to carry simply the essentials rather than a ton of fashionable clothes. If you have an emergency, you can easily stop by a store and buy a new piece of clothing. However, something unexpected may happen at any moment, from bad weather to a motorbike breakdown. While this might happen, it is not a big concern if you are mentally and emotionally prepared to cope with the challenges that come your way.

  1. Do not forget to stay hydrated

When planning a motorcycle road trip, it is common to overlook the need for water. Hydration is essential while you’re on the road. Consider purchasing a hydration pack if you find yourself constantly stopping for water. Besides keeping water cool, the water bottle in a bag has a long tube so you may drink water continuously.

  1. Take breaks

When you are on the road, especially with your tiny entourage, it is very important to have breaks. Kids can get pretty twitchy after a long day of sitting on a bike which is why you should often make quick snack breaks. Plan your breaks beforehand and do not forget to always choose the routes that have a lot of gas stations along the road.

  1. Have an end goal

Your kids will be more likely to enjoy the trip if you have an end goal. For example, visit Disneyland or some other fun amusement park for kids on your bikes. This will make your small ones more excited for the trip. Who would not want to go see Mickey Mouse on their cool motorbike? Make this road trip something your kids will forever cherish and remember!

If you would like to have a long road trip on your bike, it is a nice idea to bring your kids along. Remember the safety precautions and have something fun for them waiting at the end goal. Have fun and stay hydrated!

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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