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Listen to real-life riders share their stories about the mental, physical and mechanical approach to riding and being safe on their motorcycles. Hosted by Len Bilello.
Oct 26, 2022
Moto- Entrepreneurs Share Their Approach to Dirt & Street Riding Safety
Jay and Jon's passion for riding helped to build a platform called KickstandUp, that brings motorcyclists together. You can't run a business if you crash your bike - so safety is just as important as riding pleasure. Today, they share how they enjoy riding and staying safe while explaining how they hope to transform the motorcycle community.
Oct 18, 2022
All About Tires w/Ken Wahlster of 8Ball Tires
Ken Wahlster founded BikeBandit.com and knows everything about tires, and today he shares his knowledge with you! His company 8Ball Tires is disrupting the motorcycle tire industry and is bringing convenience, expertise, and service to this often confusing aspect of motorcycle riding.
1 hr 19 min
Sep 23, 2022
Safe & Enjoyable Riding in the Rain and Stormy Weather
Len talks about riding in a summer rain storm and how you can be a better rain rider and actually enjoy it! +Full Song From The West Coast Hearts
Aug 30, 2022
Witnessing a Tragic Crash Changed His Life
Mark Meehl is a loyal listener turned EP. 53 Guest. Today he talks about witnessing a fellow rider crash has changed his life and offers strategies for riding safe while enjoying “the ride.” Mark loves his Harley Livewire and his Honda Twin and rides as often as possible.
Aug 18, 2022
Teach Your Children Well: A Father Shares Two Generations of Motorcycling With His Son
St. Louis Father, Michael Sorth's Dad taught him to ride, and over the last couple of years, Michael has introduced his son to riding. Today Michael shares how MSF training, a watchful eye, and sensible strategies have helped shape his son's riding abilities.
Jul 26, 2022
Kevin The "BMW Guy" Talks Wrenching, Riding & Safety
By day, Kevin is an engineer at Polaris as engineer on Indian Motorcycles. At night and on weekends, he rides and repairs BMW motorcycles. Kevin graduated with a 4.0 from MMI, completed the famed BMW Step Program, and is an expert BMW Motorcycle Mechanic. Today he shares his love for riding and how he stays safe!
Jul 12, 2022
Christmas in July: Jamie, Lester & Len Talk New Bikes and Proven Safety Tips
'Tis, the Season for Joy, Riding, Friends, and Safety. Moto-Entrepreneurs, Jamie, and Lester are back for our annual Christmas in July show! We share advanced safety tips and our passion for our New Motorcycles! (Plus new motorcycle artwork from Jamie!)
Jun 11, 2022
Former TV Anchorman Curtis Sawyer Talks Indian Motorcycles and Safety Tips
Curtis Sawyer is a former TV News Anchor who’s also sold Harley and Indian Motorcycles. He hosts the Indian Rider Radio Podcast on Youtube and wherever podcasts can be heard. Today he talks about his career in motorcycling and how he discovered and subsequently developed a passion for Indian Motorcycles.
1 hr 4 min
Jun 1, 2022
Safe & Fun Group Riding Strategies
Giselle Briden (ep.27 guest) and her friends invited me to ride through the mountains of Pennsylvania a few weeks ago and we had a blast. In this show, we share stories from our ride and the joys of group riding, and how to be safe. We also talk about Giselle's tips and strategies for riding with your dog!
1 hr 9 min
May 18, 2022
H-D Mechanic Matt and Student Everett talk riding safety in Phoenix!
Long-time listener Everett Novak survived a crash and decided to enroll at MMI to become a Motorcycle Mechanic. Matt is a master Harley mechanic and drag races when he's not making his customer's bikes as safe and fun as they can be. Today they talk about surviving crashes and riding in Arizona heat!
May 7, 2022
Viewer Mail and Long Riding Safety Tips W/ Len B
In a special Mother's Day Show, Len talks about taking his mom for a ride, having his bike totaled, reads viewer mail, and offers safety tips for long-distance riding on interstate highways. And, a free song from The West Coast Hearts
Mar 29, 2022
Ducati Lover Lisa Bennett Shares Her Approach Riding Safely on the drag strip on and off-road
Ducati is among the most unique and heralded motorcycle brands globally, and Lisa has a passion for Ducatis and has logged thousands of miles on Ducati motorcycles. She’s even visited the Ducati factory in Italy, and she’s raced motorcycles on the drag strip and is an NHRA Drag Race Winner! Today, Lisa shares her secrets for staying safe on the track, on the road, and off-road.
Mar 9, 2022
Staying Safe on Classic Motorcycles with YT Star "Bart"
Brett McGranahan loves all things old and vintage—especially motorcycles. His YouTube channel provides others with a glimpse into his passion for riding and restoring classic motorcycles. Today, he talks about the unique reasons to ride and own these classics and ways to be safe when aboard these timeless treasures!
Feb 10, 2022
Love & Sprockets: Riding Tips From Francesca and Mihir
Korean-born Francesca and her Honda met Mehir at NYC Motorcycle Meetup, and soon they will be husband and wife. Today, they talk about how their love for each other, the joy of riding, and how to stay safe when riding in challenging conditions.
Feb 1, 2022
Love and Motorcycles Grow in Brooklyn
Brooklyn entrepreneurs Ronnie Pichson and Stefon Davis tell the story of 19 years of marriage and combining their love of motorcycles and people to start a successful motorcycle business-Gotham Depot Motor Storage. They’ll share how they stay safe on two wheels and offer advice for experienced and new riders alike.
1 hr 3 min
Jan 28, 2022
Revisiting '21's Final Eleven Episodes
Finishing the beginning of the new year with a look back at the tips, strategies, and stories from the final eleven shows of 2021. From Alonzo Bodden to Trudy Hardy and Gary, Lester, Jamie, and more, you'll learn so much and be entertained at the same time!
Jan 10, 2022
Looking Back at the First Ten Shows of '21!
A review of the people, tips, and strategies from our first ten episodes of 2021. If you’re new to the show you’ll learn a ton and for current listeners feel free to re-learn these tips and advice and share them with friends and family
Dec 22, 2021
Daytona Champ Jason DiSalvo Talks Safety and Winning
Jason won the 2011 Daytona 200 on a Ducati and he talks about his appearance in Why We Ride, how he won the Daytona 200, and how to be successful in riding and in life! You'll learn about transferring track and dirt skills to street strategies.
1 hr 3 min
Dec 15, 2021
Author & Tour Leader Alisa Clickenger Talks about Her New Book & Safe Riding Strategies
Alisa Clickenger is back for her second appearance on our show. She’s got a great new book out geared toward’s women riders but her safety tips are relevant for all riders. Alisa also talks a leading a group of Women Riders across the country to celebrate over 100 years of Women having the right to vote!
1 hr 4 min
Oct 26, 2021
BMW's Marketing and Training Duo, Trudy Hardy & Aaron Rankin join us to share riding strategies!
Trudy Hardy is responsible for BMW Motorcycling Marketing and Communication Strategy for all the Americas. Aaron Rankin teaches street and off-road riding courses at BMW’s Performance Riding Center in South Carolina. Today, they share their strategies for riding on and off-road along with their approach to riding safety and enjoyment.
1 hr 1 min
Oct 17, 2021
Moto-Influencer Don Eilenberger shares 200K miles of riding experience
Don loves to ride and to solve problems, and for years he’s done both. He’s a skilled and knowledgeable rider and has a flair for diagnosing complex motorcycle repair issues. Today Don talks about how he acquired both his love of riding and helping others and the skills and products needed to stay safe and enjoy riding.
1 hr 6 min
Sep 15, 2021
Celebrating Hispanic Motorcyclists with Ron Garcia-Vidal
Ron Garcia-Vidal is a small business owner, has over 25 years of riding experience, and survived a bad crash that left him needing to learn to walk again. And then Ron started riding..again! Ron embraces his Cuban Heritage and grew up in Miami (North Cuba) and has been living and riding in NYC since the mid-90s. Today Ron shares his approach to safety and talks about his Hispanic Ancestry.
1 hr 2 min
Aug 30, 2021
Lessons from Road Rash Queen Brittany Morrow
When Brittany was 20 years old, she was involved in a life-threatening accident as a passenger on a motorcycle. Due to the overwhelming response to her experience, Brittany has dedicated her life to inspiring others to push beyond pain and fear to live a courageous life full of adventure. Today Brittany shares her experiences and her unique and personal approach to riding safely while savoring every minute.
1 hr 15 min
Aug 16, 2021
Ret. USAF Colonel, Gary McAlum shares safety tips with you
Gary McAlum served our country in the United States Air Force and is an expert in Cyber-Security. In 2014 he re-discovered motorcycling after getting hooked on the TV Show, Sons of Anarchy. (We’re not kidding). In this episode, Gary shares his personal approach to staying safe, visible and why you should not wear cheap gloves!
Jul 13, 2021
The Christmas in July Show!
Last year new riders Jamie and Lester shared their experiences as new riders and how they stay safe! 12 months later they return to share their strategies for being safe riders and we learn about Lester’s crash that taught him a valuable lesson. (He’s OK!)
Jun 17, 2021
Sean of Bikes & Beards and SRK Cycles Shares Safety Tips with you!
Sean Kerr owns SRK Cycles in Landisville, PA. His two super popular YouTube Channels, Bikes & Beards; and SRK Cycles have over 1.3 million subscribers and millions of views every month. He’s a mechanic, a rider, a father, and a husband, and he’s got great tips about safety and choosing the right motorcycle for your needs. We are so happy he spent time with us to share his knowledge about bikes and life.
Jun 6, 2021
Peter Jones: The Bad Editor and Exceptional Rider
Peter Jones has written for many motorcycle magazines and is a skilled rider and lots of knowledge to share. In this episode, Peter talks about his book, “The Bad Editor” which illuminates the life of a motor journalist. Peter also shares his top safety strategies and tips to stay alive and enjoy riding.
May 30, 2021
Why He Rides! Comedian & Actor Alonzo Bodden talks about being safe
Alonzo has three Amazon Prime specials, and among his motorcycles are Ducati, BMW, and Triumph. Alonzo was also featured in moto-documentary, "Why We Ride". In this episode, he talks about his favorite rides and his mental and physical approach to being safe on his ride
1 hr 3 min
May 19, 2021
Riding with two eyes & two ears!
Felipe Morales is the inventor of Resonar—a technology that focuses on having our ears be tools to identify and avoid trouble while riding. This ground-breaking technology has the potential to help millions of riders around the world. Felipe and Eric Anderson (former Scorpion Helmet founder and exec) explain to us the science behind this innovation!
Apr 21, 2021
Canadian Mom & Rider Giselle Briden Talks Safety and Riding with your Dog
Giselle came to motorcycling later in life but that didn't stop her love affair with the open road. From Collingwood, Ontario Giselle has traversed much of Canada and the United States and often with her dog! Today she'll share her safety techniques and how to ride with a pet!
1 hr 3 min
Mar 31, 2021
MotoLady, and Author, Alicia Elfving shares her unique views on motorcycle safety.
Alicia Mariah Elfving is all about encouraging women to magnify the positive aspects of riding and being part of the motorcycling community. Alicia loves sharing parts of herself with others and is the embodiment of passion and enthusiasm and “soul”. Today, Alicia shares her approach to safety and describes the emotions and dedication it took to write her new book.
1 hr 3 min
Mar 23, 2021
Cornering Confidence with Author Jon DelVecchio
Cornering comes from the Latin Cornu, which refers "horn," which can refer not just to the curve of the appendage on an antelope's head but to its point. MC cornering expert Jon DelVecchio teaches you how to have approach corners with skill and purpose. He wrote the book on cornering and you'll learn so much from him.
Mar 6, 2021
Celebrating Irish Heritage Month w/ Rich Callaghan
This month ArriveAlive is celebrating Irish American riders. Today's guest is Richard Callaghan, and his family hails from Kiltimagh and Ballyhauni. He has ridden many thousands of miles across the US and Canada and even across the perilous bridge here in New York City called the 59th street bridge! Today, Rich will share his personal safety approach to long-distance riding and how to be aware of your skills as a motorcyclist and ride within those skills. Please help us get the word out about motorcycle safety by sharing this podcast with your friends and family.
Feb 23, 2021
Adventure MotorCouple Love Each Other and Live Their Dreams
In our final episode of the "Month of Love", D.C. riders Odessa and Scott teach us about long-distance riding, the importance of education, and how to fall off a motorcycle. Listen to them describe their 14-week adventure across the United States and Canada and the role motorcycles and adventure play in their relationships.
1 hr 2 min
Feb 11, 2021
Jen and Katie from the Sirens MC Talk Love and Riding
Jennifer and Katie are members of the Women’s MC Club, The Sirens! They met over ten years ago and are engaged to be married. Katie rides a Japanese Sport Bike and Jen rides a Harley. They love each other, love to ride, and enjoy the camaraderie and mentorship that comes from being a part of a women’s MC Club. Oh, and the Sirens also use their motorcycles to deliver mother’s milk to women who can’t produce enough of their own.
Feb 8, 2021
Loving Couples Who Ride: Adam and Tiffany Share Their Secrets of Good Relationships and Safe Riding
Tiffany and Adam Wesson rides their own motorcycles and share with us the passion, communication, and honesty that help relationships and riding skills grow and flourish. (And a good twist of the wrist, doesn't hurt either) With a 12-year-old son, they are all about being safe and enjoying the ride and here they share their strategies for both.
Jan 26, 2021
A Woman, A Motorcycle & A Road to Ride On
Live Event Producer Christina Chapman won motorcycle races when she was 12 but had to dress like a boy because girls “weren’t allowed to race.” Christina believes the friendships she’s made via riding are just as important as the ride itself, and she’s full of energy and passion for motorcycles, friends, and helping others learn the skills and joys of riding!
Jan 12, 2021
Confidence, Competence, Comfort: Gil Jackson shares safety secrets
* Corporate Comptroller Gil Jackson has a passion for motorcycling. Interesting Stats on Gil: * 30 years of riding * 400,000 miles * 20 motorcycles * One wife * One accident. * Ordered a new motorcycle from the hospital bed after the said accident * Popular YouTube MotoVlog Please listen to Gil share his tips and strategies about combining safety and joy while riding for business and pleasure.
Jan 5, 2021
Takin' It to the Streets With Justin Cockerham!
North Caroline native Justin Cockerham tells us why it's great to ride in North Carolina and shares his outlook on safe riding. Justin is an accomplished track rider who loves to tinker get his ride just right. Enjoy this episode and please share with your friends and family.
Sep 22, 2020
Porsche Taylor, Editor of Black Girls Rides shares her approach to safety
In August, Porsche Taylor rode almost 2800 miles to Washington D.C. to speak in front of tens of thousands of people at the National March on Washington. And she spoke at the same place where Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered the exalted “I Have a Dream” speech. In this episode, Porsche talks about that ride and as well as sharing her love of riding and her personal approach to riding safety—especially in groups and in bad weather.
Aug 27, 2020
The Christmas in August Episode
ho ho ho. It’s August and it’s our Christmas Show! Len shares the best safety secrets from the first 15 episodes of ArriveAlive with young riders Jamie Chiang and Lester Barret of New York City. Some might surprise you. They all will make you safer and happier.
Aug 2, 2020
Riding, Thriving and Surviving in Big Cities
Riding motorcycles in big cities can be very enjoyable and exciting. It’s also extremely dangerous. Today Len and two seasoned city riders help you learn more about what it takes to own and ride safely in large urban areas so that you will have as much fun as possible. Insurance, theft prevention, Group Riding, and how to predict and react to danger are also covered.
Jul 30, 2020
Words of Wisdom from Racetrack Rider and Surgeon Dr. Kuo
Dr. Rebecca Kuo is a top spinal surgeon in Chicago and commutes to work on one Triumph, and riders a Triumph Daytona on the racetrack on the weekends! A certified adrenaline lover, Dr, Kuo shares her secrets for coming home alive whether it’s on the street or carving an S-Turn on the track. And in this episode, she also shares tips for staying limber and pain-free before and after riding!
Jun 30, 2020
Wes Fleming Shares Mental and Physical Healing
Wes Fleming's passion for two-wheeled cycles began with his bicycle that he’d ride around various air force bases growing up as a young boy. Wes’s mechanical skills helped him get his first motorcycle just after high school and he’s had the motorbike bug ever since. About 20 years ago Wes was in a crash that resulted in a case of PTSD. In this episode, Wes shares his path to physical and mental healing and some excellent safety advice. And Wes also explains what a sidecar is to our host, Len Bilello. :)
1 hr 7 min
Jun 22, 2020
Looking Forward To Every Day with Racer / Journalist Andrew Trevitt
Canadian native Andrew Trevitt loved motorcycles from a very young age. He was a GP racer in Canada, became an engineer and moto-journalist for Sport Rider mag and others. In 2008, a car made an illegal turn causing Andrew to crash into the car. The result was Andrew being paralyzed from the waist down. We are thankful Andrew took the time to share some painful stories about the accident and how that has changed his life and how he “looks forward to every day” as you’ll hear him say. Additionally, Andrew shares some very practical riding advice related to visual fixation and riding in the rain.
Jun 15, 2020
Ep. 11 Rev. Susan Susan Sparks Shares her approach to riding Safely.
Reverend Sparks has been riding a Harley for years and is a former trial attorney and is a stand-up comedian and is a Senior Pastor at Madison Avenue Baptist Church in New York City. Susan has authored two books about spirituality and stand up comedy and she's been featured on Oprah, in the New York Times and on ABC, CNN, and CBS. She's also presided over the annual blessing of the Motorcycles in New York and worked with Mother Teresa's mission in Calcutta. Talk about a broad and diverse background! Listen to Rev. Sparks share her approach to safe riding and finding peace on her Harley!
Jun 8, 2020
Ep. 10 Innovation and Safety with Drew Alexander from Bob's BMW
Drew Alexander spent the first part of his career as one of the early staff members and radio jocks on WLIR-FM, a station that would change how the united states listened to music. Drew helped introduce artists like U2, The Cure, The Smiths, Duran Duran, Madonna, George Michael, and Prince to North America. Now Drew evangelizes riding and helps customers at Bob’s BMW to have everything they need to enjoy riding, maintaining, and enjoying their motorcycles. Drew was in two bad accidents and in this episode he shares how he recovered mentally, physically, and spiritually and what guided and inspired him to ride again. We are very happy that Drew talked with us and we know you’ll enjoy and learn from his insights and philosophies.
1 hr 9 min
May 24, 2020
Ep.9 Author Alisa Clickenger and Motorcycle World Traveler shares her approach to safety based on her global riding experiences
We are so thrilled to have Alisa as our guest for Episode nine. Alisa is a world traveler, author, professional experience maker, and confidence coach. And when's not doing any of those, she's can be found trying to shoo bears from getting too close to her motorcycles! Alisa's book Boost Your Confidence Through Motorcycling: A Woman's Guide to Being Your Best Self On and Off the Bike became an Amazon.com #1 Bestseller. In 2019 Alisa was named a Dealernews TOP 100 People in Powersports. Alisa’s personal mission is to support and empower other riders, particularly women, to be their best selves on and off the bike. Her next project is coming up in June and is called REVVtalks, a platform that aims to educate riders through live webinars, conferences, and an extensive video library.
May 20, 2020
Americade Founder Bill Dutcher Shares His Safety Secrets!
Bill Dutcher attended Harvard University and one of his greatest accomplishments has been bringing hundreds of thousands of riders together over the years at the world-famous Americade Motorcycle Rally! This year Bill faced the challenging decision about how to still have a great rally with the social distancing guidelines and we happy Americade is still on and Bill was able to sit down with us and talk about Americade's lush history and how Bill has rode over 500,000 miles with only one minor accident. Please member to rate, review and share the podcast.
May 11, 2020
Ep. 7 Exec Recruiter Jeff Lundwall talks safety in a variety of conditions
Jeff Lundwall is a NYC based Executive Recruiter who's owned many different types of bikes and is our first guest to have extensive experience commuting by motorcycle in big cities. He has ridden in California, Hawaii and NYC. Most of the time he rides with his wife and shares teaching and safety tips for riding two up.
May 2, 2020
Episode 6: Riding with High Intentions with Scorpion Founder Eric Anderson
Eric Anderson has spent 30+ years in the motorcycle and Powersports industry. He built Scorpion Helmets from the ground up and consults with major companies like Bell, Schuberth and others on how to succeed and grow their business. Eric is a helmet "geek" and has ridden all over the world and we are happy he took the time to share his riding and safety insights and expertise with us.
1 hr 15 min
Apr 5, 2020
ArriveAlive! with ProRider Coach, Shari Ives
Shari Ives owns and operates her own riding school in New Jersey and has taught over 12,000 people how to ride. We were thrilled to have her share the insights she's gained being a world-class instructor and experienced motorcyclist.
Mar 26, 2020
Episode 4: Motorcycle Safety with Writer Director Bryan H. Caroll
We had a chance to speak to Bryan H. Caroll the producer and director of Why We Ride. Boy, did we have a fun time talking about his film and Bryan's personal approach to riding safely.
Mar 11, 2020
ArriveAlive Episode 3
Jonathan Penner started riding after he decided to become sober. That was 18 years ago, and currently, Jonathan owns a track bike, a BMW Tourer, and a Big Bear chopper that is 11 feet long. While his approach to safety is consistent, he also needs to factor in the capabilities of the different bikes he owns. In this episode, you'll not only learn or relearn new safety strategies, but you'll feel Jonathan's love for motorcycling emanate from his stories about riding.
Feb 29, 2020
ArriveAlive #2 Featuring Monica Holmes MSF Instructor
Monica Holmes is a former professional volleyball player in the US and Europe and has coached Volleyball at Columbia University, University of Illinois, and Hofstra University. Monica is a Rider Safety Coach at the Motorcycle Safety School in NYC and has taught, coached and mentored over 1,000 riders. In this episode, Monica and Len talk about gear, training new riders, road rage, and lessons learned from the road.
Feb 16, 2020
Motorcycle Safety: Control Road Rage. Ride at Your Pace!
ArriveAlive's Premiere Episode Learn More About The Show Pace--stay alive by riding at your pace..even when you think you can't. Road Rage: Road Rage is very dangerous for riders. Controlling and avoiding Road Rage will help keep you alive. Special Thanks to Rob McLoughlin and West Coast Hearts for providing the music. https://open.spotify.com/album/1gSE5pUPhnfMjQ2USlDkwP