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Tips for the Urban Motorcyclist: Groceries

1) The Motorcycle: You probably don’t mind spending five minutes stuffing bags and strapping groceries to your motorcycle on a breezy summer evening in June. I bet you would mind spending five minutes outside doing this in the dead of winter when the temperature is well below freezing. That’s the situation I found myself in this week, so I started looking at ways of bringing home groceries that didn’t involve my motorcycle.

2) Public Transit: It may or may not be the most convenient. Most grocery stores are on along main roads with bus routes. If you’re lucky you’ll have a grocery store along your commute so that you can take public transit once in a while and pick up your groceries along the way.

3) Taxi: They’re very practical, if money is no object to you. With the money you save on car insurance you can hire over a dozen taxis a month, guilt-free.

4) Friends: If you’ve got a room mate or a neighbour you can piggy back off of, go for it. This can be mutually beneficial if you over to pick up a couple things for your driver in exchange for chauffeuring the both of you to and from the grocery store.

5) Shopping Online: You’ve heard of online shopping, but have you ever thought of buying your groceries online? They say necessity is the mother of invent, and I believe it. Buy the ticket, take the ride. Online shopping is super convenient. You can do it at 2 AM in your underwear while drinking beer, watching American Horror Story on Netflix, and working on a blog post all at the same time. Ask me how I know. I’ll tell you how I know.

About Adrian

Adrian is the YouMotorcycle Editor. He never planned on becoming a blogger, but liked the idea of sharing his passion and encouraging others to get out and ride. He believes that anyone thinking about buying a motorcycle should hurry up and buy one, and that everyone who already owns a motorcycles should ride more. He likes V-Twins, scooters, and breaking social norms. He occasionally wears a suit and high-top sneakers when he rides to work. Sometimes he takes out his tools and everything goes from bad to worse. Sometimes everything just falls into his lap. Whatever the case he stays grateful and always tries to learn. If you feel motorcycling is a lifestyle, follow him via social media.


  1. This is great Adrian, I never would’ve thought about ordering groceries online! I’m in Los Angeles and I’m not aware of any groceries that ship but I’m sure there are tons. I’ll be looking into this! Great idea for a blog post by the way!



    • Hey Ramiro, long time no see! Welcome back. Thanks for the compliment. We try to find ways to get by, on two wheels only, as much as possible. The Viking Bags motorcycle bags from Motorcycle House help… but it’s still a little too cold up here to be spending 5 minutes in the parking lot loading everything!

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