We are riders that help riders of all Powersports. We are here to support you through any adversity. You can find us across the community at numerous events, community gatherings advocating for injured people. You can also find us at events that we organize to raise awareness around safety.
HAVE YOU BEEN INJURED?
The Fallen Riders Support Team offers free support online, over the phone, or in-person for anyone who is dealing with emotional or physical distress. Anyone who would simply want to talk about their accident and is looking for support, we are here for you to help. If you’re looking for advice or someone to talk to, the Fallen Riders Support Team will stand by you.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
We are riders of all Powersports from motorcycles to boats and have lots of experience in all different Powersports. We rode and operated these different vehicles long before we were advocates and accident survivors. We take great pride in what we do.
We care because we can personally empathize with you having been in similar situations. Based on past experiences, we have learned how to plan and extend help and support to those in need.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
By law, if you have an M1 license, you must:
Maintain a zero blood alcohol level (no alcohol in your blood)
Ride only during daylight hours (½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset)
Wear an approved helmet (an exemption to Ontario’s mandatory helmet law applies for Sikh operators and passengers who meet the requirements outlined in Regulation 610 (6))
Not drive on roads with speed limits over 80 km/hour — except highways 11, 17, 61, 69, 71, 101, 102, 144 and 655
Always drive alone – you may not carry passengers
You need to wait at least 60 days before you can take your first road test. Your M1 license is valid for 90 days. If the license expires, you will need to start over.
No, as of September 2009 all boaters are required to have the Pleasure Craft Operator Card in order to operate a powered watercraft. There is no grandfather clause or age exemption – this law applies to all boaters. Powered watercraft includes watercraft fitted with any size motor, even an electric trolling motor.
Criminal offenses related to dangerous boating operation in Ontario:
Operators must recognize that certain behaviors constitute criminal offenses that are punishable (could lead to fines or possible imprisonment). The following offenses are also in violation of the Criminal Code of Canada (Contraventions Act):
Speed limits while boating in Ontario
Every vessel shall at all times proceed at a safe speed so that you can take proper and appropriate action to avoid a collision, and be able to stop at a safe distance, and appropriate to the prevailing circumstances and conditions.
Age/Horsepower restrictions in Ontario
Youth under 16 years of age may not operate boats with motors over certain horsepower limits unless someone 16 years of age or older is in the boat and is directly supervising them. Youth under 16 years of age may not operate a personal watercraft (PWC) under any circumstances.
Boat registration in Ontario
You can either “license” or “register” your pleasure craft. A “licensed” pleasure craft is different from a “registered” pleasure craft.
Although there are costs involved, registration gives you some important benefits, which include proof of ownership (legal title) for your boat, the right to fly the Canadian flag, a unique name, and official number for your boat, as well as the right to use your boat as security for a marine mortgage…
Boat Safety Equipment in Ontario
Safety equipment that each type of boat must carry on board to comply with Transport Canada regulations regarding boating.
ATVs are not on-road driving vehicles, but they still require insurance. If you have an ATV in Ontario, chances are that you will use it in public areas (like roads, trails, and parking lots). Therefore, you require insurance for these vehicles, just as you do for a car.
If you are not qualified to perform annual inspections or proper maintenance then you should take all vehicles to a properly trained company or dealership to make sure the vehicle is safe before riding/ driving.
After all, if it is an off-road vehicle or boat they do not react the same as automobiles and are easier to lose control of.
For each individual vehicle, there are certain courses and graduated licenses in the province of Ontario that need to meet before operation. To see which licenses pertain to you please go to the ministry of transportations website to see your graduated license/age limit options.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE
FALLEN RIDERS SUPPORT TEAM?
We Come to You
- During your time of need, please focus on your recovery and maintain your appointments. The Fallen Riders will come directly to you to support you and your family. We will come to the hospital or your residence to visit and lend our support.
- At Motorcycle and other extreme sports events answering questions and advocating for Rider Safety
- Hosting fundraisers for Fallen Riders in need of financial assistance for treatment
- Answering phone calls from worried family members
- Blackbridge Harley Davidson Dealer
- Durham Harley Davidson Dealer
“I suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle accident that significantly changed my life, both professionally and personally. My experience working with Michelle Arzaga and her administrative assistant Jackie, far exceeded my expectations. From the beginning they were professional, competent and supportive during a very vulnerable and stressful time in my life. All emails and calls were answered promptly. No matter how simple the question, Michelle and Jackie were excellent at explaining everything to me and they addressed all of my concerns. I would highly recommend Pace Law Firm and their team of caring professionals to anyone from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for EVERYTHING.”Darlene O'Grady
“My experience with Michelle and Chau from pace law firm was exceptional, they fought diligently and professionally. They were way more thorough than the other law firm I saw on tv.
Thank you for your help ladies”Drew Mulyk
“I would like to thank Pace Law for going above and beyond. When I had myJoseph Morin
Accident in 2018 my first call was to Pace Law and I have never looked back from day one. My health and well being was their number one concern. I never needed or wanted for anything it was always looked after, I can't thank Michelle and Jessica and everyone else who helped with my case, you are all top notch. Pace Law when only the best will do.”
“We would like to highly recommend PACE to anyone who has gone through an accident. We had Michelle help us with her assistant Jackie after my husband's accident. Not only did they do a great job, but they made us feel at ease and communicated with us regularly through the whole process. They were genuinely concerned with how he was doing.”Heather Morin
“I would like to take the opportunity to extend my sincere heartfelt thanks to Pace Law specifically to Michelle Arzaga and Chau Tran for the dedicated service and kindness they demonstrated over the past 4+ years. They assisted me in handling legal matters at a very difficult time in my life with their hard work and diligence in addressing the legal demands of the case. I would not hesitate to recommend this law firm you will be treated with the utmost courtesy and respect.
Warm Regards,”Ashley Bailey
MEET OUR FOUNDERS
The Fallen Riders Support Team is comprised of Ray Bonner and James Taylor, two motorcycle accident survivors who act as your partners in recovery.
JAMES D. TAYLOR