As a private pilot when making a cross country VFR trip we should file a flight plan with the FAA in case there is some type of emergency that forces you down. That filing along with emergency beacons helps locate you much faster.
Since motorcycles are not equipped with emergency beacons we rely on our phones in case of emergencies on the road, but as we all know there's not 100% cell coverage across the country. On top of that if the worst should happen and you cannot communicate or move you have some sort of backup.
You can buy GPS emergency locators $150. on up, but think, aircraft with the most sophisticated electronics in the world file flight plans.
We think its a good idea that you file a "bike ride plan" with a friend, relative or Club when your riding across our Great State of Texas or across the country (especially alone). If there is some kind of emergency someone has an idea of what route you took and what time you should have arrived at your destination and did not check in.
May we also suggest you download the Texas Biker Radio App and here's why. There is no amber alert for bikers. If you go missing we have a very large state that compounds finding a overdue or biker in distress.
Texas Biker Radio through it's app has the ability to send out alerts not only across Texas but Nation Wide, including pictures. It's a safety measure Texas Biker Radio / Sons of Liberty Riders RC is offering to you free. Download now..Google Play - Apple APP Store just type in Texas Biker Radio APP
In case of emergency we have multiple ways of contacting us asap on Facebook Texas Biker Radio, Sons Of Liberty Riders RC, All For 1, instant message Butch Moss, Mel Robins, Tina Ritter
When you download the APP you also get notifications on archived Texas Biker Radio Shows. You have the ability to listen at home, work or on the road through blue tooth, plus "Emergency Alerts" and more as we seek ways to expand our capabilities.