I ride all year round just south of you in Ohio. Of course I dont ride if there is snow or ice accumulated on the road, but I will ride any day the roads are clear. Yes salt and brine can be an issue on certain motorcycle parts, mostly brackets, bolts, engine cases, wheels. If you have the ability to rinse it off after a ride, that is good. I don't so my bikes suffer some,but the alternative is not riding for 4 months or so and that is not really an alternative to me. If you are one that likes to keep your bike pristine,probably not a good idea to ride after they spread the first salt, until the first or second big rain in the spring.