SIERRA VISTA — A local motorcycle group is inviting motorists to a special event this weekend to raise awareness of motorcycle operators on the road.
On Saturday, the local chapter of the Gold Wing Riders Association will be hosting its first Motorist Awareness Event at The Mall at Sierra Vista. READ ON
- Dixie ABATE of Alabama will host the second annual "Ride for Rights and Motorist Awareness" on April 20 to kick off Motorcycle Safety Month. READ ON
The 72rd annual biker bash is about to go down in Daytona. Hundreds of thousands of motorcyclists will soon be swarming into central Florida to get their party on at the beach, cruise Main Street, do Destination Daytona and hopefully get some riding in.
Along those lines, Victory Motorcycles has come up with a handy little helper called “10 Rides to Take on Your Victory During Daytona Bike Week.” So we went down the list to see how many we’ve done. Main and Beach Streets? Check. Ride on the beach and down to Ponce Inlet? Definitely. One of our favorite places to chill on the deck, get a basket of fried goodies from the sea, and drink a cold one. The Loop? Roger.Kennedy Space Center? Yup. Infield of the Speedway. Uh-huh. But never on the Speedway itself. Gotta work on that. READ ON
After a blessing, motorcycles roared their engines and drove out of St. Richard Catholic Church in Palmetto Bay to participate in the first Motorcycle Poker Run organized by the Archdiocese of Miami.
Heading the bikers: Archbishop Thomas Wenski wearing a biker’s leather jacket and riding his black Harley-Davidson Street Glide motorcycle.
“Bikers are people that are accustomed to praying because if you’re going to ride a motorcycle, you should know how to pray,” said Wenski, who has been riding his motorcycle for about 10 years. “This is a way to bring some good attention, find financial support for St. Luke’s Center [Catholic Charity] and have a good time.” READ ON
Grammy-winning musician and motorcyclist Lyle Lovett has signed on as the 2013 National Spokesperson of Ride for Kids, benefiting the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation.
“All you have to do is meet some of these children that the Ride for Kids helps and it makes you a believer in what it accomplishes,” Lovett said. “The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation provides essential funding for research into pediatric brain tumors and really helps children and their families cope with that horrible disease.”
In his role, Lovett will record public service announcements for TV, radio and other media to shine a spotlight on children’s brain tumors. READ ON