While the world is mired in all the complications from dealing with COVID-19, motorcyclists across the United States are anxiously awaiting good weather, as well as reduced restrictions on activities away from one’s home.
I can argue that taking my bike on a ride to “stretch our legs” is in at motorcyclist’s world similar to a walk in the park or a run on the trails. I know for sure it is therapeutic, and we certainly will meet the 6-foot social distancing requirement. In any case, you will be seeing more and more motorcycle enthusiasts on the road in the coming months.
May is designated as the national Motorcycle Awareness Month. Please look for PSAs and social media posts designed to raise awareness about those of us on two and three wheels. You’ve likely seen the “eyeball” signs in the yards of people throughout our state that ask for motorists to be aware of motorcycles.
Further, as more riders are on the streets and highways, please be observant, with the knowledge that we are far more difficult to see than a car or a truck. One of the messages that we as riders hope to project is that of “Look Twice, Save a Life.”
We ask that motorcyclists also accept the responsibilities of riding and sharing our roadways. The lives of our motorcycling parents, grandparents, children and friends are in the hands of all motorists. Please be aware!
Steve Christenberry, Berryton