I hope you are all enjoying the cooler weather. I know I am. I love this time of year to ride. With that comes snowbird season and yes they bring a lot of money into our community they do not pay attention to us when they are driving and depending on where you live like me the population doubles this time of year.
This is my favorite time of year for events. I love going to the Toy Runs, The MMA Birds on Bikes and all the other events. It is also a great time of year to take some riding classes. If you are riding and do not have your endorsement, go get it. If you are in a accident you may not be covered. There are also some other courses you can take. They will teach you how to fall if you go down. These are important things to know. I know we all feel we are invincible at times but these courses work. They are also great to take with your partner if they ride on the back of your bike. Another great course is the Accident scene course. If you come upon a motorcycles accident or someone with you goes down what you can do to help save their life.
If you are not a member of an MRO please join. For $20 a year we work for your rights. Like laws to wear or not wear a helmet or Ape Hangers which you can now have on your bike and we work with the local cities to promote motorcycle safety and awareness. Those street signs that say Look Out for Motorcycles we get them up around the state. It helps our lobbyist fight at the state level for our rights as a rider.
That’s it for now. As always watch out for the cage riders since they do not watch for you. Ride Smart/Ride Free
MMA of Arizona Board Member, State Activities MMA of AZ/Board Member,
Leather District Manager, and State Activity Officer