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May 24, 2013

Green Knights MMC hosts ride for safety

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Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier
355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

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The Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club chapter at D-M is hosting a guided motorcycle tour to Bisbee, Ariz. May 23.

The tour is part of the Green Knights’ annual safety day ride. There have been many accidents already this year, and the ride is being held to help reduce those accidents.

Any U.S. military member, current or retired, or Department of Defense employee, is welcome to ride, including non-members of the Green Knights.
“The ride is held to help get riders back into the swing of things, since most haven’t ridden for a few months,” said Gary Kane, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron emissions inspector.

If someone decides to become a member of the Green Knights at registration, they will receive $10 off their dues and two additional raffle tickets.

Registration will start at 8 a.m. Registration is free and will include information about the Green Knights, packets with coupons for discounts on gear at select locations in Tucson and a raffle ticket for a raffle in Bisbee.

“The big prize for the raffle is a $275 gift certificate for Klim riding gear,” Kane said. “We also have several other items to give out to include a Joe Rocket Air Force riding jacket, valued at $225.”

Following registration, there will be a blessing of the bikes. The ride will start at 10 a.m., when the first bike departs.

The ride will end at Bisbee, Ariz., a small town approximately 108 miles away from D-M. Instead of taking the interstate, the riders will take back roads to Bisbee, as it is a safer route.

Upon arriving in Bisbee, a debrief will take place along with the raffle drawing. The riders will then be released to explore Bisbee and return back to Tucson at their leisure.

“The ride gives riders a chance to connect and go into the season as safely as we can,” Kane said. “My goal is go the 101 Critical Days of Summer without any more accidents.”

101 Critical Days of Summer is an annual Air Force safety campaign that runs Memorial Day through Labor Day. The campaign is to help make Airman more aware of risks, as accidents tend to be higher during that time period.




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