January 28, 2011 by Hersey · Comments Off on Mobility Conquest Motorcycle from Ride-Away
I received this from a local consultant from Ride-Away and thought it was very interesting.
As the leader in providing mobility to people with disabilities, Ride-Away sees this motorcycle as the biggest leap from products that our clients need, to a product that excites the senses. We want to be in the forefront of providing a product that dramatically raises the quality of life for people with special challenges and this bike is fast, sexy, and promotes the feeling of independence on the road. With the Martin Conquest derived from a BMW motorcycle, we are thrilled to continue to promote the automotive evolution for people with disabilities from big van, to minivan, to 3 wheel motorcycle.
Contact Arthur Joseph Arrage at Ride-Away for more information – Phone (757)455-9889
January 13, 2011 by Hersey · Comments Off on Oppose VA HB 1850. Let us transport our children!
All Virginia Motorcyclists need to be aware of House Bill 1850 which has been introduced by Delegate Christopher Stolle of Virginia Beach. It prohibits any child under the age of eight from riding on a motorcycle. If you have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin or neighbor who enjoys riding with you and is under the age of eight they would be unable to do so anymore if this bill passes. I know that many of you share memories like mine. My daughter and I have spent many hours since she was six riding at events such as the Vets ride, the 911 ride, etc. She has learned responsibility, charity and patriotism in part from her contact with motorcyclists and the motorcycling community. Delegate Stolle wishes to rob future generations of such memories.
June 22, 2010 by Hersey · Comments Off on Biker Friendly – Quality Inn Skyline Drive – Front Royal
Received this note from the Quality Inn Skyline Drive and thought it was worth passing along.
Hello! My name is Tara and I am the Sales Manager at the Quality Inn in Front Royal, VA. We have received feedback from motorcycle groups that a shelter for bikes would be appreciated. We now have one in addition to the parking in front of the rooms. We are just 2 miles from the entrance to Skyline Drive. Groups are welcome. If you are interested in setting up a group, please don’t hesitate to call. The number is (540)635-3161.
If you own/work for a business that offers a specific service to bikers please let me know the details at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will gladly post the information.
June 21, 2010 by Hersey · Comments Off on Motorcycle safety course for Norfolk sailors
There was thunder on the Norfolk Naval Station this morning as members of the Navy participated in a free motorcycle safety course.
Naval Stations are no stranger to the rumbling sound of a motorcycle engine.
Due to high gas prices, an unpredictable schedule, and a shortage of parking on base, more sailors are buying motorcycles now than ever before.
June 18, 2010 by Hersey · Comments Off on Monday, June 21, 2010 is Ride to Work Day!
Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 21st. We hope you will ride to work, …or just for fun, …or for your errands. Please tell all of your riding friends about the event. Any ride from A to B is important. All riders can help increase awareness about the benefits of riding. Your support and participation will help make a positive difference.
More information here – RidetoWork.org
May 10, 2010 by Hersey · Comments Off on 2010 Bike Tour Drawing Visitors
Motorcyclists from throughout the state have been roaring into Martinsville for about a month, and a local tourism official is rolling out the welcome mat.
Martinsville is participating in a program called the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia, said Jennifer Doss, director of tourism for the Martinsville-Henry County Economic Development Corp. (EDC). Managed by the Governor’s Motorcycle Council of Virginia, the tour includes more than 80 sites throughout the state.
For each site they visit between April and November, enrolled motorcyclists receive a stamp for passports they carry with them, Doss said. The stamps can be redeemed for prizes, including a grand prize vacation package for two to Virginia Beach.
The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia is bigger and better this year with 82 statewide stops, including unique tourism attractions, motorcycle dealers, restaurants, etc. You can ride the tour at your leisure, and visit as many of the stops as you want. It’s a lot of fun, and we have great prizes based on the number of points you collect.
For more information or to register, go to: http://www.vamotorcycletour.com/
April 20, 2010 by Hersey · Comments Off on Fatal crash on James River Bridge sparks questions about safety for motorcyclists
A freak accident on the James River Bridge on Saturday night has raised new questions about the safety on local bridges for motorcyclists.
Garlon Turner, 60, of Suffolk was traveling south on the James River Bridge when a strong wind gust flipped his 2007 Harley Davidson over. State Police and safety instructors say they might never know how fast the gust of wind was, but there are steps motorcyclists can take to enhance safety.
Melanie Stokes, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, said motorcyclists need to exercise great caution whenever going over bridges or overpasses.