November 10, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Officers On Motorcycles To Patrol Va Interstates
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) ― Law enforcement officers on motorcycles will be out on interstates in southeast Virginia this week to crack down on speeding and other violations.
The Motor Enforcement, Accident Reduction effort, referred to as Project M.E.A.R., will include officers from Virginia State Police along with the Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach police departments. The Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office also is participating.
Throughout the year, law-enforcement agencies work together on projects to increase enforcement on roads, track down people wanted on warrants and to identify criminal activity in undercover operations.
I counted about 8 on I-64 between Greenbrier Parkway and Indian River Road today at lunch, so watch yourself out there.
October 18, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Dausey Posse Poker Run – November 21, 2009
Dausey Posse Poker Run
2 WHEELS and 4 WHEELS Invited
“ Fighting Cancer & Celebrating a Special Couple”
When: Saturday, NOV 21, 2009
Check In: 7:30-9:30 AM (Last bike out 9:30 AM)
Cost: 1st Passenger $20.00 & 2nd $10.00
(Included is: Ride, Shirt, Country Breakfast & lunch upon return)
STARTS & Ends AT VFW POST 3160
(111 A View Ave, Norfolk 23503)
Door Prizes, Raffles and Fund-Raising Events to follow!
September 25, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on 9th Annual Fleet Ride Press Release
9th Annual FLEETRIDE
“Rumble through the Tunnels”
Saturday, October 10th, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
This annual Police escorted ride was started by Bayside Harley-Davidson in 2000, as a way to give back to the large military community of customers, friends and neighbors, both active duty and retired. The ride, which has become a signature event of the Hampton Roads Fleet Week celebration, “rumbles” through the areas major tunnels connecting the 7 cities of the Tidewater area, and is one of the largest motorcycle oriented military commemorations in the United States. Every year a diverse group of individuals on all different types of motorcycles come out in a resounding manner to show their support for the areas active duty and retired military members and their families. The proceeds of the event go to Navy Support Organizations including the Navy’s Morale Welfare & Recreation (MWR) and the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society (NMCRS). Although the ride is free for active and retired military, many of these riders still make generous donations to help other military personnel and their families through hardships and difficult family separations.
October 9, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on Rumble Through the Tunnels – October 11, 2008
“RUMBLE THROUGH THE TUNNELS”
THIS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2008
Registration starts at 8am at Harbor Park, Norfolk
Escorted ride leaves at 11am.
End:Bayside H-D for food, band, tattoo contest, Miss Fleet Ride bikini contest, vendors. and a
Harley-Davidson Sportster Giveaway!!
Welcome and Preregistration Party!!
Friday from 4pm to 7pm
Please come out to Honor our Troops!
July 16, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on Bikers: Take training … or else
NORFOLK, Va. — Blowing off safety training can land motorcycle-borne sailors and Marines in serious trouble, from administrative action to separation.
The crackdown on motorcycle safety comes as the fleet’s motorcycle fatalities for the current fiscal year, 21, already have exceeded last year’s total by three.
Recent updates to the Navy Traffic Safety Program emphasize fleet leaders’ concern over accidents on the road. Under the program, the Navy requires increased safety training and will hold commands responsible for ensuring its sailors know how to stay accident-free.
June 10, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on Pavement buckling on I-64 causes delays
NORFOLK, Va. – Record-breaking heat bathing the region is impacting more than people on the streets–state police say it’s now responsible for snarling traffic in already congested Hampton Roads.
Traffic along part of Interstate 64, in Norfolk, was closed for several hours Tuesday after authorities say 90-degree heat caused the road to buckle and caused a motorcycle accident.
June 10, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on As gas prices soar, so do scooter sales
In his 17 years as a salesman at Sunrise Cycle & Watercraft, Roy Ford has never seen an item sell so fast.
Motorized scooters are flying off the lot. He even bought one himself recently.
The dealership on East Little Creek Road in Norfolk sold 23 scooters in May, compared with the one or two sold the same month last year. Record-high gas prices, Ford said, are driving people to consider two-wheelers as a cheaper alternative to cars.
June 5, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on New Sport Bike Training Unveiled
NORFOLK – A new course designed for sport bike motorcycle riders in the Navy and Marine Corps kicked off at Naval Station Norfolk June 4 and at other fleet concentration areas. Every sport bike rider in the Navy and Marine Corps will be required to take the course.
There has been a rise in the number of sport bike riders in the fleet, and the reason seems simple. They are sleek and colorful and built for speed. For Sailors and Marines, many of whom are naturally attracted to an adrenaline rush, this is a huge selling point. However, these same features make riding sport bikes much different than handling cruisers or touring bikes. Mishap statistics show it’s important to take these differences into account.
The Naval Safety Center (NSC) partnered with the Motorcycle Safety Foundation to create the Military Sport Bike Rider Course (MSRC) specifically for sport bike riders.