Wed July 10, 2013
500 Motorcyclists Expected in the 4th Annual “See Me Save Me” Ride
Drivers from Layton to Ogden including West Haven and South Weber may be affected by the 4th Annual “See Me Save Me” Motorcycle Ride from the Hill Air Force Base Aerospace Museum Thursday morning. Alan Woods is the motorcycle safety program manager at Hill Air Force Base. He says he’s expecting about 500 motorcycle riders to gather for the event tomorrow beginning at 10:30.
“You’re going to see a big group of motorcycles riding side by side in two rows in what we call staggered twos with about 15 to 20 police out front on motorcycles blocking the intersections so we don’t have to stop at any point during this route," says Woods. He says, "we’re all going to be wearing bright colors and all the proper gear, helmets, protective clothing, things that you should wear when you’re riding.”
Woods says this ride lets drivers see motorcyclists specifically and to share the road with the smaller traffic including bicyclists and pedestrians. He says it also educates riders about the benefits of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation training courses offered on base and around the state. He says at Hill Air Force Base one rider died in 2011 and another in 2012. Woods says it’s tragic to have military personnel survive active duty only to be killed in a motorcycle accident.