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Wright-Patterson holds annual Motorcycle Safety Day

Tech Sgt. Wayne McNutt, National Air and Space Intelligence Center intelligence analyst (right), waits with his wife, Angela, before heading out on one of the group rides as part of Wright-Patterson Motorcycle Safety Day held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force May 6, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington)

Tech Sgt. Wayne McNutt, National Air and Space Intelligence Center intelligence analyst (right), waits with his wife, Angela, before heading out on one of the group rides as part of Wright-Patterson Motorcycle Safety Day held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force May 6, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington)

J. D. “Whiskey” Reese, Green Knights Motorcycle Club Chapter 32 vice-president, instructs how to inspect tires as part of a pre-ride safety inspection with Staff Sgt. Keshia James, Air Force Institute of Technology communications directorate, as part of a group ride during Wright-Patterson Motorcycle Safety Day held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force May 6, 2016. The inspection, called T-CLOCS, stands for tires and wheels, controls, lights and electrics, oil and other fluids, chassis and stands. Safety experts recommend performing the inspection before every ride. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington)

J. D. “Whiskey” Reese, Green Knights Motorcycle Club Chapter 32 vice-president, instructs how to inspect tires as part of a pre-ride safety inspection with Staff Sgt. Keshia James, Air Force Institute of Technology communications directorate, as part of a group ride during Wright-Patterson Motorcycle Safety Day held at the National Museum of the United States Air Force May 6, 2016. The inspection, called T-CLOCS, stands for tires and wheels, controls, lights and electrics, oil and other fluids, chassis and stands. Safety experts recommend performing the inspection before every ride. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington)

Riders line up for a 35-mile group ride from the grounds of the National Museum of the United States Air Force as part of Wright-Patterson Motorcycle Safety Day May 6, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington)

Riders line up for a 35-mile group ride from the grounds of the National Museum of the United States Air Force as part of Wright-Patterson Motorcycle Safety Day May 6, 2016. (U.S. Air Force photo/John Harrington)

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio, -- Motorcycle riders of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base will have an opportunity to polish skills that laid dormant throughout the winter, meet local vendors and check off mandatory preseason/annual training at this year’s Motorcycle Safety Day.  

The event will be held on May 12, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Base Theater (briefings) and Commissary/Exchange parking lot.   

The event satisfies the preseason/annual briefing requirement for military riders, and is strongly encouraged for Wright-Patterson Air Force Base civilians with motorcycles.  Vendors from Motorsports of Dayton, Buckminns D&D, and Ride1 will be on hand to answer questions about personal protective equipment and show off the latest gear.

 

The day will start with a welcome from keynote speakers and training, followed by bike preparation for the 38-mile group ride which is open to any rider with proper PPE and conclude with a preseason/annual briefing.  Last year’s group ride drew more than 70 riders.  After the group ride, vendors will be on-hand and the motorcycle preseason/annual briefing will be conducted inside the theater.

 

For more information, contact the 88th Air Base Wing Safety Office at (937) 904-0888.