Archive for Monday, May 18, 2009

Fort Riley soldiers take to motorcycles to promote safety

May 18, 2009


— Hundreds of soldiers from Fort Riley’s 1st Infantry Division will be hitting the road this week to promote safety.

They won’t be rolling out of the Army post in military vehicles but on motorcycles, part of an effort to encourage soldiers to properly operate and maintain their motorcycles.

Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Champagne will lead about 250 riders from every unit. The trip will go through Dickinson, Geary and Riley counties.

Champagne said with the weather warming up, more soldiers and civilians would be riding their motorcycles in and around Fort Riley. The group ride will emphasize safety, as well as riding together as a big group.


saoirseglen 9 years, 1 month ago

That sounds like a great idea to me! Every little bit helps when it comes to educating new and experienced riders about motorcycles.

It is especially important when there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines dying stateside on motorcycles after surviving more than one tour in combat zones where they actually faced more risks.

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