ABATE reminds public to ‘share the road’ with motorcyclists

Posted 27 April 2023 at 6:30 pm

Press Release, Orleans County chapter of ABATE

MEDINA – The roar of the engines will be heard once again in Orleans County on Sunday, May 7, as the Orleans County Chapter of American Bikers Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) kicks off Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month.

A rally will be held at the Orleans County Courthouse on East State Street and Main Street (Rt. 98) in Albion followed by a 50-mile police-escorted motorcycle ride within the county. Riders are asked to assemble between 1 to 2 p.m. for a ceremony at 2 p.m. proclaiming May 2023 as Motorcycle Safety & Awareness Month in Orleans County.

Speakers will stress the importance of rider safety and education and remind motorists to look twice for motorcycles. A ride will follow and end at V.F.W. Post 1463 on East Center Street in Medina.

This rally is held every spring to alert the public that motorcycles are back on the highway and to promote safety and rider education among motorcyclists.

“With the warm weather, motorcycles are back on the roads” said Chuck Persons, president of the local chapter. “Drivers in other vehicles need to look twice and use extra caution when making a left turn or pulling out onto the roadway. Collisions are caused by drivers not seeing an oncoming motorcycle, or by misjudging the speed of the motorcycle.”

ABATE of New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rights, safety, and freedoms of all motorcyclists. ABATE’s position is to support all efforts and initiatives that will lead to accident prevention and rider safety. All motorists are reminded to safely share the road with motorcycles and to drive aware.

The public is invited to attend this free rally. It will be held rain or shine.