With the COVID-19 vaccination rates going up in the city, and group-based event restrictions now lifted, we are seeing a host of annual moto events returning to NYC this season. As always, we will do our best to keep you up to date on the latest developments and event announcements. If you do decide to attend an event, we still encourage you to do so safely, following current CDC guidelines, practicing social distancing, and wearing a mask to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when necessary. Event posts on the NYC Motorcyclist calendar are a community service. Postings do not reflect an endorsement of events and should not be construed as supporting any group moto gatherings that ignore safety protocols during this pandemic.
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TIPS
LEARN : More than 90% of riders involved in accidents had no formal training. Take a Motorcycle RiderCourse® to develop good basic riding techniques.
GET LICENSED : Nearly half of all motorcycle riders involved in accidents are unlicensed or improperly licensed.
PREPARE : Wear appropriate gear for comfort and protection.
BE SEEN : Stand out. Wear bright clothing and use retroreflective* material.
BE AWAKE : Fatigue and drowsiness can impair a motorcyclist's ability to react.
PLAN : When riding in a group, determine your route in advance and coordinate it with the other riders.
INSPECT : Conduct a safety inspection of your motorcycle before each ride.
RIDE SOBER : Alcohol and other drugs affect judgment and do not mix with motorcycling.
OBEY THE LAW : Don't speed; know the local traffic laws and rules of the road.
BE COURTEOUS : Be considerate on the road; show courtesy and respect to other drivers.
IMPROVE : Take an Experienced RiderCourse® to sharpen your street-riding strategies and accident-avoidance skills.
*Retroreflectivity is the result of light being reflected back to its source on paths which are parallel to those striking the reflector. This quality is essential for night time visibility. It operates by making use of the light intensity of vehicle headlights and other light sources, providing visibility without the use of electricity or batteries.
To find the nearest State-sponsored Motorcycle Safety Foundation RiderCourse®, call the Motorcycle Safety Foundation: 1-800-446-9227 or visit: msf-usa.org
NY State DMV
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 335, Albany, NY 12228
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Wishing the NYC riding community a safe and happy new year. Here's hoping 2023 continues to bring new and exciting moto events to the Big Apple and surrounding areas.
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