May recognized as Motorcycle Awareness Month


By Martin Graham - mgraham@recordherald.com



Several representatives of county motorcycle rider organizations joined the City of Washington Court House on Monday to recognize Motorcycle Awareness Month. Pictured (L to R): back row: Kenneth Thacker, representative of the Southern Ohio Buckeye Biker Rally, Kenneth Harmon, representative from the VFW Post 3762 Riders, Mike Mallow, president of the American Legion Post 25 Riders, Joe Denen Washington Court House City Manager, John Everhart, vice president of the VFW Riders, and Mike Yoho, member of the VFW Riders. Front row: Richard Williams, representing American Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) organization.

Several representatives of county motorcycle rider organizations joined the City of Washington Court House on Monday to recognize Motorcycle Awareness Month. Pictured (L to R): back row: Kenneth Thacker, representative of the Southern Ohio Buckeye Biker Rally, Kenneth Harmon, representative from the VFW Post 3762 Riders, Mike Mallow, president of the American Legion Post 25 Riders, Joe Denen Washington Court House City Manager, John Everhart, vice president of the VFW Riders, and Mike Yoho, member of the VFW Riders. Front row: Richard Williams, representing American Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) organization.


The City of Washington Court House signed a proclamation Monday in recognition of May as Motorcycle Awareness Month.

Several representatives of motorcycle rider groups within the county met at the city building on Monday afternoon to celebrate the proclamation. Leaders and members from the VFW Post 3762 Riders, the American Legion Post 25 Riders and the Southern Ohio Buckeye Biker Rally were all in attendance.

“Whereas, motorcycle riding is a popular form of efficient transportation and recreation; and whereas it is important that the drivers of all vehicles be aware of one another and learn to share the road and practice courtesy; and,” the proclamation reads. “Whereas, motorcycles provide a means of transportation that uses fewer resources, causes less wear and tear on public roadways, and increases available parking areas; and whereas it is especially important that the citizens of Washington Court House be aware of motorcycles on the streets and recognize the importance of motorcycle safety…”

The proclamation then refers to the American Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) organization. ABATE actively promotes the safe operation, increased rider training and increased motorist awareness of motorcycles.

Richard Williams, ABATE representative at the signing on Monday, also shared a proclamation from Ohio Governor John Kasich, whom also recognized May as Motorcycle Awareness Month within the state.

The proclamation shares a lot of similarities, including the final note: “Whereas, it is important to recognize the need for awareness on the part of all drivers, especially with regard to sharing the road with motorcycles and to honor the many contributions motorcyclists make to the communities in which they live and ride.”

For more information about motorcycle safety awareness and news, visit www.abate.com.

Several representatives of county motorcycle rider organizations joined the City of Washington Court House on Monday to recognize Motorcycle Awareness Month. Pictured (L to R): back row: Kenneth Thacker, representative of the Southern Ohio Buckeye Biker Rally, Kenneth Harmon, representative from the VFW Post 3762 Riders, Mike Mallow, president of the American Legion Post 25 Riders, Joe Denen Washington Court House City Manager, John Everhart, vice president of the VFW Riders, and Mike Yoho, member of the VFW Riders. Front row: Richard Williams, representing American Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) organization.
https://www.recordherald.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/27/2018/05/web1_20180430_130122.jpgSeveral representatives of county motorcycle rider organizations joined the City of Washington Court House on Monday to recognize Motorcycle Awareness Month. Pictured (L to R): back row: Kenneth Thacker, representative of the Southern Ohio Buckeye Biker Rally, Kenneth Harmon, representative from the VFW Post 3762 Riders, Mike Mallow, president of the American Legion Post 25 Riders, Joe Denen Washington Court House City Manager, John Everhart, vice president of the VFW Riders, and Mike Yoho, member of the VFW Riders. Front row: Richard Williams, representing American Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education (ABATE) organization.

By Martin Graham

mgraham@recordherald.com

Reach Martin Graham at (740) 313-0351 or on Twitter @MartiTheNewsGuy

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