At one point or another, all motorcycle riders experience genuine concern for their own safety on the roadway. It’s the nature of the beast that the potential for real tragedy is just an intersection away.
Maybe it’s an inattentive four-wheeler chitchatting on his cell phone while merging into your lane, or some other idiot who pulls out in front of you. Maybe your quick reaction time has averted a disaster so far. But nothing gets your heart rate up and your serenity down faster than a near mishap on the highway.
Because biking isn’t table tennis. It’s a dangerous undertaking. That’s why the Iowa Traffic Safety Alliance is sponsoring its 8th annual Motorcycle Safety Forum. This year’s topic is “Ride Bright — Be Smart — Be Seen,” and the focus is on being noticed by others while riding. It will be held at the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa, and registration is already underway.
But don’t put this off! The forum is on Friday, April 29, and it was a sold-out event last year. Register now to guarantee a spot. The fee is only $10.
For more information or to register, contact Iowa State University’s Conference Services by phone at 515-294-6222; by fax at 515-294-6223; or email at UCS-info [at] iastate [dot] edu. You may also register at www.ucs.iastate.edu/mnet/motorcycle/home.html.