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City Councilor Cynthia Borrego Presented Proclamation Recognizing September as Motorcyclist and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Councilor Borrego presented the proclamation to The Turquoise Trail HOG Chapter

The Turquoise Trail HOG Chapter and their Chapter sponsor Thunderbird Harley Davidson conduct monthly Motorcycle Safety Trainings, host regional and national rallies,  and support a variety of local charitable organizations by raising over $5000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Association in 2018 and yearly collecting toy donations for the Toys for Tots Christmas drive.

Motorcyclist’s require extra safety awareness to be practiced both by themselves and those vehicles with which they share the  road thereby necessitating the use of defensive riding and driving standards and all traffic rules and precautions be followed.

Motorcyclists should always wear helmets, be awake and sober, ensure motorcycles are fit to ride in that tires are sealed, hydraulic and coolant levels are normal, headlight, taillight, signals, low and high beams are functioning, mirrors are clean, clutch and throttle are working so that the throttle snaps back, front and rear brakes hold firm, there are no fluid leaks, and the motorcycle horn works.

Albuquerque and New Mexico Motorcycling is a source of adventure and celebration through events such as bike rallies, weekend rides, picnics, and charitable fund raising in Albuquerque’s communities.

At the September 17, 2018 City Council Meeting, the City Council recognized September as Motorcyclist and Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.