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Motorcycle Riders Cross West Virginia Headed For Vietnam Memorial

Approximately 50 motorcycle riders crossed West Virginia Thursday on their way to a candlelight vigil at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. for Memorial Day.

The cross-country motorcycle trek is called the Remember Our Fallen ride. The official Ride For The Wall was canceled for the second straight year due to COVID-19 concerns.

About 50 riders were determined to take the ride anyway. The sounds of their motorcycles could be heard by those at the state capitol as the bikers journeyed on a leg through Charleston.

This 10-day ride began in California and ends at the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington.

For Jarrod Gerbitz from Jennings, Kansas said he has always “had a deep down feeling that we need some accountability for all of our prisoners of war and everyone who has not made it home.”

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Eric Douglas

Riders leave the state capitol on their way to the Vietnam Memorial.
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Thousands of motorcycle riders get their bikes blessed for the season

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    OAK CREEK, Wisconsin (The Journal Times) — For many motorcycle riders, getting their bikes blessed each year before the riding season is the most important ritual. It’s one of the safeguards bikers use to make sure they’re protected while they’re on the road.

Thousands of riders and their friends and families attended the 36th Annual Original Bike Blessing, hosted by the Road Runners Motorcycle Club, Saturday in Oak Creek.

Music, merchants and motorcycles filled the grounds of American Legion Post 434, 9327 South Shepard Ave. The bike blessing began at about 2 p.m.

The event was canceled last year due to the pandemic, but Ed “Seven” Cassel, member of the Road Runners MC, said the spirits are high now that everyone is back together.

“Most of them, I haven’t seen in about a year now,” Cassel said. He’d been stopped by

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Riders Share Debuts Motorcycle P2P Subscriptions

Riders Share, a motorcycle sharing marketplace, has given bikers the option to pay a monthly subscription for discounted rides across the marketplace, according to a Monday (May 3) press release.

The Rider Pass subscription plan, which is what the new plan is called, will allow users to access an “industry-first service for peer-to-peer rentals designed to spur growth and motorcycle ridership as the economy rebounds,” the release stated.

The average price for renting a motorcycle via Riders Share is set by the bike’s owner and usually ends up around $100 per day, including insurance. The Rider Pass subscription will take 35 percent off the total price, with the monthly rate for the program sitting at $24, according to the release.

“We believe subscriptions are key to continued growth in peer-to-peer rentals,” said Riders Share CEO

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Motorcycle riders prepare for the season with a refresher course

BISMARCK, N.D. (KFYR) – For some, motorcycle safety courses help new students learn how to safely ride a bike. For others, it’s a refresher course.

For 17 years, ABATE North Dakota instructor Lonni Bertsch revs up the attention of incoming students.

“It’s rewarding, it’s very rewarding,” said Bertsch.

Kandy Swenning said she grew up around motorcycles and took the course six years ago but wanted a refresher.

“I felt like a needed a refresher to be more comfortable on a bike and to be safer for myself and people around me,” said Swenning.

And for others who don’t have a permit yet, they want to feel what it’s like to ride on a closed course.

“Lucas keep that clutch covered, it’ll smooth out for ya,” explained Bertsch.

According to the North Dakota Highway Patrol on average every two days, a motorcyclist was involved in a crash in the state in

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