Motorcycle Awareness Month kicks off

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Words: Nile Bijoux
30 Aug 2019

September is the start of the riding season and Ride Forever has used it as the launch pad for Motorcycle Awareness Month.

Why do we need an awareness month? In a word, safety. This time of the year motorcycle crashes, injuries and fatalities pick up because more and more riders get out on the roads.

Motorcycle-related crashes, deaths and injuries have risen by 60 per cent in the last decade, Ride Forever says. This year alone, 32 riders have died in road crashes. In 2017, motorcycles were involved in 10 per cent of crashes and 16 per cent of road deaths despite making up only three per cent of road users.

For more information, check out the Motorcycle Awareness website here.

To kick off MAM, Things Ride Forever is hosting a launch event at Auckland’s Barry’s Point Road on 31 August. Smaller regional events will happen throughout September, at Marlborough, Taupo, Northland, West Coast, Otago, Wellington, Nelson and Canterbury.

Ride Forever has organised some famous NZ motorcyclists to meet, awesome store discounts at the Barrys Point Road motorcycle shops, mechanics offering bike check-ups, heaps of prize giveaways, breakfast and free coffee.

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