May 2, 2012
-- Oak Creek, WI – In recognition of May being proclaimed as “Motorcycle Awareness Month”, motorcyclists are kicking off the month with a bike blessing and scheduled visit from Governor Walker and other elected officials. The 27th annual “Original Bike Blessing” hosted by the Roadrunners Motorcycle Club will be held on May 6th from 12 Noon until 5 PM at Legion Post #434 located at 9327 Shepard Avenue in Oak Creek. Governor Walker is scheduled to visit at 3:30 PM along with State Representatives Mark Honadel, Josh Zepnick and Christine Sinicki.
The “Original Bike Blessing”, held the first Sunday of May is scheduled early each year to help Motorcyclists kick off the riding season with a focus on safety and camaraderie. Local ministers participate in individual prayers with each rider who choose to have their motorcycle blessed. Vendors, live music, raffles, and a ride in motorcycle show help create an event which supports the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and provides the Road Runners Motorcycle Club with resources they use to support other charitable and motorcycle oriented organizations throughout the year.
This motorcycle awareness proclamation is a collaboration of motorcycle stakeholders including ABATE of Wisconsin, Accident Scene Management - Road Guardians and Governor Scott Walker. ABATE of Wisconsin uses television and radio public service announcements, awareness rallies, billboards and yard signs to raise motorist awareness of motorcycles on the road, thereby lowering accidents and fatalities. ABATE of Wisconsin would like to thank its members for their work to bring this proclamation to fruition as well as recognize Accident Scene Management - Road Guardians, the Road Runners Motorcycle Club, the Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program and many other motorcycle businesses and Clubs in the state of Wisconsin.
Accident Scene Management - Road Guardians program is a Nationally Recognized Leader in Motorcycle Trauma Response. Being part of promoting “May as Motorcycle Awareness Month” is directly in line with the group’s mission “To Reduce Injuries and fatalities to motorcyclists through education”.