BOONE, Iowa—ABATE District 25 in partnership with Boone Mayor John Slight declare May 2014 as Motorcycle Awareness Month. Dozens of motorcycle riders joined together the morning of May 17th to collectively demonstrate the importance of motorcycle awareness. Mayor Slight asks citizens and visitors to keep a watchful eye for motorcycle riders and be aware. The motorcycle riders visited numerous communities to spread the word of motorcycle awareness. The ride began in Boone with a CMA Blessing Bike and Breakfast at Grace Community Church. Riders then stopped at the Boone City Hall for the proclamation. Other stops were Woodward, Maxwell and Collins.
Mayor Slight’s Proclamation:
WHEREAS, motorcycle riding is a popular form of recreation and transportation for thousands of people across the state and nation; and
WHEREAS, the safety hazards created by motorcycle riding should be of great concern to motorcycle riders, as well as all other motor vehicle operators; and
WHEREAS, it is especially important that the citizens of our state be aware of motorcycles on the streets and highways and recognize the importance of motorcycle safety; and
WHEREAS, all motorcycles organizations, clubs, dealerships, groups and highway safety officials in our city and state should join with ABATE of Iowa in activity promoting safe operation, increased rider training, improved licensing efforts, and motorist awareness; and
WHEREAS, during this month, all highway users should unite in the safe sharing of roadways throughout the State of Iowa.
NOW THEREFORE, I, John Slight, Mayor of the City of Boone, Iowa, do hereby proclaim the month of May 2014 as “MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH” and urge all motor vehicle operators to join in this effort to keep our highways safe.
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