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 August 27, 2010

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Motorcycle Safety Challenge set for
Sept. 1 at Pine View

A Motorcycle Safety Challenge will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1 at Fort McCoy’s Pine View Campground South Pavilion. Army Reservists, veterans, civil service employees and Family member motorcycle riders within the Northwest Region are welcome to participate in the event.

The Motorcycle Safety Challenge, sponsored by the 88th Regional Support Command (RSC), is a voluntary event to strengthen the motorcycle safety and mentorship programs throughout the Northwest Region. The event is intended for not only current riders but for future riders to begin with a foundation based on safety, education and training. Families and veterans play an important role mentoring young Soldiers and reinforcing safety. With their involvement, the groundwork is established for Soldiers and Families to make safer decisions before they operate a motorcycle.

Maj. Gen. Glenn J. Lesniak, 88th RSC commanding general, encourages all motorcycle riders throughout the Northwest Region to participate.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 James E. Thompson, Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve, will be the keynote speaker. Other events will include display and judging of the motorcycles. Everyone is encouraged to attend, have fun and see the some of the best motorcycles in the Northwest Region.

Those who plan to ride for the challenge must have a valid state motorcycle operator’s license and will be required to wear all personal protective equipment identified in Army Regulation 385-10, Army Safety Program. The ride is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m.

Group ride participants need to register and complete a waiver of liability form to participate in the ride. The group ride will depart from the Pine View Campground South Pavilion and travel to the Highground Veterans Memorial Park in Neillsville, Wis. The event will conclude after the ride.

Interested parties should contact Michael Boldon, 88th RSC Safety Office, at 608-388-0552 or e-mail michael.j.boldon@usar.army.mil or contact Michael Curtis, 608-388-0553, or michael.curtis16@usar.army.mil.

(Submitted by 88th Regional Support Command Safety Office).

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