Christian Motorcycle Ministries - Start A Rumble In Your Church
Our mission is to share the love of Christian fellowship, motorcycles and the local church through safety, excellence and service. We work with and through the local church to provide opportunities for Christian fellowship through frequent, safe, and well-organized group motorcycle rides.
? Make sure your headlight works and is on day and night.
? Use reflective strips or decals on your clothing and on your motorcycle.
? Be aware of the blind spots cars and trucks have.
? Flash your brake light when you are slowing down and before stopping.
? If a motorist doesn?t see you, don?t be afraid to use your horn.
? Wear bright clothing and a light-colored helmet.
? Wear leather or other thick, protective clothing.
? Choose long sleeves and pants, over-the-ankle boots, and gloves.
? Remember ? the only thing between you and the road is your protective gear.
? Give yourself space and time to respond to other motorists? actions.
? Give other motorists time and space to respond to you.
? Use lane positioning to be seen; ride in the part of a lane where you are most visible.
? Watch for turning vehicles.
? Signal your next move in advance.
? Avoid weaving between lanes.
? Pretend you?re invisible, and ride extra defensively.
? Don't ride when you are tired or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs.
? Know and follow the rules of the road, and stick to the speed limit.
? Know your bike and how to use it:? Get formal training and take refresher courses. ? Call 800.446.9227 or visit www.msf-usa.org to locate the Motorcycle Safety Foundation hands-on RiderCourseSM nearest you.
? Practice. Develop your riding techniques before going into heavy traffic. Know how to handle your bike in conditions such as wet or sandy roads, high winds, and uneven surfaces.
Remember: Give yourself space. People driving cars often just don?t see motorcycles. Even when drivers do see you, chances are they?ve never been on a motorcycle and can?t properly judge your speed.