Bikes Across Big Spring revs up for 2nd annual event; raising awareness for motorcycle safety
Whether you are riding two wheels or four, watching your surroundings and being aware of who’s beside you is important. Bikes Across Big Spring - 2nd annual bike run - is presented by Star CDJR in an effort to raise awareness and promote safety when it comes to motorcycles. Registration this year will take place from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at Moss Creek Ranch, on Sept. 26. Those taking part will have three hours to complete the course, from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m.
“Motorcycle safety is an area that we want to bring focus to. In recent years there seem to be more and more motorcycle accidents, and Star Dodge wants to raise awareness in the community, whether you are driving a vehicle with four wheels or two wheels underneath you; it’s important to be vigilant for other drivers and exert caution every time you hit the open road,” Tabitha Clark, Public Relations Director for Star CDJR, said.
Those wanting to take part in the second annual bike run have two hours to get registered and at 3 p.m. riders and drivers will head out, make seven stops and gather their cards to see who comes out on top and gathers the best hand.
“Motorcycle safety isn’t something that just affects those riding a motorcycle. This is an issue we as a community need to come together on. Being aware of motorcycles around you on the road is important, it’s important to the riders, to their families and to you and your family,” Clark said. “The community has come together once, with an amazing turnout in more than 150 riders last year, and we are hoping to do it again in hopes of raising awareness for an issue that too often goes overlooked.”
The bike run will take participants across Howard
County, highlight local businesses and local tourist attractions and historical aspects of the community. Through generous donations from local business owners, a couple of the destination spots will include Hangar 25 Air Museum, the Vietnam Memorial and the Historic Spring inside Comanche Trail Park. A few local eateries – Dickey’s Barbecue Pit and Red Mesa – have also jumped on board and are supporting the cause to raise awareness. The seven stops will be outlined on the map provided at registration the day of the event.
“We understand not everyone who wants to take part and join this effort rides a motorcycle, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help support the cause,” she said. “We will be accepting donations for those not wanting to ride, with all proceeds benefitting a local organization.”
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Last year, Bikes Across Big Spring was held at Porters. This year, the event will take place at Moss Creek Ranch and include seven stops for participants, live music and other fundraising activities throughout the day. Registration takes place at 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. and riders have until 6 p.m. to gather their cards. By DUFORAT