Get your gear, check the tire pressure – it’s time to ride!

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah —

Nearly 500 motorcycle riders attended the 4th Annual Motorcycle Rodeo May 16.

Base riders attended one of two mandatory safety briefings given at the base theater, which included guest speakers from the Utah Highway Patrol, wing safety and base leadership. In addition, an update on safety AFIs was provided.

Following the briefings, personnel were invited to the Base Exchange parking lot where motorcycle vendors like BMW, Ducati, Kawasaki, Harley Davidson, Honda and Yamaha along several motorcycle mechanics who were available to answer technical repair questions as well as discuss new technology. Those who attended also had a chance to see the “impaired” bicycle course and watch the Utah Highway Patrol demonstrate emergency maneuvers.

There are more than 1,100 riders at Hill AFB.

An annual safety brief is a mandatory requirement for military personnel and highly encouraged for federal civilian employees and other base motorcyclists. Riders who were unable to attend the May 16 briefings should coordinate with their unit motorcycle safety representative to get required information provided at the briefings.

For more information, contact the installation motorcycle safety program manager at hill.mc.pgm.mgr@us.af.mil.