US President recognizes Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

It is the month of May.

Amid the smell of sakura blossoms and the register of rallies, concerts and tours of the awakening biker community, comes a welcome acknowledgment of our safety on the sidewalk – and given that the current President American himself was seen in the seat of a Suzuki Hayabusa and a Harley bike or two, the recognition is perfectly placed.

“My administration remains committed to ensuring the safety of everyone who rides a motorcycle and everyone who travels across our country,” Biden wrote in a letter dated May 1, covered by CycleNews.

The letter in question “underline[es] the importance of personal protective equipment for motorcyclists, respect for the rules of the road, driving without alcohol or drugs, and for motorists to drive safely, to be aware of motorcyclists and to share the road.

“All of us who ride America’s roads have an important role to play in ensuring a safe environment for motorcyclists,” Biden continues.

A view of President Biden in affiliation with a handful of motorcycles

The recognition comes on the heels of the new bipartisan Infrastructure Act, which is meant to benefit and modernize America’s highways, roads and bridges.

“The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has worked closely with the Department of Transportation and the Biden administration to bring to the fore the issues facing motorcyclists,” adds Scott Schloegel, senior vice president of government relations for MSF.

A view of President Biden in affiliation with a handful of motorcycles

“This administration has prioritized reducing road deaths and educating motorists, and we appreciate this presidential recognition being one of the many ways they are working to achieve that goal.”

As May rolls around (and more), we can’t wait to see how the Bipartisan Infrastructure Act unfolds.

A view of President Biden in affiliation with a handful of motorcycles

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*Media from CycleNews, ALTDriver, The gothamist, onionand archives of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Facebook page*

Kevin E. Boling