Soldiers, Sailors get together for motorcycle safety ride
April 11, 2013
FORT LEE, Va. (April 11, 2013) --Army and Navy personnel from the 266th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, await the start of an April 4 motorcycle safety check ride from Fort Lee to downtown Petersburg where the group ate lunch. The event focused on the "at-risk behaviors" that novice and even experienced riders need to be aware of as the weather gets warmer and more motorcycles and motorists hit the road. It was also an opportunity to ensure all riders were properly licensed, had the appropriate protective equipment and received the appropriate level of training from the Army's Motorcycle Safety Foundation-sponsored training academies. "Additionally, it allowed our leadership, through the unit mentors, to access the riding abilities of our at-risk population," said Capt. Terrance King, coordinator of the brigade's Motorcycle Mentorship Program. "I think the event was a complete success because of the timing and the message. Just taking this short amount of time away from training and administrative duties to focus on safety is essential to a positive command climate and promotes good order and discipline."