Fort Eustis riders make a run for safety

By Lyna Tucker, Fort Eustis Wheel PhotojournalistMay 27, 2009

Warrant Officer Willis Allen, 73rd Transportation Company, 10th Trans. Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, registers for the Motorcycle Rodeo and Ride Friday at the Fort Eustis Motorcycle Training Area on Wilson Avenue. The event was hosted by the Eustis Army Traffic Safety Training Program in observance of Installation Safety Day. The day began with a safety brief from Regimental Command Sgt. Major Dwayne Perry followed by the motorcycle rodeo consisting of events such as a low-speed race, a weaving race and the Roadkill Pick-up. After the rodeo, the group then took off on a 60-mile poker run, hosted by the Eustis Road Soldiers Motorcycle Club. The ride consisted of five stops at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream at Yorktown Beach followed by stops in Gloucester at The Wild Rabbit Cafe, the Belroi Market, Big Daddy's Cycles and a return to post.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Warrant Officer Willis Allen, 73rd Transportation Company, 10th Trans. Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, registers for the Motorcycle Rodeo and Ride Friday at the Fort Eustis Motorcycle Training Area on Wilson Avenue. The event was hosted by the Eustis Army Traffic Safety Training Program in observance of Installation Safety Day. The day began with a safety brief from Regimental Command Sgt. Major Dwayne Perry followed by the motorcycle rodeo consisting of events such as a low-speed race, a weaving race and the Roadkill Pick-up. After the rodeo, the group then took off on a 60-mile poker run, hosted by the Eustis Road Soldiers Motorcycle Club. The ride consisted of five stops at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream at Yorktown Beach followed by stops in Gloucester at The Wild Rabbit Cafe, the Belroi Market, Big Daddy's Cycles and a return to post. (Photo Credit: Lyna Tucker, Fort Eustis Wheel Photojournalist) VIEW ORIGINAL
Riders line up to receive their first playing card at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream at Yorktown Beach, the first stop on the poker run.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Riders line up to receive their first playing card at Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream at Yorktown Beach, the first stop on the poker run. (Photo Credit: Lyna Tucker, Fort Eustis Wheel Photojournalist) VIEW ORIGINAL
Riders prepare to depart on the 60-mile poker run. More than 50 riders on 42 motorcyles registered and participated in the day-long event.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Riders prepare to depart on the 60-mile poker run. More than 50 riders on 42 motorcyles registered and participated in the day-long event. (Photo Credit: Lyna Tucker, Fort Eustis Wheel Photojournalist) VIEW ORIGINAL
Most pairs of riders consist of a man and a woman, but Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Alvira and Sgt. Michael Garcia, both of the 202nd Military Police Co., 71st Trans. Bn., broke with convention and scooped up the prize for the most remains collected in the shortest amount of time in the Roadkill Pick-up event.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Most pairs of riders consist of a man and a woman, but Sgt. 1st Class Ivan Alvira and Sgt. Michael Garcia, both of the 202nd Military Police Co., 71st Trans. Bn., broke with convention and scooped up the prize for the most remains collected in the shortest amount of time in the Roadkill Pick-up event. (Photo Credit: Lyna Tucker, Fort Eustis Wheel Photojournalist) VIEW ORIGINAL