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Motorcycle awareness tour stops in Albany

By  Stephanie Springer  - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -Motorcycle enthusiasts hit the road today to spread an important message, never drink and ride.

It's called "Ride Straight State to State" and it kicks off motorcycle safety awareness month.

The two day ride is designed to raise awareness about safe and sober motorcycle riding in not only Georgia, but also Alabama and Florida.

Today a representative with the Governors office of highway safety paid a visit to the local Harley Davidson.

He met up with a police officers and state troopers who escorted the rider to meet up with 160 others in Campbellton Florida.

The group will then make their way to the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally in Panama City.

"We have a lot of fatalities on that route going to and from that destination and we want to try and make it a safer mode of enjoyment of Georgia roadways especially," said Frederick Huff, Motorcycle Safety Planner with the Governors Office of Highway Safety.

The Thunder beach motorcycle rally is one of the largest motorcycle rallies, They expect about 150,000 bikes over the week

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