WHEREAS, safety is the highest priority for the highways and streets of our Villages, Cities and State; and
WHEREAS, motorcycle riding is a popular form of transportation and recreation for over two-hundred thousand people across the State and millions across the Nation; and
WHEREAS, in an effort to make motorcycling in Ohio a safer and more enjoyable sport, motorcycling organizations from around the state are now planning a collective venture to promote MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS; and
WHEREAS, all motorcycle organizations, clubs, dealerships, groups and highway safety officials in our state, should join ABATE of OHIO, Inc. and the Motorcycle Ohio program, in actively promoting safe operation, increased rider training, improved licensing efforts, and motorists awareness; and
WHEREAS, during the month of May, all roadway users should unite in the safe sharing of the roadways throughout the State of Ohio.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, do hereby proclaim the month of May, 2016 as
MOTORCYCLE AWARENESS MONTH
in the City of Piqua and State of Ohio and urge all members of our community to join in recognition of this significant occasion and achievement of motorcycle organizations and enthusiasts.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 1st day of May 2016.
KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR