Motorcycle group hosts parade for motorcycle awareness month

LOVES PARK, Ill. (WIFR) -- May is motorcycle awareness month. The Kishwaukee Valley chapter of A.B.A.T.E. Illinois is raising awareness by making sure they're seen out on the roads with their annual parade.

Dozens of motorcycles rode together down Perryville Road to raise awareness of the start seeing motorcycles campaign. Organizers say both those on motorcycles and drivers in cars need to be aware of everyone on the roads. The parade started at the Carlson Ice Aena and ended at Kegals Harley Davidson. Some riders want the public to be aware of just how many motorcyclists there are in our area and to be safe.

“It’s good for people to see us out on the road and it's good for the riders to get out there, knock some bugs off and just be smart, ride safe. I don’t care what month of the year it is, it's also safety awareness month when you're riding a motorcycle,” said Kurt Husen with the Kishwaukee Valley Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. Illinois.

The Kishwaukee Valley chapter of A.B.A.T.E. Illinois meets each month at the Loves Park VFW. Members say they're always willing to educate those looking for more information on motorcycle safety.