CANFIELD, Ohio (WYTV) – A local group called the Gold Wing Road Riders Association is trying to educate the public about keeping an eye out for people on motorcycles.
The group is hosting a weekend long event called the Buckeye Rally.
The Gold Wing Road Riders Association holds a district rally once a year around the state of Ohio.
The rally kicks off Thursday at the Canfield Fairgrounds and runs until Saturday. This is the last year the event will be in Canfield.
Tickets are $15 for GWRRA members and $20 for the public. There will be bike shows, games, food and even vendors.
The most important part of the rally is educating the public. Classes will be offered to both riders and the public.
The levels program will be offered. The program focuses on riding skills and certification is given upon completion.
Becky Jones of the GWRRA said the goal of the rally is to get the motoring public to look for motorcyclists and realize they are out on the road, too. The goal for motorcyclists is to try to be as visible as possible.
On Saturday, the public can come to the Buckeye Rally from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for free.
In addition, motorcyclists can catch a break on insurance for attending the event.
“A lot of your insurance companies will give you a break on your insurance rates if they know you have these classes. And one of the things they teach us is how to make yourself more visible, how to position yourself on the road so they can see us better,” said Roy Jones of the Gold Wing Road Riders Association.