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Motorists Urged to Use Caution as Bike Rally Brings Thousands of Motorcycles to Region

motocycle-wheelsWEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (7/14/14) — An estimated 20,000 motorcycle riders are expected to roar in to Sturgis, Ky., this weekend for the Kentucky Bike Rally.

The event runs July 17-20, at the Union County fairgrounds.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds you to be alert for a massive influx of motorcycles starting about mid-week.

The motorcycles, campers, and other support vehicles generate a lot of extra traffic along highways leading to the rally site along US 60 West at the edge of Sturgis.

The event raises thousands of dollars for area charities each year.

The Kentucky Bike Rally includes several rides that will take bikers along rural secondary highways around the region. The Kentucky Motorcycle Association has placed permanent “Share The Road” signs along highways in Union and surrounding counties to remind motorists to be on the lookout for motorcycles year-round.

According the National Highway Safety Administration, per vehicle mile driven, motorcyclists are more than 30 times more likely to die in a crash than occupants of cars and five times more likely to be injured.

For more information on the rally go to http://kentuckybikerally.com/ or call (270) 952-1237. Go to www.rideky.net for information on Kentucky’s motorcycle safety courses. For NHTSA’s motorcycle information page, visit www.nhtsa.gov/Safety/Motorcycles.

Timely traffic advisories for the 12 counties of KYTC Highway District 1 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict1. Timely traffic advisories for the 11 counties of KYTC Highway District 2 are available by going to www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2. You do not have to be a Facebook member to access this page.

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