City of Warm Springs GA

Official Website for the City of Warm Springs, Georgia

Motorcycle Corner

If you would like to post an event or charity ride please contact Lisa at wscity@windstream.net

Check out the ride into Warm Springs, you will love the drive.

 

 

 

 

So much to do in Warm Springs Georgia     

 

 

 

KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN! 

 The Honda crotch rocket rider was traveling at approximately 85 mph.

The VW driver was talking on a cell phone when she pulled out from a side street, apparently not seeing the motorcycle. The rider's reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident.

 

The car had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them.

The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 20 feet from where the collision took place.

 

All three involved (two in the car and the bike rider) were killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at the Motorcycle Fair by the Police and Road Safety Department..

 

Pass this on to car drivers or soon to be new drivers, or new motorcycle owners and especially everyone you know who has a MOBILE phone!!!

A picture is worth a thousand words.

 

Save a life. Stop talking on mobile phones and Texting while trying to drive.

The life you save may be your own..... Or mine...

 

By: Volunteer firefighters & EMT's 

  

From: NCOM   7/27/2011


 
NORTH CAROLINA PROHIBITS MOTORCYCLE-ONLY CHECKPOINTS
 
“HB 381  an Act to Prevent Law Enforcement Agencies from establishing patterns for vehicle stops at checking stations based on a particular type of vehicle is now Session Law 2011-216,” reports Doc Ski, legislative director for CBA/ABATE of North Carolina and a member of the National Coalition of Motorcyclists Legislative Task Force (NCOM-LTF).
 
 
 
The legislation passed unanimously through both houses of the legislature, and was signed into law on June 23 by Governor Beverly Perdue, making North Carolina the second state in a month behind New Hampshire to enact such laws in response to NHTSA funding of motorcycle-only checkpoints to stop motorcyclists en route to major biker events to check equipment and paperwork.
 
 
 
This bill, sponsored by Rep. John A. Torbett (R-Stanley), provides that a vehicle checkpoint pattern designated by a law enforcement agency shall not be based on a particular vehicle type and must include all types of vehicles, but does not restrict any other type of checkpoint or roadblock which is otherwise lawful.
 
 
 
In addition to preventing motorcycle-only roadblocks, Governor Perdue also signed HB 113 to increase the minimum penalties for violating the right of way of a motorcyclist.  The previous fine for this infraction was a mere $25, but this bill sponsored by Rep. Ric Killian (R-Raleigh) calls for a $200 fine for a driver who causes a motorcyclist to leave his travel lane.  The fine is increased to $500 if there is property damage or personal injury sustained from this violation.
 
 
 
STATES GREEN-LIGHT RED-LIGHT LAWS
 
Motorcyclists in a growing number of states are being allowed to go through red lights when sensors aren't able to detect they are there. Effective July 1, Virginia became the tenth state since 2002 to give motorcyclists license to proceed with caution after stopping when the device that causes the light to change from red to green doesn't activate, while a similar bill in Illinois sits on the governor’s desk awaiting his signature.
 
 
 
HB 1981 by Virginia State Delegate Thomas A. Greason (R-Potomac Falls) allows riders of motorcycles, mopeds and bicycles to treat red lights as stop signs provided they come to a complete stop for two cycles of the light before proceeding with due care when safe to do so.
 
 
 
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has until August 29 to sign or veto HB 2860 by Rep. Dan Beiser (D-Alton) which would permit motorcycle operators to proceed through a steady red signal that fails to change to green within a “reasonable period of time”. In order to garner support for the measure, the city of Chicago was exempted from the proposed new law.
 
 
 
Kansas also recently passed a "dead red" law that allows motorcyclists to run inoperable red lights without risking a ticket, and similar legislation has passed in Minnesota (2002), Tennessee (2003), Arkansas (2005), Idaho (2006), Wisconsin (2006), North Carolina (2007), South Carolina (2008), and Missouri (2008). Texas and California have addressed the problem by passing laws to require stoplights to be fitted with sensors that can detect motorcycles.

 For Articles on Motorcycles and new laws for riders go to

Lawbike.com

 

For YOUR INFORMATION: 

Rider News-Meriwether County  

New CMA Chapter 2697

NEXT MEETING:

Second Saturday of each month at 7:00am. there will be an informational  Breakfast meeting at Georgia Hall Roosevelt Institute 6135 Roosevelt Highway in Warm Springs.  Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend - the more the merrier.   Also this meeting is open to anyone who loves motorcycles, whether they ride or not.  You may find out more information on this group go to jbryce8506@yahoo.com or on Facebook.com/Spiritwindriders

ABATE of Georgia  - is composed of motorcyclists from all areas of the state, from all walks of life, and who ride all makes of bikes. ABATE is not a club, it is a politically active organization working on motorcyclist's rights. We are affiliated with national rights groups like the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM).

ABATE of Georgia, Inc. is a Motorcyclist Rights Organization.
On this site are links to the inner workings of ABATE of Georgia,
its Mission, Membership Information, Free Newsletter and a host of other resources that any motorcyclist can use to Monitor Current Legislation related to motorcycling.
We hope you will use this site to become an active, more effective freedom fighter.
ABATE of Georgia is a Team effort - we welcome all riders, all brands.

To learn more about this important organization go to the link below:

Abate of Georgia

 

For more ride information on rides through out our area go to:

Spirit Wind Riders CMA Chapter 2697 Calendar of events

GeorgiaRideReport.com

Bikers WIth Compassion

Meriwether's McDowell Gets Ready for 21 Day Motorcycle Adventure -

Meriwether County resident Gary McDowel will join Country's Barbecue co-owner Scott Ressmeyer, Harris COunty Sheriff Mike Jolley and 11 others for the third annual Scott's Ride for Miracles. 

The Miracle Riders will depart on May 6 from the The Medical Center in Columbus for a 21 day, cross country trek to raise awareness and money to benefit Children's Miracle Network at the Medical Center in Columbus.  They will return on May 27, 2011.

If you would like to part of the escort of the Miracle Riders as they Depart Columbus Riverwalk register on http://www.yourhealthourminission.com/.

 

 

A.B.A.T.E. of Georgia needs your help. HB 161 Red light Bill is in the Rules Committee. The Media blitze hit the tv waves March 2nd,2011  by Channel 2, 5, 11 and 46 as well as an article in the AJC. Members of the Rules Committee have asked for information pertaining to the magnetic strips that motorcyclists can buy and attach to there bikes.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?
1.   
1.  If you have tried the magnetic solution and it did not work for you let us know. Send an email to legislative.director@abatega.org with a short discription of your expereince.

example
I bought a magnetic strip for my bike but it failed to trigger the sensors or the magnetic strip fell off etc.


Please include your name and contact info.
Contact the media and tell them you support HB 161. Channel 2 was running a public opinion poll but it has been pulled. Contact Channel 2 and express your support and or expereince with traffic signals. Feel free to use the attached Fact Sheet for talking points if needed.
Channel 2 News
E-mail Us At: talk2us@wsbtv.com 
                                        Call Us At: 404.897.7000

 

Please forward this throughout the motorcycle community.
Stay tuned for additional information. 
Thanks for everything you do. We are making a difference in Georgia!

Linda Allen, Legislative Director
A.B.A.T.E. of Georgia, Inc.


 

MERIWETHER COUNTY-PIKE COUNTY SCENIC BY-WAY RIDE

 

Meriwether County Day Trips.  Good, clean environment for a afternoon drive and a great location to hold your Charity rides... The City of Warm Springs Georgia  has a little bit of everything to meet your needs....  Several motorcyle shops, restuarants, craft shops, lodging, evening entertainment and much more.  Centrally located to Columbus, GA, LaGrange, GA and Newnan, GA.  Contact the City of Warm Springs City Hall for options to assist your ride.

 

 

 

Maps are available for the Meriwether Pike Scenic By-Way.

We have the famous highway 190 going between Pine Mountain and Warm Springs..... Just be careful,  Mile Marker 2 is a stinker.....  Follow the speed signs.

Warm Springs Motorcycle Merchants

 

 Motorcyclists have been visiting Warm Springs, GA for many years to enjoy the winding country roads and the quaintness of the village. During the past 6 years, since Xtreme Rider first opened it doors to customers, the number of Motorcycles making the trip from all corners of Georgia has grown considerably.

‘Leather and accessories for you and your

bike” is more than just a slogan at Xtreme

Rider.It is a fact as evidenced by the extensive

 selection of Leather Jackets, Chaps, Vests,

 Boots etc. They also carry a full line of

helmets, head wraps, saddlebags, and tour packs. Lets

 not forget those hard to find items like Pin

Locks and Quick Release helmet clips

For more information click here

 

Watch This Video of riders in Warm Springs GA 

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UPCOMING MOTORCYCLE EVENTS

Watch for more upcoming rides SOON TO BE POSTED

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, Jun 27 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday, Jun 27 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Monday, Jul 3 at 11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
Monday, Jul 3 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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