Myrtle Beach is scrapping the administrative hearing process it set up to deal with such civil infractions as the new motorcycle helmet law.
Those infractions will now be heard in municipal court.
City Manager Tom Leath said the change will probably save the city money, in that the two hearings officers it had hired will not be needed. The city had planned to pay them $125 an hour and anticipated they would work six to eight hours a month.
A 45-year-old Lawrence, Kansas, motorcyclist was killed when he was hit by lightning as he was riding his motorcycle through storms that swept through northeast Kansas in late April.
The biker has not been identified.
Jefferson County (Kansas) Sheriff Jeff Herrig says the man was with six other motorcyclists who are members of the Bikers Against Child Abuse group. He was hit by lightning about 5 p.m. April 25 on U.S. 24 between Perry and Granville, Kansas.
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Three motorcycle builders from the Denver area took advantage of a unique opportunity April 21, 2009 when they made the trek to Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs with trailers filled with custom motorcycles.
Ruben Guerra from Dino’s Custom Cycles in Lakewood, Marl Miklos from Mad dog Custom cycles in Conifer, and Jim “Boomer” Kelly, an independent builder, took eight motorcycles to the Mountain Post to create a small display as part of Fort Carson’s spring volunteer appreciation activities.
The 16th Annual Fallen Brothers Run in Colorado Springs, Colorado, has been rescheduled for April 25, 2009.
Originally slated for April 18, heavy Front Range snows that weekend forced postponement of the popular ride hosted by the Sons Of Silence Motorcycle Club.
Only the date for the event has changed, all other details are the same.
The Fallen Brothers Run will start at the Wolf’s Den on Highway 85/87 just south of the Wal Mart in Fountain. Registration starts at 10a.m. and the first bike goes out at 11a.m.
A bill that forces insurance companies to clarify what activities could lead to the denial of an insurance claim passed in a vote of the United States House of Representatives on March 30, 2009.
Organizers of a motorcycle show that draws thousands of people to downtown Snohomish, Washington, have canceled this year’s show after the city demanded thousands of dollars to pay for police presence at the event.
The Old Snohomish Antique & Classic Motorcycle Show has been held in Snohomish every May for the past twelve years. The Sky Valley Chapter of ABATE of Washington puts on the free event
It’s unlikely the event will ever take place in Snohomish again, organizers say.
Snohomish city officials wanted organizers to pay $30,360 for 44 police officers to staff the 2009 event.
It was an unlikely place for an ambush, but that's what two military veterans say happened to them and three of their biker brothers when they idled their Harley-Davidsons through quiet Sanger, California, on Sunday afternoon and parked on a semi-deserted street last month.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina’s, much ballyhooed and highly debated motorcycle ordinances designed to keep bikes and bikers out of the Atlantic Coast resort city may have hit a snag.
South Carolina State Supreme Court Chief Justice Jean Toal has questioned whether some of the ordinances are constitutional. The city implemented 15 new anti-motorcycle laws under the title “administrative infractions,” including a mandatory helmet law, even though South Carolina does not require adults to wear helmets.
Saloon No. 10 in Deadwood, South Dakota, is an icon of the American West, a biker favorite during Sturgis bike week, and now it’s for sale.
According to a March 12, 2009, story published by The Rapid City Journal, the Keehn family, which has owned the saloon for 45 years made the decision put the historic watering hole ion the market with a price tag of $10.5 million.
"It was a very, very difficult decision for us to make," Louie LaLonde reportedly said. "We have been talking about this for probably the last year."
The legal proceedings stemming from a shooting at the Loud American Roadhouse during the 2008 Sturgis motorcycle rally have come to a close.
Joseph McGuire pleaded no contest to a charge of simple assault in Meade County Court on February 23, 2009. After entering the plea, Judge Jerome Eckrich handed down a suspended sentence to McGuire, allowing him to avoid up to one-year in Meade County Jail if he does not run afoul of the law during that one-year period.