Following an accident that left one of its members with two broken legs, one local mentorship group is taking scooter safety to a whole new level.
Mentoring Anointed Leaders Everywhere (MALE) and local scooter-riding group, 284 Reverz are hosting an event being dubbed ‘A ride for life’.
More than 50 riders are scheduled to collectively ride on March 24; demonstrating responsible riding with their safety helmet and gears.
The ride will begin at 3pm at Port Purcell’s roundabout and continue to Prospect Reef before culminating in the Sunny Caribbee parking lot in Road Town, where a closing ceremony will take place.
Among the speakers at the ceremony will be Police Commissioner, Michael Matthews.
President of MALE, Henderson Tittle told BVI News that the event will be two-fold.
“One of our boys got into an accident at Fort Hill last month and literally broke his two legs so it drove us to do something. Right now he is home on bed rest,” Tittle said.
“We want to raise awareness when it comes to safety for young men and young ladies when it comes to riding their bikes. And, at the same time, we want to use this event to shine the light on the recent crimes that we are seeing in the territory,” he added.
Tittle extended the invitation to other bikers to join the ride.
According to the MALE President, they will be hosting the event every year.
In recent times, the incidence of gun-related crimes has spiked. Coupled with that fact, a number of unprotected scooter riders have either injured themselves or others or lost their lives during accidents.
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