CDOT Promotes Training at Tejon Street Bike Fest this Sunday

June 20, 2017 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - COLORADO SPRINGS, PUEBLO ­– On Sunday, June 25, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will be hosting a booth for the Motorcycle Operator Safety Training Program (MOST) at the 17th annual Tejon Street Bike Fest in Colorado Springs to encourage attendees to participate in a motorcycle safety training course.

In May, CDOT launched “The Best Never Stop Training” campaign to communicate to riders that no matter how skilled of a motorcycle operator they are (or aren’t) they can always improve their ability. The MOST program is available in 16 counties across the state and provides training for various riding abilities. 

CDOT’s tent will also feature local pinstriper, Joe Broxterman, from Speedway Graphics, who will be providing free pinstripe designs for bike helmets throughout the day. A full design will take about 20 minutes; riders are encouraged to drop off their helmet at CDOT’s tent to be able to enjoy the rest of the festival. A drawing will also be held for one rider to win a full pinstripe design for their bike, up to $500 in value.

What: CDOT will participate at this year’s Tejon Street Bike Fest in Colorado Springs and will feature a local pinstriper as part of “The Best Never Stop Training” MOST safety campaign.

When: Sunday, June 25, 2017 from 11AM to 6PM.

Where: The Tejon Street Bike Fest will take place in downtown Colorado Springs at the intersection of Pikes Peak Avenue and Tejon Street. Motorcycles must enter at Kiowa Street and Tejon Street. See below map for more details.

Why: There were 125 motorcycle fatalities in 2016 – that’s a 15 percent increase from the number of motorcycle fatalities in 2015 and a record all-time high for Colorado. Motorcycle deaths have been on the rise for the past few years, which is why CDOT is trying to encourage riders to participate in motorcycle safety training courses offered across the state. Sixty-one percent of 2016 motorcycle fatalities were not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and the majority of motorcycle fatalities occurred between the months of May and October.

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