Monthly Archives: October 2017

Do CoverGirls Ride Motorcycles?

If you didn’t know already, let us be the first to tell you, women are taking over motorcycling. From motorcycle moms using the sport as a getaway to women winning motorcycle races, the demographic for motorcyclists is changing. And even though the latest achievement of a woman motorcycle racer isn’t on the racetrack, you can be certain that she’s probably going to get more girls to saddle up and ride. CoverGirls Ride Motorcycles Too When she was 12 years old, Shelina Moreda was given a dirtbike by her father. The bike was meant to help her do chores on the family’s dairy farm, instead it sparked an unforeseen passion. She was so taken by motorcycles that she started racing them. Moreda would go on to become the first female to race a motorcycle at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. She was teammates with Melissa Paris as they became the first women to…
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Can Denver Fight Off a Traffic Fatality Trend?

Last year was a tough year for traffic fatalities all across Colorado. At least 605 people died on roadways in our state, but did you know that 61 of those deaths happened in Denver? This shocking number has city officials scrambling, and the mayor is ready to take measures to bring this number down to zero. How Will Denver Stop Its Traffic Fatality Trend? So far, in 2017, another 41 people have died in traffic accidents all over Denver. According to the mayor’s office, around 50 percent of the traffic deaths in the city happened on 5 percent of Denver’s streets. Officials also claim that a significant portion of these fatalities were pedestrians. Colorado State Patrol is focusing on the recent spike in distracted driving to take control of traffic fatalities around the state. But in Denver, Mayor Michael Hancock has set his sights on other emergent problems. The mayor…
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Did You Know About Colorado’s Motorcycle Noise Ordinance?

In a previous blog, we wrote about how a Massachusetts man tried end a memorial motorcycle ride by getting his city to require noise checks for any motorcycle ride passing through. The measure didn’t work, but there are plenty of cities all over the country that have tried similar measures. However, these efforts are often thwarted by the tenacity of motorcyclists and by state laws. A Brief Look at the Motorcycle Noise Ordinance In California, as a measure to limit the noise emitted by motorcycles, the state instituted a law that says non-EPA-approved motorcycle exhaust systems are not permitted on the state’s roads. This measure was meant to limit noise by making aftermarket exhausts illegal while claiming the measure was an effort to reduce air pollution. However, the EPA motorcycle noise standard is 80 decibels. This allowed manufacturers to continue producing loud aftermarket exhausts, as long as the pipes did…
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