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It’s coming up to that time of year where many people are moving around the country. One of our employees is moving to Michigan this summer. There are so many moving parts to moving (no pun intended)! Your motorcycle is one thing that you need to bring to your new life but how? The obvious is to ride it. However, what if you are moving from California to Maine? Do you want that much wear and tear on your bike? Are you going to haul any other valuables behind your bike? The answers to both questions is—probably not. Let us help you figure out the best way to move your bike. Moving the Bike We all know that moving something heavy is not necessarily cost effective. However, there are few waysyou to get your precious motorcycle to the other side of the country. A Trailer: There are specific trailers for motorcycle transport. You get that trailer and attach it to the back of whatever vehicle you are driving. This is a little bit easier than a few other methods of moving because the trailer is its own entity. Don’t worry about it crushing your other items or moving around unnecessarily.

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It’s midafternoon and you’re cruising down the highway on your new motorcycle, loving the feel of the fresh air whipping across your face. You’re lost in your thoughts and the gorgeous Utah scenery when suddenly–you hear a siren behind you. It takes a moment before you realize that a police car is stopping you. But why? If you’re biking in Utah (and if you aren’t you should be!) you need to have a basic familiarity with Utah motorcycle laws. The last thing you want to deal with on your ride is a chat with a local policeman.  The laws are straightforward and easy to follow once you know them Mostly, motorcycles have the same laws as cars and trucks on the roadway. There are important laws specific to motorcycles, however that are important to know: A motorcycle can only pass a vehicle in front by changing lanes; Motorcycles cannot ride over two side-by-side in one lane; Passengers can only ride on bikes designed to carry more than one person; Motorcycles may use the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes; Motorcycles cannot “lane share” or ride between rows of vehicles or lanes of traffic; (there has been some discussion in the legislature

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June is fast approaching and so are the rides that are happening! Here is a list of the events and rides that we have found in Utah! Message us on Facebook if you have any questions! We hope to see you at all the events! MDA Nostalgic Wendover Ride for the Cure June 2, 2018 at Intermountain Harley-Davidson in Salt Lake City, UT at 8:00 a.m. Pre-registration strongly advised at any of your Intermountain Harley Davidson Dealerships starting May 26th 9am-5pm/ June 2nd, 8am-11am. $20 per person includes commemorative pin. Ride leaves at 11am form Harley Davidson of Salt Lake to Peppermill Concert hall parking lot in Wendover. BIKE NIGHT 6.0 June 2, 2018 at Shopko in Salt Lake City, UT at 7:30 p.m. This bike night fundraiser is for are homeless vets! We will be taking a collection to purchase food to feed our vets we will also take a clothing donation as well come out show your support! 15th Annual Wheeler Ride June 9, 2018 at Wheeler Machinery Co in Salt Lake City, UT at 8:00 a.m. A few important notes here for you: – Breakfast & bag pick-up begin at 8am – Ride departs from Wheeler at 10AM

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When we speak of the “motorcycle community” we mean everyone that rides a motorcycle. Whether your motorcycle is a sports bike or a cruiser, this is the motorcycle community of which we speak. A “motorcycle club” is a group of motorcycle riders within that community. Usually, with a close affiliation usually based on a common goal or theme. We are talking about “motorcycle clubs” not “motorcycle gangs.” The new “Biker” communities are not what people betrayed as a “biker” back then. Biking is not about raising hell. It’s about helping people around us such as—Fallen Officers, Funeral Percussions (riders and non) and Veterans. The Difference This is the primary difference—everyone that rides a motorcycle is a member of the motorcycle community but not every person that rides a motorcycle is a member of a motorcycle club. There are many whom are friends and family who enjoy riding motorcycles, and getting together for charitable events or just riding motorcycles for fun. The AMA (America Motorcycle Association) has over 1,000 registered motorcycle clubs. If you were ever wondering whether any club is registered with the AMA you can check on the club at the AMA Club Page. There are a few different

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Many different events happen in and around Utah. We tell you about the rides and the events coming up this year but one ride get its own spotlight. The NUT-UP Rally. This is a legendary ride that any biker would not dream of missing. Let’s explain how this rally works! NUT-UP “Ride” This is a ride you will probably never forget. This ride goes through some of the most amazing natural beauties in the United States. From going through the Red Canyons of Utah to see the red rocks burn in the light of a sunset to the mountain passes of the Rocky Mountains. These breathtaking views are just the tip of the iceberg of what you’ll be experiencing on this ride. This ride will be starting at Arches National Park in time to see the sunset over the rocks. A few other areas are worth mentioning this ride goes through. These include: Moab, UT Arches National Park Million Dollar Highway Goosenecks State Dead Horse Point State Park Many others Along with the scenery, the events that go on during this ride is once in a lifetime experience. The people putting on this spectacular ride are friends with Native Americans

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We know we have a list of events and rides already but it’s hard to keep them all straight when there are so many. It’s overwhelming how many rides and events we have this week and next week but they will be great! All are for great causes! National Motorcycle Anti-Profiling & Freedom Day May 17, 2018 at the Utah State Capitol at 7:00 p.m. The main purpose of this event is to come together and fight for the rights of motorcycle riders. The Harrison Spring Ride – 2018 May 18 – 20, 2018 at Harrison Eurosports Ducati at 9:00 a.m. This is a fun ride through Zion National Park! They have reserved cabin suites, cowboy cabins, wagons, glamping and tent-sites! Pricing depends on what you book! Mascot Miracles Motorcycle Ride, Car Show & Zoo Party May 19, 2018 at The Maverik Center in West Valley City, UT at 7:00 a.m. This event will have superheroes, mascots and many more characters! Come and see for yourself! Utah Firefighters IAFF-MG Annual Poker Run May 19, 2018 at the Timpanogos Harley-Davidson in Lindon, UT at 9:00 a.m. The proceeds for this ride will help fund the treatment and care for Fire, Police

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When it comes to finding an attorney, you don’t want to make the wrong choice. Many lawyers say they have your best interests at heart and they know what you are going through. Most of the time that is not the case. However, here at Utah Bike Law we are actual bikers helping other bikers in need. Why is that important? Importance of your Bike It is hard to understand why something means so much to someone when you don’t have it yourself. How do you expect a lawyer to take your motorcycle accident seriously when they have never even ridden on one? Your bike is one of the most important things to you and we understand that. We have Harley-Davidsons ourselves and most often, motorcycle accidents leave your bike in disrepair. We Know What It’s Like on the Road George has been riding motorcycles since he was young so he knows the conditions of the road. Between the crazy drivers and the drivers that don’t pay attention, George has driven through it all. Drivers have a hard being vigilant for looking out for motorcycles. George knows how it feels to be cut off by a driver or to be

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The weekend is usually when most crashes occur. Everyone is out of the office and trying to do errands or trying to relax. Negligence on the road seems to spike on the days we are trying to do the most things. However, these are not just fender-bender crashes; some crashes are fatal. Deadly Motorcycle Weekend Since January 2018, eight motorcyclists have been killed on Utah roads. According to UDOT, this is a bump in motorcycle deaths from this time last year. In April 2018 alone four motorcyclists have died. That is a crazy considering that in 2017, five people had been killed from January to April. The spike in motorcycle deaths can be explained by people being more distracted and not looking for motorcycles. Motorcyclist, Michael Martinez, says that, “We are invisible on the roads. If you don’t ride [motorcycles], you don’t pay attention to us.” Martinez and his friends say so many accidents would not happen if drivers were not so distracted. Detective Ken Hansen with the Unified Police Department says, “In my law enforcement career, I have seen dead motorcycle riders who would not be dead if they wore a helmet.” As the weather becomes better, distracted and

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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month! Not only is this a great time for you to spread motorcycle awareness, it is also a great time for you to double check yourself. Sometimes it is easy to let yourself become lax in your safety precautions. It is extremely important to keep up on your safety routines as the weather gets nice enough to ride. You can’t control how other people drive but you can control how you drive! To Helmet or Not to Helmet We at Utah Bike Law will not tell you what to do or what to wear. We just want to give you facts! Not every state in the United States requires motorcycle riders to wear a helmet. In the state of Utah, “(a) No person under the age of 21 shall operate or ride upon a motorcycle or motor-driven cycle upon a public highway unless such person is wearing protective headgear which complies with standards established by the commissioner of public safety.” So, in the state of Utah, those under the age of 21 are REQUIRED to wear a helmet. However, over the age of 21, you can decide to wear a helmet or not. Making People Aware

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There are a few upcoming rides this weekend! It’s going to be an exciting weekend with these rides and the weather is not going to be too shabby! Utah Law Enforcement Memorial Service May 3, 2018 at the West Lawn of the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, UT at 11:00 a.m. Please join us as we honor #UtahsFallen Officers during the annual Law Enforcement Memorial Service. This is going to be a service to help those families that have lost loved ones during active duty. Come show your support for these families. Utah International Female Ride Day May 4-6, 2018 at Maverick at 800 North in Orem, UT at 9:00 a.m. Ride with women that are as passionate about bikes as you are! Ride end in Mesquite, NV at the Virgin River Hotel & Casino. Run for the Son 2018 May 5, 2018 at Margaret Wines Park in Lehi, UT at 9:00 a.m. Funds raised go to Run for the Son and benefit Open Doors Ministries, Missionary Ventures, and the Jesus Film Project, as well as outreach to bikers around the world through the Christian Motorcyclists Association (CMA). Northern Utah Autism Program’s Annual Charity Bike Ride May 5,

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