Motorcycles http://wesa.fm en Johnstown Motorcycle Rally Expected to Draw Crowds http://wesa.fm/post/johnstown-motorcycle-rally-expected-draw-crowds <p>Southwestern PA has experienced its fair share of thunderstorms recently, but Johnstown is expecting a very different type of thunder this weekend.</p><p>More than 200,000 motorcyclists and spectators are anticipated at the annual <a href="http://www.visitjohnstownpa.com">Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally</a>, which began Thursday and runs through Sunday.</p><p>The rally includes four performance stages featuring country, blues, and rock musicians, with headliner band Foghat.</p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 12:28:48 +0000 Kaye Burnet 31642 at http://wesa.fm Rules of the Road & Off-Road for ATVs & Dirt Bikes in Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/rules-road-road-atvs-dirt-bikes-pittsburgh <p>Off-road riding on ATVs, and dirt bikes can be a great form of recreation for people of all ages.</p><p>But with recent reports of these vehicles being driven through Pittsburgh neighborhoods illegally, some residents are looking for tighter restrictions.</p><p>Tom Mershimer is an ATV and off-road motorcycle instructor <a href="http://minesandmeadows.com">Mines and Meadows</a>&nbsp; ATV/RV Resort who has been riding and racing off-road vehicles for most of his life. He's an enthusiastic rider, but he's seen some of the problems when it comes to the rules of the road, and off-road. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:06:08 +0000 Katherine Blackley 20873 at http://wesa.fm Rules of the Road & Off-Road for ATVs & Dirt Bikes in Pittsburgh Reasking the Question: Should Wearing A Motorcycle Helmet Be A Matter of Choice in PA? http://wesa.fm/post/reasking-question-should-wearing-motorcycle-helmet-be-matter-choice-pa <p>Since the repeal of Pennsylvania's helmet law there has been an <a href="http://bit.ly/11xT9AX">increase in motorcycle deaths</a>. There has also been a doubling of motorcycle registrations. Rep. Dan Frankel has introduced legislation that would again require motorcyclists to wear helmets. Charles Umbenhauer, lobbyist for the group <a href="http://www.abatepa.org/index.php">Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education of Pennsylvania</a> feels helmets should be a choice.<br> Fri, 31 May 2013 01:21:32 +0000 Heather McClain 10522 at http://wesa.fm Reasking the Question: Should Wearing A Motorcycle Helmet Be A Matter of Choice in PA? To Wear a Helmet or Not Wear a Helmet? That's Still the Question http://wesa.fm/post/wear-helmet-or-not-wear-helmet-thats-still-question <p>May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Pennsylvania, and while everyone wants to keep riders safe, how to best do that is still up for debate in the commonwealth.</p><p>When Gov. Tom Corbett declared May Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month he encouraged riders to head to the PennDOT-sponsored website <a href="http://www.livefreeridealive.com">livefreeridealive.com </a>to get tips on how to stay safe while riding. Along with tips such as wearing sturdy shoes and checking tire pressure, it also recommends that riders wear a helmet.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 9683 at http://wesa.fm