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Safe-T-Ryders launches Bikers Meet-Ups to promote safety awareness

February 8, 2012

As part of its safety awareness campaign for motorcycle riders, Safe-T-Ryders Motorcycle Training Center is launching a series of Bikers Meet-Ups, with the first one scheduled on Saturday, 18 February 2012, at the Ortigas Home Depot Complex.
The Bikers Meet-Up program will start with an open forum featuring a well-known safety advocate or a leading personality from a government agency such as the Land Transportation Office or the Metro Manila Development Authority, or from a non-government organization such as the PGRSP (Philippine Global Road Safety Partnership). This open forum is an opportunity for bikers to dialogue on issues related to traffic regulations, safety ordinances, etc. For February, former LTO Chief and now Executive Director of PGRSP Alberto Suansing will be exchanging opinion with the bikers.
For the Meet-and-Greet portion, a celebrity biker will be invited to participate in the event and personally meet the participants. Views and ideas will be shared, but more importantly, this will give ordinary bikers photo opportunities with a well-known personality in the biking community. TV host and bike racer Love-Love Tioseco will be appearing in February.
Another key component of the program is a special presentation on the dangers of “Riding Under the Influence of Alcohol”. Safe-T-Ryders will present educational materials about the very damaging effects of riding under the influence of alcohol, and the severe consequences resulting in serious injuries and even death.
Participants can also expect to take home some exciting raffle prizes and give-aways, courtesy of the Bikers Meet-Ups sponsors.
Clubs, individual riders, TODAs are welcome to join this event, which is free of charge. The 1st Biker Meet-Up will be from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Saturday, 18 February 2012, at the Safe-T-Ryders Training Center at the Ortigas Home Depot complex along J. Vargas Avenue, Pasig City. Confirmed guests will be former LTO chief Alberto Suansing and celebrity rider Love-Love Tioseco.
Corporate sponsors who wish to support the riding safety advocacy are welcomed to pitch in and help in reaching out to as many riders as possible.
Safe-T-Ryders Motorcycle Training Center believes that a sound knowledge base as well as strong riding skills result in safer road users and enhance the enjoyment of motorcycle riders. It is established by Arnel Doria, who was formerly a marketing executive with a leading car brand, and was instrumental in setting up the country’s first integrated vehicle training center. Safe-T-Ryders is manned by Julius Ballesteros, a TESDA-certified instructor, who has just returned from a two-year stint as a safety driving instructor of a large Saudi Arabian company. He is assisted by Sulfikar Guiabel, an experienced LTO-accredited riding/driving instructor.
For more information, please contact Arnel Doria (Tel No. 208-8035 // CP No. 0932-872-3389). Like us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/safetryders) for event updates.

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