Ozarks Motorcyclists Ride for Visibility
SPRINGFIELD (AP) - Organizers of southwest Missouri's Motorcycle Awareness Ride say this year's event brought out more than 500 riders.
This was the fourth year for the ride, which is intended to remind those driving four-wheeled vehicles to be watchful for those traveling on two wheels.
Sunday's fourth annual ride began and ended in Springfield. The 70-mile course took riders through the Ozarks towns of Nixa, Willard and Republic.
Organizer Larry Tuck told the Springfield News-Leader the event takes place in the spring because it's the time of year that motorists can expect to see more motorcycles on the roads.
Tommy Seabaugh, of Springfield, says drivers should have no problem seeing his bike. Seabaugh rode the route on a highly decorated, three-wheeled homemade cycle.