Landstuhl hosts biker day May 29

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Westpfalz Biker Group will sponsor its fourth annual Westpfalz Biker Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 29 all around Landstuhl’s community hall, Stadthalle. Under the auspices of Deputy County Commissioner Gerhad Müller and Landstuhl Deputy Mayer Dr. Peter Degenhardt, the event will feature motorcycle displays, bikers’ outfits, emergency response demonstrations, safety information from different agencies, children’s activities, music, the possibility to take part in a motorcycle ride, a raffle, and food and beverages.

“We again will turn this biker day into a fundraiser to support the Kaiserslautern Children’s Accident Committee and the House of Youth in Landstuhl,” said Friedrich Müller from the organization team.

Organizers put the focus of their charity event on motorcycle safety. Therefore, they have a close cooperation with the Westpfalz Police Headquarters, the Children’s Accident Committee, the German Red Cross, the technical inspection agency and the Federation against Alcohol and Drugs.

The German Red Cross will demonstrate first aid and other immediate emergency response measures that should be performed at the site of a motorcycle accident. Members of the AMC trial group from Kerzenheim will present their motorbiking skills.

The U.S. military police will have two vehicles on display. Children can take a ride in a police motorcycle merry-go-round and watch an artist create balloon animals.

“At 12:30 p.m., motorbikers can take part in a 60-kilometer trip through the winding roads of the Sickinger Höhe,” Mr. Müller said.

Participants will be able to win prizes, such as a safety training class, VIP tickets for the German Motorbike Championship, motorcycle accessories and more. This year there won’t be a traditional raffle, but organizers will give prizes to the oldest and youngest participant, to the one having the longest trip over to Landstuhl, and others.

All daylong, the Kaiserslautern radio station Antenne 96.9 will provide musical entertainment and information, in German and English. Members of the Hochspeyer German Red Cross food service department will take care of hungry and thirsty visitors. 

“We hope a lot of visitors will join us on biker day to learn about motorcycles and safety and even ride with us,” Mr. Müller said. “Each visitor will help to support the recipients of our donations.”