What makes Kickstands Up (KU) different from other Motorcycle Meet up Groups?No Drama just fun! Simply put, KU is not an MC rather, like minded mature people of all ages who enjoy riding when time permits. No Commitments, no KU Vests/colors, no mandatory meetings, pledging/prospecting. We don't do Bike wash or Bike post-up events we simply ride and help the homeless once a month. KU riders are more interested in keeping their kickstands up than down. There is an annual $22.17 Due after your trial period. So, if you are interested in meeting up with a group of fun motorcycle riding enthusiast like yourself, well, WELCOME! There is no need to RSVP "NO" to any event; Just RSVP "YES" to events that interest you; that will fit your schedule. This will help to determine the total number of participants for reservations & the ride. If you are a new rider, Don't Fret! just RSVP & join in. You will see KU riders immediately welcome you and will take you under their wing to ensure you are safe & have an enjoyable riding experience. We have rode through D.C., Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, South Carolina, Florida, Georgia as well as, Canada.
We have recently noticed other motorcycle meet up groups copying this description and even some of our events. Well,Charles Caleb Colton said, "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery".
Kickstands Up Only RIDING RULES (for the safety of you & other riders)
No drinking on or during a ride (To view these Quick Tips, Click, "Pages")
Rider & Passenger MUST Wear protective gear (helmet & gloves a must)
MUST email "Tammy" or Kickstands Up when you arrive home safely
MUST HAVE a Motorcycle (M) Class on your drivers license or, a "(M) Learners (No riding dirty riders)
ALL Riders MUST READ and become familiar with the "QUICK TIPS: MSF'S Guide to Group Riding & the Group Riding Hand Signals (To view these Quick Tips, Click, "Pages")
DRINKING-People who have consumed relatively moderate amounts of alcohol experience reduced peripheral vision, and are less likely to perceive or recognize objects and signals outside the central visual field. It takes 1 hour for (1) 12 oz beer, 1.5 oz liquor or, a glass of wine to . YOU May be an experienced rider however, WE are riding together and your judgement to react or NOT REACT in a crisis will impact other riders. So, we ask that NO KU rider when on their motorcycle, drink any alcohol during a KU event. Thank you.
We welcome all types of motorcycles (touring, sport and cruisers).
COSTS: Annual donation: $20 (cash) $22.17 (online with fees) You will incur additional costs for tolls, ferry, fuel and meals. But the thrill of being on your two-wheeled machine on the open road is PRICELESS!
Note: If your MC family has not scheduled rides on dates we are riding, feel free to join us on that day. So far, we have had up to 40 bikes on one riding event; the St. Michaels, MD Ferry Ride.
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