Brother and Sister Bikers of Texas, and America At-Large – Apr 30, 2010 – Texas – By Pastor Jeffrey “Two Knives” Churchill..
Today in Corpus Christi the South Texas Coalition of Clubs <STCOC> collectively announced to the entire South Texas Coastal Bend Region that the month of May is “Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.”
One-hundred-twenty members of the STCOC on over one-hundred or so bikes began gathering at 4am at the Denny’s restaurant next to the KIII Channel TV 3 studios. At 05:30 hours we rumbled in force onto the property of the television station, and over a two hour period coalition members were featured live in 3 separate interviews on the local ABC regional affiliate.
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During the interviews many things were said in a spirit of polite professional diplomacy, and truth, letting folks know that we would appreciate more consideration as we all share the roads collectively, not only in the State of Texas, but nationwide as well. We encouraged them to always look twice, look in their blind spots, listen for the sound of motorcycles; not only for bikes, but also for other cages on the roads. We also were asked about justice for our brothers and sisters who have been killed by inattentive cagers over the years. The response was that there has never been consideration of dead bikers by those who are paid by the taxpayers to investigate or prosecute as they do for other accidents with cages, pedestrians, bicycles, etc. We let them know that we are going to begin demanding nationwide that District Attorneys need to start giving us a fair shake as we indeed represent a HUGE voting block of the community.
We told them that for every club member of the STCOC that we equate to at least 10-20 votes during election time. We also asked this morning for a show of hands of those who knew someone ever killed on a motorcycle; every hand went up, and then we asked while all hands were in the air how many ever knew of a dead biker or their family ever getting equal justice and representation under the law…every single hand went down!? The preceding is only a synopsis of what I can remember.
The annual “Do You See Me Now Ride” which is a part of the “Share The Road” campaign will take place here in Corpus Christi on Saturday, 22 May 2010. We will begin staging at Labonte Park out on IH-37 at 10am for a ride through Corpus Christi to Flour Bluff. We will go kickstands up at 11am.
Also, if you are in the South Texas area, there will be a benefit Poker Run for the daughters of deceased PGR Brother Terry Hale <KIA on his bike, Friday 23 April 2010>, Sarah and Maggie, at the American Legion Hall in Mathis on Saturday 15 May 2010. At 9am there will be a FREE pancake breakfast for all Poker Run participants.
In closing, and on behalf of the STCOC, and the US Defenders, we would like to thank all of the clubs and independents who came out early this morning giving unselfishly of their personal valuable time in this effort remembering those of our beloved brother and sister riders who have been killed, and for taking a proactive stance regarding the “Share the Road Campaign”, etc.
In His Service, and in Solidarity,
Pastor Jeffrey “Two Knives” Churchill
Ground Zero Biker Church
US Defender Lt. Commander, Region 8