To minimize the risk and maximize the fun of motorcycling, the Registry of Motor Vehicles sponsors the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP). The mission of this program is to reduce the number of motorcycle related fatalities and injuries in the Commonwealth by increasing the statewide availability of Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) approved training courses for motorcycle riders and to increase awareness and education for both riders and drivers.
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(Click “PLAY” above to hear VInnie DiMartino’s 30 second PSA for Nelson’s Ride). Original and 14-year supporter of Nelson’s Ride, the Motorcyclists Suvivor’s Fund and long-time “Check Twice” motorcycle advocate Betsy Lister of Lister Insurance Agency getting the “thumbs up’ from master Bike Builder Vinnie DiMartino, who’ll be joining us Sunday morning at Nelson’s Ride, from Cycles! 128.
This Sunday, August 18th, is the 14th Annual Nelson’s Ride event to benefit The Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivor’s Fund. The ride will begin and end at Cycles! 128 in Beverly Massachusetts. (Click here for directions, ride route, and schedule of events.)
Click here to hear a .30 PSA by Vinnie DiMartino speaking about the event. Mr. DiMartino is from a popular and long running bike building reality TV show and is well known in the motorcycle community.
The Massachusetts Motorcyclists Survivor’s Fund (MMSF) is an all volunteer non-profit organization. We raise money to help local families of riders killed or seriously injured in accidents and promote motorcycle safety and awareness to help reduce accidents, injuries and fatalities. (see our websites: www.massmsf.org, or www.ridershelpingriders.org or www.bikershelpingbikers.org)
Nelson’s Ride is an annual slow motorcycle ride in memory of Nelson Selig, Sr., who was killed in a motorcycle accident on May 2, 2000, leaving behind a wife, two children, two sisters, his mother, his step father, and many good friends.
The annual fundraiser began in August 2000, and was intended to make one of Nelson Sr.’s dreams come true: to send his children to college. That dream was accomplished, and in 2003, Nelson’s widow Felicia requested that our Team begin helping other local families of riders killed in accidents with the funds.
Nelson’s Ride is one of the Survivors Funds’ largest fund raising events.