Cold Kick Off for Motorcycle Rodeo Friday Night

By: Blaine Tolison Email
By: Blaine Tolison Email

The motorcycle rodeo kicked off Friday night in the Governor's Square Mall parking lot and in the dark no less where even the most skilled motorcycle cops had some trouble.

Local law enforcement and others from as far as Jacksonville snaked their way through a tricky obstacle course on two wheels, some of whom can maneuver through 200 cones in two minutes! At some points--the cones got the best of the skilled riders--but it was all for fun and charity. Riders say the hardest part is watching where you're going.

Captain Al Wofford with the Florida Highway Patrol said, "And to make it even more difficult, they waited until it got dark and with the strobe lights flashing, it's hard to see your path of travel, so it really takes a lot of focus and concentration."

The Leon County Sheriff's Office says all proceeds from this weekend's event will go towards Special Olympics Leon County.

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  • by Steve Location: Tallahassee on Feb 26, 2009 at 03:03 AM
    Sorry, I'm an idiot.
  • by Steve Location: Tallahassee on Feb 21, 2009 at 11:42 AM
    Again, Our tax dollars at work! See what? There is nothing to see. All Proceeds go to special olympics. What proceeds? Yesterdays article said it was free. Who paid the fuel costs from Jax to Tallahassee?? How about the big FHP Suv That ha d to pull that big ol trailer? So these cops had to drive from Jax to Tally to train in riding bikes between cones? All I have seen TPD motor cops do is hide in bushes and run 100 mph to catch a car doing 55 mph in a 45 zone. Oh James, It says it was "all for fun and charity". Talk about spouting off.
  • by James Location: Tallahassee on Feb 21, 2009 at 10:16 AM
    You should come out and see their performance before you spout off. This is part of their training.
  • by Elizabeth on Feb 21, 2009 at 09:31 AM
    Steve, you must not have read the entire article. Think before you write.
  • by Steve Location: Tallahassee on Feb 21, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    Our tax dollars at work
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