Anyone who rides can tell you; getting into a motorcycle accident is one of the easiest ways to get seriously hurt.
Brian Porter a member of biker group, Band of Brothers says, its easy to explain. "No protection on a motorcycle except the leathers and a helmet."
The dangers of the road are why many riders join a club or travel in groups. Now one local club is looking to form a network of riders throughout the Grand Valley. Clubs and single riders alike.
Gordon Weaver is looking to establish the network, called Rider Down. "We are not going to pass any judgment so we are just trying to encompass everybody." Rider Down would be a way for any rider, whether hurt, stranded or in need after an accident to reach out for help. "Could be getting their sprinkler system going it could be sitting with them at the hospital," says Gordon.
The rider down network doesn't charge a fee or require a membership. They just want to help fellow riders, even those who already belong to a club. Weaver says, "The need could be beyond what the club could handle."
Rider Down would like to cover all of Colorado. But first says Porter, "right now we are shooting for the Western Slope."
To Contact The Rider Down Assistance Network call Gordon Weaver at 970-250-5849 or Brian Porter at 970-260-5940.
Rider Down is coordinated by the Band of Brothers http://www.bandofbrothersmm.com