SQ Rescue is hosting their second annual bike ride on April 2, 2011 at 10 a.m. at the Village at Sandhill in Columbia. The money raised by the event will go to SQ Rescue, which is a non-profit, no-kill animal shelter. For more information about the ride, or to learn how to participate in the ride, contact SQ Rescue at agreatreasontoride@gmail.com. And don’t forget to visit their website to learn about great animal adoption opportunities!

See below for the flyer for this event:

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Will you ride for the animals of the SQ Rescue animal shelter?

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Hop on the BMW K1600 GTL

On March 29, 2011, in Motorcycle News, by admin

In the below video, you’ll get a small insight into how the new 2012 BMW K1600 GTL rides.

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moped lawsAre you looking to save on gas or reduce your carbon footprint? If so, you might want to consider purchasing a moped. They’re excellent for traveling to the grocery store, work, the gym, and for performing any other type of errand. They’re easy to operate and, with the option to purchase an electric- or gas-powered moped, these vehicles emit little to no fossil fuel.

Although their trunk space is lacking, mopeds are perfect for getting where you need to be.

Below are some South Carolina moped laws to keep in mind when purchasing a moped:

  • If you are to operate a moped legally, you must be at least 14 years old.
  • Individuals who violate moped laws are guilty of a misdemeanor and must be fined a minimum of $25.
  • South Carolina law states that the State has the right to suspend, revoke, or cancel a moped driver’s license if he or she has violated a moped law while operating the moped.
  • Any person looking to receive a moped license must perform an eyesight test, an exam that tests the applicant’s ability to understand road signs, as well as an exam to analyze the applicant’s understanding of traffic laws.
  • Moped licenses do not require a picture of the moped operator.
  • Moped drivers can only operate their mopeds on public roads and highways and are prohibited from driving on interstates.

To learn more about South Carolina moped laws, visit the SC Department of Motor Vehicles website.

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Do you ride an American Suzuki ATV or know of someone who does? According to  an article on WalletPop, published on March 15, 2011, American Suzuki has just recalled nearly 1,350 of their ATVs because of issues with the engines stalling. The underlying issue of the vehicles stalling lies in their circuit board, which has been reported to fail, causing low battery charge.

Image above of a 2009 LTZ400 QuadSport ATV, taken from ATVRiderOnline.com.

The recalled products include the 2009 LTZ400 and the LT-Z400Z QuadSport ATVs. If you have one of these vehicles or know of someone who does, discontinue operating the vehicle and contact your Suzuki ATV dealer immediately.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, “Consumers should immediately stop using these vehicles and contact a local Suzuki ATV dealer to schedule an appointment for a free repair. Consumers with recalled ATVs are being sent a notice directly from Suzuki . . . For more information, contact Suzuki at (800) 444-5077 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.suzukicycles.com.”

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

On March 17, 2011, in Biker Events, by admin

Grab a green beer at a local pub and enjoy the many festivities of St. Patrick’s Day tonight! My personal favorite part about St. Patrick’s Day is the Irish music that can be heard almost everywhere in downtown Charleston during this wonderful day.

And to get you in the spirit for St. Patty’s Day, I’ve grabbed a few of my favorite Irish-inspired photos:

Image above taken from http://www.flickr.com/photos/jciv/423904070/

Image above of Chicago’s river dyed green, taken from http://tympanogram.com/music/st-patricks-day-2010/
Image above taken from http://www.costumzee.com/view/2009/03/page/2/
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We’ve written several blog posts in the past that inform our readers about motorcycle safety tips. Today, we’d like to share a great video on how to find a motorcycle helmet that works for you and provides you with the most comfort and protection possible.

As we all know, it can be a challenge finding a helmet that fits in your price range and protects you from injuring yourself. In the below video, you’ll find out what features to look for when helmet shopping and understand what elements make a helmet effective.

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If you missed Part I of Our Top 10 Favorite Facebook Pages, click here.

South Carolina Ride Report

We love the South Carolina Ride Report because they spotlight lots of great biker events in the Charleston area such as sponsored and charity rides, festivals, parties, and more.

New Hope Pit Bull Rescue

We are huge supporters of pit bull rescue organizations. In fact, our office pup, Choncho is an adorable, fun-loving pit bull! New Hope Pit Bull Rescue works to help the pit bulls and educate others about this breed.

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Our pit bull Choncho during the wintertime.

ABATE of South Carolina

ABATE, which stands for A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments, is an organization that supports motorcyclists’ rights and works to upload biker liberties and freedom of choice.

Motorcycle Riders Foundation, Washington, D.C.

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, Washington, D.C.’s Facebook page works to educate bikers around the country about motorcycle news, laws, and events. It’s a great resource that takes a nationwide approach.


BikersPost.com’s Facebook page is dedicated to forging a community of motorcyclists and allowing them to share their opinions, stories, tips, and advice. It’s a great place to meet other bikers and find motorcycle news and information.

You can also follow Uricchio Law Firm on Facebook. Click here to Like us!

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One of our favorite places to find great information and news pertaining to motorcycles, pets / animals, Charleston, and law is on Facebook.

Below are just a few of our favorite Facebook pages that we’d like to share with our blog readers. We hope you find them as wonderful and as beneficial as we do!

See below for 5 of our favorite Facebook pages:

ATP Gun Shop & Range

ATP Gun Shop & Range’s Facebook page is a great place to find upcoming shooting education classes and learn about local gun shows and events.

Lowcountry Harley-Davidson

We love the Lowcountry Harley-Davidson Facebook page because it provides great information on motorcycle parts, brands, products, and biker lifestyle.

Tri-county Bikers Helping Bikers

The Tri-County Bikers Helping Bikers Facebook page focuses on this non-profit charity organization that works to help raise money for injury motorcyclists. We are a huge supporter of this organization and hope that you will be, too. We enjoy visiting their Facebook page to learn about upcoming biker events in the lowcountry, as well as news and information pertaining to the South Carolina motorcycle community.

The Charleston Animal Society

We love the Charleston Animal Society because of their mission to help the animals of the greater Charleston area. We also support their mission to educate animal owners on how to care for their pets.

Lowcountry Paws

We’re huge supporters of local animal organizations and shelters, which is why we love Lowcountry Paws. This organization works to educate people about local animal events, pets up for adoption, and more.

You can also Like us on Facebook by clicking here.

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parking restrictionsFor more than three years now, bikers have been prohibited from parking in the city parking garages. The reason for this restriction is so that Charleston can limit any possible motorcycle liabilities. Specifically, the city of Charleston fears that motorcyclists won’t be seen around the sharp corners that garages are so famous for.

Unfortunately, these restrictions limit motorcycle parking options drastically. If you’ve ever tried parking downtown, you know how difficult it can be—especially in busy commercial areas. There are, however, a handful of metered lots located near King Street and Market Street—these lots can be found as black or grey squares on the City of Charleston Parking Guide.

Motorcyclists and motor vehicle drivers, alike, can now use a new system call SmartCard, which enables them to use prepaid cards to pay metered spots.

And a little side note for motorcyclists in Charleston, according to the Municode Section 19-256, the city allows up to 6 motorcycles in each metered spot, so long as all the vehicles are parked within the boundaries of the space.

Have you had issues parking your motorcycle in Charleston?

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The Ducati Diavel Test Run

On March 1, 2011, in Motorcycle News, by admin

Motorcyclenews.com tests the new Ducati Diavel on the winding roads of southern Spain. Check out this great video below to learn more about the Ducati Diavel and how it handles on the road:

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