On Wednesday, August 17, the 38th Annual Mid-Atlantic Police Motorcycle Rider’s Committee, Inc. and the Mid-Atlantic Region Make-A-Wish Foundation will kick off the 2016 Motor Rodeo Competition. The rodeo is hosted at the Dulles Expo Center located at 4320 Chantilly Shopping Center, in Chantilly. You will see officers from the Fairfax County Police Motor Squad participate with motorcycle officers from around the country and Canada as they display their skills and abilities in the oldest, longest running police motorcycle safety competition in the nation. During the rodeo, the competitors support their local charity to help raise awareness and funds to support the regions families who are going through a difficult time. The event is free and open to the public and will go on rain or shine.
The motor rodeo is divided into two sides of competition. The precision courses are a slower course and not timed. The goal is for the rider to exercise all the fundamentals to maneuver their motorcycle through the courses in a clean run. The other side is a speed run. This consists of five courses connected together to make one fast and exciting speed run. However during the competition day, only one rider at a time is allowed into the speed courses. To read more about the rules and point system click here.
Motor Rodeo Schedule:
Wednesday, August 17
12 p.m. – Courses are open for practice.
Thursday, August 18
7 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Courses are open for practice.
Friday, August 19
7 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Courses are open for practice.
12 p.m. – Challenge Ride
Saturday, August 20
8 a.m. – Opening Ceremonies / Fairfax County Police Honor Guard
9 a.m. – Speed Run
*Once the speed run is concluded, the team slow ride, partner ride, and the keyhole slow ride will commence.
There will be vendors on site. Funds raised will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more Information go to www.mapmrc.com.
Click here for a PDF version of the 2016 Mid-Atlantic Police Rodeo.