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Michigan Senator Gary Peters Motorcycles Across State For 'A Great Community Experience'

Sep 1, 2016

Senator Gary Peters on his motorcycle.
Credit Tara Vales

Michigan US Senator Gary Peters has been riding motorcycles since he was a teenager.

This week, he has been on a cross-state motorcycle tour of Michigan visiting 26 counties over 5 days and making 12 stops for official business.

I spoke with him about his journey...


Senator Peters says everything is more special on a motorcycle, which gives him a different perspective on what's happening in our state.

He was joined for part of his journey by the state motorcycle advocacy group "Abate," as well as employees from one of the companies he met with.

He says he is wearing his helmet and is grateful for the good weather he has encountered so far.

Credit Tara Vales

Peters says the roads in Michigan have been fine and fellow drivers have been courteous with many waving and stopping to chat with him at local gas stations.

Senator Peters began his motorcycle tour on Monday, August 29th and will wrap it up on Friday, September 2nd.

He says the seat on his Harley-Davidson has kept him comfortable. 

Credit Tara vales

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— Lisa Barry is a reporter, and host of All Things Considered on 89.1 WEMU. Contact her at 734.487.3363, on twitter @LisaWEMU, or email her lbarryma@emich.edu