Patrol escorts 9th Motorcycle Safety Run

CANFIELD – The ninth annual North Coast Motorcycle Safety Ride through Trumbull, Mahoning, Geauga, Ashtabula and Lake counties runs on Saturday.

Registration begins at 10 a.m. at the Canfield Fairgrounds, 7265 Columbiana Canfield Road, with kickstands up at 11 a.m. The Ohio State Highway Patrol will escort the riders and handle traffic control at all intersections.

The Mahoning County leg will meet the Ashtabula and Lake counties legs at the Bristol Township Fire Department in Trumbull County, where participants can rest and fuel up. All riders will then take a scenic route through Ashtabula, Geauga and Trumbull counties before reaching the Cortland Moose Lodge in Trumbull County for a picnic.

Total distance of the ride is expected to be around 100 miles.

Sponsored by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Safe Communities Coalitions in Ashtabula, Lake, Mahoning and Trumbull counties, the purpose of the ride is to raise awareness of motorcycle safety issues and decrease the number of motorcyclists killed on Ohio’s roads.

The cost of the ride is $15 for a single rider and $5 per passenger. Tickets include registration, food, soft drinks, and one raffle ticket for the grand prize. Poker run and 50/50 raffle tickets will also be available for purchase.

For more information, contact Susan Viars, Mahoning Safe Communities Coordinator at 330-599-8502 or