With over half a million motorcycles in the state of Florida, there is plenty of fun summer activities to be aware of. Both for motorcyclists who want to celebrate the open road together and the drivers who share the road with them, remember to operate your vehicle carefully and consciously as we all enjoy this beautiful state together.

If you were not able to make it to the Brooksville Bike Rally & Cruise-In in May, you’ll get another chance on June 17. Brooksville features some of the most beautiful scenic routes in Florida with winding curves through a variety of back roads, and ending a day of riding with live music, vendors, and food is an experience no motorcyclist should miss.

The following day, June 18, is Annual Ride Your Motorcycle to Work Day. Now in its 27th year, this nationwide event was started to raise awareness of just how many motorcyclists live and ride in America, and to have some fun going to work.

Full Throttle Magazine’s 21st Annual Soaked and Sore Ass Poker Run will start its 300-mile ride on Saturday, June 30, with registration beginning at 8am and first out by 9am. Hands cost $35 per person or $60 a couple, with extra hands available for $5, and there will be cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Starting at Harley-Davidson of New Port Richey and ending at Space Coast Harley-Davidson by way of Lake Okeechobee, paid poker entrants will receive an official patch, T-shirt, and completion certificate and are invited to get a room at the Quality Inn at Palm Bay. To find out more, visit their Facebook event page.

Whenever you ride, remember to keep out of driver’s blind spots, use your signals, and ride safely.