Knock the Rust Off, JBER to host annual motorcycle safety ride

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Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson is hosting the 14th annual motorcycle safety and mentorship ride on Friday, June 2. The Knock the Rust Off ride is an all-day event for riders who have installation access, and is geared towards providing experienced motorcycle mentorship, camaraderie, Alaska riding familiarization, proper personal protective equipment education, and motorcycle inspections.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. at the JBER-R Motorcycle Safety Foundation Pad. Riders must have their license, registration, MSF card, all mandated PPE, a full tank of gasoline, and $5 if they plan to participate in the BBQ lunch after the ride. There will be a bike inspection, a bike blessing, and voluntary rider drills before the ride begins. Required PPE includes a helmet, eye protection, over-the-ankle foot protection, a long-sleeved shirt or jacket, pants, and full-fingered gloves or mittens. The ride will end in Wasilla.

Please visit for more information on the 2023 JBER installation motorcycle requirements and guidelines.

Media who wish to cover the ride should contact the JBER Public Affairs office by sending an email to or by calling (907) 551-8995 before 4:30 p.m. May 31, and provide the name of the media outlet, the reporter, and a phone number.