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The Victory Motorcycle Demo Truck will be Here 8/26 & 8/27!

The Victory Demo Truck is coming to Dick Scott’s Classic MotorcycleDetroit on Friday, August 26, and Saturday, August 27. Demo Rides will be available on Friday from 11am until 6pm and Saturday from 11am until 4pm.

If you are planning to Take a Ride, you will need to meet certain guidelines, some of which include:

1. Have a valid motorcycle operator’s license
2. Have appropriate riding gear (i.e., helmet, jacket or long sleeved shirt, long pants, etc.)
When you arrive, look for the sign-up area and then “Get Ready to Ride!”

It’s going to be a fun day. In addition to the bikes, we will have food, refreshments and live music!

Tips to get you through this weeks Extreme Heat

With the extremely high temperatures predicted for this week in Michigan it seemed like a good time to do a little research on what to do to prevent heat related illness and how to treat it.

Many local Recreations centers are opening up their air conditioned facilities to those who do not have air conditioning or have lost power. In addition to Rec. Centers many libraries and other city buildings are also offering a place to cool off. If you don’t live near an open city building you can also cool off in local stores and malls while you “window” shop šŸ™‚

Below are a few highlights from and article I found on the CDC’s website. Below is a link to the full article that has LOTS of helpful information on how to prevent and treat the many heat related illnesses. You can also call your city hall to get more information on public cooling centers.

  • Elderly people (65 years and older), infants and children and people with chronic medical conditions are more prone to heat stress.
  • Air-conditioning is the number one protective factor against heat-related illness and death. During conditions of extreme heat, spend time in locations with air-conditioning such as shopping malls, public libraries, or public health sponsored heat-relief shelters in your area.
  • Get informed. Listen to local news and weather channels or contact your local public health department during extreme heat conditions for health and safety updates
  • Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages and increase your fluid intake, regardless of your activity level.

Click Here to read the Complete Article that explains the signs, symptoms and treatment for the many heat related illnesses.