Michigan Senator Begins Motorcycle Tour Monday In U.P.

 U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI) says that his second #RideMI Motorcycle Tour that will take him across the Upper Peninsula and West Michigan to meet with constituents and discuss his work on their behalf in the U.S. Senate.

Peters, an avid motorcycle rider, will be making stops in seven counties over the course of the five-day tour, where he will discuss his efforts to help grow Michigan’s small businesses, bolster our manufacturing sector and expand critical infrastructure. Peters is a member of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, Armed Services Committee and Joint Economic Committee.

The #RideMI tour begins on Monday, August 14th, in Marquette County. He will be making additional stops throughout the week in Baraga, Ontonagon, Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson and Oceana counties. Stay tuned for more specifics about events happening on the #RideMI tour.

“Michigan is home to some of the most breathtaking sights in the world, and I couldn’t be more excited to be riding through more of our great state this summer,” said Senator Peters. “As I ride from the Upper Peninsula to West Michigan, I look forward to meeting with veterans, business owners and constituents to hear directly from Michiganders about the issues they face, and how we can work together to boost economic growth, create jobs and support Michigan middle class families.”

Last year, Peters announced his first #RideMI Motorcycle Tour, which took him to stops in twelve counties in the Lower Peninsula. In April, Peters helped form the first-ever bipartisan Motorcycle Caucus in the U.S. Senate with Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA). The Motorcycle Caucus advocates for a range of issues on behalf of both motorcycle riders and manufacturers.

As part of the tour, Peters, a former Lt. Commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, will present 50th anniversary commemorative lapel pins to Vietnam Veterans in the Upper Peninsula in honor of their service in the Vietnam War.

“Michigan is home to more Vietnam War veterans than any other era, and it is an honor to be able to express our appreciation to these veterans and their families for their service on behalf of a grateful nation,” said Senator Peters. “Vietnam Veterans endured overwhelming difficulties, sacrificed so much and served with courage and honor – a service that must never be forgotten.”