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Ted Rueter

Chapel Hill, NC

#1 Jul 18, 2012
Erie, Pennsylvania Noise Illegality:'Roar on the Shore'

July 18, 2012

Noise Free America
For immediate release

Contact:
Ted Rueter
877-NOISE-NO
noisefree@hotmail.com

Chapel Hill: Erie, Pennsylvania has won this month’s Noisy Dozen award from Noise Free America for sponsoring a massive motorcycle event,“Roar on the Shore,” from July 19 to July 21. The sixth-annual noisemaking spectacle will bring more than 80,000 “bike enthusiasts” to Erie and create thunderous levels of illegal noise. This three-day noisefest is a celebration of anti-social behavior and lawlessness. Instead of protecting peace and quiet, Erie officials have succumbed to the love of money.

This obnoxiously loud event will feature entertainment by such musical legends as Chrome, Leaders of Men, and Drunk in Memphis, as well as a “Miss Roar on the Shore” beauty pageant.

Event sponsors have made the purpose of the event very clear. There is a “Bringin’ in the Roar” bike parade. There is the fifth annual “Roar to the Vineyards.” The registered trademark of the event is “Roar.”

Ted Rueter, Noise Free America’s director, noted that “what is most shocking about this illegal noisemaking gathering is its official status.‘Roar on the Shore’ is administered by the Manufacturer and Business Association. Its sponsors include the Erie Times-News, Howard Industries, Waste Management, Lamar Outdoor Advertising, and Rider Insurance. There will be ‘escorted rides’—meaning that the Erie police are giving official sanction to this illegal noise. And on July 20, there will be the annual ‘Thunder on the Isle: The Mayor’s Ride,’ escorted by Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott.”

Rick Holtsclaw, a retired Houston police officer who placed an emphasis on noise enforcement, states that “the overwhelming majority of the motorcyclists attending the ‘Roar on the Shore’ bike rally will be operating motorcycles equipped with illegally-loud aftermarket exhaust mechanisms. These exhausts were designed for off-road or racing environments only. These motorcycles are in direct violation of federal and state laws specifically designed to protect the citizenry from dangerously loud exhaust emissions.”

Officer Holtsclaw observes that “the federal Noise Control Act of 1972 clearly prohibits the alteration of motorcycle exhausts for the purpose of making noise. Also, the Act limits motorcycle noise to 82 decibels. In 1983, the EPA enacted a label match-up program, which requires that motorcycles have a stamp proving that the factory exhaust has not been altered.”

Also, Holtsclaw noted that “the unrestricted operation of illegally- equipped, illegally-loud motorcycles, automobiles, and trucks on our roadways has become an epidemic. Erie’s elected officials, business leaders, and law enforcement personnel are obviously too apathetic and greedy to understand the importance of peace and quiet. Therefore, the citizens of Erie will experience a weekend full of thunderous noise.”

Larry Deal, a member of Noise Free America, stated, "What baffles me is why the city of Erie would want this sort of noisemaking event in its jurisdiction. The least it could do is use the opportunity to do some motorcycle noise enforcement while those 80,000 roaring bikes are in their midst. I'm sure there will be plenty of illegally-equipped and loud motorcycles in that horde. It would make a good police training exercise, as I'm sure they could use the practice."

Deal notes that “it’s astounding that the police often claim that they don’t have the resources or time to ticket motorcyclists for illegal pipes, but they always seem to have the time and resources to escort hordes of bikes on these rides—even the obviously loud and illegally-equipped ones.”

Rueter concluded,“’Roar on the Shore’ is a disgrace. There will be 80,000 noise criminals revving their ear-splitting engines. This event is the noise-industrial complex at its worst. It will be an ungodly nuisance, which will rob the entire area of its peaceful existence.”
snag

Fairview, PA

#2 Jul 18, 2012
the only way we can raise money for fireworks that use profits for bright lights, smoke, noise, end result is ashes.:>))
bonnie

Erie, PA

#3 Jul 18, 2012
Mr's Rueter, Holtsclaw, and Deal are welcome to stay home during this event. The rest of us non-bikers will just plug our ears and wait for Monday to arrive.
lovin boys

Erie, PA

#4 Jul 18, 2012
if you see erie pd not enforcing the law, call psp to report it. if psp refuses to enforce the laws of the commonwealth, get the troopers name and report him to harrisburg. he will find himself unemployed and the local department investigated by the attorney general as a similar situation happened in another part of the state and thats exactly how it played out.

they can have a bike rally AND still obey the law. it's not hard and the problem is that if you dont keep it under control now, as it grows it will get to a point that it cant be controlled.
Professor Scootertrash

Erie, PA

#5 Jul 18, 2012
Get your eardrums removed, and enjoy a "Noise Free America."

Now I've "heard" everything: good God.
Boomer

Secor, IL

#6 Jul 18, 2012
hope they all cash&get maimed or die,get your nails&marbles out,filthy cruddy noise making scum.
Boomer

Secor, IL

#7 Jul 18, 2012
should have said crash,crushed would be better,no loss!
Angela

Erie, PA

#8 Jul 18, 2012
My "old" man, and I mean old, and I will be their on our bike!
Angela

Erie, PA

#9 Jul 18, 2012
We drove all the way up from Alabaster, Alabama to be here with all the bikers!
Solstice

Erie, PA

#10 Jul 18, 2012
But just think, your little angels will be able to see fireworks from the funds collected. The Board decided that there were no charities worthy of the money and that fireworks were the best way to spend it all. I don't know where their heads were when they made that decision but it sounds like they saw their hemorrhoids up close.
snag

Fairview, PA

#11 Jul 18, 2012
after the shore noise leaves, pity folk off of W.12, between the bigger jets on new runway and new hog shop, there will be noise and plenty of it!
Boomer

Secor, IL

#12 Jul 18, 2012
Solstice wrote:
But just think, your little angels will be able to see fireworks from the funds collected. The Board decided that there were no charities worthy of the money and that fireworks were the best way to spend it all. I don't know where their heads were when they made that decision but it sounds like they saw their hemorrhoids up close.
They can take the fireworks and shove them up the bikers fat ugly asses.
boycott rots

Erie, PA

#13 Jul 18, 2012
“’Roar on the Shore’ is a disgrace. There will be 80,000 noise criminals revving their ear-splitting engines. This event is the noise-industrial complex at its worst. It will be an ungodly nuisance, which will rob the entire area of its peaceful existence.”
Ron J

United States

#14 Jul 19, 2012
Ted Rueter wrote:
Erie, Pennsylvania Noise Illegality:'Roar on the Shore'
July 18, 2012
Noise Free America
For immediate release
Contact:
Ted Rueter
877-NOISE-NO
noisefree@hotmail.com
Chapel Hill: Erie, Pennsylvania has won this month’s Noisy Dozen award from Noise Free America for sponsoring a massive motorcycle event,“Roar on the Shore,” from July 19 to July 21. The sixth-annual noisemaking spectacle will bring more than 80,000 “bike enthusiasts” to Erie and create thunderous levels of illegal noise. This three-day noisefest is a celebration of anti-social behavior and lawlessness. Instead of protecting peace and quiet, Erie officials have succumbed to the love of money.
This obnoxiously loud event will feature entertainment by such musical legends as Chrome, Leaders of Men, and Drunk in Memphis, as well as a “Miss Roar on the Shore” beauty pageant.
Event sponsors have made the purpose of the event very clear. There is a “Bringin’ in the Roar” bike parade. There is the fifth annual “Roar to the Vineyards.” The registered trademark of the event is “Roar.”
BOO F*CKING HOO
Just Me

United States

#15 Jul 19, 2012
boycott rots wrote:
“’Roar on the Shore’ is a disgrace. There will be 80,000 noise criminals revving their ear-splitting engines. This event is the noise-industrial complex at its worst. It will be an ungodly nuisance, which will rob the entire area of its peaceful existence.”
I can't wait to see how many "complainers" will be there. Probably driving to the "Roar" in their Suzuki car with their bumble bee muffler. They will be the ones sitting in the park with their coolers full of food & beer, listening to the music, not spending a dime.

P.S.- To the other complainer, my butt is neither fat, nor ugly.
only in Erie

Erie, PA

#16 Jul 19, 2012
You really think anyone is going to scramble downtown to get a glimpse of a motorcycle. I don't care, go have your little motorcycle fun. How arrogant.
Willie

Mount Morris, MI

#17 Jul 19, 2012
boycott rots wrote:
“’Roar on the Shore’ is a disgrace. There will be 80,000 noise criminals revving their ear-splitting engines. This event is the noise-industrial complex at its worst. It will be an ungodly nuisance, which will rob the entire area of its peaceful existence.”
LMFAO
Ron J

United States

#18 Jul 19, 2012
only in Erie wrote:
You really think anyone is going to scramble downtown to get a glimpse of a motorcycle. I don't care, go have your little motorcycle fun. How arrogant.
Hey FUCKFACE..........who cares if anyone does or doesn't THIS IS AMERICA........land of the free.......ur free to give your stupid fuckface comments here and so are we.....I bet there are many going down to enjoy the ralley. What have you done for Erie to pump $$ into our economy? NOTHING except flap your fuckfaced gums. Go home ASS FUCK!

People complain about everything.....oh ya...ps....ur a fuckface.
Ron J

United States

#19 Jul 19, 2012
PS FUCKFACE, it isn't "only in Erie" open ur pie hole tonight, so I can shut it.
Just Me

United States

#20 Jul 19, 2012
only in Erie wrote:
You really think anyone is going to scramble downtown to get a glimpse of a motorcycle. I don't care, go have your little motorcycle fun. How arrogant.
I'll let you know how many of "you" scrambled down there on Sunday.

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