Motorcycle Ohio Presents 'Saved by the Helmet Award'


For Immediate Release: October 5, 2021



(COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Motorcycle Ohio, a division of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles, will present Isaac Ditmore of Xenia a “Saved by the Helmet” award.  The award is given throughout the year to those who survive serious crashes while wearing a helmet.  On May 27, 2021 Ditmore was involved in a serious crash causing him to lose control of his motorcycle, sending him across both lanes of traffic. He was ejected from his bike at 70 m.p.h. which resulted in serious injuries. Ditmore credits his helmet for saving his life.

Included in the presentation will be a certificate of recognition and a new replacement helmet. Motorcycle Ohio hopes that acknowledging riders who wear protective gear will help to promote and increase awareness of the life-saving value of motorcycle helmets. 

WHAT: Motorcycle Ohio “Saved by the Helmet” Award presentation


Isaac Ditmore, “Saved by the Helmet” Award recipient

Michele Piko, State Program Coordinator, Motorcycle Ohio

Brian Henderson, Buckminn’s D&D Harley-Davidson® Riding Academy Coach & Manager

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021 at 2:30 p.m.

WHERE: Buckminn's D&D Harley Davidson

1213 Cincinnati Ave

Xenia, OH 45385

BACKGROUND: For more than 30 years, Motorcycle Ohio has provided Ohio’s riders the opportunity to improve their skills and make the roadways safer for all motorists. The state has over 400,000 registered motorcycles, 600,000 endorsed riders, and issues 40,000 motorcycle permits per year. When combining those numbers, this makes Ohio the fifth largest state in the union in total ridership. Funded by motorcycle plate fees and class registrations, Motorcycle Ohio’s objectives is to provide affordable effective education programs to our stakeholders while promoting awareness to other road users. To learn more about Motorcycle Ohio please visit