A US man riding bareheaded on one of about 550 motorcycles in a rally against helmet laws lost control of his bike, went over his handlebars, hit his head on the pavement and died, police said.
The motorcyclist, Philip Contos, 55, would most likely have survived the accident if he ha been wearing a helmet, state troopers said.
The accident happened in Onondaga, a town in central New York, on Saturday afternoon.
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Mr Contos was driving a 1983 Harley-Davidson on the ride organised by the Onondaga chapter of American Bikers Aimed Towards Education, or ABATE, troopers said.
The organisation states that it encourages the voluntary use of helmets but opposes mandatory helmet laws.
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