Connecticut Rider Education Program instructor and sidecar enthusiast Paul Siciliano of North Granby, CT joined RIDE-CT & RIDE-NewEngland in October 2016 as a columnist.
A native of West Harrison, NY, Siciliano has been on two wheels since age seven when he began riding Rupp and Sears minibikes. He was competing in motocross by age 13. Over the years, Siciliano has owned motorcycles built by a half-dozen manufacturers from Benelli to Yamaha. He currently has a BMW K 1200 RS and a Honda Gold Wing with sidecar.
Siciliano is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps and has had a career in the construction industry. His passion is riding, though, and he has logged tens of thousands of miles with his dogs, Adicus and Mya, by his side in his sidecar.
In January 2018, Siciliano successfully participated in the 100th running of the Crotona Midnight Run in Congers, NY, and finished fourth in his class.