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Does anyone know how or where the act of bikers waving to each began? I am doing some research on the topic and knew that you fine folks would have answers - either real or made up... go ahead - let me know about the 'Biker Wave".
 

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I've read it comes from knight's on horseback gretting each other by lifting their visors. I also heard that's where the military salute came from.
 

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I've read it comes from knight's on horseback gretting each other by lifting their visors. I also heard that's where the military salute came from.
That is where the military salute came from. Raising the hand to show they were unarmed and did not intend the other rider any harm.

That's also my guess as to where the biker wave came from. A greeting from one rider on his "horse" to another.
 

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I KNEW I could get the real inside truth about the biker wave on this site. Believe me, my article is going to be quite interesting!! Anything else I need to add to the information already listed??
 

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Well, I read somewhere that two fingers down signified all is okay and one finger DOWN (not up) warned of cops in the area. My vision isn't as good as it once was so I find myself staring at oncoming rider's fingers. I miss a lot that way.
 
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