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Meeting of the Minds


    Freedom -- promoting and protecting the rights of all motorcyclists – that’s what the Motorcycle Riders Foundation is all about.
    Thirty-seven years ago, a handful of bikers’ rights advocates met in a cheap hotel in St. Louis, Missouri, and from that first Meeting of the Minds came a commitment to be eternally vigilant in protecting motorcycling and the freedoms that motorcycling represents.

    That commitment is just as strong today as it was thirty-seven years ago.  Freedom isn’t cheap, free, or easy; the price is eternal vigilance.  And sometimes eternal vigilance isn’t enough...  
    Protecting freedom takes personal commitments to be eternally vigilant.  Sometimes it takes out-of-pocket money and giving up a weekend to learn what’s needed to maintain eternal vigilance.

    Do you know that just below corporate America, motorcyclists, and their businesses, are the largest contributors to charitable causes?  Do you know that motorcyclists give more to charity than they give to protecting their own freedoms?  

    Protecting your rights, your motorcycle and your lifestyle is what the Meeting of the Minds is all about.  Isn’t it time that you gave something to yourself and the future of motorcycling?  For the first time ever, the MRF is bringing the Meeting of the Minds to Georgia; and Atlanta is one of the easiest cities in the world to get to.

    Along with eternal vigilance comes individual commitments.  The MRF, along with ABATE of Georgia, ABATE of South Carolina, and CBA/ABATE of North Carolina, and a few hundred of your freedom loving brothers and sisters are committed to bringing the components of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Minds together.  

    With increasing registrations, the MRF requested the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead to increase the reserved block of rooms held for September 23-26, 2021.  Yes, rooms are still available!

    It’s time to give yourself something beyond a weekend on the couch or mowing grass that’ll be covered with snow in three months!  You don’t have much time left to make your reservations and join freedom loving motorcyclists from around the country at the Meeting of the Minds.

    Missed Daytona? Too much fun in Sturgis? Too early to plan for Laconia?  
    While 700,000 fun loving attendees partied it up in the Black Hills of South Dakota, 650 bikers, industry representatives, and freedom fighters joined together to recognize the hard work of individuals who have gone above and beyond just riding motorcycles.  They met at the Sturgis Museum & Hall of Fame Breakfast to commemorate and honor men and women who have gone the extra mile to promote motorcycling and stand up for the freedoms we love and enjoy.

    It’s time to give yourself something that keeps on giving — something beyond a week-long party, something that will be with you as you stand eternally vigilant in the quest to protect motorcycling and the freedoms it represents.  
    How about 48 hours of in-depth workshops that will help protect motorcyclists’ rights beyond any over-crowded event in Florida, South Dakota, or New Hampshire?  Join a few hundred of new and old friends and have something to show for it beyond a thin wallet and a hangover!  

    The September 10 cut-off date is rapidly approaching, for hotel reservations call JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead @ 404-262-3344 and mention MRF.  For Meeting of the Minds registration, use this link: Meeting of the Minds 2021

    Registration includes all workshops, workshop materials, and Saturday banquet. Registration questions call the MRF at 202-546-0983, or email Fred Harrell at

    Based on the input we received after Meeting of the Minds 2020, the MRF has “up’d our game” and this year’s event promises to rival anything we’ve done in the past few years.  Keynote speakers are being lined up.  Workshops are being finalized, along with a stack of legislative updates.

    Eternal vigilance turns our goals to legislative accomplishments on Capitol Hill.  Those successes don’t happen just because a hundred bikers meet with members of Congress.  In our world, successes happen because you’ve taken the time to educate yourself on the issues, attend workshops, and stay active on behalf of motorcyclists’ rights.  You are a keystone in the quest to remain eternally vigilant.

    Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in Atlanta at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Minds Conference!!!
    Yours in Freedom,

    Fredric Harrell
    Director, Conferences & Events
    Motorcycle Riders Foundation

    P.S. A 2021 Meeting of the Minds t-shirts go fast. To guarantee you’ll get your size, reserve your shirt now.

    P.P.S.  Getting to Atlanta early?  Then make plans to attend the MRF Board Meeting on Thursday, September 23; it starts at 8:00 a.m.

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