U.S. Capitol Is Open for Business

  • After nearly 3 years of limited access, the U.S. Capitol and its related office buildings are now fully open to the public. One of the first acts by Kevin McCarthy after his election to Speaker of the House was to reopen all office buildings under his control, the U.S. Senate followed suit.


    Starting in March of 2020 access to the Capitol Complex was severely limited. During the last three years visitors were at times required to state their vaccination status, wear masks, be escorted to and from meetings and forbidden from visiting the cafeteria and coffee shops. Despite these restrictions, bikers from around the country still made it to D.C. for “Bikers Insider the Beltway” in 2021 and 2022. With the reopening we are excited for an even bigger and better meeting this May!



    MRF President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard and Wisconsin Legislative Director Steve Panten experienced the newly reopened Capitol Complex this week. The two were in town to meet newly elected Representative Derrick Van Orden of Wisconsin’s 3rd district.  Rep. Van Orden is a biker himself and rode his bike to the opening of the 118th Congress last month.


    While in D.C. they also met with the new head of the Harley Davidson office, David Martin, to learn what Harley is open to. They even managed of few minutes of people watching in the Rayburn House Office building cafeteria for old times’ sake!


    Remember “Bikers Inside the Beltway” runs from May 15th to 17th, 2023! To learn more about the event and register click here.

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