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  • Nominees Wanted for the 2021 Motorcycle Riders Foundation Hall

    The Motorcycle Riders Foundation Hall of Fame (MRFHOF) was introduced at the Meeting of the Minds in Denver, Colorado. This institution was created to recognize individuals that have worked through the MRF to positively impact motorcycling. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is proud to announce that ...
  • MOTORCYCLE RIDERS FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES HISTORIC FIRST

    Atlanta, Georgia – The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, based in Washington, D.C., along with ABATE of Georgia, announced a historic first with the announcement that the organization’s annual Meeting of the Minds Conference will take place in Atlanta in September this year. ...
  • BIKERS INSIDE THE BELTWAY 2021

    The countdown begins now… And it’s less than 120 days away! Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – Be part of a living history as the Motorcycle Riders Foundation takes care of business before Congress. Bikers inside the Beltway 2021 – You make your hotel res...
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  • EPA Announces Rulemaking on Fuel Pump Labels

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a “Notice of Public Rulemaking” regarding labels on E15 fuel dispensers. In the notice, the EPA proposed two potential changes to the current fuel pump labels related to E15. The first is modification of the current label and the...
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  • AHAS Released their 2021 State Traffic Safety Rankings

      This month, the Washington, D.C. based, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety (AHAS) released their 2021 state traffic safety rankings Report (click to view report).  The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is troubled that the methodology used in studying motorcycle safety t...
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  • New Administration Names Transportation Secretary

    Biden Picks Transportation Secretary Last month President-elect Joe Biden selected former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a onetime Democratic primary rival, to lead the Transportation Department. Mr. Buttigieg dropped out of the race in March and endorsed Mr. Bi...
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  • FCC Spectrum Band Vote

    FCC Spectrum Band Vote Last week the Federal Communications Commission voted 5-0 on a controversial measure that opens up spectrum band previously reserved solely for automakers.  Spectrum is the range of electromagnetic radio frequencies used to transmit sound, da...
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  • Happy Thanksgiving from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation

    Happy Thanksgiving  As has been the case with most holidays in 2020, things may look and feel differently this Thanksgiving. Whether you are celebrating with friends and family in person or virtually, we at the MRF wish yo...
  • Motorcycle Riders Foundation Announces Organizational Changes

    Motorcycle Riders Foundation Announces Organizational Changes  Consistent with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s (MRF) purpose to be an independent national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its assoc...
  • European Motorcyclists Face Threat to Ownership of Older Bikes

    The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has long partnered with the Federation of European Motorcyclists’ Associations (FEMA) in the European Union. This week FEMA alerted the MRF to potential changes regarding end-of-life vehicle directives that could have a dramatic impact on European motorcy...
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  • Getting Organized

    Getting Organized The current session of the 116th Congress expires at noon on January 3rd. On that day, the 117th Congress will be sworn in. While the current Congress still has a number of items to deal with, planning for the 117th Congress is already underway. Last week, newly elected ...
  • How the Motorcycle Community fares in the Election

    As votes continue to be counted and races decided here is an update on how some of our champions and allies fared on election day. MRF Legislative Champions: Senator Ron Johnson (Wisconsin) – Not Up for reelection in 2020 Senator John Thune (South Dakota) – Not up for reelection in ...
  • 2020 Legislators of the Year

    Last month, at the 36th annual Meeting of the Minds in Indiana, Senator Gary Peters of Michigan and Representative Troy Balderson of Ohio were awarded the 2020 Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) Legislator of the Year Award. The Legislator of the Year Award annually recogniz...
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  • Legislative Agenda set during Meeting of the Minds 2020

    Legislative Agenda set during Meeting of the Minds 2020 One of the most important events at Meeting of the Minds is the legislative strategy session. Each year, during this session, state motorcycle rights groups develop the federal legislative priorities for the following year. Items are discussed...
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  • ‚ÄúProposed California Fee Increases Threatens Motorcycle Industr

     “Proposed California Fee Increases Threatens Motorcycle Industry” Empowered by changes to state law, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) has begun the process of increasing certification fees for original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket manufacturers. The CARB cert...
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  • Motorcyclist Profiling Pushed in the House

    Today the Co-Chairmen of the House Motorcycle Caucus, Rep. Burgess (R-Texas) and Rep. Walberg (R-Michigan), released a letter they authored to Speaker Pelosi and Republican Leader McCarthy asking for a vote on the House floor of H. Res 255, the motorcyclist profiling resolution. Joining Reps. Burges...
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  • Meeting of the Minds 2020

    Meeting of the Minds 2020 – Who? The past & the future of motorcyclists’ rights advocacy, that’s who! The idea for the Meeting of the Minds didn’t just come out of thin air. The idea had its roots in failed attempts to bring bikers together in the seventies...
  • Meeting of the Minds 2020

    WHERE & WHEN? The “Where” and “When” are relatively easy, all you have to do is use this link and register at Meeting of the Minds 2020. Hotel registration: 317 767-4769 the Meeting of the Minds is in Indianapolis, Indiana, Septe...
  • MRF 2020 HOF Inductee Announcement

    For Immediate ReleaseAugust 3, 2020 MRF 2020 HOF Inductee Announcement The Motorcycle Riders Foundation announces the 2020 Freedom Fighter Hall of Fame Inductees.The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is pleased to release the names of the 2020 class of Inductees to the Motorcy...
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  • Longtime MRF Office Manager passes

    We were informed over the weekend by her husband Bob that Beverly Waters Garrett passed away in Annandale, Virginia.  Beverly was our Washington D.C. Office Manager from 1994-2004. She worked with four lobbyists in that time; Carol Simpson, Wayne Curtin, Steve Zimmer, and Tom Wyld. ...
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  • Missouri Governor Signs HB1963T

    Missouri Governor Signs HB1963T - Including Helmet Repeal     This afternoon, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed legislation that would modify the current helmet la...
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  • BIKERS WIN BIG IN THE HOUSE, PREPARING FOR SENATE VERSION

    BIKERS WIN BIG IN THE HOUSE, PREPARING FOR SENATE VERSION Today the full House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, INVEST in America Act (Moving Forward Act), also known as the highway bill. The bill is over 2,000 pages and inclu...
  • HOUSE TRANSPORTATION BILL PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE

    HOUSE TRANSPORTATION BILL PASSES OUT OF COMMITTEE   Yesterday was a GREAT day for the motorcycling community on Capitol Hill. The House Transportation and Infrastructure passed out of committee H.R. 2, t...
  • UPDATE: ALL THREE AMENDMENTS PASS COMMITTEE

    UPDATE: ALL THREE AMENDMENTS PASS COMMITTEE   The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is pleased to update our members that all three of our high priority motorcyclist amendments have just passed with una...
  • House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Highway Bill He

    House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Highway Bill Hearing Today is an exciting day for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) and the entire motorcycling community. At 10:00 a.m. today, the House Tr...
  • Ride to Work Day June 15, 2020

    Motorcycle Riders Foundation Supports Ride to Work Day June 15, 2020 WASHINGTON, D.C. – This coming Monday will mark the 29th anniversary of Ride To Work Day, an annual event that promotes the motorcycle as an option for commuting to work. Since 1992, this event has been promoted by t...
  • Meeting of the Minds 2020

      Meeting of the Minds 2020 It’s time to get beyond the “lockdown”  If you’re riding now, it’s because you’re as tired of the lockdown as the rest of the country, and riding is a 70 MPH exercise in “social distancing.” Your rights a...
  • U.S. House of Representatives Introduces Highway Reauthorizatio

    U.S. House of Representatives Introduces Highway Reauthorization Legislation  Washington, D.C. — Today the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee released its Highway Reauthorization bill titled, “Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transp...
  • Memorial Day 2020

    This Memorial Day weekend is unlike any we have experienced. Traditional motorcycle events honoring those lost in military service have been cancelled or postponed around the nation. We at the Motorcycle Riders Foundation are forever grateful to our brothers and sisters lost defending the freedoms w...
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  • Motorcycle Safety funds

    The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) was alerted by our contacts in the U.S. Senate regarding a proposed change to the dedicated 405 Motorcycle Safety funds in the National Priority Safety Programs that is authorized through the Highway Bill. The proposed change to this program would add...
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