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Feds Move Forward with Motorcycle Advisory Council Feds Move Forward with Motorcycle Advisory Council

Motorcyclists Severely Underrepresented WASHINGTON, DC Motorcyclists across the country were discouraged to find out that the Federal Highway Administration will only require one motorcyclist to serve on an Advisory Council supposedly dedicated to representing those who ride. The Motorcyclist Advisory Council, a newly reestablished group, is supposed to serve and advise the Federal Highway Administration…

Motorcycle Only Checkpoints Still a Reality in Many States Motorcycle Only Checkpoints Still a Reality in Many States

Motorcycle Only Checkpoints Still a Reality in Many States. Imagine riding your motorcycle to a benefit and seeing a sign saying “Motorcycles must exit at rest area.” Although you’ve done nothing wrong, and your motorcycle registration and insurance are up to date and current, you will be subject to a random seizure and inspection. You…

David Mann’s Chopper Fest David Mann’s Chopper Fest

One of the coolest things about Choppers is their historic relevance to the motorcycle community. The wild chopped, bobbed, and stretched style of the chopper exploded in the 1960s, becoming the officially unofficial chariot of bad asses. They were shot into the lime light by celebrities and movies like Easy Riders, and made a permanent…

The Annual Tradition of Toy Runs – Raising Millions for Children The Annual Tradition of Toy Runs – Raising Millions for Children

In late November through December an annual biker tradition replicates itself across America, touching the lives of almost every biker that rides. Motorcycle clubs and independent bikers gather by the thousands for the singular purpose of giving toys and charity to kids and their families during the holidays. This simple tradition termed a “Toy Run”…

Independent Motorcyclists in Idaho Uniting to Fight Motorcycle Profiling Independent Motorcyclists in Idaho Uniting to Fight Motorcycle Profiling

On October 1st, ABATE of Southern Idaho hosted a “Legislative Fundraiser” to support their efforts to pass an anti-motorcycle profiling law in 2017. I was invited to participate and speak to the community about the process of successfully passing the law in Idaho. What stood out to me the most about my trip to Idaho…

Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Steps Up to Assist Rights Movement Russ Brown Motorcycle Attorneys Steps Up to Assist Rights Movement

In almost any grassroots rights movement there are individuals on the frontline that dedicate large amounts of time and energy fighting for the entire community. The motorcycle rights movement is no different. In particular, members of motorcycle clubs have emerged as some of the most dedicated freedom fighters on motorcycles. Unfortunately, there are limitations to…

Babes Ride Out Women Riders Rock the Joshua Tree Desert Babes Ride Out Women Riders Rock the Joshua Tree Desert

This year marks the fourth for the women’s only motorcycle campout in the desert of Southern California- Babes Ride Out continues to grow and offer an incredible experience for female motorcyclists. The October 20th campout took over the entire Joshua Tree Lake Campground, Thursday through Sunday, and included a huge variety of entertainment. The final…

Think Before you Drink Think Before you Drink

Motorcycle Fatalities Increase with Impairment Motorcyclists have many factors to keep in mind while riding, balance, environment, road conditions, other drivers, animals running out on the road and so much more. Riding takes skill, concentration and focus. When a rider adds alcohol to the mix, the results can be deadly. The Wisconsin Department of Motor…

Majority of Veterans Motorcycle Clubs Denied Access to Public Accommodations Majority of Veterans Motorcycle Clubs Denied Access to Public Accommodations

Bobby Colella served in the infantry for 21 years and spent much of that time overseas helping protect citizens of other countries from threats of brutal dictators. He fought in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 05-06, in Ramadi and Fallujah, and Baqubah in 07-08. Bobby says, “I knew I was forfeiting my personal freedoms as an…

Lane Splitting is Officially Legal in California and now the Fine Tuning Begins Lane Splitting is Officially Legal in California and now the Fine Tuning Begins

Lane splitting, long legal in California, is now “officially” recognized as such.  Let the fine tuning begin! After years of being an accepted practice in California, “lane splitting” officially became legal in the state as of Aug. 19 when Governor Jerry Brown signed in it into law. The lane splitting bill, commonly referred to as…

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