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Motorcycle fundraiser brings the Christian Motorcycle Association to Salem

July 10, 2008 by · Comments Off on Motorcycle fundraiser brings the Christian Motorcycle Association to Salem 

Faith Wesleyan Church on Alleghany Drive held a biker (and antique car and street rod) breakfast and service on June 29 to raise money for the church’s youth group.

They invited the Christian Motorcycle Association and other motor hobbyists over for breakfast and worship, as well as a ride later in the day. Bikers also had the chance to get their motorcycles blessed by Faith Wesleyan’s senior pastor, Reverend Roy Rogers.

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New Virginia Toll Lanes Designed to Create Congestion

July 8, 2008 by · Comments Off on New Virginia Toll Lanes Designed to Create Congestion 

Illegal political contributions helped an Australian firm land a lucrative toll road deal that grants the company unprecedented power over Northern Virginia’s transportation future. Last week, Transurban wrote and asked state lawmakers to return checks that the Melbourne-based toll road operator had written in violation of federal campaign laws. But the deal these contributions helped bring about has already been finalized.

In June, the US Department of Transportation created a first-of-its-kind $1.6 billion financing package that consisted of tax-free bonds, loans and state taxpayer grants to support the project that will add a pair of High Occupancy Toll (HOT) lanes to the Interstate 495 Capital Beltway just outside of Washington, DC. To this amount, Transurban only added $349 million of its own capital — less than the cost of interest — toward the construction of the toll lane.

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Helmets Enforcement for Moped Drivers

July 8, 2008 by · Comments Off on Helmets Enforcement for Moped Drivers 

Waynesboro City Council also addressed the possibility of enforcing that helmets be worn by all moped riders throughout the city. This after a deadly moped crash happened over the weekend.

Police say the rider was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash on the corner of North Delphine Avenue and Sixth Street.

Councilmember Nancy Dowdy says this fatality proves that city council must take action by moving forward on an ordinance, “I’m afraid that as the fuel crisis gets worse, more people are going to be riding them, and brain injury is a very real result of moped accidents, or scooters, or whatever you want to call them.”

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Ride the World’s Best Motorcycle Roads

July 8, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

The world’s fastest roads may be arrow-straight stretches of pavement where any lead foot can haul ass, but motorcyclists know the world’s best roads have curves, and lots of them.

It helps if the roads have great scenery and no cops, and smooth pavement is always a plus. Ideally, the curves go on for miles and miles, but even a short stretch of twisties can be exhilarating…

Check out these great stretches of roads from around the country and add your favorite.

Know of a great ride here in VA? Post it in the comments.

Biker Babe of the Week

July 7, 2008 by · Comments Off on Biker Babe of the Week 

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08LR16 – MRF Leaders Report- July

July 6, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08LR16 – MRF Leaders Report- July 

Mary Peters Offers Motorcycle Community an Apology:

A Motorcycle Riders Foundation representative attended a July 1 meeting with United States Department of Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, in her office, to discuss among other issues, the 2010 funds.

Earlier this year, Peters sent proposed legislation to Capitol Hill that would allow the 2010 funds to be used by states to promote helmet use (not law). This is in addition to the other two areas where the funds are already allotted now; rider education and motorist awareness programs. Also in attendance at the meeting were representatives from the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the Motorcycle Industry Council.

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“Be the Voice” Fundraiser and Ride Out – July 26, 2008

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Colonial Harley Davidson and Project Meridian Foundation’s 1st Annual “BE THE VOICE” fundraiser and “ride out” to fight against the human trafficking of women and children.
When- July 26th, 2008 –10am-5pm
Where- The rally fundraiser / Awareness Campaign will be held at
Colonial Harley Davidson
1701 Temple Parkway –
Prince George, Virginia 23875

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Chef Motorcycle Riders Raise More Than $40,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger

July 3, 2008 by · Comments Off on Chef Motorcycle Riders Raise More Than $40,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger 

Washington, DC (PRWEB ) July 1, 2008 -– On Tuesday, June 24, more than 70 top chefs and culinary professionals from the Washington, D.C. area and the Mid-Atlantic region traded in their toques for motorcycle helmets for the fifth annual Share Our Strength’s Chefs on Bikes presented by Fortessa, Inc. This 100-mile-plus ride raised more than $40,000 for Share Our Strength, an organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry.

“With a backdrop of a tough economy – increasing gas, food and utility prices – Chefs on Bikes reminds us that it only takes a few motivated people with a great idea to make a difference in this world,” said Debbie Shore, co-founder of Share Our Strength. “What began five years ago as a handful a chefs enjoying motorcycle rides to the Virginia countryside is now a favorite fundraising event, helping us to end childhood hunger in America.”

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