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Wednesday, July 16, is Ride To Work Day

July 15, 2008 by · Comments Off on Wednesday, July 16, is Ride To Work Day 

Motorcycle and scooter riders’ 16th annual commuting day is Wednesday, July 16th. Participation in the yearly demonstration is estimated to triple the number of riders on the road. Motorcycle and scooter groups and organizations actively encourage riders to commute by cycle on this day. On Ride to Work Day, motorcycle and scooter commuters seek improved employer recognition and support for this form of transportation and increased public and government awareness of the positive value of riding.

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08NR10 – MRF News Release – Senator Letourneau To Represent MRF at Congressional Hearing

July 14, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08NR10 – MRF News Release – Senator Letourneau To Represent MRF at Congressional Hearing 

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation reports that a hearing will be held by the United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. It will be conducted in the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon – who is a good friend of motorcyclists – chairs that sub-committee. The tile of the hearing is, “Improving Highway Safety Assessing the Effectiveness of NHTSA’s Highway Safety Programs.” At issue will be the rising number of motorcycle fatalities.  The hearing will be held at 10AM on July 16th in room 2167 of the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington DC.

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Harley museum opens Saturday

July 11, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Milwaukee – Chances are you won’t look at the Harley-Davidson Museum in the same way as entertainer and motorcycle collector Jay Leno.

For one thing, he’s already seen it.

Harley calls the museum – which opens to the public Saturday – a celebration of the company’s history and the passion of its riders. That may be open to interpretation, but we’re here to tell you that inside the 14-foot-high doors there is enough to educate the hard-core rider and entertain someone who has never lifted a leg over the top of a Hog. (The last part is something the uninitiated might not be able to say after leaving the museum, but that’s getting ahead of the story.)

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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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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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Stars and their bikes: Celebrities’ motorcycles in new exhibit

June 30, 2008 by · Comments Off on Stars and their bikes: Celebrities’ motorcycles in new exhibit 

The motorcycles of country singer Keith Urban, comedian Carlos Mencia, rock band drummers and the late actor Steve McQueen are included.

Pickerington’s Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum staff has gathered motorcycles and memorabilia from celebrities to kick off what its curator calls the museum’s most elaborate and valuable exhibit to date.

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More Motorcyclists, More Dangers

June 30, 2008 by · Comments Off on More Motorcyclists, More Dangers 

Roanoke, VA – As gas prices remain at record levels, more people are turning to gas efficient transportation. Motorcycle sales continue to soar, which means more bikes are on the roads now than ever before. Motorcycles used to be all about fun and recreation on a sunny weekend afternoon. Now, many are riding two wheels to save money.

In the last six years, motorcycle registrations are up 51 percent. Many of those new riders are enrolling in motorcycle safety classes like the one here at Virginia Western Community College.

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08LR15 – MRF Leaders Report- June

June 26, 2008 by · Comments Off on 08LR15 – MRF Leaders Report- June 


The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reports that a new web-based survey for motorcyclists has been launched by the Federal Highway Administration’s Motorcycle Advisory Council (FHWA-MAC). The members of the FHWA MAC recently created the 2008 Motorcyclist Road Conditions Survey. The purpose of the survey is to help state and federal highway administrators better understand and plan for the needs of motorcycle riders. All riders are encouraged to take the survey before the deadline of August 1st 2008. The idea is to launch the survey during riding season
when riders are most aware of current conditions and can more accurately respond to the survey.

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