January 13, 2011 by Hersey · Comments Off on Oppose VA HB 1850. Let us transport our children!
All Virginia Motorcyclists need to be aware of House Bill 1850 which has been introduced by Delegate Christopher Stolle of Virginia Beach. It prohibits any child under the age of eight from riding on a motorcycle. If you have a child, grandchild, niece, nephew, cousin or neighbor who enjoys riding with you and is under the age of eight they would be unable to do so anymore if this bill passes. I know that many of you share memories like mine. My daughter and I have spent many hours since she was six riding at events such as the Vets ride, the 911 ride, etc. She has learned responsibility, charity and patriotism in part from her contact with motorcyclists and the motorcycling community. Delegate Stolle wishes to rob future generations of such memories.
January 11, 2011 by Hersey · Comments Off on VCOM Motorcycle Lobby Day – January 16 & 17, 2011
Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) Motorcycle Lobby Day – January 16 & 17, 2011
Spend two days learning about the legislation and voicing your opinion of legislation affecting motorcyclists in the 2011 session. You’ll also have the opportunity to eat drink and be merry with motorcyclists from all over Virginia.
Prep session starts at 1:00 PM on the 16th, leave for the Capitol at 8:00 AM on the 17th.
Holiday Inn Airport
445 International Center Drive
Sandston, VA 23150
Flyer available here: http://www.vcomonline.org/LobbyDay2011Flyer.pdf
April 9, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Richmond Ride for Kids – June 7, 2009
When you join hundreds of other motorcyclists for this scenic ride through the Virginia countryside, you’ll have a great time while raising funds for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s medical research and family support programs! Riders on all makes and models are welcome.
Registration opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 9:45 a.m. The escorted ride starts at 10 a.m. sharp, rain or shine!
More info at Richmond Ride for Kids
March 19, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on 09NR08 – MRF News Release – Bikers Inside The Beltway Date Announcement Delayed
The MRF is aware of, and gratified by, the interest in the event we are calling Bikers inside the Beltway. We are also mindful of the fact that we said we would announce the date in early March. Well, here we are and we still don’t have a firm date.
We keep hoping that we can announce the date, but with the clock ticking it is time to offer an explanation.
Since the new Congress went into session, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation has been working with United States Representative Judy Biggert (R – Il) and her staff to secure a site on the Capitol grounds for our event.
January 19, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Attention Virginia Motorcyclists! – AMA Support Legislation
Legislation of importance to all Virginia motorcyclists is has been introduced in the Virginia General Assembly
House Bill 1873, sponsored by Del. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), would authorize the holder of a Virginia driver’s license who is a member, the spouse of a member, or a dependent of a member of the United States Armed Services to be issued a motorcycle endorsement by mail if the holder successfully completed a basic motorcycle rider course approved by the United States Armed Services and is stationed outside the Commonwealth of Virginia. [AMA SUPPORTS this bill]
August 8, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on 08NR13 – MRF News Release – MRF to meet with RNC Leadership
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) would like to announce that the leadership of the Republican National Committee (RNC) has agreed to meet with them. The meeting will take place on Monday, August 11, 2008 at the headquarters of the RNC in Washington DC. Representing the MRF will be
Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations; Dave Dwyer, Sustaining State Motorcyclists Rights Organization Representative; and Michael Kerr, Vice President of the MRF.
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…
Know of a great ride here in VA? Post it in the comments.
June 18, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on New Report Examines Alarming Increase in Motorcycle Rider Deaths
Explosion in motorcycle sales, training shortfalls, licensing issues, decline in helmet use are key issues
Washington, D.C.—Friday marks the official start of summer, and millions of Americans will hit the roads to head to their summer vacations. Unfortunately, for too many motorcyclists, this may also mark the beginning of another deadly summer. The Governors Highway Safety Association’s (GHSA) new report, Survey of the States: Motorcycle Safety Programs, examines the dramatic increase in motorcycle rider deaths and looks at programs states have undertaken to keep motorcyclists safe.