May 7, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on Major motorcycle safety event held at Pentagon
5/6/2009 – WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Senior leaders from the military services gathered together in the Pentagon parking lot May 1 to take part in a National Capital Region Joint Service Motorcycle Safety Event, designed to promote rider safety programs throughout the military.
The two-day event included motorcycle skills demonstrations, lectures on the proper use of safety equipment and a motorcycle rally. Event organizers had motorcycle simulators available for participants to test their riding skills and learn about critical decision making in various traffic scenarios such as inclement weather and increased vehicle volume.
May 1, 2009 by Hersey · Comments Off on 1st Annual Motorcycle Ride for Our Future – June 6, 2009
1st Annual Charity Motorcycle Ride for Our Future
8:30-9:30 p.m. Registration at Tucker High School
10:00-11:30 a.m. Poker Ride (winner wins $200 Cash)
Entry Fees: $15 – Single Rider $20 – Double Rider
All proceeds will benefit GRASP’s in-school advising program and scholarships for students in Central Virginia.
Visit www.GRASP4Virginia.com for more information.
Registration 10am to noon at Southside Harley $10.00 rider $5.00
passenger. Free Krispy Kreme doughnuts and WAWA coffee at registration.
Ride ends Boneshakers where will have Door prizes, 50/50 Raffle, Trophies for oldest/youngest rider, sweetest ride, and most group or club riders.
All money raised benefits Relay for Life American Cancer Society
December 10, 2008 by Hersey · Comments Off on 08NR30 – MRF News Release – Biker Magazine Erroneously Reports on the Current Status of the MRF
In the February 2009 Issue of Biker Magazine it has been erroneously reported that the MRF will no longer be engaging in issue advocacy or lobbying of any kind and that the MRF has been “reorganized” into a charity. “Nothing could be farther from the truth, our 501c4 status remains firmly in place, and we remain as focused as ever to being the Washington D.C. voice exclusively devoted to the street rider that champions the cause of rider safety and rider freedom” stated MRF President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard.
Although he commutes just a few miles to work, Andrew Vance has considered making the switch from his car to a motorcycle to save money, particularly on gas.
“It’s cheaper overall to own and maintain a motorcycle and parking is cheaper,” said Vance, 25, adding that if he were to use a motorcycle, he wouldn’t have to pay to park on the streets of Arlington, Va., where he works.
Vance, a resident of Arlington, recently completed a course in the Rider School at Howard Community College, which teaches novices how to properly and safely handle motorcycles.
July 6, 2008 by Hersey · 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.