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Help the Freedom of Road Riders in Missouri pressure state lawmakers to bring their bill to committee!

SB556 would allow adults the freedom of choice to operate a motorcycle without a helmet provided that he or she has adequate medical insurance coverage. Help tell the Chairman of the Committee and his staff that SB556 deserves a chance to be heard!

​You can contact the Chair of the Commitee and his staffers by clicking on the "TAKE ACTION" link below and following the steps - feel free to share the link and tell your fellow riders to help support the cause!

 Take Action 


Congress Starts Back Up Next Week -

Tell Then What We Need Done in 2018!

Fellow  Motorcyclist Freedom Fighter

2018 has officially kicked off and lawmakers are starting to descend upon Washington, DC. The House and Senate fully kick off their 2nd session on January 9...

Why not have a message waiting for them in their inbox when they get back into town? Let's remind them that there are a number of pressing issues with which riders need help. These early days will be critical for you to have your voice heard. No doubt, Congress will struggle with what to do about policies that affect your right to ride.

Consider taking action by sending your Member of Congress and Senators a Welcome Back message outlining the motorcycle community's legislative agenda. Now is the time to have your voice heard!

To be automatically matched with your elected official where a pre-drafted letter awaits your signature, click on the link below:

 Send a Letter 


MRF Year End Report

If you haven't received it yet, I wanted to pass along the first ever MRF year-end report. It's a nice little package where you will find highlights of what the Motorcycle Riders Foundation did in Washington, DC on behalf of riders across the U.S.

If you are already a member of the MRF, I want to thank you for helping us to achieve all we did this year. If you're not a member, I'd like to make a personal plea ask you to become a member of the MRF. $30 a year is all it costs.

Help us stay vigilant in Washington, DC in 2018 by joining the MRF. You'll receive regular policy updates throughout the year from the biker's perspective and you'll be the first to get legislative alerts that affect your right to ride. You'll also get reduced rates at any of the MRF events and even receive discounted fees and subscriptions to critical biker resources. Last but not least, your $30/year also gets you a $4,000 AD&D insurance policy.

For now, take the time to skim our year-end report by clicking on the link below:

http://mrf.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/115th-Congress_2017-Year-End-Report.pdf

And if you like what you read, support us by becoming a member today:

http://mrf.org/join-the-mrf/

Merry Christmas to all of our rider friends and a very Happy New Year!

 

Megan J. Ekstrom

Vice-President, Government Affairs & Public Relations

Motorcycle Riders Foundation

2221 S. Clark Street, 11th Floor

Arlington, VA 22202

Phone:  (202) 725-5471

www.mrf.org


 

In 2015, Congress re-established the Motorcyclist Advisory Council in the Highway Bill to advise the Federal Highway Administration on "issues of concern to motorcyclists." This important group would serve as the ONLY official forum on a national scale for motorcyclists to have an open dialogue with the Government. And yet, all but one individual selected was there to represent the technical aspects of the Council, including engineering, construction and traffic safety systems as well as roadway data. Only one seat out of ten was designated for a national motorcycle riders' association to alone speak to the riding experiences and concerns of more than 8.5 million motorcyclists in the U.S.

This is unacceptable, we must petition the government to add motorcyclists to the Council!

​Together, let's spread the word: #LetRidersSpeak

Sign the Petition NOW


Does NHTSA Think Animals' Lives are More

Important Than Riders?

Tell the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that biker lives matter....and are MORE IMPORTANT THAN ANIMALS! Last month, NHTSA released a document concerning safety policies for self-driving cars. Not only were motorcyclists not even mentioned in the 36-page document, there was a section that urged automakers to account for detection of pedestrians, bicyclists and animals! And yet, motorcyclists weren't even mentioned.

Tell NHTSA what you think by filing comments with the agency on this critical issue. A pre-drafted letter awaits your signature:

Take Action (http://cqrcengage.com/mrf/app/take-action?engagementId=412574&ep=AAAAC2Flc0NpcGhlcjAxUU4LlsJbA-phsKr63k0kmnsjJ467GvSOJLMsb9BsyBI-HEw7A_wuXFFNGXO2xtW3KSlD80QpPyBsfTEOGhY7AMmIgzYoMtdFW-tSQpgHoTQ&lp=0)


Please Join the MRF Today!


Now's Your Chance to Tell the EPA

About Your Concerns Over Ethanol

Comments Due August 31!

In the last several years, we have seen increasingly higher blends of ethanol like E10 and E15 showing up at the pump. However, these higher blends, specifically E15, have not been approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in small engines like those in motorcycles. Studies have shown the potential of clogged in-tank pumps and filters as well as potential damage to fuel lines, injectors, seals, gaskets, and valve seats, as well as to carburetors.

As a result, the EPA banned the use of E15 and higher blends of ethanol in small engines, effectively making its use illegal in a number of instances. In turn, many of the manufacturers of smaller engine vehicles and equipment started including statements that warranties would be voided if E15 was used.

Last month, the EPA actually proposed a reduction in the amount of biofuels, like ethanol, used in the U.S. marketplace.

While this activity is encouraging, the proposed volumes are still extremely high - sitting at levels that our motorcycles cannot handle.

We need your help - Comment on the EPA proposal to let them know while it's a start, it's not good enough!

Comment on the Proposal! (http://cqrcengage.com/mrf/app/take-action?engagementId=384013&ep=AAAAC2Flc0NpcGhlcjAxIMmS15y9p7B_WgtmTBCOzwTV7Go0LU1yq8tuyq80QTdsukTBoCvDzJWJz66Bo0UvA-6X74GWay6iFlIwthDBsi9t6GSmLNAAjMuUG8YBZng&lp=0

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