About us :

Your Local Chapter Editor's explanation:
Our organization was created to act as a legislative watchdog on the Federal,State, and Local levels. We intend to warn our members as well as the entire motorcycle riding community of any adverse legislation.
We aim to improve road conditions, thus making riding safer and preventing accidents. We also aim to act as a liason between Motorcyclists and Government authorities, Police Departments,Insurance Companies, or any Agency appearing biased to the motorcycling community.
We promote Motorcycle training and Education and hope to improve the overall image of the entire motorcycling community.


The Motorcycle Riders Foundation
 The MRF was created in 1985 after many different state's motorcycle rights organizations leaders came together for a    " Meeting of the Minds"  Their aim was to catapult the clout of their organizations from a strong grassroots state based level onto the National level.

They knew it had to be done
 They envisioned an organization committed to values such as respect for riders' diverse lifestyles and opinions, integrity in conduct, excellence and boldness in facing challenges, teamwork in attaining goals, and above all: leadership in the unrelenting struggle for the safety and freedom of the American Motorcyclist.

Fighting for Motorcyclists' rights had to go National
 Because the threat was national. In 1987 danger was dead ahead: freedoms foes had just attacked with a ban on Motorcycles in our very own United States Congress. The MRF was instrumental in stopping the proposed ban on " Super-Bikes"

The 1st Motorcyclists' rights advocacy organization
 The MRF became the 1st organization of it's kind with a full-time political presence in our nations Capital, and the only voice devoted exclusively to the Street Rider.
 They aim to preserve rider access to America's roadways.
 Make those same roadways safer to ride on.
 Safeguard your rights to " Individualize" your motorcycle.
 And continue to monitor the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and hold them accountable.

MRF Timeline
1985- Formed
1987- Helped stop Superbike Ban in Congress
1991- Help remove references to the word "Motorcycle" from the DeConcini Outlaw Gang Bill.
1995- MRF and SMRO Partners succeed in repealing the Federal helmet law blackmail  against the states.
1998- Helped persuade Congress to include NHTSA Lobby Ban and prohibition of motorcycle bans on federally funded roads in the Transportation Funding Bill.
2000- MRF and New England motorcyclist stop Helmet Law.
2001- Challenged Health Ins Discrimination rules.
2004- MRF releases "EPA for the LAYMAN" for highway motorcycles.
2005- Help defeat Sen Lautenberg's National Helmet law Amendment.
2006- Ushered 44 states into the Federal Motorcycle Safety Program and obtained $6 million dollars in grants per yr for State Motorcycle Safety Programs.
2007- Worked with Congress against NTSB push for national Helmet Laws.

To become a member or just make a donation
ph: 202-546-0983 or fax 202-546-0986
or go to www.mrf.org
or e-mail: mrfoffice@mrf,org

Annual individual..................$30.00
3-year individual...................$80.00
Annual Joint........................$50.00
3-yr Joint............................$130.00
Annual Sustaining..................$100.00
or any amount of Freedom Fighters Donation  $_____________________


Bikers Inside the Beltway 2011 
11NR18 - MRF News Release - Bikers Inside the Beltway 2011

13 May 2011

Contact: Jeff Hennie, MRF Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs

Bikers Inside the Beltway 2011

Thursday, May 12th, 2011 was the 3rd Annual Michael "Boz" Kerr Bikers Inside the Beltway event in Washington, DC. The event is a national lobby day, sponsored by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, for motorcyclists to come to Capitol Hill to meet with their elected officials and brief them on all issues affecting motorcyclists at the federal level.

This year's event drew hundreds of motorcyclists from 20 States and met with almost 250 elected officials. Some folks rode in from as far away as Arizona, California, and Oklahoma.

One of the top issues the attendees were lobbying for was asking their members of the US House of Representatives to sign onto a "dear colleague" letter sponsored by Wisconsin Representative James Sensenbrenner. The "dear colleague" being circulated by Sensenbrenner asks his fellow Members of Congress to sign onto a letter that will go to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The letter asks that the language of H.R. 904 and House Resolution 239 be included in the large Highway Bill that the committee will be drafting later this year. H.R. 904 is a bill that would prohibit future funding of mandatory motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints and H. Res. 239 supports the NHTSA lobby ban and asks the agency to focus on crash prevention rather than injury reduction when addressing motorcycle safety.

During the Congressional Panel portion of the day, the group of riders gathered in a Ways and Means Committee room to hear from a select group of Members of Congress. Addressing the group was Congressman Burgess, the Motorcycle safety caucus co-chair, Mr. Walberg, an avid rider from Michigan, Mr Pallone, a strong supporter of motorcyclists and a 13 term congressman from New Jersey. Wrapping up the day was Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a presidential hopeful in 2012 and an outstanding advocate for motorcyclists. Thanks to all of these Members of Congress for helping make the day even better.

Another highlight of the day was the news that Congressmen Reid Ribble (R-WI) was added to the powerful House Transportation Committee. Congressman Ribble is an avid rider, so he will be a strong advocate and a real asset to the motorcycle community. We look forward to continuing to work with Congressmen Ribble in his new role. Thanks to all who attended and to those who helped support those who attended. This year was a tremendous success.

Watch the Opening Comments

Overview Video

Hope to see you there May 17, 2012