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US House Committee Targets Federal Funding of Motorcycle Only Roadside Checkpoints

12NR01 - MRF News Release - US House Committee Targets Federal Funding of Motorcycle Only Roadside Checkpoints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
01 February 2012

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

US House Committee Targets Federal Funding of Motorcycle Only Roadside Checkpoints

*UPDATED* - Good News on Road Guarding Bills

This week SF1719 and HF2008, the bills to allow trained and certified motorcyclists to road guard during motorcycle runs, passed both the Senate and House Transportation Committees. While there were questions and concerns brought up during discussion, in the end both bills passed by unanimous voice vote with no amendments. Mack Backlund, State Coordinator for ABATE of Minnesota, testified in favor before both committees and answered questions from the committee members. Mr.

Passing of ABATE Member/State Senator

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Minnesota State Senator Gary Kubly. Gary was not only a legislator but also a rider and an ABATE of Minnesota member. Mr. Kubly was a great friend of ABATE of MN members in the west-central area of Minnesota. Last time we spoke he commented on how proud he was to represent the largest senate district in the state. He cared deeply about his constituents and was a calming influence at the Capitol.

Godspeed Senator Gary Kubly.

http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/141305063.html

Michigan Helmet Law Modification Signed by Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jim Rhoades (734) 578-6144
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Vince Consiglio (248) 672-0957
http://www.abateofmichigan.org/

ABATE: Governor Signs Helmet Choice Law
Michigan joins 30 other states to allow adult choice on helmet use, toughens standards

ABATE University Bike Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners.

1st Prize: H-D Fat Bob – Eric Dewitt  Sebeka, MN (Ticket #509 Sold by Ray Stach, Freedom First Riders Chapter)

2nd Place – Victory High Ball - Jared Bergeman St. James MN (Ticket #138 Sold by Robb Fehrman, Rolling Prairie Chapter)

3rd Place - H-D Street Bob – Brian Nordby Braham, MN (Ticket #78 Sold by Bill Gruhlke, Jack Pine Riders Chapter)

4th Place – Victory 8 Ball – Ronald Chrast Hopkins, MN (Ticket #354 Sold by Dave Carlson, Lake Chapter)

And thanks to all who purchased tickets. ABATE of MN appreciates your support

ABATE of MN Announces New Membership Chair

A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Tom Buffington to the position of Membership and Retention Chair. Tom is an active member of Flatlanders Chapter and is committed to boosting membership in A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota. Be sure to thank Tom and introduce yourself when you see him at the Algona Freedom Rally, the A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota State Rally or other events.

Bikers in the Beltway a "Tremendous Success"

12NR18 - MRF News Release - Bikers Inside the Beltway 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 21 May 2012 Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs

Thursday, May 17th, 2012 was the 4th 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.

MRF Call to Action on Motorcycle Only Roadblocks

12NR19 - MRF News Release - Call to Action - Sensenbrenner Letter

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
29 May 2012

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

Call to Action - Sensenbrenner Letter

US Representative James Sensenbrenner is asking all Members of the United States House of Representatives to co-sign a letter he is sending to the leadership running the Highway bill conference committee.