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MRF : Congressional Motorcycle Caucus

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus With the end of May upon us, it’s great to report that the House Congressional Motorcycle Caucus has added six (6) new members since Bikers Inside the Beltway! These additions bring the House caucus up to 36 lawmakers from both political parties. The House and Senate Motorcycle Caucuses host educational seminars and press events that shine a light on the issues facing the motorcycling community. The bipartisan membership of these caucuses allows us to know who our champions on Capitol Hill are and which legislators are committed to standing with us on critical issues. Congress is out of session this week, but once they return, we hope to see more members added to both the House and Senate organizations. This is firsthand proof that coming to D.C. and advocating for your interests can help move the needle in D.C. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation welcomes the new members and thanks the longstanding members of this important group! New Members: Rep. Mark Amodei (NV) Rep. Tim Burchett (TN) Rep. Eric Burlison (MO) Rep. Barry Loudermilk (GA) Rep. Ralph Norman (SC) Rep. Jeff Van Drew (NJ) Current Members: Rep. Don Bacon (NE) Rep. Troy Balderson (OH) Co Chair Rep. Jim Banks (IN) Rep. Mike Bost (IL) Rep. Angie Craig (MN) Rep. Rick Crawford (AR) Rep. John Curtis (UT) Rep. Warren Davidson (OH) Rep. Tom Emmer (MN) Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ) Rep. Glenn Grothman (WI) Rep. Andy Harris (MD) Rep. Dusty Johnson (SD) Rep. Anne Kuster (NH) Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO) Rep. Tracy Mann (KS) Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA) Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ) Co Chair Rep. Scott Perry (PA) Rep. Bill Posey (FL) Rep. Adam Smith (WA) Rep. Pete Stauber (MN) Rep. Bryan Steil (WI) Rep. Chris Stewart (UT) Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA) Rep. Dina Titus (NV) Rep. Derrick Van […]

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Friday From DC – Bikers Take The Hill

This week bikers from across the nation descended on Capitol Hill. The 2024 Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s (MRF) Bikers Inside the Beltway was the largest in the 15-year history of the event! Motorcyclists from 37 states made the trip to Washington, D.C. to advocate for issues that matter to the street rider. The list of policy concerns was long! Issues include: Right to Repair, Preserving the Internal Combustion Engine, Profiling of Bikers, Autonomous Vehicles, Ethanol Mandates and the Definition of a Motorcycle. For the second year in a row, all 435 members of the House of Representatives and 100 Senators received an informational packet from the MRF. The packet explains who we are, what we’ve done, and what we want. From Alabama to Wyoming and all the states in between, the MRF knocked on doors and shared our legislative priorities. The nearly 200 bikers who came to Washington, D.C. represented a diverse set of groups. State Motorcyclist Rights Organizations (SMRO), Sustaining Clubs, the National Council of Clubs (NCOC) and the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) were all represented as part of the MRF event. Showing up matters. While it is important that lawmakers hear from us, it is also important that they see us. Every year there is a buzz that occurs on Capitol Hill when hundreds of bikers roam the Halls of Congress. The visual of so many motorcyclists united for a common cause is a powerful part of the annual event. The MRF is committed to being your voice in Washington, D.C. We have had a presence in town since 1986 and we are not going anywhere! We are and will remain, the voice of the street rider in our nation’s capital. Thank you to all the motorcyclists who made the journey to D.C. It is never too early

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Call To Action: Congressional Joint Resolution

Lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate are again trying to push back on new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules compelling over half of all new vehicles sold to be electric by 2032. The new bills, H.J. Res 136 and S.J. Res 75 would overturn the rules announced in April by the EPA. These bills were introduced with 114 cosponsors in the House of Representatives and 48 in the Senate. Let’s grow the number of cosponsors and let the people in Washington, D.C. know their constituents want to save the internal combustion engine Please Write To BOTH Representative And Senators Click to Write Representative Click to Write Senators Click to Join The MRF * * * *

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The Wicked Bikernet Weekly News for May 2, 2024

It’s tough to hold the line with two property deals floating. On the other hand, everything rides on the decisions I make. I’m an optimist, but I search out the reality of the situation. I’m 76, do I really want to dive into a 100 year old building that needs to be refurbished, or would I rather work hard on the museum efforts, continue to write stories, build motorcycles, write books and make another stab at Bonneville? WTF? Hang on. Let’s hit the news. Click here to read the Weekly Thursday News only on Bikernet.com * * * * Support Bikernet by joining the Cantina and get free swag. Deal of a lifetime, click here to know more.

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The Confused Bikernet Weekly News for April 18, 2024

It’s trying to snow this morning but can’t decide which way to go. The dusty flecks of snow are dancing around in the breezy sky and can’t decide whether to land or just enjoy the ride, in the wind. Let’s hit the news and see what happens next. You just can’t ever give up or give in. Keep the faith and keep riding free! –Bandit Click here to read the Weekly News only on Bikernet.com If you like Bikernet.com articles, tech, news, commentary, road-tests, reviews and more–then consider supporting this motorcycle-haven that is online since 1996 by becoming a member of Bandit’s Cantina. Click here to know more. Best deal online and free swag with it.

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The Movies Bikernet Weekly News for March 21, 2024

Hey, I’m working with a producer in Los Angeles who has pitched some of my stories and books. We haven’t had much luck because Hollywood has gone WOK and won’t allow certain films to be produced. If Bikernet blinks once in a while, we’re rebuilding the entire site on a new platform. Hang on… Let’s hit the news — Bandit Click here to read this week’s news only on Bikernet.com

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Friday From DC – E15 Changes In The Midwest

E15 Changes In The Midwest Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a policy change related to gasoline with 15% ethanol (E15). In 2025 this new policy will allow gas stations in eight Midwestern states to sell E15 fuel year-round. Current policy prohibits E15 sales between June 1st and September 15th because of concerns that it adds to smog on hot days. In 2022 and 2023 the EPA announced emergency waivers that allowed for summertime E15 sales, citing market disruptions, including the war in Ukraine. This move by the EPA will make those temporary changes permanent in the selected eight states. The rule, which takes effect in April 2025, will apply in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin. This decision comes after governors and farm groups in these eight states requested that the federal government change this policy. This modification is a prime opportunity to remind everyone to be mindful of the fuel that you use. Verify that the fuel you are using in your bike is compatible with manufacturers’ guidelines. Stay vigilant as these changes take effect over the next year! Ride Safe and Ride FreeJoin The MRFClick here http://mrf.org/ or call (202) 546-0983

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