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Rhode Island Re-Opens Comment Period for ICE Ban

Rhode Island Re-Opens Comment Period for Internal Combustion Engine Ban DON’T DELAY! Please contact the Department of Enivronmental Management of Air Resources immediately to voice your opposition: CLICK TO CONTACT OFFICIALS Overview: The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management’s Office of Air Resources announced the “Rhode Island’s Low-Emission and Zero-Emission Vehicle Programs” regulation. If enacted, the sale of new gas- and diesel-powered cars and trucks will be banned starting in 2035. Because of a technical issue, the comment period has been extended to October 30, 2023. If you previously submitted comments, we ask that you please do so again. Refer and Share this, click here * * * *

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(Classic) Easyriders magazine again hits a speed bump

The above screenshot shows a message that appears as a pop-up on the re-invented “Classic” Easyriders magazine website. This is after two years into the re-launch of this iconic motorcycling lifestyle publication. Two specific things noted after reviewing the website: The September 2023 issue is not listed for sale There is no link nor button nor any webpage for purchase of annual subscription It is unknown if there is any refunds or cancellations or any other subscriber related issues– and we don’t intend to speculate. Look out for Bikernet.com investigation into this discovery in the upcoming weekly news posted every Thursday. Refer our Weekly News section by clicking here. Below is the text reproduction from the screenshot for your information and reference only — all rights are exclusive to Classic Easyriders and Paisano Publishing only. * * * * From: https://classiceasyriders.com/ Dear Easyriders Subscribers, Due to a legal conflict between GIT Corp. (licensee) and Paisano Publishing (licensor and Brand Owner), GIT Corp. will no longer be publishing Easyriders Magazine. It will continue to be published monthly by Paisano Publishing and the current subscribers list has been forward to Paisano from GIT, in order for you monthly subscription to continue being delivered to all Easyriders subscribers. Please direct any new subscription inquiries or current subscription questions to: bbarresi@paisanopub.com We at GIT Corp. would like to thank all the customers that have supported us in the past 2 years in bringing back Easyriders Magazine. Thanks, GIT Corp.

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Notice from the Federal Government

from Jay Jackson, MRF, with images from Sam Burns Establishment of the Motorcyclist Advisory Council (MAC) NHTSA announces the establishment of MAC for a 2-year period. The MAC will coordinate with and advise the Secretary of Transportation, the NHTSA Administrator and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Administrator on transportation issues of concern to motorcyclists, including: motorcycle and motorcyclist safety; barrier and road design, construction, and maintenance practices; and the architecture and implementation of intelligent transportation system technologies. NHTSA is also soliciting nominations for appointment to the MAC. Applications for membership must be received by NHTSA on or before 5 p.m. EST, December 15, 2023. Click and refer details in this article at Bikernet.com * * * * * * * * * * * * Support Bikernet.com by joining Bandit’s Cantina — click to know more. Keeping Freedom Alive!

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MRF “Road Show” is on the road all year long

Last week was a busy week for the MRF “Road Show”… Beginning in Ohio, President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard and Vice-President Jay Jackson attended the Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the American Motorcyclist Association Museum. MRF State Rep Sherry Hill and folks from ABATE of Ohio set up a membership table at the AMA’s Bike Night on Saturday. AMA hosted a Road Captain training that was attended by ABATE of Arizona, ABATE of Indiana, ABATE of Michigan and ABATE of Ohio on Sunday. This series of events also allowed facilitation of a meeting between the MRF President and representatives from the Federation Internationale De Motorcylisme (FIM) out of Switzerland and a member of the Board of Directors from the Federation of European Motorcyclists Associations (FEMA) out of Belgium. The topics of concern were End of Life Directives related to motorcycles, European and United Nations activities surrounding internal combustion engines and electric vehicle mandates. We also discussed the issues surrounding motorcycle parts certification and availability of parts. The timing was ideal as it allows this information to be disseminated in real time at the Meeting of the Minds this week in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The State Motorcycle Safety Association (SMSA) held their annual Summit in Columbus, Ohio September 13th through 16th. State motorcycle rights organizations from Alaska, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, and others were in attendance to learn the latest statistics, trends and issues related to motorcycle safety. MRF Vice President Jay Jackson presented “Promising Practices in Rider Training” as part of an alliance with six other states. The 2024 Summit will be held in Denver, Colorado. The week ended with the MRF President and Russell Radke, the MRF Motorcycle Club Representative to the MRF Board, attending the National Council of Clubs meeting in Dayton, Ohio. The highlights were participating in

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