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May Motorcycle
Awareness Rally!!

Farrows Harley-Davidson
7754 St. Rt.36/37, Sunbury, Oh. 43074(Exit 131 off of Rt.I-71)
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May 6, 2023
Gates open 9:30am, Parade starts at 12 Noon SHARP !!
Police Escorted Parade to the State House, Downtown Columbus, for the Rally
Info: Mike Stock 419 654-5446

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After Rally Party !!
Ohio Brewing Company
421 E. 2nd. Ave., Columbus, Ohio 43201
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May 6, 2023
1:30pm to 5:00pm
After the Rally, Off Street Parking.
Info: Chris 740 963-2738 or Kathy 614 203-9719

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Files are in .Doc or .Docx file so the local Goverment can fill them out, Print and Sign/Stamp them.

Proclamations should be delivered to the State Awareness Rally on (or at the State Office, before)
May 6, 2023.

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Freedom Rally !!
Carroll County Veterans Park
2038 Brenner Rd., Carrollton, Oh. 44615
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June 30, July 1st & 2nd, 2023
Gates open 12 Noon, June 30.
Primitive Camping, Live Bands all weekend, Veterans Vigil, Friday Night, Freedom Run to Hopedale MMF & Bike Rodeo & Show, Saturday.,
Food & Goodies venders

Info: Tim 330 243-4273     Kelly 330 327-3513

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The Original Margaritaville
212 Fremont Ave. (Rt.6) Sandusky, Oh 44870
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August 26, 2023
Starts at 2pm, Drawing at 9pm.
Poker Run, 50/50 drawings, D.J. & Live Music
More Fun than what should be Legal !!!!!!

From the Legislative Page
Lion Man
  (3-4-2023)   On February 1st, myself, Randy Kibler, "T. J". Johnson Sr, John & Bertie Morrissey, and Barb Tittle, members from Region Zero, attended a public meeting of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, where I made a presentation in an attempt to lower Ohio Turnpike tolls for motorcycles. We didn't expect much, as it is difficult for government as well as quasi government organizations to give up monetary funds they are receiving. ................... ( Read more )
From the M.R.F. Page
Sherry Hill
  (3-4-2023)     February started out with our Abate of Ohio State Seminar. Then the following weekend I was in Lima Ohio for the big swap meet over there. About 3000 people attended and I got to talk to a lot of people, but same story. Even got to have dinner with the Chairman of the Board Mike Stock and his lovely wife Kay plus the infamous Ed Schetter even joined us. ........ ( Read more )

March 20, 2023

Battle Lines Being Drawn

    In August 2022 California Governor Gavin Newsom announced, and the California Air Resources Board (CARB) approved, an executive order requiring sales of all new passenger vehicles be zero-emission by 2035. While the California directive doesn’t include motorcycles yet, motorcyclist advocates in the Golden State have warned that motorcycles will be an obvious next target.

    Unsurprisingly, other states quickly followed suit and enacted similar policies. Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, New York, New Jersey, and Maryland have all sought to put similar restrictions in place. In total 17 states have laws that bind their emissions regulations to those of California.

    However, leaders in many states, including those that are obliged to follow California’s lead, are pushing back. In Colorado, the Energy Office said, “While the governor shares the goal of rapidly moving towards electric vehicles, he is skeptical about requiring 100% of cars sold to be electric by a certain date as technology is rapidly changing."

    Virginia governor Glenn Youngkin was even more forceful, "I am already at work to prevent this ridiculous edict from being forced on Virginians. California’s out of touch laws have no place in our Commonwealth."

    This month the New Hampshire House of Representatives voted down a bill that would have forced New Hampshire to match California’s emissions goals.

    Congressional Republicans are also joining the fight against the California policies. Last week H.R. 1435 was introduced, titled the “Preserving Choice in Vehicle Purchases Act.” H.R. 1435 would amend the Clean Air Act to prevent the elimination of the sale of internal combustion engines, effectively overruling California’s move. Within just a week, 66 cosponsors from 26 different states joined in support.

    The movement isn’t contained to the United States. Last month, the European Parliament formally approved a law to effectively ban the sale of new gas and diesel powered vehicles in the European Union starting in 2035. But Europe, too, is seeing pushback. Farmers in the Netherlands have taken to the streets in protest of emissions regulations. Member nations of the EU are also expressing a desire to make changes to the newly enacted policy. Germany, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, and Slovakia are discussing what changes they’d like to see to the European Union’s 2035 plan.

    This issue is not new to the MRF. Our 2023 legislative agenda includes this priority: “Work against any efforts by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that endanger the future of motorcycling.”

    We are ready for this fight and will work with partners across the country to defend the future of motorcycling and the lifestyle we cherish!

About Motorcycle Riders Foundation

    The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states’ motorcyclists’ rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.

    All Information contained in this release is copyrighted. Reproduction permitted with attribution. Motorcycle Riders Foundation. All rights reserved. Ride With The Leaders ™ by joining the MRF at http://mrf.org/ or call (202) 546-0983

March 2023
National and Regional News

Washington D.C. — As motorcycling technology continues to advance, your ability to repair your own motorcycle or seek out an independent mechanic may get restricted as manufacturers do not make repair information or parts available for purchase.

    Consumers are facing this problem with almost every product they own, from their phone to their tractor and for AMA members, their motorcycles and ATVs. This issue is collectively known as "Right to Repair" and put in the simplest terms, right to repair is the idea that when you buy something, you have the right to repair it or seek an independent repair shop to do the work and manufacturers must make the parts and information needed for these repairs available to the public for a fair and reasonable price.

    Fortunately, the U.S. House of Representatives has reintroduced the REPAIR Act (Right to Equitable and Professional Auto Industry Repair), H.R. 906, for the 118th Congress. The bill would ensure that motorcyclists and independent repair shops have access to the information, tools, and parts needed to repair motorcycles.

    The AMA is asking you to tell your Representative to co-sponsor this bi-partisan bill and protect your right to repair. If you would like to learn more about Right to Repair, you can read the Federal Trade Commission Report to Congress from May 2021 "Nixing the Fix" which details the ways some manufacturers limit repairs by consumers.

State News

    Albany, N.Y. — New York State Senator Liz Krueger has introduced 2773 , a bill that seeks to ban the sale of off-highway motorcycles and ATVs by dealers or individuals within New York City and enact a fine of $1,000 for the first offense and $2,000 for each subsequent offense while also allowing for any dirt bike or ATV sold in the city to be impounded.

    The AMA strongly opposes this ban. While the bill’s goal is to address illegal use of OHVs on public roads, it instead needlessly punishes law abiding residents and will do nothing to address illegal use of off-highway vehicles on city streets. Thousands of New Yorkers are avid off-road riders and should not lose their right to buy or sell their vehicles within city limits.

    Send a pre-written letter to your state Senator telling them to oppose this ill-conceived bill by visiting the AMA’s Action Center.

For Immediate Release: January 31, 2023


    PICKERINGTON, Ohio (January 31, 2023) — The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) recently expressed outrage and began the fight against Connecticut’s proposed legislation, S.B. 96, which would presuppose that any street-riding motorcyclist killed would automatically become an organ donor if they were not wearing a helmet, something that’s currently legal under Connecticut state law for riders over the age of 18. “The bill shows callous disregard for the motorcycling public,” said AMA Government Relations Director Mike Sayre. “Organ donation is a noble cause that regularly saves lives around the country, but the decision to become a donor is a deeply personal one — one that this legislation would take away from motorcyclists.” “Not only is this bill insulting to motorcyclists,” Sayre added, “but it also violates the religious liberty of those whose faith prohibits posthumous organ donation, and is clearly an unconstitutional violation of bodily autonomy for any American.”

    Within the text of the bill, the statement of purpose reads, simply, “to improve public health.” The AMA counters that if public health is really a concern, preventing motorcycle crashes in the first place must be the priority. This bill makes motorcyclist safety a secondary concern, reducing motorcyclists to little more than a collection of organs to be harvested upon their death.

    When the AMA Government Relations Department contacted Senator Looney’s office, his staff responded that the bill was proposed to help fix declining organ donation rates in Connecticut and dissuade motorcyclists from riding without a helmet. The staffer stated that their position was that if motorcyclists put their lives at risk by riding helmetless, they assume those riders don’t care where their organs end up. While the Senator’s office cites declining organ donation in the state, New England Donor Services, the parent organization of the New England Organ Bank — which is the federally designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO) responsible for coordinating organ and tissue donation in the New England Area — expressed to the AMA its opposition to any legislation that presumes consent for organ donation.

    According to New England Donor Services, the Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (UAGA) is the model statute that governs deceased organ and tissue donation, and it’s one that has been adopted in every state of the Union. The UAGA is based upon gift law principles and requires an affirmative voluntary act, something that S.B. 96 completely disregards.

    The AMA, which represents more than 225,000 motorcyclists across the country, contacted Connecticut Senate President Pro Tempore, Martin M. Looney, who introduced S.B. 96, demanding that he withdraw the offensive bill and make amends with the motorcycling community. The AMA continues to fight to protect the future of motorcycling, with members from all walks of life coming together to celebrate and defend two-wheeled freedom from proposals like S.B. 96. Similar bills have been defeated by the AMA and its members, who have stood up and made their voices heard, and the AMA will continue fighting this despicable bill on behalf of motorcyclists in Connecticut and around the country.

    The AMA urges Connecticut residents to take action by visiting https://www.votervoice.net/Motor.../Campaigns/100162/Respond.

    Concerned motorcyclists who don’t live in Connecticut can express their outrage by emailing Connecticut Senator Looney at Looney@senatedems.ct.gov or going to http://www.senatedems.ct.gov/looney-contact.

ODPS New Release
For Immediate Release: January 17, 2023

Motorcycle Ohio Course Registration Opens January 23

    COLUMBUS   Ohioans who wish to learn what it takes to ride a motorcycle safely and responsibly can sign-up for rider courses online beginning Monday, Jan. 23. Training courses through Motorcycle Ohio begin as early as March and run through early November. The state has over 600,000 endorsed riders, making Ohio one of the largest states for total ridership. Education and public awareness are keys to making our roadways safer for all motorists.

  • Since 2017, there have been 1,074 fatal crashes involving motorcycles in Ohio.
  • In 56% of those crashes, the rider was at-fault.
  • An unendorsed rider was involved in 45% of those crashes.

        The Motorcycle Ohio program, offered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, provides different levels of motorcycle safety courses for riders based on their skill levels and objectives. Funded by motorcycle plate fees and class registrations, Motorcycle Ohio strives to provide affordable, effective education programs at just $50 per course that includes the cost of student workbooks. Students must have a validated motorcycle temporary permit before the first riding session. Upon successful completion of any course, the student will earn a 60-day Bureau of Motor Vehicles skill test waiver for a motorcycle license or endorsement.

        The types of courses include:

  • Basic Rider Skills (BRS): recommended for novice riders. During this 16-hour course, students will participate in four hours of classroom, and 12 hours of on-cycle training covering topics such as cornering, braking, swerving, and traffic interaction. No experience is required, and Motorcycle Ohio provides the motorcycles and helmets.
  • Returning Riders (BRS-RR): recommended for intermediate riders. This eight-hour course is designed for riders 18 and older who have been riding with a two-wheel temporary permit for more than one year, or a two-wheeled experienced rider returning after an extended time away. Students will participate in two hours of classroom instruction, take an on-cycle evaluation to assess their skill level, and then complete six hours of on-cycle training.
  • Basic Rider Skills 2 (BRS-2): recommended for riders looking for a refresher course or to bond with a new motorcycle. During this seven-hour course, students will participate in on-cycle training without a formal classroom setting while using their own street legal two-wheeled motorcycle. Motorcycle Ohio courses are being taught at 36 training sites around Ohio. To find out more about how to prepare for a course and enroll, please visit motorcycle.ohio.gov.

        For additional information, contact:
        Judy Converse
        Public Information Officer, Ohio Traffic Safety Office
        (614) 644-6052

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        At the Motorcycle Riders Foundation Meeting of the Minds 2022, ABATE of Ohio was presented with the Ron Shehard Safety Recognition Award. This is an Annual Award recognizing an achievement in Motorcycle Safety. ABATE of Ohio was awarded this in recognition of the work done to modify HB338 into a bill the Motorcycle Safety Community was comfortable with. ABATE of Ohio had to come up with a new strategy after the bill passed the Ohio House with only one vote against. With ABATE of Ohio’s friends on the Ohio Senate side of the Statehouse, the bill was amended into something acceptable.

    Thank You to all who helped in this effort.
    Ed Schetter
    Executive Director
    ABATE of Ohio Inc.

    January 6, 2023


        Bikers inside the Beltway – with the encouragement and direction of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, since the first Bikers inside the Beltway in 2009, thousands of bikers have met with their elected representatives and educated them about issues of importance to all street riding motorcyclists.

        Last week, President Biden signed into law what the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives agreed upon -- a $1.7 trillion omnibus spending package that funds the federal government through September 2023 and avoids a government shutdown. Included in that 4,155-page bill is a request by Congress to learn more about the profiling of motorcyclists.

        Specifically, within the funding section for the Department of Transportation, language states that: The Committee is concerned that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) may be conducting activities that encourage states to adopt legislation, regulation, or other policies that unjustly profile motorcycle riders. The Committee directs NHTSA to report to the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations on the extent to which the agency works with states on motorcycle passenger policies within 120 days of enactment of this Act.

        The words of retiring U.S. Representative David Price from North Carolina may just as well apply to the recent efforts of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation “... Understand that not every battle can be won on the first try and that politics is a matter of striking a balance between ... compromising and finding common ground where you can, and fighting where you must.”

        The MRF’s victories, realized in the waning hours of Congress in December, should drive home Congressman Price’s words. Those victories came from the year-after-year vigilance of MRF members writing, calling, and meeting with members of Congress during the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s annual Bikers inside the Beltway.

       The pandemic, and the events of January 6, 2021, did not deter the MRF. More than one hundred motorcyclists attended the first in-person meetings in 2021 with members of Congress. Even more attended Bikers inside the Beltway in 2022.

        Now is the time for you to make plans to attend Bikers inside the Beltway – May 15 & 16, 2023.

        As in years past, Bikers inside the Beltway will be dual-faceted to accommodate in-person visits to Congress plus visits to local district offices.

        To ensure that the mission of getting our message to Congress continues to be successful, please consider the following:

  • Make your appointments locally or in Washington
  • Familiarize yourself with the briefing points
  • Confirm your appointment locally or in Washington
  • Virtual or in person, make notes on your meeting
  • Share your meeting notes with the MRF

        In conjunction with Bikers inside the Beltway, a meeting of the MRF Board of Directors takes place on May 15 at the Embassy Suites, 1900 Diagonal Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Rooms are available through the hotel direct line 703-684-5900 and use reference code MRF.

        Attending Bikers inside the Beltway is an essential element of the MRF’s grassroots activism. Make plans to attend the pre-event briefing and Q&A for visits to Congress, scheduled for 7:00 p.m., Monday, May 15. Briefing packets and “leave behinds” will be available during the briefing.

        The Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s Bikers inside the Beltway — May 15 & 16, 2023.

        Thank you for your commitment.

        Yours in Freedom,
        Fredric Harrell
        MRF Director of Conferences & Events

        P.S. Registration for Bikers inside the Beltway is free. However, we request that you register early to help us plan the event. Use the link or the QR code below for Bikers inside the Beltway registration. Thank you.

  • Tired of sitting on your bike at Red Lights
    that won't turn GREEN ????
        To enlist the help of Ohio’s motorcyclists, ODOT set up a special phone number & E-mail for motorcyclists for reporting problem intersections.
        When reports come in, ODOT will notifiy signal owners ( often a city or county ) about the situation and offer recommendations for improvement.
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