Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Ride To Work Day - ABATE of Ohio

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Ride To Work Day

This week, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard and Vice President Jay Jackson had the honor of joining the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus for an event celebrating “Ride To Work Day.”  The ride began at the footsteps of the U.S. Capitol and traveled down Independence Ave, circling the National Mall before returning to the Capitol Building.  

The ride was headlined by the leadership of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus, Rep. Tim Walberg (Michigan), Rep. Donald Norcross (New Jersey), Rep. Troy Balderson (Ohio) and Rep. Derrick Van Orden (Wisconsin). Joining the Members of Congress on the ride were congressional staffers and guests from other organizations interested in promoting and protecting the motorcycling lifestyle. In addition to the MRF, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), Harley-Davidson (HD), Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) and the Specialty Equipment Manufacturing Association (SEMA) were all represented.

Hardtail said of the event, “These lawmakers understand what being a biker means. We are grateful that they joined us as we rode through the streets of Washington, D.C. Not only did they hear us today, but more importantly they saw us.”

Jay Jackson added, “Working with other groups like the AMA, HD, MIC and SEMA on the ride really demonstrates to Congress that while we have many voices in D.C., we often have similar priorities when it comes to protecting the motorcycling community.”

“This is an experience we’ve wanted to do since 2008. I’m glad to see it finally happen.” – Rep. Walberg

“I’m just disappointed I have to go to work after this ride.” – Rep. Norcross

“My grandpa gave me my first motorcycle when I was 5 years old. I’ve been riding ever since.” – Rep. Balderson

“The motorcycle is a symbol of American freedom.”  – Rep. Van Orden
Thank you to the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus for their leadership in organizing this event and to all those who joined the ride!
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