Bikers Inside the Beltway - 2015
This year was another highly successful Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) event in our Nation’s capitol. We were blessed with perfect weather and a robust number of citizen motorcycle lobbyists on the most important day of the year for motorcyclists.
Motorcyclists from Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin descended onto Capitol Hill to defend the freedoms of motorcyclists.
This years only national lobby event for motorcyclists resulted in over 500 individual interactions with Senate and House offices to advance the MRF agenda in Washington D.C.
The focus of Bikers Inside The Beltway 2015 (BITB) was H.R. 1861 & S.127, bills to prohibit federal funding of motorcycle only roadside checkpoints. The group also lobbied for H.R. 21 a bill that would require the Environmental Protection Agency to halt the sale of E-15 gasoline and conduct an independent study on the effects of the E-15 blend on internal combustion engines. The group also advocated for the passage of black box privacy legislation. Autocycle legislation was also discussed.
Representative Jim Sensenbrenner's letter of inquiry to the EPA was hand delivered to multiple relevant members of congress during the event.
This year’s Congressional program was held on the House side of Capitol Hill. The attendees heard from several members of congress who were all very supportive towards the motorcycle rights community.
This year's Bikers Inside the Beltway was a tremendous success. The MRF thanks all of you who attended from near and far to defend liberty.