Bikers Inside the Beltway a Success
WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2009) -- The Motorcycle Riders Foundation's (MRF) Michael "Boz" Kerr Bikers Inside The Beltway national motorcycle awareness day event took place last week and was a success on all fronts. Best of all, attendance was high and the roads were dry. More than 75 attendees rode in to the event from 16 different states. The high miler for this year's event was Charles Fletcher, who rode out from Minnesota.
The event, held on the grounds of the United States Capitol, was an opportunity for motorcyclists from across the nation to invite their Members of Congress to come out and talk about motorcycle safety with some of their constituents. Congressman Nick Rahall (D-WV), the number two Democrat in the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee and the Chairman of the House Resources Committee, addressed the group of riders in attendance. Additional keynote speakers at the event included Tom Petri (R-WI), a subcommittee chair of the House T&I Committee; Brad Ellsworth (D-IN); Judy Biggert (R-IL); and Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ), the co-chair of the House Motorcycle Safety Caucus and sponsor of HRes 269, the motorcycle safety awareness bill recently passed by the House.
Thanks to every one who attended and supported this event. You can read press coverage of the event here. Photos and video will be available on the MRF website soon.