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For Immediate Release


11 August 2008


Contact:  Carol Downs, Conference Director

Telephone:  (303) 204-6939

Fax: (720) 748-0743






The Motorcycle Riders Foundation would like you to join us on September 25-28th in Denver, CO for the 24th Annual Meeting of the Minds hosted by ABATE of Colorado.  This is a four-day event including seminars that are targeted at educating motorcyclists on national and international issues that are facing us now and will be facing us in the foreseeable future.

We are excited to announce that this year will feature "The Motorcycling

Community- Working Together," a panelist discussion of top industry professionals.


Though the event kicks off Thursday evening with a Meet the MRF Board session, the highlight of with weekend will come on Saturday in the general session with the panelists.  The panel will feature:  Scott Arminger, Harley Davidson Motor Corp.; Keith Ball, (Author, Freedom Fighter); Ed Moreland, American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and Author; Duane Taylor, Govt. Relations Specialist – Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC);  Kirk “Hardtail” Willard,  President – Motorcycle Riders Foundation;  and a yet-to-be-announced representative from the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM).  In addition to a wide array of seminars and break-out sessions aimed at educating the attendees, the weekend will also feature a rematch of the famed Kilts vs. Bibs Tug-of-War contest, a banquet and silent auction on Saturday night.  On Sunday morning the Karen Bolin Memorial Ride will allow attendees who rode in to take a tour of some of the surrounding area.


All MRF conferences offer an early registrations price break of $10 for those who register before August 18, 2008.  After that deadline,

registration for MRF members is $70, $80 for non-members.   Registration

includes all seminars, materials and the banquet on Saturday evening.


Meeting of the Minds is being held at the Denver Tech Center Marriott, 4900 Syracuse, Denver, Co.  We encourage you to make your hotel reservations by Monday, August 18th to receive the conference rate of $89 a night.  After Monday, the hotel will no longer hold the block of rooms reserved for this event and we cannot guarantee that space will be available in the conference hotel.  To make a reservation at the Denver Tech Center, please call them directly at 1-800-228-9290 and tell them that you are with the Motorcycle Riders Foundation in order to receive the group rate.  If you plan to fly to Denver, ABATE of Colorado has set up a shuttle that runs to and from the airport for your convenience. The shuttle will run on Thursday, Sept. 25th from Noon to 10 pm and Friday, Sept. 26th from 9 a.m. to 6 pm.  To be picked up you will go out doors 506 or 507 (from baggage claim) and proceed to the limo/taxi booth on Island 1.  Let the attendants there know that you want Classy Limos and tell them how many are in your group.  Upon registration check-in at the Conference you will sign up for the return trip to the airport.


In order to register for this event, you can visit our website at or contact the office at (202) 546-0983.  Registration forms can be downloaded from the web and mailed to the MRF office at 236 Massachusetts Ave NE, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002.  For more information about this conference contact Conference Director, Carol Downs, at (303) 204-6939 or by e-mail at






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(c)All Information contained in this release is copyrighted. Reproduction permitted with attribution. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation, incorporated in 1987, is a membership-based, national motorcyclists' rights organization headquartered in Washington, DC. The first motorcyclists'

rights organization to establish a full-time presence in Washington, DC, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation is the only Washington voice devoted exclusively to the street rider. The MRF established MRFPAC in the early 1990s to advocate the election of candidates who would champion the cause of rider safety and rider freedom.


The MRF proudly claims state motorcyclists' rights organizations and the very founders of the American riders' rights movement among its leading members. The MRF is involved in federal and state legislation and regulations, motorcycling safety education, training, and public awareness. The MRF provides members and state motorcyclists' rights organizations with direction and information, and sponsors annual regional and national educational seminars for motorcyclists rights activists, as well as publishing a bi-monthly newsletter, THE MRF REPORTS.