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For Immediate Release

02 March 2009

Contact: Carol Downs, Conference Director


BEAST of the East is Nearly Upon Us.

The pre-registration deadline is rapidly approaching.

BEAST of the East is one of our regional events that allow interested motorcyclists' rights activists to learn about issues affecting our right to ride. It offers workshops on how to be more involved, be more effective and make our presence known.

This year the Conference is hosted by ABATE of Delaware in Rehoboth Beach, DE. The dates are April 17-19. We will be headquartered at the Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center.

Our agenda this year includes workshops on Effective Lobby Days, Being More Effective in your SMRO, Robert's Rules of Order and more. We will have a session that will provide updates on legislation happening in states across the country, as well as a general session that outlines what legislation is expected at the national level which will affect our rights as motorcyclists.

The cut-off date for pre-registration is March 17. The cut-off date for hotel reservations is the same date.

The regional Conferences are a great way for local chapters and districts to send as many attendees as what want to attend. A chapter registration fee of only $100.00 allows unlimited attendees from a given chapter/district to attend. The $100.00 registration fee does not include the banquet. When registering as a chapter you must provide a list of attendees and the banquet fees of $35.00 each.

MRF members registering individually pay only $60.00 prior to March 17; after that date it will be $70.00. Non-MRF members pay an additional $10.00.

We are anticipating lots of energy and well focused discussions. This is not an event you want to miss. Get those registrations in now.

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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.