MRF E-MAIL NEWS Motorcycle Riders Foundation
236 Massachusetts Ave. NE
Washington, DC 20002-4980
For Immediate Release
18 March 2009
"Boz" Kerr, Vice President, MRF
Email: boz at mrf.org
Bikers Inside The Beltway Date Announcement Delayed
The MRF is aware
of, and gratified by, the interest in the event we are calling Bikers inside
the Beltway. We are also mindful of the fact that we
said we would announce the date in early March. Well, here we are and we still don't have a firm date.
We keep hoping that we can announce the date, but with the clock ticking it is time to offer an explanation.
Since the new Congress went into session, the Motorcycle Riders Foundation has been working with United States Representative Judy Biggert (R – Il) and her staff to secure a site on the Capitol grounds for our event.
Due to unannounced changes in the rules to hold such an event (made by the Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi), which went into effect this year, we have had to negotiate with officials of the Capitol. Because of the huge workload that occurs when a new Congress begins, our request was delayed. This is something that is entirely beyond our control.
Because of the
rule changes, in all likelihood there will be some adjustments to be made on
our part. We just can't say exactly what at the
In the last several
weeks - working with the Sergeant of Arms of the House of Representatives -
a spot in the Capitol complex came into
consideration. While smaller than we would like, we have made a request to obtain it. That request is currently under review. We are just waiting
for confirmation from that office and we will announce the date. We have every reason to believe that we will receive official confirmation soon.
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