of the MRF
words of the street rider's first voice in Washington were uttered
in 1985 in St. Louis, Missouri. There, the very founders of
the motorcyclists' rights movement in America gathered for a meeting
of the minds. Leaders of State Motorcyclists' Rights Organizations
(SMROs), they wanted to catapult to the national scene the clout
and effectiveness of SMROs -- the strong, effective grassroots
of state-based motorcyclists' rights.
it had to be done. Riders' rights had to go national, because
the threat was national. Our founders at this meeting of the minds
shared a keen sense that danger was not just on the horizon but
dead ahead, as freedom's foes had just attacked with a ban on
motorcycles in the United States Congress.
it had to be done right. The founders wanted a staff that
was all muscle and no fat, supported not by casual members but
driven by a team of dedicated volunteers, with each volunteer
committed to shouldering his or her share of the demands of liberty.
They envisioned a team committed to core values like respect for
riders' diverse lifestyles and opinions, integrity in conduct,
excellence and boldness in facing challenges head-on and, above
all, leadership -- leadership in the unrelenting struggle for
the safety and freedom of American motorcyclists.
So, at a
meeting of the minds of grassroots leaders, a new leader was born:
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation. The first motorcyclists'
rights advocacy organization with a full-time legislative and
political presence in our nation's capital. The only Washington
voice devoted exclusively to you, the street rider. And each year,
the leaders of the now-worldwide community gather for motorcycling's
premier political leadership summit -- named to commemorate the
gathering at which we were founded: The MRF
Meeting of the Minds.
USA and across the world, the torch of freedom burns in the hearts
of motorcyclists. One by one, they recognize the need to become
volunteers as co-partners in an organization committed to integrity,
respect, leadership, teamwork and excellence.
One by one,
in every continent and culture, motorcyclists are deciding to
Ride with the Leaders.
them. Ride with the Leaders. Become
an MRF Volunteer today.