Our Right to Rideposted Jun 4, 2008
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Motorcycling is one of the greatest recreational sports in the world, and many people define their lives by their involvement in it. Unfortunately, many other people seem to define their lives by trying to keep us from our favorite pastime.
From trail closures to the unlawful appropriation of motorcycle license fees for unrelated government projects and motorcycles being banned from housing projects, we see unfair treatment of motorcycle riders all the time.
Luckily, there are many organizations that are fighting hard for our right to ride motorcycles. The AMA works hard to defend motorcycling in all its forms, and there are many other organizations like the Blue Ribbon Coalition, CORVA, and the MIC are all involved to protect motorcycling for all of us.
Motion Pro has long been involved in the struggle to keep riding areas open and to protect the rights of motorcyclists everywhere. Motion Pro knows that as a major company in the motorcycle industry it is important to give back and support those who have made us as successful as we are. We are deeply involved with the MIC, the Blue Ribbon Coalition, ORBA, the AMA and CORVA and other organizations that are fighting to protect our rights. Not only from a monetary support standpoint either, Chris Carter, our president, and many of our other staff spend many hours working to support and defend the causes of motorcyclists everywhere.
In these days of threats to off road recreational areas, and other issues that affect motorcyclists, there is a lot that any motivated motorcyclist can do to help support these causes. The AMA has a Rapid Response page on their website at http://www.amadirectlink.com/legisltn/rapidresponse.asp that tracks legal and rights issues all across America. The Blue Ribbon Coalition has an excellent website at http://www.sharetrails.org/ that has legal information and ways for all riders to act to defend the sport that we love so much. For Californian riders, contact district 36 at: http://www.ama.d36.org also see California Off Road Vehicle Association can be found at: http://www.corva.org/ Another excellent state oriented site is the Colorado Off Highway Vehicle Coalition at http://www.cohvco.org/ There are many others, in states across the nation. Check in your area for any organizations, and do whatever is possible to combat the threats to our most favorite way of life and recreation.