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The Senate's First-ever Bipartisan Motorcycle Caucus

April 11, 2017 - The Motorcycle Rider's Foundation (MRF) is extremely pleased to announce the formation of the Senate's first-ever bipartisan motorcycle caucus. Led by Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Senator Gary Peters (D-MI), the caucus will focus on issues that impact both riders and industry manufacturers.

Sen. Peters, a friend of the MRF, said of the launch, "Motorcyclists come from all walks of life, and I can't think of a better way to bring together a diverse and dedicated group of advocates to discuss everything from safety concerns to manufacturing. I'm looking forward to working with Senator Ernst as co-chair of the bipartisan Senate Motorcycle Caucus to foster these important discussions and find common ground with motorcycle lovers across the country."

Once up and running, the Senate motorcycle caucus will work in partnership with the bipartisan Congressional Motorcycle Caucus (CMC) in the House of Representatives, chaired by Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI) and Michael Burgess (R-TX).

It is safe to assume that the mission of the Senate motorcycle caucus will be very similar to that of the CMC—to support riders through education and awareness in order to encourage responsible motorcycling. In addition, the CMC also serves to ensure that the motorcycling community is treated equitably by Congress as it considers infrastructure and environmental policies, safety and education programs. It serves to promote the safety of motorcyclists through the recognition of Motorcycle Awareness Month, hosting and participating in industry fly-ins, drawing attention to the national "Ride to Work Day", promoting rider awareness and safety at national events, and ensuring motorcycle safety is remembered in the transportation reauthorization process, and it works to remind vehicle operators to be aware of motorcycles with whom they share the roads and highways.

The MRF applauds the efforts of Senators Ernst and Peters and stands ready to work with both their newly-formed caucus and the CMC in regards to our 2017 legislative agenda.

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About Motorcycle Riders Foundation
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) provides leadership at the federal level for states' motorcyclists' rights organizations as well as motorcycle clubs and individual riders. The MRF is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. The MRF is committed to being a national advocate for the advancement of motorcycling and its associated lifestyle and works in conjunction with its partners to help educate elected officials and policymakers in Washington and beyond.

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