Press Release (ePRNews.com) - STATEWIDE, Wis. - Feb 19, 2017 - No one knows the ins and outs of Wisconsin roads like the biker who rides them. It is that rider who understands the impact of the roadways on their motorcycle, road conditions, obstacles and/or hazards to bikers. Who better to advocate for the rider than the riders themselves? The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) doesn’t seem to think so. They are currently working on the infrastructure of their Motorcycle Advisory Council (MAC) but would only like one member on this committee that actually rides a motorcycle.
ABATE of Wisconsin Inc. has been working closely the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) to lobby Legislators from across the country. They have asked their members to write letters (http://cqrcengage.com/mrf/app/write-a-letter?2&engagementId=271917&lp=0) to their legislators asking for their support in ensuring the representation of motorcyclists on the MAC and their voices have been heard. Wisconsin Senator Baldwin and Congressman Pocan have led that initiative and they have been backed up by Senator Johnson, Congressmen Sensenbrenner, Kind, Gothman and Moore. In a recent letter to colleages, Senator Baldwin asked her peers to urge the new Secretary of Transportation to nominate members to the Motorcyclist Advisory Council who adequately represent the concerns of bikers – and ensure the riding community has a seat at the table during these important conversations to improve our roadways. According to Baldwin, “The insights and expertise of the riding community must be taken into consideration”.
Wisconsin bikers will get their chance to thank those Legislators personally in May when they travel to Washington DC for the Motorcycle Riders Foundations “Bikers Inside the Beltway” Lobby Day to inform, educate and encourage legislators about the motorcycle community and the issues they care about. When voices need to be heard, Wiscsonsin riders are prepared to get loud but are always grateful for the support.
For more information on ABATE of Wisconsin, Inc. please visit www.abatewis.org.
ABATE (A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments) is a bi-partisan grass roots organization with a goal to give the motorcyclists of Wisconsin a strong, united voice with regard to their future, their way of life, their safety and their legal rights as motorcyclists and citizens. Source :
ABATE of Wisconsin, Inc.