Update on Motorcycle Issues at the 2017 Virginia General Assembly

posted on Monday January 23rd, 2017

I will start by apologizing for any spelling or grammatical errors. I am writing this in the Lansing Michigan airport. I have spent the weekend with members of ABATE of Michigan and had the honor of speaking at their annual meeting. They are a great group of motorcyclist rights advocates. My 6:00 am flight out Learn More

Motorcycle Lobby Day 2017 TBA

posted on Wednesday December 7th, 2016

The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) will be making a change to the annual January legislative meeting. Lobby Day is usually held on Martin Luther King Day. For two decades Virginia motorcyclists have gathered on that day to go the state capital in order to urge their legislators to support motorcyclists in Virginia. However, this Learn More

National Motorcycle Conference Coming to Virginia Help Needed

posted on Monday October 24th, 2016

For the first time ever Virginia will host the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s Meeting of the Minds. This annual conference will bring 300 to 500 grassroots motorcycling advocates from across the country to Williamsburg Virginia from September 21-24, 2017. This conference is the premier motorcyclists rights conference in the country. I am the conference coordinator and Learn More

The Amended Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Now Moves to the Full Senate

posted on Friday March 4th, 2016

As often happens in the legislative world, a not so funny thing happened on the way to committee. HB 939, our auxiliary light bill to allow motorcyclists to utilize LED type accent lighting, ran into last minute trouble. Despite coming out of the House of Delegates on a 100-0 vote, the bill was fiercely opposed Learn More

Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Going to Senate Transportation Committee

posted on Monday February 22nd, 2016

Our Auxiliary light bill, HB 939, is going to be heard this Wednesday (February 24th) before the Senate Transportation Committee. This bill would allow motorcyclists to utilize auxiliary lighting, such as LED accent lighting, in order to be more visible at night. Current Virginia law requires that all lighting be approved by the superintendent of Learn More

Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Passes House on Unanimous Vote

posted on Tuesday February 9th, 2016

Our Auxiliary light bill, HB 939, passed today in the House of Delegates on a vote of 100-0. We now move to the Virginia Senate. Thank you to all who took the time to email their legislators. This bill would allow motorcyclists to utilize auxiliary lighting, such as LED accent lighting, in order to be Learn More

Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Going to Full Committee

posted on Wednesday February 3rd, 2016

Our Auxiliary light bill, HB 939, is going to be heard this Thursday (February 4th) before the Full House Transportation Committee. This bill would allow motorcyclists to utilize auxiliary lighting, such as LED accent lighting, in order to be more visible at night. Current Virginia law requires that all lighting be approved by the superintendent Learn More

Motorcycle Auxiliary Light Bill Passes Out of Sub-Committee

posted on Tuesday February 2nd, 2016

Our Auxiliary light bill, HB 939, passed out of House Sub-Committee # 1 with the help of the Sub-Committee Chairman, Delegate Scott Garrett. The many emails sent by motorcyclists on this list was crucial to getting out of sub-committee. When we know the date we will be going to the full House Transportation Committee we Learn More