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Motorcycle Law Group to Host Reddit Forum

This is a reminder that we are hosting our first ever, Reddit Ask Us Anything (AUA) forum today at 2:00 pm EST. We invite all of you to join in the conversation as Matt Danielson, Chad Fuller, and Liz Sorrell from Motorcycle Law Group answer questions about:

• Motorcycle laws and statutes
• What to do in the event of an accident
• How much and what type of motorcycle insurance you really need
• Anything else motorcycle law related


Login to on:

• Tuesday, November 15
• 2pm EST – 4pm EST
• Submit questions for our team to answer!

What is Reddit?

Reddit is a social news aggregation and discussion website. Reddit’s community members can submit content, like we are doing for this Ask Us Anything event. If you want to join in the conversation but do not have an account, it very easy to sign up (and free).

We would be pleased to have as many of you from our MLG community active and participating on this day. We will send a reminder out the week before and the day of the AUA conversation to direct you to the forum.

If you have any questions please let us know!

Matt Danielson
McGrath, Danielson, Sorrell & Fuller
The Motorcycle Law Group

Tip-to-Tip Ride: June 4-5, 2016

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By Matt Danielson, The Motorcycle Law Group

I’d like to personally invite you to join the 2nd annual Tip-to-Tip Ride June 4-5, 2016, hosted by the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) and the Virginia Bikers Association (VABA).

Over the course of two days, more than 25 motorcyclists will ride from the western tip to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. The ride raises money to support VCOM and VABA in their lobbying efforts on behalf of motorcyclists and is a chance for those of us in the motorcycle rights movement to get together and do what we love most: ride.

Tip to Tip 3Day 1: The ride will start on Saturday, June 4 at 8:00 a.m. in Cumberland Gap VA/KY/TN, where groups of no more than 10 riders will leave on Route 58/421 in 10 minute increments. The first stop will be in Bristol, Va. at the Friendship Victory/Indian/Eagle Rider dealership. During this rest break, riders will get a tour of the dealership, plenty of refreshments and some time to socialize. From there, the group will head towards Abington, Va. and through the mountainous terrain of southwest Virginia through Crooked Road, the Grayson Highlands, the White Top Mountains and the famous Lovers Leap Mountain. Day one ends in South Boston, Va. where the group will stay the night and enjoy more fun and more food.

Day 2: On day two, kickstands go up bright and early as riders make their way to the Virginia Seashore, crossing over bridges and through a 21-mile stretch on I-64, around Suffolk, to avoid any city traffic. Then the ride will continue down Route 13 towards the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel, where we’ll cross the Bay. Our final destination will be Chincoteague Island, Va.

Motorcyclists are welcome to join the group at any point during the two-day ride, although they will not receive a patch or t-shirt. But, we’re all truly in it for the ride, the experience and to support lobbying efforts on behalf of motorcyclists.

I hope you’ll join us for this year’s Tip-to-Tip Ride. For details on hotel and room accommodations, please visit:

For more information and to check availability, please call Rob Griffin at 1-888-819-3212.

I hope to see you there.

Matt Danielson
McGrath, Danielson, Sorrell & Fuller
The Motorcycle Law Group

Second Annual Bikes on the Border

Last year’s Bikes on the Border conference was so successful we are doing it again.  The Second Annual Bikes on the Border will be held from March 21 to 23, 2014 in Kings Mountain North Carolina.  The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Express Kings Mountain, NC at 100 Woodlake Pkwy., Kings Mountain, NC.  Room rates are $75.00.  Call 704-734-0014 for reservations.  A block of rooms has been set aside for the conference.

The Actual conference will be held on Saturday March 22nd at the H. Lawrence Patrick Conference Center at 909 E. King St., Kings Mountain, NC.  It is 1.8 miles from the host hotel.  Topics will include

– Federal legislation affecting motorcyclists.
– Lobbying 101 – A panel discussion on effective lobbying on both the state and federal level.
– Insurance law and how it affects motorcyclists.
– How to deal with toxic members in your motorcycle rights organization.
– A roundtable discussion among all attendees on issues of importance to motorcyclists in your state.

There is a $25.00 registration fee which includes a t-shirt and a ticket to the banquet Saturday night.  Walk-ins are welcome at the conference, but those who register will have guaranteed seating.  Additionally only registrants will receive banquet tickets and t-shirts.

You may register by check made payable to McGrath & Danielson, PO Box 5424, Richmond, VA 23220 and mail with a registration form found at:                             

You may also register using PayPal at:                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

This year’s banquet will feature a silent auction and a 50/50 with all proceeds going to the Motorcycle Riders Foundation.  If you have items for the silent auction please contact Rob Griffin at

If you can make the conference, plan to arrive Friday evening for fellowship over a few beverages in the hospitality room.  Also plan to stay around Sunday morning for a guided tour of the Kings Mountain Battlefield Park.  We look forward to another interesting and productive Bikes on the Border.

Matt Danielson
McGrath & Danielson
The Motorcycle Law Group

Virginia Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable 2013

This year’s Virginia Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable will be held on Sunday, September 8, 2013 at the Richmond Marriott which is located at 500 East Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219.  This is where it has been held for the past few years.

The Legislative Roundtable is where Virginia Motorcyclists gather to discuss issues of importance to the motorcycling community, and to have input on the 2014 legislative agenda to be presented to the Virginia General Assembly by the Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists.

The Roundtable will start at 12:00 P.M. and usually lasts three to four hours.  If you can make it we would welcome your voice in deciding the issues that need to be addressed in 2014.  In past years the Roundtable was the starting point for legislation such as Virginia’s red light bill, our prohibition against motorcycle only checkpoints, the modification of the Virginia Code to allow two two-wheeled motorcycles to travel abreast in a single lane, and legislation improving Virginia’s Rider Education Program.

If you are interested in attending we would welcome you around the table.  If you are unable to attend but want to express your ideas, or if you have any questions concerning this year’s Virginia Motorcycle Legislative Roundtable, please do not hesitate to contact me.

On a final note, Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group is accepting nominations for this year’s Tom McGrath’s Leading Wheel Award.  If you know of an individual who has made an outstanding effort to improve motorcycling or motorcycle safety, please send me their information and a description of their achievements.  Nominees can be someone who has made a significant achievement to improve motorcycling, or someone who’s body of work over time has significantly benefited motorcycling or motorcycle safety.  Remember that members of the Motorcycle Law Group are not eligible to receive the award.

As always, if you have any questions or comments concerning anything that I have written please do not hesitate to contact me.

Matt Danielson
McGrath & Danielson
Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group

Bikes On The Border 2013

Sign up for a day of seminars on topics of interest for all motorcycle enthusiasts and rights activists. Your $25.00 conference fee gets you admittance to the conference, Saturday evening buffet, a custom designed “Bikes on the Border” t-shirt and an opportunity to network and swap ideas with likeminded individuals from both Carolinas and Virginia.

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