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Join us at VCOM Lobby Day | January 18, 2016

posted on Friday January 15th, 2016
I’d like to personally invite you to The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists’ annual Lobby Day on Monday, January 18, 2016. Join VCOM lobbyists and other fellow motorcyclists as we go to the Virginia General Assembly to speak to delegates and senators about upcoming legislation that affects all of us as motorcyclists in Virginia. The schedule of events is as follows: Sunday, January 17 at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn on Staples Mill Road in Richmond, VCOM lobbyists will lead…

Winner of the 2015 Bike Giveaway

posted on Wednesday January 6th, 2016
Tom presented the the HD Street 500 today to Bryan Thomas of Hendersonville, NC. Congratulations Bryan! Enjoy your new ride.

2015 Bike Giveaway

posted on Wednesday November 18th, 2015
The drawing for the 2015 Bike Giveaway was held on November 2, 2015. The winner is from North Carolina. More details to come upon delivery of the bike. Pre-registration for the 2016 Bike Giveaway is now open at: motorcyclelawgroup.com/free-bike/

Protect your bike’s customizations with scheduled or stated-value insurance

posted on Tuesday November 3rd, 2015
You’ve spent lots of time – and money – customizing your bike to make it one-of-a-kind. But what happens if you’re in an accident? Let’s start with the basics. If your bike is destroyed in a crash, insurance companies will pay you for the bike’s fair market value – the amount the bike was selling for in the condition immediately before the accident. While extras and modifications can increase the value of a motorcycle, fair market value is not computed…

Protect your bike’s customizations with scheduled or stated-value insurance

posted on Tuesday November 3rd, 2015
You’ve spent lots of time – and money – customizing your bike to make it one-of-a-kind. But what happens if you’re in an accident? Let’s start with the basics. If your bike is destroyed in a crash, insurance companies will pay you for the bike’s fair market value – the amount the bike was selling for in the condition immediately before the accident. While extras and modifications can increase the value of a motorcycle, fair market value is not computed…

7 Things to Keep on Your Motorcycle

posted on Wednesday October 14th, 2015
Nobody wants to be in an accident, but it’s an unfortunate reality for a lot of riders each year. While you can’t plan for the where and when, you can make sure you’re prepared should you ever find yourself in an accident. One of the most common mistakes people make in an accident is not having the necessary information on hand, as well as the means to document details about the accident. There’s a lot going on and emotions are…

House Sub-Committee Seeks to Improve Motorcycle Safety

posted on Tuesday September 15th, 2015
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has reported that the Federal Highway Bill which went to the House of Representatives from the United States Senate has retained the language which would end federal funding for motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. The bill was referred to the House Science Committee, Subcommittee on Research and Technology. Besides approving the ban on motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints, the sub-committee approved language assigning a study to the National Academy of Sciences to determine the best methods of preventing motorcycle…

Highway Bill Passes the US Senate with Language De-Funding Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

posted on Monday August 3rd, 2015
The United States Senate passed a six-year highway bill today with strong bi-partisan support. The bill includes language that would end federal funding for motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. The bill also contains language defining three-wheeled automobiles, which are currently classified as motorcycles under federal law, as their own class of vehicle. These amendments were included in the final version of the bill due to the tireless efforts of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF). Most motorcyclists have no objection with safety checkpoints…

Story Claims That All Registered Motorcyclists Are On An FBI Gang List

posted on Wednesday March 25th, 2015
My email has been blowing up with a story that is circulating on the internet, purportedly from the Washington Post, claiming that all registered motorcyclists in the U.S. are on an FBI gang list.  The story goes on to say that motorcyclists are 67% more likely to be involved in illegal activity. This is not a Washington Post Story.  I had my paralegal (who is an amazing cyber-sleuth) track it down.  The story originated from a website called the National…