Second Annual Bikes on the Border Wrap Up

The Second Annual Bikes on the Border was held March 21st and 22nd in Kings Mountain North Carolina.  We had 67 registrations, up 63% from last year.  The conference was an opportunity for motorcyclists from the Carolinas and Virginia to gather and discuss topics of importance to motorcyclists and to motorcycle rights organizations.    

Attendees arrived Friday March 21st and enjoyed fellowship over a few beverages at the hospitality room.  The following day, the conference was held at the H. Lawrence Patrick Conference Center in Kings Mountain, NC.  Topics covered included federal legislation affecting motorcyclists, a panel discussion on effective lobbying on both the state and federal level, insurance law and how it affects motorcyclists, and a presentation on dealing with toxic members in your motorcycle rights organization.  There was also a roundtable discussion on issues of importance to motorcyclists in each state in attendance.

Presenter’s included Dennis Welborne with ABATE of South Carolina, Cindy Hodges with CBA/ABATE of North Carolina, John Pierce with ABATE of Oklahoma, Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Governmental Affairs and Public Relations for the Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF), as well as members of Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group. 

The conference concluded with a banquet featuring a silent auction as well as a 50/50 raffle with the proceeds of both going to the MRF.  The auction and raffle raised $827.00 for the MRF. 

Given the feedback we received from attendees a Third Annual Bikes on the Border is inevitable.  We are looking forward to announcing the details in the future.  

Matt Danielson
McGrath & Danielson
The Motorcycle Law Group