Update on the Third Annual Bikes on the Border

Unfortunately, having to move Bikes on the Border up a month this year from March to April seems to be having an effect on registrations.  We currently have 20 registered attendees.  If we cannot reach 40 by March 15 we will have to cancel the conference this year.  Of course anyone who has registered will receive a full refund.The Third Annual Bikes on the Border will is set to be held April 10 – 12, 2015 in Bristol, Virginia.  The host hotel is the Holiday Inn Bristol Conference Center at 3005 Linden Dr., Bristol, VA 24202.  Room rates are $85.00.  Call 276-466-4100 for reservations and ask for the Bikes on the Border rate.  A block of rooms has been set aside for the conference.  An earlier email had identified Danville, Virginia as the likely venue for this year’s conference; however we were not able to work out satisfactory accommodations in Danville.  We are happy to have been able to do so in Bristol.

There is a $25.00 registration fee for the conference.  Registration 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 a banquet ticket and t-shirt.

Registration forms can be found at the following link:


In order to register by mail, send a $25.00 check made payable to McGrath & Danielson, along with a completed registration form to McGrath & Danielson, PO Box 5424, Richmond, VA 23220.  You may also register using PayPal at the following link:


The actual conference will take place on Saturday, April 11, 2015.  The agenda has been set.  This year’s session will include the following topics:

–           The Constitution and how to make it work for you.
–           Federal issues of importance to motorcyclists.
–           Lessons from a Freedom Fighter.
–           Your bike is wrecked and it’s not your fault.  Now what?
–           A round-table discussion on issues of importance to motorcyclists in your state.

In addition to Saturday’s agenda, Sunday, April 12th will feature an accident scene management class.  The class focuses on caring for injured riders at an accident scene and how to do so while maintaining the safety of both the injured and the aiding.

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 rob@motorcyclelawgroup.com.

If you can make the conference, plan to arrive Friday evening for fellowship over a few beverages in the hospitality room.  This year’s hospitality room is being sponsored by the Virginia Bikers Association (VABA).   We hope to see you there and are looking forward to another interesting and productive Bikes on the Border.

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