I would like to take a moment to thank Mary K. (President of ABATE of AZ.), Sean Pinder (Chairman of ABATE of AZ.) and Johnny D (Designated Lobbyist for Arizona Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs) for coming to the Modified Motorcycle Associations last Board of Directors meeting in January. It meant alot to this Association for them to show their concerns and support.
Talking with Mary K. I understand that both organizations have the same objectives, and want to accomplish the same tasks for the motorcyclist in the State. There have been and will be changes in the lobbying efforts in the State. If we stick together we will achieve our goals.
The handle bar bill that was proposed was not passed because of some verbiage that was missing. Some of the Districts in Arizona have more concerns about ATV’s than other Districts and any Law written for Arizona’s should be written for all Arizonan’s. The new verbiage is being drafted so as to be more appealing to all Districts Reps. The team is still working on a licenses plate that is going to be good for 10 years.
This year’s National Coalition of Motorcyclist Conference will be in Denver Colorado in May. It should be good riding weather and a good ride for more of us to participate.
This conference is always very informative as well as a good place to meet new like-minded people or rekindle old relationships. May is also Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month, everyone should do their best to help get proclamations from your City or town’s leadership to proclaim May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness month, as well as do at least one booth to help the public understand what this is about, and to help everyone to be more aware of motorcycles.
The more people we have at these booths, the more of an impression we will have. Children are the most impressionable. Who knows, maybe you’re talking to a future motorcyclist? By the same note you could sign up new members for the Association. We all need to do our part to be successful.
I would love to see you all for the 20th Annual Jester Run. It is a Memorial ride for the fallen Motorcyclist in Arizona over the past year. This will also be in May on the 2nd. at 9:00am at Auto Motion, 595 S. 6th St. Cottonwood Az. A Police escorted ride starts at 10:30am. It’s always cool to be involved with.
Thank you for your support,
Ed “Hollywood” Holyoak
MMA of Arizona Chairman