MRF Best Of The West

Good evening, riders,

Here is the announcement from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation concerning the upcoming Best of the West conference this June.  With the way the American political process is going there is no better time to either get back or become engaged in the process.  Any of the conferences put on by the MRF are an excellent source of the jump start necessary to get you on the road to taking charge of the future of motorcycling.  And to add to the fun, Boise is one days ride from anywhere in Washington, so it  becomes a great excuse for a three day weekend.  Go for a ride, talk motorcycle politics with the folks that do it all over the west, and then take another ride.  What could be better than that?

That is just the beginning of the story though:

The WRRA has decided to sponsor one new activist to attend the conference, conference fees and hotel.  All we ask is that you put your new training and our investment to good use.  Are you good with people?  Perhaps motorcycle community outreach is right up your alley.  Riding around to all sorts of motorcycling events and telling the story of how things really happen in Olympia and Washington DC is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it.  Public relations background?  Ever thought about assisting with media relations and press interaction?  If you love numbers (and who doesn’t?) perhaps you could offer to take over from Lloyd and give him a well deserved break as our treasurer.

These are just some of the possibilities; you can write the story.

There is even the possibility of some sort of reward for the “head hunter” that finds us a likely candidate.  When you find us the candidate we can do some talking.  Just fire me an E-mail.

“Texas” Larry Walker

Government Relations Specialist

Washington Road Riders Association

BEST of the West

Have you registered yet?  The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) hopes you will join us in Boise for the 2010 BEST of the West conference from June 11-13.  This year the conference is hosted by the Idaho Coalition for Motorcycle Safety (ICMS).

BEST of the West is one of the MRF’s regional events that allows interested motorcyclists’ rights activists to learn about issues affecting our right to ride. It offers workshops on how to be more involved, be more effective and make our presence known. This year will also feature a demonstration by the Idaho STAR Motorcycle Safety Program.

BEST of the West conference attendance is open to anyone interested in motorcyclists’ rights, and individuals wishing to attend this conference will receive $10 off the regular registration fee if they register before May 12, 2010. After the deadline, the fee will increase to $70 for MRF members and $80 for non-members respectively. The registration fee covers all the seminars for the weekend, as well as a dinner banquet and auction on Saturday night.

The MRF encourages all participants to make their hotel arrangements by Wednesday, May 12 to receive the conference rate of $79. After Wednesday, the hotel will no longer honor the rate for the block of rooms reserved for this event. Reservations can be made at the Best Western Vista Inn by calling 208-336-8100. The hotel is located on 2645 Airport Way, Boise, ID 83735.

To register for the BEST of the West conference, visit the MRF’s website at or contact the MRF DC office at 202-546-0983. Applications can be printed from the website and mailed to the MRF office at 236 Massachusetts Ave NE, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002. For more information about BEST of the West or any MRF conference, contact MRF Conference Director Carol Downs at 303-204-6939 or

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