Royals Plan Adventure and Canada Spies on Motorcycle Group

The princes plan are rumored to be planning a new motorcycle adventure

While Prince William may be engaged, he’s not going to be giving up the motorcycle lifestyle anytime soon, according to the Telegraph. the pair are said to be planning another epic motorcycle odyssey similar to the 2009 trip in Africa where the pair covered 1000 miles of back country in eight days.

Brother Harry, an avid motorcyclist is often seen(on the left) sporting around on his black Triumph, and once even rode on the back of a Ducati superbike with GP winner Randy Mamol for several 100+ laps around a British racetrack.

Canada Spies

A group of motorcycle owners in the Quebec province of Canada are outraged after it was discovered that the province’s automobile insurance board spent taxpayer money and  hired a private firm to essentially spy on them earlier this year.  The insurance board denied that what it was doing was “spying.”

In the Globe and Mail the group said, “There was a lot of anger and we knew protest groups were being formed,” said a spokeswoman for the automobile insurance board, Audrey Chaput. “We granted a contract to the firm National to go out and listen to what the groups were saying and to feel the pulse of the movement.”  The complete story is here


National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Thumbs Nose at Congress and Discriminates Against Motorcycles

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation has learned from a source at the US Department of Transportation

Troopers in Georgia to set up "motorcycle only checkpoints"

that they have funded the motorcycle only roadside checkpoints.

NHTSA decided to fund the program despite being asked by Congress not to fund the program until the merits were explained. In a letter sent by James Sensenbrenner, along with ten other Members of the House of Representatives last month, Sensenbrenner and his colleagues specifically asked NHTSA to respond to the letter before funding the program, they did not. Read the letter here.

The recipient of the money for the demo project was the Georgia Department of Public Safety, which oversees the day-to-day operation of the Georgia State Patrol.  The Georgia State Patrol will conduct a series of roadside motorcycle safety checks in accordance with what was outlined in the Request for Applications.  The amount of NHTSA funding is $70,000.00.

“Not only is this an injustice to the motorcyclists of America its a complete waste of taxpayer money.” said Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs for the MRF.

The MRF will keep you informed on this issue and any actions you can take to defend your freedoms, at stake in Washington.