North Carolina Bikers - We are fortunate to have some of the best resources for bikers, right here in North Carolina. From the seashore to the mountains, this is one of the best states for motorcycle riding, but helmets laws are among the worst.
Occasionally an event is cancelled, so check with the event organizers before heading out.
June 21, 2008 1pm Asheville, NC - See Asheville Bikers
WNC Freedom Ride
Western North Carolina Freedom Ride from Bumcombe County Courthouse in Asheville to the Hendersonville County Courthouse. This is to call attention to the helmet law, and to continue our freedom call, “Let those who ride decide.”
"The government cannot make any objective standards without taking on liability, and since they are expressly forbidden from taking on liability, they can never make an objective standard for helmets. Without an objective standard, it all becomes ad hoc and arbitrary. Ad hoc and arbitrary is the foundation of vague law. Vague law is unconstitutional. Bye." Richard Quigley
For more info, please email Ron or call 828-890-8485. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DISTRIBUTE THIS FLYER.
SMOKEOUT IS AT THE FARMINGTON DRAGWAY IN 2008!
June 20 - 22, 2008 makes it number IX.
Clemmons NC - Hotels
Here’s the Farmington Dragway MAP
which also shows nearby hotels and motels.
The Premiere Chopper Event in North Carolina
Smokeout is the North Carolina Motorcycle Event you’ve heard people talk about.
(Most nearby hotels are sold out fast, so The Map is really handy).
Contact Edge for more info about the Smokeout.
June 26, 2008 Jan from Bikers USA, B.O.L.T. of NC, and Biker Court is contesting the helmet law in court. That highway patrol trooper darn near ran her down with his SUV, possibly to get a better look at her helmet! Then he suggested Jan move out of state if she doesn’t like the helmet law. Hmm, “Put on this torturous device or we’ll harass and possibly kill you - it’s for your safety.” Safety from harassment and threats on my life? BS! See you in court, Adolph!
July 26, 2008 Fayetteville area - Autryville, NC
Benefit Ride for Dalton Wallace
Old Autryville Resturant, 114 E. Williams St, Autryville, NC. Reg 10am $20/bike, $5/rider. food, entertainment, 50/50 Raffle, auction. Memorial Ride for Dalton Wallace a 10 year old boy past away June 12, 2008. This ride is to help raise money for the family for hospital bills that accumulated. For more info, contact Leon Moore, 910-214-1174 or speak with anyone from the River Rats RC.
Attention Motorcyclists in Robeson County:
Are you a community-minded individual with libertarian views? Are you interested in working in Raleigh as a legislator? Bikers are looking for a strong candidate to run on the Libertarian ticket, against Ron Sutton (D) House District 47. Sutton introduced House Bill 563 which embedded FMVSS 218 into the helmet statute in 2007. He is currently running for re-election unopposed. We can help you get on the ticket and get support from bikers. Please call Jan at 919-342-0403.
If you are from elsewhere and have libertarian views, please contact me also. Leave your email address on the voicemail machine, name, and position you might be interested in running for.
November 4, 2008 Vote for BIKER-FRIENDLY CANDIDATES in the
2008 NC Elections
Get rid of the bad legislators who force helmets on your head.
Bikers USA and B.O.L.T. of NC has an analysis of the good candidates who voted in opposition, and the bad candidates who voted in favor of the modifications to the helmet bill. 33 incumbent house members and 7 incumbent senators who voted for FMVSS 218 are running unopposed, so this is an uphill battle to get rid of the bad lawmakers in the NC General Assembly. The numbers for candidates who voted with us is only 16 incumbent house members and 9 senators running unopposed.
NC BIKER RIGHTS
BIKERS USA and BOLT of the Carolinas urges you to never give up.
Let those who ride decide!
“Just a Bunch of Bikers”
a no dues, no demands, non-patch group of bikers with about 120 members in the Raleigh-Durham and Triangle area.
Newly Reorganizing for 2008! Join now! One recent ride around Falls Lake had 27 motorcycles and was a blast!
IF YOU GET A HELMET TICKET, DON’T JUST PAY THE FINE. FIGHT IT!
Helmet Law Protest and Freedom Rides
All freedom fighters who are interested in participating in a constitutional exercise of your rights to peacefully demonstrate against the NC helmet laws and other discriminations against bikers, please contact Bikers of Lesser Tolerance at PROTEST or call 919-342-0403. The involvement by all motorcyclists, regardless of what you ride and what clubs you are affiliated with is needed. When contacting us, please indicate if you are willing to do other things such as handing out flyers, picketing the sidewalks, or helping in any other way.
Governor Easley signed the new helmet law into effect January 1, 2008. We seek a full repeal. We will also present a list of other grievances and recommended actions. We will be timing this to coincide with popular events taking place in Raleigh, so if you want to take a break from the protest actions and have some other fun, there should be plenty of activities, and we will try to get a complete listing for those interested.
This action is supported by B.O.L.T. of NC and national B.O.L.T.
If you cannot make it to Raleigh due to it being far from where you live, there have been Freedom Rides in at least seven counties and more will be added. Please contact us to find out about protests in your county throughout 2008!
H563 Helmet Law Changing. They added vague wording nobody understands. We won one battle, had the section thrown out. At the last minute they put it back in. On 1/1/08 the ticketing begins. If you get a ticket, fight it in court! NC Biker Rights
Usually the last weekend in September
Fayetteville St, Downtown Raleigh
New! See Raleigh Bikefest Detailed Info at our new BIKEFEST site
As always, ride sober, ride safe, and don't carry anything illegal with you. By riding with us, you acknowledge that motorcycle riding is inherently dangerous and the risk is completely yours. The operator is the only one who can control the motorcycle. You agree to not hold ride organizers responsible for any damages or injuries that may occur as a result of your participation. Always check on event dates and check to be sure an event is still planned before heading out the door.
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