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“SAFETY THROUGH AWARENESS, AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION”

2018 Can Dance

This year’s version of the annual Can Dance was held at the Frontier Club in Meridian. Music was by Red Dot Window. As always, the attendees brought food for donation to the food bank and received prizes if their ticket was drawn. Many thanks for the generosity of those that donated. Their contributions helped make the evening fun and successful. Thanks to all who attended. Elections to the board of the ICMS were also held. Justin “Kid” Crawford, Charle Knoblock, and John Christensen return to the board and Donna Cleveland Bret Welty take a seat for the first time. We welcome their enthusiasm. Members of the ICMS board of Directors deliver donated food and cash raised at the annual Can Dance to the Channel 7 Cares Day. Once again bikers show their generosity. No other community of people can match the giving nature of motorcyclists. We give all year ‘round.


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I.C.M.S. Board of Directors These are the people who are willing to give their time and energy to help protect your rights and Keep Idaho Free!

BOARD MEMBERS ................................TERM John Christensen................(208) 922-0085 .................................2016-18 Entertainment Coordinator/PSPS Communications Officer Justin "Kid" Crawford .....(208) 863-4280 .................................2016-18 Chairman, Website Officer Doug Knehr ..................(208) 850-9016 ................................2017-19 Vice-Chairman/MRO/Club Liaison/Distribution Charle Knoblock..............(310) 780-3768 ................................2016-18 Judy Petersen ...................(208) 340-6964 ................................2016-18 Finance Officer Larry "Stix" Platt ...........(208) 573-4191 ................................2018-20 Events Coordinator Boyd Rue ..........................(208) 941-1689 ................................2017-19 Awareness Rally Jessica Stretz .......................(208) 340-6677 .................................2018-20 Secretary/Products Lane Triplett ....................(208) 336-0052 ................................2017-19 Government Relations/Assistant Finance Officer Ted Vanlunen ...................(208) 590-1509 ................................2017-19 Rodeo/Run Coordinator

OFFICERS ................................................TERM Sharon Christensen .........(208) 922-0084 ..................................... 2018 Social Media Manager Sheli Blandin ....................(208) 888-6603 ..................................... 2018 Membership Officer

The following are Area Reps for I.C.M.S. to make this an effective statewide effort. RogerAshcraft ..............Mackay .......................... (208) 313-6603 Brenda Bolton ..............Twin Falls ...................... (208) 733-0151 R.F. Bonney ..................Idaho Falls ..................... (208) 523-4008 Norman Burch .............St. Maries ....................... (208) 245-5094

Dear Readers-Feel free to use any articles or items in The Two Wheel Advocate. Idaho Coalition for Motorcycle Safety

All motorcycle riders are invited to attend the ICMS Board meetings on the 1st Monday of every month (except holidays) and add your voice to ICMS. We meet at Lindy's Steak House 12249 East Chinden Boulevard, Boise, ID 83713 (208) 375-1310. Meeting starts at 6:30 PM, come early if you plan on eating with us. Location is basically at Cloverdale Rd. and Chinden Blvd.

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Ask your representative to support America's scenic byways National Scenic Byway Program preserves some of motorcyclists' favorite roads Please urge your representative to support H.R. 5158, which would direct the Secretary of Transportation to reopen nominations for the National Scenic Byways Program, which has been closed for six years. The American Motorcyclist Association was part of the coalition that helped created this program in 1991 and is part of a group now hoping to revive the program. Many of the country's favorite motorcycling roads are National Scenic Byways and benefit from the resources provided to preserve and enhance them. From the Blue Ridge Parkway, stretching from North Carolina to Virginia, to Beartooth Highway, running between Montana and Wyoming, to Hells Canyon in Oregon, there are 150 designated National Scenic Byways. The program provides resources that help communities along these byways benefit from the tourism they generate, while preserving the characteristics of the roads that made them destinations in the first place. According to a recent survey, there are 44 state scenic byways in 23 states that are prepared to seek designation as National Scenic Byways if this legislation passes and the nomination process is reopened. The Federal Highway Administration has stated that reopening this program would not require any additional funding-it simply requires approval from Congress! Thank you in advance for contacting your representative on this important issue. Take Action


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The Motorcycle Riders Foundation: 2019 Legislative & Regulatory Priorities At the 2018 Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s (MRF) 34th annual Meeting of the Minds Conference held in Denver, CO, a Legislative Strategy Session was hosted by the MRF’s Legislative Committee. The purpose of the Session was to establish and prioritize the MRF’s Federal Legislative Agenda for 2019. These priorities are categorized below. Note that at any time, an item may move to a different category depending on the likelihood of activity. This list should remain fluid and can be adaptable depending on the issue and political environment. • •

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2019 HIGH PRIORITY OBJECTIVES

Continue to lobby for the passage of legislation (H.Res.318 & S.Res.154) promoting public awareness of and condemning instances of motorcycle profiling by law enforcement officials Advocate for targeted changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard including the following actions: o The indefinite and universal availability of approved fuel blends, containing no more than 10 percent ethanol by volume. o Additional research and independent studies concerning the effects of higher blends of ethanol on motorcycles as well as targeted consumer education programs o Where higher ethanol blends are available, ensure separate pumps (i.e. no blender pumps) to minimize the risk of damage to motorcycle engines Advocate and monitor for motorcyclists concerning laws and regulations related to connected and autonomous vehicles, specifically, (AV START Act, S.1885); o Required testing for motorcycle recognition and responsiveness o Strong standards to ensure the safety of motorcycle users as it relates to electronic and cyber security systems o The inclusion of motorcyclists’ perspectives in discussions regarding Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) o Clarification of the rights of data ownership of any recorded data in the context of connected and autonomous vehicles Fully engage the EPA & Congress on any activity related to motorcycle emission regulations (i.e. RPM Act H.R.350 & S.203) Work with appropriate stakeholders concerning the federal definition of a motorcycle, ensuring that crash and fatality statistics continue to be separate from other classes of vehicles including autocycles, non-motorcycle powered vehicles such as mopeds, scooters, and various cabin-based steering wheel type vehicles Consider limiting funding of any federal government entity with increasing involvement in advocating for a universal helmet law or similar initiatives Continue to promote our theme of crash avoidance versus safer crashing urging NHTSA to focus on crash prevention and rider education Fiercely oppose any federal mandatory helmet, apparel or conspicuity standards Persue legsilative lanagauge that any collected vehicle data is property of the consumer and in which the consumer has the option to opt out of having their personal data communciated to interested parties Pursue and monitor efforts related to the next highway bill (expiring in 2020). Ensure the following provisions are included: o Motorcycle Education & Awareness Program Grant Funding o Continuation of the NHTSA Lobbying Ban o Continuation of Motorcycle Advisory Council (MAC) to advise the FHWA o Oppose any motorcycling related federal blackmails or federal sanctions o Monitor for any action that would negatively impact motorcycles, motorcycling, and motorcyclists o Continuation of ban on federal funding for Motorcycle Only Checkpoints


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2018 Motorcycle Riders Foundation Meeting of the Minds

MEDIUM PRIORITY OBJECTIVES •

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Pursue safer roadway design strategies in federal infrastructure legislation or discussions (i.e. MAC) Oppose any motorcycling, motorcycle, or motorcyclist-based discriminatory legislation or rules proposed by the U.S. Congress or by any federal agency Monitor and ensure that the term “vulnerable roadway users” does not include motorcyclists

MONITOR • • • • • • • • • •

Work to discourage ALL forms of distracted driving SAE Motorcycle Roadside Sound Testing (addressed by individual states) Continue participation in motorcycle related activity in the European Union, United Nations, and Canada informing membership of key developments Continue monitoring any federal studies concerning motorcycles (i.e. Federal Crash Causation Study MSF Naturalistic Study) Monitor and strongly oppose any federal standard proposing stamping and certifying of motorcycle exhaust systems Monitor private and public organizations that oppose the legislative agenda or mission of the MRF Monitor fair tolling concepts on federally funded roadways and projects supported by federal bonds Monitor and support federal efforts to study and review the benefits and concerns of lane splitting and lane filtering Monitor and respond to federal legislative or regulatory activity concerning the usage of the terms gang, club, known associate, and associate when referring to motorcyclists Monitor and report on any litigation related to motorcycle emissions violations

Last September seven ICMS board members and officers attended the Motorcycle Riders Foundation Meeting of the Minds (MOTM) in Denver, Colorado. Two were there for the first time. ABATE of North Idaho sent seven of their members as well, the highlight being Dave Cazel’s receipt of the MRF’s “State Representative of the Year” award. This was by far the largest contingent of Idahoans to attend a single MOTM. Everyone made new friends, reacquainted with old ones, and shared what does and sometimes doesn’t work. We were filled in on the state of the MRF. We were given a history lesson on the origin of the motorcycle rights and safety movement from the seventies to today. We were given the secrets to the long and healthy life of a biker. We heard from a NHTSA employee who told us of their changing (slowly) view of motorcycling. We learned how to separate fact from fiction. We discussed the state of rider education in the nation. We were sadly informed of the resignation of the MRFs Vice President of Government Relations, Megan Ekstrom. Megan has taken the MRF into many new areas of involvement in government. We wish her good fortune in her next endeavor and hope her successor continues her fine work on behalf of all motorcyclists. Most importantly, the ICMS participated in the process of designating the legislative priorities of the MRF. This is your ICMS working for you on a national level. Here is the result.


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For Immediate Release December 11, 2018 Senate Profiling Resolution Passes Unanimously The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) is proud to announce that the Motorcycle Profiling Resolution (S. Res. 154) passed the U.S. Senate with unanimous consent on Tuesday evening, December 11, 2018. Over the past few weeks, the MRF had many productive meetings on Capitol Hill to further our objective of promoting awareness of unfair profiling of motorcyclists across the country. Our resolution’s co-sponsor, Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), has played an integral role in ensuring that the issues of motorcyclists in this country were addressed in the U.S. Senate. MRF President Kirk “Hardtail” Willard said upon learning of the adoption of the resolution, “Passage of Senate Resolution 154 has been the Motorcycle Riders Foundation’s number one legislative initiative in this current Congress. This act today by the Senate is very important, as it recognizes that the profiling of motorcyclists because of our mode of transportation or choice of attire is unacceptable. The personal relationships, the tens of thousands of contacts, the visits, and the highlighting of this issue as a top priority during the MRF’s Bikers Inside the Beltway speaks highly of our passion on this issue and demonstrates our ability as grassroots lobbyists to be effective on Capitol Hill.” Willard went on to say, “It is important to note that this cause united the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, our state motorcyclists’ rights organizations (SMROs), the National Council of Clubs (NCOC), the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) and the Motorcycle Profiling Project (MPP), all of which brought even greater attention to this critical issue. The Motorcycle Riders Foundation would like to thank our 2018 MRF Legislative Champion, Senator Ron Johnson, and his staff for the significant efforts they put into passing S. Res. 154.” As you know, the MRF, along with the SMROs, the motorcycle club community, and with individual riders across this country have been advocating for a national solution to address motorcycle profiling. With the help of our champions on Capitol Hill, we have been able to advance our bipartisan and bicameral resolutions concerning the profiling of motorcyclists. Russell Radke, MRF Sustaining Member Motorcycle Club Representative, said, “We are now one step closer to ending the attacks on our civil liberties from unconstitutional motorcyclist profiling.” The MRF is encouraged that we have begun to address the concerns of the motorcycling community, but we still have more work to do on this issue. We encourage the U.S. House of Representatives to join its colleagues in the U.S. Senate and pass H. Res 318.


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THE ISSUE IS

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If they made a law that we couldn’t wear helmets – we’d fight that too. The issue is Freedom of Choice. Idaho still has Freedom of Choice. Help keep it that way. Join ICMS today. JOIN US ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/pages/ Idaho-Coalition-for-MotorcycleSafety/114906218525918

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WHY JOIN ICMS? At a time when our democratic process stands ready to strip us as motorcyclists and citizens of our rights to ride free and unencumbered, the ICMS offers all motorcyclists the opportunity to join together and fight back. Whether the issue is mandatory helmet use, or discrimination against "lifestyle" choice, or our safety on Idaho’s roads, the ICMS organization

is prepared to mobilize its strengths in the direction of best defense... and one of the ICMS's greatest strengths is in its membership. The ICMS believes the direction of best defense is through education; from educating its membership on the latest legislative battle to educating the legislators themselves on "the other half of the story;" to making motorists more aware of motorcyclists on our highways to training riders to ride safe. Joining the ICMS is making a commitment to defend your freedom with active involvement and financial support. As an ICMS member, you have the opportunity to attend monthly Board meetings, runs, rallies, and a host of other events throughout the state. The most active members are involved by joining committees, holding office, manning telephones, writing articles for the newsletter or doing any one of the million-and-one things that have to be done. ICMS members tend not to be passive. Some of the other benefits of membership include: membership card, sew-on patch, newsletters, and membership pin.

All MC riders are welcome to attend ICMS Board meetings

You Can Pay Your Membership Dues Online

The Idaho Coalition for Motorcycle Safety is pleased to announce that you can now pay your membership dues online with a credit or debit card. Just go to www.idahobikerrights.com and click on the Learn More button under Join Us Today on the right hand side, click on the Pay Membership Here button, select how many Single or Couple Membership you want, fill out the credit card form and follow the instructions. Some members have already gone through this process and say that it is simple. It is completely compliant with secure site requirements. Credit and debit card information is only handled by the "Stripe" credit processing center online.

ICMS Membership Form General Subscriber Fees: $25.00/year per person–$35.00/year per couple

Club/Group Affiliation Name (Please Print)

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Second Name (If couple desired) (Please Print) Mailing Address City

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To pay online, go to www.idahobikerrights.com "JOIN US TODAY"


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