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Illinois Helmet, Tattoo Laws

April 2, 2009

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The Illinois Senate said no to a mandatory motorcycle helmet law yesterday. The bill failed by a vote of 42 to 14. Illinois last had a helmet law in 1969 when the state Supreme Court ruled the law that was then in effect to be unconstitutional. Illinois is one of only three states, along with […]

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Criminalizing Democracy

March 30, 2009

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Washington motorcyclists who rode to the state capitol (above) to lobby their elected representatives last January 22nd were spied on by the Washington State Patrol. A day when bikers can lobby legislators is an annual event called Black Thursday in Washington. Bikers provide such an excellent photo-opportunity for politicians that they are actually encouraged to […]

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The First Toy Run

December 4, 2008

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The fine and revered institution of the motorcycle toy run is now in its 35th year. It all started in the long ago, “Biker’s Rights” year of 1973. And, unless you lived through it you can’t begin to imagine how strange life was then.  Try to imagine outlaws demonstrating in the streets, chanting, “Stop the […]

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