What's An M.R.O.
What is an MRO?
State Level MRO Stands for Motorcyclists' Right Organization.
There are Federal Level MROs like the MRF and the AMA and there are State Level MROs like ABATE which all are in many States.
The portrayal of motorcyclists in movies, bias media, and the actions of a very small percentage of riders has created an image of motorcyclists that is far from the truth.
As a result, Our government's answer too all our issues, is to impose more regulation and control. (We have to many laws and regulations
on the books now). In order to protect your right to ride and the rights to all others, it is necessary that you include yourself among the thousands of motorcyclists who have formed the most effective motorcyclist rights organizations.
People in the motorcycling community are one of the first to take the action to monitor legislators to make sure they do not pass laws that adversely affect motorcyclists as well as the general public.
We are what the 5% stand for in the biker world. MRO’s are not based off of what you ride and will not promote Organizations that
Discriminate against a brand or a type of motorcycle you may own.
The MRF (Motorcycle Riders Foundation) is a Nationwide Organization based in Washington, DC that lobbies FULL-TIME for our Rights
at the federal level.
To review their complete legislative agenda or become a Member, please see their web site: http://www.MRF.org
The AMA (American Motorcycle Association) is focused on both street riders' rights, and off-road riders' rights. They too fight against discrimination, promote an unrestricted riding environment, and also lobby to make sure there are lands available for off-road
riders to use. If you are an off-road rider, joining the AMA will keep you informed and educated on the issues that are important to off-road riders.
Almost all members of MROs start out with no knowledge of the legislative process or have an interest in politics.
Many belong to MROs for years and never get involved legislatively.
The point is that joining a MRO will help fund Safety Training, Motorcycle Awareness, and Lobbying efforts on your behalf. If you would like to ride more, meet new friends, and contribute to the betterment of motorcycling in Your State, as well as saving your Rights with other members and the general public; you should consider joining a MRO listed in your area. You will receive email newsletters, patches, pins, and the opportunity to attend local meetings, participate in local charities and local rides.
Many Members of one MRO join and Support other Organizations. The reason behind this is Some are at the State Level and others are at the Federal Level, with something different that each one Supports. The ones listed above are just two that most support in one way or another.