2021 Mid-South M.I.L.E.

11/19/2021 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Late last month, over a hundred bikers gathered in Dallas, Texas for the 29th annual Mid-South M.I.L.E. event. Like the Midwest’s Heartland STEAM event, the Mid-South M.I.L.E. brings together bikers from neighboring states to discuss legislative priorities, share ideas and build relationships. Representatives from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas, all participated in the two-day event. The “M.I.L.E.” stands for “Motorcyclists Improving Legislative Effectiveness,” and there is no doubt that the program in Dallas lived up to its billing

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) was proud to present a federal legislative update, as well as share tips and tricks on effective lobbying strategies. Other topics by presenters included: Five Steps to Freedom, How to Ensure Success at the State Capitol, Preserving Evidence at the Scene of an Accident and Motorcycle MythBusters.

Without a doubt, the highlight of the weekend was the dinner banquet, were Congress Michael Burgess (R-TX), the Co-Chairman of the House Motorcycle Caucus, gave the keynote address. Congressman Burgess shared stories about his history in motorcycling and his efforts to combat profiling and the expansion of ethanol mandates. Congressman Burgess was the 2018 MRF Legislative Champion of the year and made sure to wear his award vest during his visit. 

Like similar events, the Mid-South M.I.L.E. left bikers energized and motivated to continue the fight to defend our freedoms. Thanks to the organizers who invited the MRF to attend and the volunteers who put on a fantastic event. As you might guess, the hospitality room was Texas sized with great food and drink.  And it’s true everything’s bigger in Texas!

We are counting down the days until the 30th Mid-South M.I.L.E. in Kansas next year.

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