What is our purpose?
Our mission since inception has been and will forever be to aid those lost or hospitalized due to a motorcycle accident. We know, as well as anyone, how many motorcycle accidents occur each year. For those of you who are not aware, here are some sobering statistics:
- In the U.S. in 2004, there were over 4000 motorcycle fatalities, almost double the number that occurred in 1995.
- The average age of the motorcycle rider killed on a motorcycle in 2004 was 38.
- The top 3 causes of fatalities on motorcycles are listed as: lack of a helmet, unsafe speed, and alcohol use.
Why should I join, and how do I go about joining?
“Why” is a question only you can answer. In the last 10 years we have raised over $100k for injured bikers and are getting requests for runs at a staggering pace. We need members who aren’t just looking to wear a patch, but are interested in helping their fellow biker when the chips are down.
We have a very simple membership application which you can get from any board member. There is a membership fee upon joining.
You guys look like a motorcycle club. Are you?
We are an association and recognized 501(c)(3) organization, not a motorcycle club.
Do I have to ride a Harley to be a member?
Of course not! As a matter of fact, you don’t even need to own a motorcycle. The only requirement is you have a heart for bikers that have gone down and need a hand up, not a hand out.
Do you have to be a member to request a run, and how do I go about it?
You do not have to be a member to request a run. Most of our runs are requested by someone who is not affiliated with our association at all. The run requests are available from any of our board members. The runs are voted on by our board, but to date we have not turned down an eligible request for a run.
This sounds like a lot of fun, but I live a long way from any of your chapters. How do I start my own?
Contact any board member, or our national board at (405) 606.9922.