Thunder Roads Magazine of Oklahoma/Arkansas November 2014 - Page 7

FEATURES communications; veterans issues for motorcyclists; women rider safety and more. “T” Collier, editor of Thunder Roads Magazine OK/AR spoke on Working with the Media. The seminars were followed by a banquet and auction to raise funds for the next MidSouth MILE which will be hosted by Texas in 2015. Out of this year’s seminar, several important things were taken home. But the most frequently discussed problem was that there is a real need in more motorcyclists getting involved in their state’s freedom fighter organizations such as the Freedom Fighters and ABATE. Please look for an organization near you. Become a member and stay aware of what you may be able to do to help steer legislators in the right decision on what rights you need to keep as a motorcyclist. If you don’t, we don’t want to hear your belly aching when you have to wear a helmet to ride; can’t modify your exhaust or your insurance rates sky rocket due to a bill being passed you didn’t know about. Stay informed and involved so we all win! Thunder Roads Magazine of OK/AR 7