Here we are back in the start of the fall season. Wont be long and the snow will fly. Hate to be the bearer of bad news but it is what it is. But... before you hibernate for the next 6 months, come to the bike raffle give away in Region 12. There will be food, and entertainment both Friday and Saturday. Tickets are available at the gate, or by calling
269-435-2058. Hope to see you there. I am hoping who ever wins the bike will be present at the bike raffle.
So far I have four people who have expressed interest in running for the board, and one by-law proposal sent in. I will have the final tally of who is running and the by-law proposals next month. I will try and get a brief bio, and each potential board members ideas and thoughts ian the next couple of articles.
ABATE of Indiana has started a program [BAG Biker Approved Gas] where they promote and support gas stations that sell gasoline that is compatible with motorcycles, and other vehicles, and does not exceed 10% ethanol. As you may know, federal prohibits introducing more 10% ethanol in most motorcycles, ATVs, lawnmowers, snowmobiles and other utility vehicles, and will void your warranty if you do so. Unfortunately it is getting more difficult to comply with federal law and manufacturers warranties theses days. We need to support those stations that have the correct fuel to purchase so it remains available.
I know I keep harping on the end of the internal combustion engine but it is coming if we dont get our heads out of the sand. Kawasaki announced it will end production of internal combustion engines in 2030.The UK has banned gas powered engines after 2030. No where in long range planning on the U.S federal level are motorcycles mentioned. We must be heard if we wish to keep doing what we love to do.
If you have never heard of C40 cities, look them up. They are a group of world wide cities whose goal by 2030 is zero private vehicle ownership, 3 new clothing items per person per year, one airline flight every 3 years with a maximum range of 932 miles, and the elimination of dairy and meat products for human consumption. !5 U.S. cities are in the C40 league.
New York city plans in 2024 to start charging all vehicles that enter that city a fee of between $9 and $23 to help with traffic congestion. No price breaks for motorcycles. The city hopes to use the funds to upgrade its public transportation system, oh and just so you know, New York is a C40 city.
Kathy Yarbrough and Tony Medina became Life Members this month
Dean Smith and Tony Medina donated to Awareness.
Metal membership cards.
Life Memberships cards are gold, and regular membership cards are white.
Contact Sally: 734 972-7134
or Eric: 269 435-2058 to place your order.
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