it's a done deal.
Apparently you will be able to get your motorcycle tested to see where you are at for some time before they start handing out tickets. And they are going to be doing some sort of small educational blitz about the bylaw, but...
For at least the next 5-6 years MOTORCYCLES are the only target as developing the testing for other vehicles will take that long.
That is WRONG and DISGUSTING and makes Edmonton one Motorcycle UNFRIENDLY City. Apparently there is a rumor floating around - unsubstantiated at the moment, but one we need to be aware of and be doing our best to defeat - Spruce Grove and Leduc could be following suit along with Devon and Fort Saskatchewan...if this happens folks it will not be long before this entire province does this to us.
What is going to happen to the Ride for Dad next year? It is sponsored by the police services... What is going to happen to the Alberta HOG Rally this year, next year. Motorcycle Tourism is a huge industry - we represent huge cash for these communities.
What can we do? We are 80K strong in Alberta - is there anyway you can see all of us getting together in a unified way to do something about this?
Folks - read the comment yesterday from an anonymous source that tells us about the California law that is being proposed by a person who apparently dislikes motorcycles.
People - we are being legislated to death here - literally.
We have a ton of media in Edmonton who ride, Steve Zimmerman, Gord Steinke, Terry Evans, J’Lyn Nye, Rob Berg - and that's only a few that I can think of quickly.
I wonder what it would take to get them along with a good lawyer to help this community take up the fight. There is no way that only one segment of the motoring public should be singled out this way.
We are where we are because we didn't police ourselves, the question now is - can we as a community actually band together to do something about this or are we just gonna snivel, %itch and complain?
This bylaw is wrong on so many levels it is wrong and a huge waste of money and resources. All the police had to do was enforce what was already on the books - nail those who ride like jackasses but no - now we all get to pay.
Come on people - let's get our act together, lets DO something.
Can anyone recommend a lawyer?
Can we start taking donations to fight the fight? What can we do folks????
If you read what is being proposed in California - it WILL make you shudder - because it could end up here unless we do something NOW!
As always - you comments, your feedback, your input IS wanted folks - without your participation my ramblings are just one person's view and I truly want to represent the Canadian rider as much as possible.
In other News - one of my favorite motorcycle/romance/fiction authors - Adelle Laudan is hosting a FREE Read on her web site! It is entitled - Solidarity. Join here on her web site to read this short story for FREE! http://adellelaudan.com/
The CAV are expecting a huge turn out of up to 3,000 for their run this weekend
The “Highway of Heroes” in Ontario that honours Canadian soldiers killed in Afghanistan is getting a B.C. extension.
On Woodstock ON. the Comrades MC raised $4,080 for Wounded Warriors
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