Unification Rally of California Motorcyclists Slated for October 25th at the State Capital in Sacramento
A motorcycle rider unification rally is being planned for 1:00 pm on Saturday, October 25th at the California state capitol building in Sacramento. Last year’s rally had about 8,500 bikers in attendance, and organizers are hoping to see 12,000 in attendance this year.
The subject of the rally is bikers’ rights and will focus on several key issues, including:
- The classification of patch holders as gang members
- Rider profiling by law enforcement
- Potential legislation on lane splitting
- Potential legislation on a requirement to wear reflective gear
- A civil lawsuit against California and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) on illegal helmet tickets
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) funding for motorcycle “safety” checkpoints which violate California law (AB1047) prohibiting Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints
The rally is being hosted by Northern California Confederation of Clubs (NorCal COC), and information can be found on their website. As details of the rally unfold, you can stay updated here at this blog or at the website for ABATE of California, a motorcycle rights organization dedicated to preserving individual freedom and promoting safety. There is also a Facebook page dedicated to the rally.
This rally is not limited to club members. The rights discussed at the rally affect all motorcycle riders. All bikers are encourage to attend no matter what they ride. Show up and show your support for the individual freedoms all riders cherish.