Come join MTDR for a great 3 day event at the famous Loretta Lynn's ranch. This offers some of the best dirt riding available in…
The BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville will again host the European Riders Rally this May 15th, 2015 in Burkesville, KY. This is a great weekend…
If you need to have a motorcycle moved across town or across the country, there's now a company based here in Nashville you can contact.…
Now that the weather has finally stopped beating us up here in the Mid-South (for the most part) many of us will be hitting the…
Hot on the heels of the news from the AMA that they support legislation in Texas to allow for lane-splitting, the following email went out…
Now that the weather has finally stopped beating us up here in the Mid-South (for the most part) many of us will be hitting the streets on two wheels again. As you get your bike back out on the street be aware that the asphalt of many of our roads in the Nashville area have suffered a lot of damage from the freezing temps and ice buildup. I have seen potholes several feet in diameter on I65 heading out of downtown Nashville and there are reports of similar damage all over our interstates and highways. Not all are as wide but there are some that are several inches deep and these are the ones to be on the lookout for.
A deep enough pothole can bend a wheel and/or can cause one to lose control of their ride. Shallow ones should be treated with respect as well as they usually contain debris from the crumbling edges of the pothole. So be careful as you head back onto the roads on your motorcycle. If you think of it, feel free to leave comments on this article or in our forums to let others know of particularly bad holes in the asphalt that you spot when out and aobut.
On Feb. 12, Tennessee Reps. Timothy Hill (R-Blountville) and Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville) and state Sen. Joseph Hensley (R-Hohenwald) introduced bills that would make lane splitting legal in Tennessee.
To take action please click the "Take Action" button, fill out the form at the bottom of the page and click the red "Submit" button to send a letter to your state representatives and senator, seeking their support for H.B. 1102 and S.B. 1281.
- Via AMA press release
The American Motorcyclist Association supports the efforts of Texas motorcyclists and politicians to enact laws during this legislative session that would permit riders to travel between cars using the maneuver commonly known as lane splitting.
Two bills under consideration would legalize this practice.
H.B. 813, introduced by state Rep. Sergio Muñoz Jr. (D-Palmview), would allow motorcycle riders to ride between lanes of traffic moving in the same direction, if traffic is traveling 20 mph or slower, and if the motorcyclist is not traveling more than 5 mph faster than other traffic. Lane splitting would be prohibited in school zones and in areas where the posted speed limit is 20 mph or less. And riders and passengers must wear helmets. S.B. 442, introduced by state Sen. Kirk Watson (D-Austin), omits the helmet provision, but restricts lane splitting to limited-access or controlled-access highways.
The BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville will again host the European Riders Rally this May 15th, 2015 in Burkesville, KY. This is a great weekend event for riders of Euro bikes with seminars, clinics, live music, and of course some great riding opportunities (all brands and nationalities of bikes are welcome to join). You can learn more about the rally by clicking the Read More link below or for the complete details you can head over to the BMW Motorcycle Club of Nashville website.
Come join MTDR for a great 3 day event at the famous Loretta Lynn's ranch. This offers some of the best dirt riding available in TN. There will be a Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening, tickets are limited, so don't delay. The event pre-registration fee for adults is $42.00, and children 12 yrs. & younger is $26.00. Pre-registration forms and payment must be postmarked on or before March 18th, 2015. Failure to meet this deadline may result in the having to pay the standard event registration fee. If you choose not to pre-register, the event fee for adults is $50.00 and children 12 yrs. & younger will be $35.00 during designated registration hours.
- Via KTM press release
The KTM Adventure Rider Rally provides riders of all skill levels an opportunity to ride with and learn from adventurers from all over the world. The KTM Adventure Rider Rally is designed for KTM 640, 690, 950, 990, 1190 and 1290 Adventure and Enduro owners but is open to all brands of street-legal motorcycles.
The KTM Adventure Rider Rally is entering its twelfth year as the only national festival for KTM owners and enthusiasts. This year’s rally offers unbelievable adventure riding opportunities.