by October 2, 2014

BdunlapStory and photo by: Brenda Dunlap
Tyler Texas

I would like to introduce myself and the organization I represent. My name is Brenda Dunlap, aka “Brat”. I represent Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF). Born and raised in New Mexico, I currently reside in Texas. I started working within the motorcycle industry in 2010 volunteering my time helping our riding brothers and sisters with fundraisers and events for my area. As time went on I became aware of the struggles we faced with our ability to “ride free”. I attended meetings of various organizations throughout the State of New Mexico. I lent a hand where ever possible and the learning experience was priceless. At some point, the New Mexico MRO/MRF Rep took notice. She approached me with an offer of becoming a member of NMMRO/MRF and assisting her in the efforts to provide motorcycle awareness and fighting the good fight to keep our freedom to “ride free”. I took the plunge that day, not really understanding the adventure I was about to embark on. I joined MRF as an assistant rep and began working on chartering a southern division of NMMRO. I can’t ever thank my mentors enough for what they have taught me. I am honored to be a part of a great organization. It’s been a heck of a ride that I enjoy and cherish each day. The smiles on our brother and sisters faces when we accomplish something, lend a helping hand, or simply being there for emotional support is the greatest gift. With the many organizations like MRF, we as riders stand united to defend our freedom to ride and put motorcycle awareness in the forefront of those on the road.





The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is the Nation’s premiere motorcyclists’ rights organization that is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. We are also committed to educating rights advocates to improve effectiveness at the state and local levels. The MRF works together with street motorcyclists, State Motorcyclists’ Rights Organizations (SMROs), the motorcycle industry, the media and other organizations, assisting them with state and local agendas as well as working with them to influence action and policy in Washington, DC – from the Congress to government departments and agencies to the Office of the President of the United States. We also work with allies in Canada, Europe and Asia to influence talks on vehicle globalization and harmonization that are proceeding under the United Nations and the World Health Organization.

The MRF’s primary goals include:

  • Monitoring and influencing federal legislation for any impact on the motorcycling community at large
  • Representing street motorcyclists by participating in federal research and advisory committees
  • Protecting street motorcyclists from unfair or burdensome federal agency restrictions and regulations
  • Ending discrimination against street motorcyclists
  • Providing all street motorcyclists with direction and information to protect their motorcycling rights
  • Promoting motorcycling safety, training, education, licensing and public awareness on American roads


The Motorcycle Riders Foundation stands ready to provide to all media outlets the most up-to-date information regarding the state of affairs for street motorcyclists in the United States. Simply call us and we’ll be happy to help your research or story by providing relevant:

  • Position papers
  • History and background pertaining to motorcyclists’ rights
  • Related photos and press releases
  • Access to leaders in motorcyclists’ rights from across the country and around the world