Walberg Named ‘Legislator of the Year’ By Motorcycle Riders Foundation
Jackson, MI — Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-07) has been awarded the 2017 Motorcycle Legislator of the Year Award by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation, one of the nation’s leading motorcycle rights organizations. Since the group’s formation in 1984, the Legislator of the Year award recognizes lawmakers for their commitment to advancing policies that support motorcycle riders across the country.
“As a Harley owner who has been riding since my 20th birthday, receiving this award is particularly meaningful,” said Congressman Walberg, co-chair of the House Motorcycle Caucus. “Millions of Americans from all walks of life rely on motorcycles as a means of transportation or recreation, and I’m proud to advocate for their freedom to responsibly enjoy the open road or off-road trails.”
“Tim has always been a great friend to the motorcycle community,” said Vince Consiglio, Executive Director of ABATE of Michigan and member of the Motorcycle Riders Foundation. “We know we can count on him to make sure our voice is heard in the halls of Congress.”
In the 115th Congress, Walberg has championed a number of legislative issues of importance to motorcycling, including introducing a bipartisan resolution to address the issue of motorcycle profiling and promote collaboration between the motorcycle and law enforcement communities.