Arizona Congresswoman Part of Motorcycle Fraternity

photo from Hell for Leather.com

By now you probably know more about Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords than you do about your own Congressman or woman but there's one fact that only a few of the mainstream media is reporting.  Representative Giffords is an avid motorcyclist.  A freedom of choice advocate, and was the chair of the Congressional Motorcycle Safety Caucus.   She's been riding motorcycles in her home state for the past 20 years.   There is a good report in the NY Times about her background.

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  1. We are doing this as I write this. Women MC Riders in Tucson are in the process of organizing this for Thursday or Friday of this week!

  2. I completely agree with Frank. I'm sure one of the motorcycle groups in Az will step up and put on a ride. That is one of the things I truly love about being part of a motorcycle community, we support so many great causes but it hits a little closer when it's for a fellow motorcyclist. My thoughts and prayers go out to Gabrielle Giffords along with her family, friends and co-workers during this difficult time.

  3. Wonder if an Arizona Chapter for any bike group could organize a ride in support of Gaby.

    • There is an actual ride schedule in her honor. Feel free to join us all Saturday. Details:
      January 15th at Reid Park parking lot on the 22nd side of the park. We plan to meet between 11 AM and 12 PM at the Randolph Rd. entrance to the park/zoo. The ride route- http://goo.gl/maps/MD... is a 28 mile ride that may take an hour to an hour and a half. Plans are to stop at Rep. Giffords offices long enough to leave any flowers you may have for all the victims.

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