CMMG 2018 Motorcycle Safety Rally & Derby

Motorcycle Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
CMMG 2018 Motorcycle Safety Awareness Rally and Derby

Saturday May 5, 2018 (Rain date May 12)
Registration 11am – 12 Noon
Manitoba Legislature

$500 in Prizes – Free Draws – Free Rally Pins – 50/50
Proceeds to Sadie Grimm Commemorative Ride

Moped Friendly – City and Country Routes
All Motorcyclists Welcome

Rally Sponsors:
Manitoba Public Insurance


CMMG’s Motorcycle Safety Awareness Rally and Poker Derby

CMMG’s MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS RALLY and POKER DERBY will be held again this year on Saturday May 6th. (Rain / Snow Date May 13th)

Registration: 11 am at Manitoba Legislature

Free Poker Derby – $500 in Prizes – Free Draws – Free Rally Pins

Celebrate International Female Ride Day

Short Runs Between Stops – Moped Friendly Routes

Guest Speakers include Winnipeg Minister of Infrastructure, Chief of Police, Safety Services Manitoba, and Manitoba Public Insurance.

All Motorcyclists Welcome

For information Contact: houghtnd@mymts.net or PH.204-268-5406

WE ALSO NEED VOLUNTEERS.

IF YOU CAN HELP AT REGISTRATIONS OR AT A DEALER CHECK STOP PLEASE CONTACT DOUG HOUGHTON AT THE ADDRESS ABOVE.

AS WELL, IF YOU HAVE A PRINTER PLEASE PRINT EITHER THE COLOUR OR BLACK AND WHITE POSTER AND PLACE ON A BILL BOARD IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

THANKS

DOUG HOUGHTON, CMMG DIRECTOR AND EVENT COORDINATOR.


“Celebrating Sadie Grimm” Motorcycle Ride and Celebration

Sadie Grimm

We are inviting everyone to join the MB WRC in the “Celebrating Sadie Grimm” Motorcycle Ride and Celebration. It’s on Sunday June 11, 2017 starting at Headingley Sport Shop between 10 AM and 11 AM and ends with a celebration at the bandstand on Winnipeg Beach at 3 PM with reserved motorcycle parking on the main street, use of the bandstand and a live band provided by Town of Winnipeg Beach.

Please pre-register on www.eventbrite.ca. Its listed under “Outdoor and Travel“. Pre-registration is $20.00. Registration on event day, June 11, will be $25.00. Donations also welcome. All proceeds are going to erect a permanent structure for motorcyclists and the public in Winnipeg Beach. Work is in progress for approval of a covered picnic area and a metal motorcycle sculpture.

Rain or shine, use 4 wheels if you feel its not safe to ride. If you are unable to participate in the ride join us at 3 PM at the bandstand in Winnipeg Beach.

Who is Sadie Grimm? Sadie Grimm is the young woman who made history in 1914 by being the first woman to reach Winnipeg Beach, beating out many who tried the ride before her. Not too many roads back then and she was participating in the Antique Motorcycle Clubs Enduro ride. She got the gold! Descendants of hers are joining us in the ride and at Winnipeg Beach!

Thank you to Antique Motorcycle Club of Manitoba for kick starting the research and interest i Sadie Grimm in 2015 and to Carolyn and Paul Peters for all their research that has made this event a reality.

Thank you once again to CMMG for the great support they demonstrate for women riders and their enjoyment of the sport as well as their continued work towards a safer world for motorcyclists and reasonably priced quality insurance rates. Heads up everyone. To register or donate to the celebrating of Sadie Grimm Gold Medal Victory Ride on June 11, 2017, click here.

DATE AND TIME

Sun, June 11, 2017
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM CDT

STARTING LOCATION

Headingley Sport Shop
5160 Portage Avenue
Headingley, MB

ENDING LOCATION

Winnipeg Beach Bandstand
Town of Winnipeg Beach


Federal trade agency proposes higher import fees on certain motorcycles

Reposted from the AMA

The Office of United States Trade Representative requested comments on Dec. 28 regarding its proposal to include tariffs on motorcycles imported from the European Union with an engine size between 51cc and 500cc in the E.U. – U.S. beef hormone trade dispute. The deadline to submit comments is Jan. 30.

The American Motorcyclist Association opposes the proposed tariff, because trade disputes residing within the boundaries of the agricultural industry should not be solved with trade sanctions levied against non-agricultural products.

Specifically, a 100 percent, or higher, tariff on these motorcycles is proposed. This will cause serious and potentially irreversible harm to American small- and medium-sized business owners selling the vehicles. Additionally, consumers will be denied access to certain models of competition and recreational motorcycles that contribute to the lifestyle and wellbeing of millions of American families.

Manufacturers that will be impacted: 1) Aprilla; 2) Beta; 3) BMW; 4) Ducati; 5) Fantic; 6) Gas Gas; 7) Husqvarna; 9) KTM; 10) Montesa; 11) Piaggio; 12) Scorpa; 13) Sherco; 14) TM; and 15) Vespa.

Should the availability of product be hindered through unjustified trade sanctions on European-produced motorcycles, dealerships may close, leaving countless Americans without jobs.The negative effects of the proposed trade sanctions will not only harm the motorcycle sales industry, but will spread through the aftermarket equipment sector, recreation equipment sales, the sports entertainment industry and further down the line.

You can do something to prevent this from happening!

Use the AMA’s easy to use tools to submit comments to the USTR by Jan. 30 to say you oppose the idea to penalize motorcyclists in the beef trade dispute.

Make our voice stronger by sharing the AMA alert. Share with your friends on Facebook.

Now more than ever, it is crucial that you and your riding friends become members of the AMA to help protect our riding freedoms. More members mean more clout against the opponents of motorcycling. That support will help fight for your rights – on the road, trail and racetrack and in the halls of government. If you are a motorcycle rider, join the AMA at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/membership/join.


2017-2018 MPI PUB Hearing – CMMG Transcript

CMMG lawyer Raymond Oakes recently presented at the Manitoba PUB hearings on October 19, 2016 and October 25, 2016 regarding MPI. Below are the links to download the full PDF transcripts from the PUB site. They are quite long and in dept (too long to post here) but very much worth the read.

CMMG recommends everyone give these a good read as there is some great information and it really shows just how much work Mr. Oakes is putting into the fight on CMMG’s behalf.

October 19, PUB hearing – CMMG Transcript – Link

MR. RAYMOND OAKES: And we see in 
21 those two Roman numerals, I and II, further 
22 explanation of the general statement about the 
23 increase driven by higher claim costs and a negative 
24 financial climate. And there, Mr. Johnston, you see 
25 that they're further described as: 
1 "...an increase in comprehensive 
2 claims forecast driven by higher 
3 than expected hail claims, and 
4 overall -- and higher overall 
5 comprehensive severity growth in 
6 2015/'16." 
7 Do you see that as the corp – 
8 Corporation's rationale? 
9 MR. LUKE JOHNSTON: I do. 
10 MR. RAYMOND OAKES: And then secondly 
11 the other item, the deterioration in forecasted 
12 investment income. Is that correct, sir? 1
3 MR. LUKE JOHNSTON: That's correct. 
14 MR. RAYMOND OAKES: So just staying 
15 with that first bullet then, you'll agree with me that 
16 this rationale doesn't relate to the need to extract 
17 more money from motorcyclists. 
18 Is that correct? 
19 MR. LUKE JOHNSTON: The first bullet 
20 point on comprehensive claims, motor -- motorcycles do 
21 not have comprehensive coverage as part of Basic, so, 
22 correct, this is unrelated to motorcycles. 
23 MR. RAYMOND OAKES: And certainly the 
24 motorcycles aren -- aren't out in wintertime. And 
25 their experience, their losses, are mostly PIPP and 
1 not physical damage. 
2 Is that correct, sir? 
3 MR. LUKE JOHNSTON: That's correct. 
4 Injury claims are about 85 percent of their loss 
5 costs.

October 25, PUB hearing – CMMG Transcript – Link

MR. RAYMOND OAKES: Thank you for
25 that. If we can take a peak at CMMG Exhibit number
1 10, and last year we'd asked the Corporation to
2 compare the budgeted amounts for wildlife collision
3 initiatives with seatbelt and distracted driving
4 safety initiatives by comparing the budgeted amounts
5 for each of these road safety concerns with the
6 estimated losses.
7 The Corporation responded that that was
8 not possible at that time. The Corporation had
9 tentative plans in 2016/'17 for a costing study that
10 may be used for, or in the future for estimating the
11 losses attributed to distracted driving.
12 Where are we at with respect to being
13 able to answer that question, and the budgeted amounts
14 for those initiatives?

Rumble the Road for Muscular Dystrophy Ride

10399803_10156593735235411_5431627454029183766_nThe Rumble the Road Ride for Muscular Dystrophy is less than one week away.

This year we have 5 leather jackets the following is how you can win a jacket:
As an incentive to get people to register online 2 Ladies and 2 Mens leather jackets will be used to encourage folks to visit www.muscle.ca by registering online their name will automatically be put in to win one of these jackets. For each additional pledge of 25$ they collect they will receive another entry.

The remaining 3 jackets will be available to win by ticket draw. Tickets are 1 for $10 OR 3 for $20
The draw for all the jackets will take place at our final destination, Gas-Light Harley Davidson in Morden, MB.

Cheryl Rondeau
Co-President of the Manitoba Chapter for Muscular Dystrophy

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2016 May is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Screen Shot 2016-05-25 at 1.43.50 PMRide Smart to Ride Again Campaign Aims to Keep Riders Safe

Toronto, ON April 29, 2016

The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) is thrilled to announce the start of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month which runs annually from May 1st to May 31st to promote a better and safer riding experience for all.

“Motorcycling is a great sport and recreational activity and riders can do a few simple things like riding sober, keeping their speed in check and riding according to their abilities,” said MCC Chair, David Millier. “It’s also important to remind motorists that motorcycles are back on the road so motorists use extra caution and look twice when making left hand turns.

And when having fun on the trails, riding with a friend and having a plan is key to a having a great day of fun.

For 2016, MCC has launched Ride Smart to Ride Again to raise awareness about the importance of safety as the motorcycling season gets underway.

The recreational motorcycling community in Canada is made up of both on-road and off-road riders. The Ride Smart to Ride Again campaign asks riders to take these actions to help them come home safe:

  • Ride Sober
  • Be Alert for Left Turning Vehicles
  • Watch Your Speed
  • Make a Plan, Be Prepared, Share the Plan
  • Build Skills and Confidence, Take a Course

“We want everyone to have a great and safe riding season in 2016”, said Millier. “May is a time to redouble our safety efforts, celebrate the many benefits of motorcycling and

remind other motorists to keep an eye out for us.”

The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) is the national not-for-profit advocacy organization for the promotion of motorcycling safety and interests. For more information on the Ride Smart to Ride Again campaign, visit www.motorcycling.ca/ridesafe and stay connected with the campaign by following along on Twitter and Facebook for updates, events and safety tips!

Artwork Link: Media Kit

For further information, please contact:
Leanna Karremans
647-949-8852


2016 CMMG Motorcycle Safety Awareness Rally

2016-POSTER-REVMay is Motorcycle Awareness Month

Registration: Saturday May 7, 2016 @ 11 am – Manitoba Legislature

  • Free Poker Derby with $500 in Prizes
  • Free Draws – Free Rally Pins
  • Short Runs Between Stops
  • Scooter Friendly Routes
  • Guest Speakers
  • All Motorcyclists Welcome
  • Celebrate International Female Ride Day

INVITATION TO CMMG’s MOTORCYCLE SAFETY AWARENESS RALLY MAY 7

Some of you may get this invitation twice, but we don’t want to miss anyone. All riders are invited to this weekends Safety Awareness Rally and Poker Derby at the Manitoba legislature.

This is a great time to let Manitoba motorists know “that Motorcycles are once again on the road”. If you can help out, just email Doug at the address below. Send this invitation to all your riding friends as well.

See details below.
Thanks
Doug Houghton, CMMG Director   houghtnd@myms.net


Thanks to all Dealers & Clubs!

On Wednesday February 24, the CMMG Board met with several dealer and club members to plan out the 2016 riding season for the CMMG Ride Guide.

There was a great attendance and the meeting flowed really well filling up almost every available weekend in the riding season. 2016 is going to be a load of fun behind bars. Keep an eye on the CMMG Events page as it fills up with more and more events. Or grab a printed copy of the 2016 Ride Guide at any of the events you see a CMMG table.

Thank-you to all the dealers and clubs who made it out for the short meeting!

PS: For anyone hosting a motorcycle event, please email us your event details and posters so we can help you promote it.


Indian Motorcycles: Project Scout

TheRebelOur local Indian Dealer (Headingley Sport Shop), a long time supporter of the CMMG, is involved in a world-wide competition to build a custom Indian Scout. Indian Motorcycle dealers around the world are showcasing their passion for the brand and their team’s talent by competing in Project Scout. Project Scout fan voting is open January 18th – February 19th, 2016.

Headingly Sport Shop’s custom Scout is called The Rebel and you can vote for this beauty here. Be sure to check out all the entries as there are some seriously sweet rides.

My name is Mitch Ruth and I have dedicated this project scout build to my grandfather John Killbery. He Started Headingley Sport Shop in 1969 and built it with hours of hard work and dedication. When I was about 11 I started worked with him in the back where he taught me the fundamentals of mechanics and engineering which lead me to a diploma in mechanical engineering technology. He passed away in November at the age of 84 and this Scout build would have been right up his alley which is why I’ve dedicated this build to him. Building a Legend, In Memory of a Legend!


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ALERT

CMMG GENERAL
MEETING

Wed. Oct. 14
Cancelled
All are welcome to our monthly general meetings

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Due to recent Covid19 restrictions, CMMG will be cancelling its October 14th meeting. The Board of directors will still meet October 28th. If you have any concerns or issues please email info@cmmg.org

Please note that CMMG will be appearing October 19th as an official intervener at the Public Utilities Board hearing to challenge Manitoba Public Insurances Rate increases for Motorcycles. Public Hearing Commences – 9:00 A.M. – 400-330 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB. Hearings to be live streamed here. For more information and to follow the transcripts of the hearing go here.

Thanks for your continuing support of CMMG
Doug Houghton, President

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