Or: What 3 things should motorcycle advocacy groups fight for? Forgive me if this takes a while, but there is a point & there will be a TL;DR at the end. Motorcycle advocacy in this country seems...useless. Worse than useless even at times, in fact some things seem to set us back. (Two names spring to mind, but I'm not here to name names & point fingers, we need to move froward & a lot of it is a hangup from before my time as a motorcyclist anyway.) It seems to me that whatever advocacy groups are out there just do their own thing as they see fit, without any sort of greater sense of the bigger picture or even much forethought. Doing what they see fit, rather than what the motorcyclists actually want maybe? Tail wagging the dog? I understand that to a certain degree, we're a strange group "motorcyclists", without too many common thoughts & ideals, from all races, religions, social, political & economic groups. Largely, I think we just want to be left alone to ride, but even that's getting harder & harder. Without getting bogged down in semantics & details, it seems that if we had an advocacy group who had three key (but fairly broad) criteria for operation, that the majority of us could get behind, that would be a good thing, right? Like, if we had Rule/Goal 1 being that the advocacy group would "fight for the upkeep of motorcyclist rights", that's something everyone could get behind, right? Cruiser riders, noobs, seasoned veterans, boy racers, that would suit everybody, right? The current attitude of apathy is understandable given the history, but it wouldn't take much of an effort to shift it, you wouldn't even need to do anything per se, just give money to the people who will on the understanding that they would use these three key criteria to make their decisions. TL;DR: So, if there were three things, key goals that motorcyclists from all walks of life could get behind, that you would happily pay a motorcycle advocacy group to fight for, what would they be, in order of most import to not quite as important? Mine would be: 1. To fight for the rights & freedoms of motorcyclists in all aspects & gain new rights as they see fit 2. To legitimize motorcycles as a valid form of transport to the relevant parties 3. To educate other road users on the uniqueness of motorcycles. Like Meatloaf said, 2 out 3 three ain't bad, hell if you only have 1 priority, lets hear it! Ideas & thoughts below if you wish, & of course if such an organisation exists, please let us know!