US Defenders Program

Coalition of Independent Riders “COIR”

The Coalition of Independent Riders or The C.O.I.R. is an affiliation of independent motorcyclists from all walks and rides of life. Cruisers, sport bikers, dirt bike riders and even non-riders who understand that protecting our “Right to Ride” is every motorcyclist’s responsibility.

Mission Statement of the C.O.I.R.
1). Collect and share information on motorcyclist’s rights and defending our constitutionally protected civil liberties.
2). To help educate motorcyclists in grass roots strategies such as letter writing to legislators and working with motorcycle rights organizations.
3). Promoting motorcycle Safety & Awareness.
4). Support our local communities by assisting in post emergency situations like tornado and flood damage when called upon by civil authorities.

“Questions & Answers”
Q. Do I need to belong to a motorcycle club or riding association to be a part of the C.O.I.R.?
A. No, the C.O.I.R. is an affiliation of independent motorcyclists who are prepared to do their part in helping to keep motorcycling a true American expression of freedom.

Q. Is The C.O.I.R. a motorcycle rights organization or MRO?
A. No, the C.O.I.R. is not a MRO or a member “funded” type organization. However, some MROs play a very important role in helping to identify and design the “Fight for our Rights” type campaigns that the NNMCOC and the C.O.I.R. support with manpower.

Q. What is a “Call-to-Action?”
A. When a MRO or a “rights” association needs support to help implement grass roots strategies such as letter writing to legislators the C.O.I.R. will be called upon to assist with the manpower to help implement the “Action”. The C.O.I.R., working in concert with the M/Cs, riding associations, and local offices of Emergency Management, is also prepared to offer post disaster assistance to needy families and individuals if called upon by civil authorities to do so.

Q. Who are the US Defenders?
A. US Defenders are men and women from the Confederation of Clubs and the C.O.I.R. who volunteer to represent the different clubs and groups. The US Defenders receive training in grass roots strategies and then take that training back to their clubs and groups. Find out more about these dedicated men and women by attending a regional COC meeting in your area. Working together we can make a difference!

 

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