OF INDEPENDENT RIDERS
"The most powerful weapon is the human soul on fire"
Printable C.O.I.R. Brochure
We understand that it takes more than members of motorcycle clubs and riding
associations for the true voice of all motorcyclists
to be heard in the States capital’s
The Coalition of Independent Riders (C.O.I.R.) unites independent riders with other motorcycle organizations when manpower and
boots on the ground are
needed to address a “Call to Action” (CTA) that affects all of us in the motorcycling
community. A ‘CTA’
can be legislative, judicial, or community outreach during times
of disaster. Participation in a ‘CTA’ is not mandatory.
The C.O.I.R. is not a motorcycle club, motorcycle rights organization, or a motorcycle association the
CO.I.R. is not membership
funded. There are no annual dues, or meetings to attend, we
only ask you to participate in an occasional ‘CTA’ so our voices are
heard in unity.
The C.O.I.R. is a registration of independent riders from all walks and rides of the motorcycle
community. Independent riders
registered with C.O.I.R. are men and women,
independent cruisers, sport and dirt-bike riders, and even non-riders who understand
that protecting our Constitutional rights is everyone's responsibility. The
time has arrived when all motorcyclists should come together
in solidarity to Defend
the Constitution of the United States and protect our “Right to Ride”. Register as an independent rider with
C.O.I.R. and take you place in motorcycling history.
US Defenders/C.O.I.R. training and Call-to-Action seminars and help organize and register other independent riders in your
area with C.O.I.R. Do your part to
keep motorcycling a true expression of freedom!
I call on all of you to do your part, let your voice be heard, and support your Right to Ride.
Dr. Jim McKinney US National Commander C.O.I.R
"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 not an organization but 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 MRO's play a very important role in helping to identify
and design the "Fight for our Rights" type campaigns that 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 approved 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 M/Cs
and riding associations and local offices of Emergency Management is also prepared to offer post disaster assistance to needy families and
individuals if called upon 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 their 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 or NCOM meeting in your area.
Q. How does the Confederation of Clubs (COC) or the National Coalition
of Motorcyclists (NCOM) and the Coalition of Independent Riders (C.O.I.R.) work together?
A. NCOM is the parent organization of all Regional COC's and COM's and working together with the CO.I.R. We can make a difference!