Motorcyclists throughout the Midwest strive to make a difference

Sioux City hosts 28th annual Heartland Steam Conference

SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Motorcyclists from seven different states throughout the Midwest region are gathering in Sioux City Saturday afternoon for the 28th Heartland Steam Conference. 

Motorcycle rights groups from Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Nebraska and Minnesota came together for nine breakout seminars that range from how to become a smarter rider, making a difference by working with your legislatures and how to combat profiling when it comes to the motorcycling community. 
 
"Just ride free and ride safe. I mean there is a safety aspect to what we do. We try to encourage safer riding, public awareness, rider education, that kind of stuff. So we just want to ride safe, stay upright, and be left alone when we're out there riding," says Todd Riba, Motorcycle Riders Foundation.
 
"It's looking at the issues that are plaguing the Midwest and bringing the Midwest together and working on those issues so that the Midwest motorcycle community can ride free and do what they love and that's riding motorcycles," says David Duffy, Assistant State Coordinator with the Abate of Iowa.
 
"We want to keep our rights and freedoms," says Steven A. Schilmoeller, State Coordinate with Abate of Iowa. 
 
Hundreds of people within the motorcycling community come together to these events to act as a support group for one another and hopefully incite legal change when it comes to riding safely and freely. 
 
 
 
 
 

 


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