International Fellowship of
The International Fellowship of Motorcycling
Rotarians (IFMR) is a world-wide fellowship of Rotary Club members
who enjoy and share the sport of motorcycling, travel and community
service across boundaries and borders. Just one of the many
fellowship groups created by and for Rotarians around the world. It
was founded in 1992 by Rotarians in Australia, Canada, Sweden and
the United States and now has members and chapters worldwide
(Australia; Austria, German, Switzerland; Belgium; Central America;
France; Great Britain, Ireland; India; Italy; Netherlands; New
Zealand; North America; Norden; Slovenia; South Africa; South
America; Turkey). The fellowship is open to all Rotarians with an
interest in motorcycles…riding on/off-road, racing, collecting,
restoring, motor scooters or otherwise.
The Motorcycling Fellowship is focused on having fun and fellowship,
on meeting other Rotarians from around the world and on motorcycle
safety. We fully support all of the tenets of Rotary, especially
fellowship and tend to fulfill our community service through our
local Rotary Clubs. Rides are planned by Rotarians and may be local,
regional or international in scope. The Fellowship’s events are open
to all Rotarians, their families and guests and all makes and models
ridden by Rotarians are welcome.
Join, participate, share and enjoy!
IFMR-North America chapter dues are US$20, 01 July – 30 June. Late
dues and donations are always accepted. Please complete and return
the membership application
form. In addition, to receive newsletters, organized ride
information and member chat, please register on the IFMR-North
America chapter website:
www.IFMR-NA.org and at
The IFMR world-wide website is found at
The IFMR-NA Eastern & Mid-Atlantic group holds spring and fall rides
each year. The California group has held events such as the Alien
Ride, the Desert Ride, the Indian Country Ride and Yosemite Rides.
When the Rotary International convention is held in North America
rides are generally organized to the convention, such as the
Ride-to-Calgary, Route 66 Ride to Chicago and ride in the Rotary
International convention Centennial Parade and for the Salt Lake
City convention a ride up and down the Rocky Mountain chain from New
Mexico/Arizona to Montana with riders from the west meeting riders
from the east in Steamboat Springs, Colorado before going to Salt
IFMR-NA international rides have included the America Started Here
Tour in 2003 visiting Niagara Falls, Canada, Philadelphia, PA,
Colonial Williamsburg, Monticello and sites along the Atlantic Coast
from Maine to Virginia. Almost 20 riders from 7 different countries
participated for two weeks and visited 10 states. The Wild West
Posse Ride organized in 2005 visited old frontier forts,
cattle-drive trails, wagon trails, Pony Express trail, cowboy/outlaw
sites and the natural geologic wonders in the High-Plains. Eighteen
riders from 6 different countries participated for two weeks and
visited 8 states. The Great Lakes – Great Times Tour held in
September 2008 included riders from several countries touring along
and around the shores of the Great Lakes. Join, log-on and
participate. In 2009, a number of IFMR-NA riders and wives who
attended the RI Convention in Birmingham, England, participated
afterward in a 1,900 mile motorcycle tour of England and Scotland
organized by the IFMR Great Britain & Ireland chapter. In 2010,
immediately following the RI Convention in Montreal, IFMR-NA held
the Atlantic Canada tour – a 13-day 2,700 mile loop thru eastern
Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia, then
back to Montreal. Over twentyfive riders from eight countries, plus
many spouses and friends, have signed up for the tour.
If there isn’t currently an IFMR group in your area, you can become
the seed for developing your own local group and organize Rotary
rides and shows at your Rotary club and make presentations to Rotary
clubs regarding Rotary Internationals Fellowships. June is Rotary
Fellowship month, an especially good time to organize your ride,
show or presentation to Rotary club members about Rotary
GET A BIKE; GET A GROUP & RIDE!
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To become a member, please visit our
Member Application and
*** COMING EVENTS
Upcoming Rides page for more details
on these and other rides.
Be sure to look at some
of the past rides on our Ride Archives
IFMR-NA Polio Ride, Laredo, TX, March 25-26, 2017.
IFMR Spring Ride, Gettysburg, PA, April 27-30, 2017.
IFMR-NA Post Convention Ride, from Atlanta, GA, June
See the Upcoming Rides page for more details.
For info on domestic and international IFMR rides, also
check www.ifmr-na.org and www.ifmr.org If you plan an IFMR event in your
area, send information about it to newsletter editor Juan Yebra firstname.lastname@example.org
and to webmaster Chris Jones at email@example.com.
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Start planning your IFMR rides for 2017 now. Pick the
date and location, then let us know and we'll help you get the word out
to other IFMR members in your area. Also, let your DG, ADG, and district
bulletin editor know; and ask them
to help you spread the word among Rotarians who may not have heard of
IFMR yet. IFMR. . . Join, Ride, Share, Enjoy!!!