Bikers/Motorcyclists Needed for Upstate NY Film

“Hobo Jesus” (Heyzus) feature film by popular producer/director Jon Russell Cring, needs bikers and motorcyclists for special scenes in film on the following days and locales. The bikers and motorcyclists may be club or non and may bring their girls for the ride scenes,as well.     DATES/LOCALES:

On April 27th,2013 at 8am – #70 Green ave., Castleton On Hudson, NY

On Monday, April 29th at 2pm – #18 Knaver Rd.,Malta, NY

Follow link to Lisa Petrocelli Article in Examiner:

For more information contact AMERICAN BIKER CULTURE CENTER
Hank McGrath (518) 810-1430 or Jon Russell Cring on Facebook or via phone at


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PUBLIC REPORT – American Biker Culture Center – December, 2012


The following is a public notice to the biker community on the projects of the Center for period of December,2012.

PROJECT                                                                REPORT/ACTIVITY
*Walk-in,Improper Sentencing                   Referred to Pro Se Adviser
*Motorcycle accident                                       Referred to Legal Adviser
*Susee/Waite Bill issue                                   Post Star article coverage
{NOTE: Both B. Rabin & L. Petrocelli misconstrued the Post Star reporters
article to seem that I and the committee were getting the public angry by representing an issue of safety for ONLY motorcyclists – which has been debunked by testimony of actual citizens from Washington County who are in support of the concept for greater penalties for those who fail to yeild to bikers and cause their deaths…as the article conveyed. My response to those who jumped to negative conclusions without their actual involvement and without facts in the matter was harsh and justified. The American Biker Culture Center will not have anyone cause dissension under the guise of opinion when they,in fact,were not involved in the process of Susee/Waite with the Committee or were not available for the reporter as was arranged by the Center’s office. An “opinion” after the matter has no merit and this decision was made by the entire Susee/Waite Committee. As a result thereof, L. Petrocelli resigned as secretary of B.A.D. and in any involvement with the Center because she does not desire to fight for the issues in the agresswive manner as is described by the Center for 2013 – No more compromise and no more boot-licking of politicians! On the same level, it was determined by the entire Committee that this bill could not be drafted with ABATE and fall into the same unsuccessful lobbying process ABATE has repeatedly used with bills sitting in committees for years…like the agriculture committee? As well, whether intended or not, research has found there exists a monopoly on access to government on biker rights issues by ABATE and the governments expectation that ONLY ABATE will propose bills relating to biker rights. This important factor creates a bar to government to adress the issues by any other biker rights group – when,in fact, dozens of groups should have access to represent proposals for 1000’s of bikers in NYS.       The Committee decided that we would rather take the time to draft a bill proposal and seek new sponsors of a more agressive nature in 2013.  This decision was unanimous by six members of the committee,not including myself = 7. As Mr. Rabin is working on a simular bill draft (but,is a bill for everyone and not just motorcyclists COMPARED TO our bill concept which is just to protect motorcyclists cause every other element on the road and every other vehicle and pedestrian IS ALREADY PROTECTED by harsh penalties EXCEPT bikers) and said bill draft is being done under the auspices of ABATE -This reality has caused a faction between the work of the actual Susee/Waite Committee project by the Center and the work on a simular subject by Mr. Rabin.  The approach there is the same as above – We will be more agressive in 2013 and have no desire to be politically correct about this issue (criminal deaths and murders of bikers on the roads and highways by ignorant citizens) or lick any political boots. Its all or nothing and fuck the publics hurt feelings about the issue!  Politicians run shit – not the public! Most folks realize that now. Hence, we must fight to makle the changes necessary!

*Business Loan inquiry                                     Gave various loan office referrals
*Victoria Burn victim event                            Hosted by Hold Our Own Destiny MC
Sponsored by B.A.D. & American Biker Culture Center
*LawlessAmerica Tyler&PeepsCase             Prepped Testimony for Congress
*Anthony Denier Escort                                    Covered by Spirit of Bikers Radio
Pics provided to family/supporters
*Associate referral – Schdy,                             Parent To Parent org. Referral
Mother reported Child taken by govt.
*Biker arrested,Drive no Lic.                          Referred to Legal Adviser
Suspicion cop/judge discrimination
*DMV denial of NYS Drivers License           Referred to Pro Se Adviser-pending
*Interview Office Assistant-Disabled         No show – Pending*
*42 USC 1983 Fed Suit Prep                             Tyler & Peeps case – pending
*Conviction Appeal prep                                  Tyler & Peeps case – pending
*Human Rights Complaint prep                    Peeps – pending
*US Dept of Justice Complaint                       Tyler 7 Peeps case – pending

*Biker Menancing case-Utica                         Advised biker witness is  “hostile”
Interviewed alleged victim/witness            and may be setting up biker…
for trial prep.                                                        By said consultation case has been
resolved w/out trial, to bikers favor.
*Affiliation w/LawlessAmerica                     Center has officially joined in work
benefiting the rights of bikers with
*Presidents Awards Committee                     Developed by Center to issue award
*Washington certification                               Applied for certification to issue
Pres. Volunteer Service Award.
*Historic Plaque Fundraiser 2013                Obtained Volunteers to assist-
*Attorney Meetings                                             Appointments set – pending
*Basic Constitution Course                             Developed by Mike Willig for Center
Available in 2013
*Basic 2nd AmendmentCourse                     Developed by Eric Oakes-FrontSight
Available in 2013


Said funds were used for payment of Spirit of Bikers Radio, business cards and legal copies, office supplies and donation to Victoria Burn Victim to replace funds that did not come in by alleged donor who decided not to support victim or event over Susee/Waite matter.

FUNDS DUE: There are still a number of sponsors on the plague that can be seen at the Center site who have not yet provided their sponsorship funds.
Please review plaque at :  to see if you have forgotten and we thank you for your MUCH NEEDED support.
We are limited by what we can do simply because there are no funds. Funding means more support from the American Biker Culture Center.

Sponsorships can be sent to: American Biker Culture Center
(Make out to B.A.D. Assn.)       66 Ostego Street,Ilion,NY
via PayPal at:

Hank McGrath, Director
American Biker Culture Center
(518) 810-1430



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Biker Birthday Bash Marks 68!

Lil Joe Ricciardi held his 68th birthday bash at Andrews Bar & Grille at 160 W. Fulton St., Gloversville, New York attended by a host of “biker supporters” with family and friends.022_640x480Lil Joe, somewhat of a historical icon in the biker culture set and a long time biker rights advocate, received a lifetime membership in B.A.D. Assn. from the Exec. Director, Hank McGrath during the event. “I am glad I gave my life to this culture, the many friends and associates I have had from the east coast to the west coast. I have no regrets. Bikers are some of the greatest people I have ever known”, Lil Joe stated during the presentation.

j_frstbike Lil Joe Ricciardi developed a well visited biker museum located in Caroga Lake, New York that shows his life and devotion to the American Biker Culture. You can read more about Joe and the museum here:

Folks can view the pictures from the birthday bash at the facebook page of Colleen Ricciardi. We here at the American Biker Culture Center extend our very best and congratulations to Lil Joe Ricciardi!


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Hank McGrath Appointed As State Rep.


Hank McGrath, Exec. Director of B.A.D. Assn. and the American Biker Culture Center, has recently been appointed as NY State Coordinator by the Lawless America Campaign to end judicial and political corruption. The campaign is on fire across the United States led by former Georgia Congressional cadidate, Bill Windsor. McGrath, who also promotes each week on VOP-FreedomRadio will work with two other co-coordinators located in NYC and another section of the State to coordinate campaigns at the capital and courthouses throughout the State of New York in 2013.

“We have a way to combine the work of Lawless America with the civil rights projects of the Americxan Biker Culture Center as an affiliate. 2013 is the year for strategic battles in defense of those in the biker culture which ,in turn, will translate to the defense of ALL CITIZENS”, McGrath stated.AmericanBikerCulutreCenterLOGO

In 2012 Lawless America travelled across the US taking testimony from those who suffered corruption – traveling to Central New York on behalf of B.A.D. to visit the Highwaymen MC NY to take congressional testimony from the family of the “Tyler & Peeps” case. You can review the testimony here at the American Biker Culture site:!testimony

McGrath will be meeting with Bill Windsor and team to present the testimony to the US Congress in Washington DC Feb. 4th thru the 7th, 2013. He will also be meeting with the US Civil Rights Division in Washington DC to state the case of bias and discrimination against those in the American Biker Culture. With him will be the B.A.D. Admin. Director and Gen. Manager of , Preacher Chuck De Cost, a long time biker rights advocate and biker media pioneer. A LIVE FROM WASHINGTON “Spirit of Bikers Radio” special will aire to cover the event.

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Biker Rights Advocate Sues NYS DMV

Mike Willig, B.A.D. biker rights advocate and adviser with the American Biker Culture Center in Ilion, NY has filed a federal lawsuit against NYS DMV over the unjust and illegal confiscation of his motorcycle by DMV in 2009, as well as for serious violations to his civil and constitutional rights.MikeWillig

Mr. Willig, who also co-hosts the Spirit of Bikers Radio show with his “constitution segment”, believes he was targeted by DMV investigators primarily because of their bias against those who ride motorcycle and the fact he is a common local voice at political meetings where he is compelled by conscience to remind them of their procedural violations or ignorance in application of the constitution during their decision making process. Hence, a great part of their agression against him was to unjustly and unconstitutionally silence him. The result of their acts was quite the contrary.

Read more here:

Mr. Willig will be offering a basic course on the constitution through the American Biker Culture Center in 2013. To stay abreast visit the Center at:

We congratulate Mr. Willig on his legal pursuit on an important constitutional level for the protection of everyone’s rights rather than just his own. A great portion of the monetary aspect in the suit is what is called “punitive damages” – a punishment against DMV for their blantant violation of citizens rights and is used in suits to warn other agencies to refrain from same/simular vilolations against others. As well, a federal suit sets precedent across the country with the same warning – STOP STEALING PEOPLE’S PROPERTY,VIOLATING THEIR RIGHTS AND ACTING AS IF YOU ARE ABOVE ALL WHO YOU SERVE!

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     This Primer, edited by Lisa Petrocelli and Hank McGrath, is written with wisdom by such NY biker rights advocates as Eddie Jidoun, Hammerin Hank, Ian Grinnals, 
Curt Byrnes, Laurence Scerri ,Attorney Ben Rabin, Pete Bickovich and Preacher Chuck DeCost. It is a GREAT saddlebag addition w/note section in back.

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PUBLIC REPORT – American Biker Culture Center Oct./Nov. 2012

The following is a public notice to the biker community on the projects of the Center for period of October 2012 (opening) to November,2012.

PROJECT                                                              REPORT/ACTIVITY

*Public Meetings w/clubs                                     Informational on Center-On going

*Spirit of Bikers Radio relocate                            Center absorbed media project

*Center website development                    

*Biker Civil case                                                      Referred to Center Advisers-pending

*Bikers/truckers fight workers comp                 Investigative Research Project

*Bikers stolen property-civil case                       Researched civil laws – client “no show”

*Forester Club – project name request              Researched & conveyed legalities

*Helmet Case                                                         Referred to Center Advisers-pending

*Helmet Case                                                         Referred to Center Advisers-pending

*Complaint on Govt. Controlled media              Held 2-pt Spirit of Bikers Radio show

*DA Office Integrity Unit                                    Campaigned to get DA elected – LOST

*Motorcyclist Injury                                            Referred To Center Advisers – Pending

*Bar- Biker Discrimination,Utica,NY                 Investigative Research Project

*Susee/Waite case complaint                             Developed Susee/Waite Bill Team

*Family Court case                                               Referral to a Center Adviser

*Develop Constitution Course                             Presently completed by Adviser

*Develop Intro to Culture History                     Presently completed by Adviser

NOTE: All projects were fielded by Director Hank McGrath via office/phone with the help of Benjamin Rabin, Mike Willig, Curt Byrnes,John Cokos, Beverly Roberts,Theresa Boyer, Lisa Petrocelli, Dave Tumor Combs, LaQuan,Robert Bar Porter and other advisers.

fUNDS WERE USED TO PAY FOR LAW BOOK SHELVES($200), Office supplies and equipment,project transportation costs and other expenditures.
Sponsorship funds for the plaque have not been completely received to date by all those who wished to be on the historical plaque. Please review the Center site to see if you have forgotten to send your sponsorship:
Sponsorships can be sent to: American Biker Culture Center
(Make out to B.A.D. Assn.)       66 Ostego Street,Ilion,NY
via PayPal at:


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