The Road Connection From Sturgis SD the 72nd Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Rally

Hello friends of The Road Connection!

As always, thank you for your continued support of the campaign. We just wanted to provide a quick update for you as we hit the road for the next few weeks talking to folks about what MAP-21 means to the construction industry.

We had a great time in Sturgis for the 72nd Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Rally, and as expected, the response from our biker friends was overwhelmingly positive. Most agreed that we still have a lot of work ahead of us, and that funding for two years will be over before we know it.

Currently, we are in Eugene, Oregon holding an event with major campaign sponsor, Johnson Crushers (JCI). From Eugene, we head south and east to participate in the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas. From there, we head East, and hold dealer events in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York.

As you can see, The Road Connection is still trucking along, spreading the message that roads matter. We sincerely appreciate your support through this next leg of the campaign. Be sure to check out photos from Sturgis on our Facebook ( or Flickr ( pages. We also wanted to pass along a press release outlining our time in Eugene (attached).

Again, thank you for your support of the campaign!

Andrew Gillman

The Road Connection Thanks Sponsors

The Road Connection crew packs up their booth at the 72nd Annual Black Hills Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, and sets course for Eugene, Oregon, where they will be participating in an event to express thanks to Johnson Crushers (JCI) for their support of the campaign.

“Without the support from KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens, The Road Connection campaign would still be just another idea on a piece of paper somewhere,” says Andrew Gillman, of The Road Connection. “They developed a great idea, put in the hard work to make that idea come to fruition, and the outcome is MAP-21, a decent bill that will help contractors gain confidence in the industry, and put folks back to work.”

Although The Road Connection team applauds the efforts of Congress and the President on MAP-21 (the two year / $105 Billion bill that was signed into law on July 6, 2012), The Road Connection team believes that more work needs to go into investing in infrastructure by U.S. lawmakers.

“KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens have helped to get the ball rolling by supporting the grassroots Road Connection effort, and now it’s up to our lawmakers to pick up the ball and run with it,” adds Gillman. “The Road Connection, and all the positive things that have come out of the campaign’s efforts would not be possible without KPI-JCI & Astec Mobile Screens.”

While in Eugene, The Road Connection team will extend their thanks to campaign sponsors, and speak to JCI employees about what the passage of MAP-21 means to the construction industry. For more information on Johnson Crushers, please visit:

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