First and foremost, the purpose of the Old Farts is to have FUN!!! As we go about having fun we endeavor to promote traditional biker philosophies and goodwill between bikers and the general public. The IE-OFMC provides an avenue to build strong bonds by providing opportunities to socialize and to share common interests by riding together in a safe, fun, and interesting environment.
We try to build an atmosphere of honest and genuine caring about each other and the motorcycle lifestyle, promote fellowship among all motorcycle riders as well as develop an esprit de corps among our own members and improve relations between the general public and motorcycle riders. Sponsoring public social and fund raising events helps us accomplish these goals.
In addition to promoting a better understanding of bikers by the general public we also focus on supporting worthy non-profit organizations such the American Diabetes Association, American Heart Association, etc. Support of chosen non-profit organizations may come through participation in organized events, sponsored rides or by simply holding fund raising drives.
We endeavor to promote motorcycle safety and education by encouraging participation in motorcycle rider safety courses, attending motorcycle seminars and rallies, publishing articles and newsletters in print and electronic media, and encouraging discourse between motorcycle riders in general. We strive to share among our members; educational information on mechanical improvements, safety gear, riding techniques, motorcycle history, restoration of vintage and other motorcycles, and motorcycle maintenance and repair.