Announcing ABATE University 2013

What is ABATE University? ABATE University is our annual conference, held at the Holiday Inn, Alexandria, MN, April 19 through 21 2013, to enlighten and educate motorcyclists about the philosophy and overall objectives of ABATE of Minnesota and provide safety and legislative workshops for all motorcyclists. Other interesting and informative motorcycling related classes will be provided as well.

This year we welcome back our good friend Slider Gilmore for an eye opening and informative special presentation. Slider’s first motorcycle ride in 1960 ignited an obsession with riding on the open road and a lifestyle dedicated to hard work, family and helping others. For nearly 25 years he served as a volunteer EMT and CPR instructor and provided support for EMT’s suffering from critical incident stress. In appreciation for improving the image of motorcycling, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists awarded Slider the Silver Spoke Award in 1990. He has also been inducted into the Sturgis Hall of Fame, National Motorcycle Hall of Fame and the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame to honor his work presenting Accident Scene Management to thousands of bikers worldwide. You will not be dissappointed!

The ABATE University Guest Speaker Luncheon was a big hit last year with excellent food and informative speakers. It will surely be the "can't miss" event at ABATE-U. There will also be a Saturday evening social with live music and a fabulous auction. And four (Yes Four) new motorcycles (two Harleys and two Victorys) will be given away at Saturday night's ABATE U Raffle. The hotel will sell out fast - Select and reserve your room now by contacting Marilyn @ abateu@abatemn.org by February 1st.

ABATE-U is a weekend event filled with education, camaraderie and fun. Come learn, meet new people and see what we are all about.