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Replace worn or old tires  and keep them inflated to the proper preasure. Remember, your life is riding on your tires!

Last Chance to be Reimbursed for Campaign Contributions

If you haven't already taken advantage of Minnesota's PCR (Political Contribution Refund) program, time is running out. You can get a FULL refund of up to $50 per person ($100 per married couple), for donations given to the political party or candidate of your choice. This is a chance for you to donate to a political party or candidate of your choice and receive a one-time full refund of your donation.

Increased Penalties for Reckless Driving Effective 8-1-15

There is a new law on the books that will give prosecutors the ability to charge reckless drivers who cause great bodily harm or death with a gross misdemeanor. This new law is effective August 1st, 2015. American Bikers for Awareness, Training, and, Education of Minnesota (ABATE of MN) would like to take this opportunity to encourage all road users to drive and ride in a safe and distraction free manner.

The Importance of Motorcycle PAC of MN - From Todd Riba

Hello ABATE of Minnesota members, we are getting some great work done but we need your help. Recently I attended a fundraiser for Speaker of the Minnesota House of Representatives, Kurt Daudt.  Also Mark Senn, Motorcycle PAC of Minnesota Treasurer, attended a fundraiser for Minnesota Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk. Both of these men are politically powerful and influential.  ABATE of MN got a lot of face time with both of them to talk about our issues. Our attendance at these fundraisers was made possible by all of you that have supported Motorcycle PAC of MN.

Rest in Peace - Kevin B. Todd (UPDATED)

It is my sad duty to inform you that we have lost a great friend, ABATE of Minnesota Assistant State Coordinator Kevin Todd. Kevin passed away unexpectedly in his sleep recently. Kevin led a life of service to his faith, country, family, friends, and freedom fighters everywhere. He will be missed by many, many people in Minnesota and across the nation. His personality was infectious. Sometimes he would tell you what you needed to hear, not what you wanted to hear and for that we are grateful. He has left a hole in many hearts that no one but him could fill.

Important Message from the MN Motorcycle Safety Center

We still need more motorcyclists for MnDOT to complete their study of new rumble strip designs to ensure they are motorcycle friendly. They have scheduled another test session for Saturday, October 24 at their MnROAD testing facility near Monticello. The testing session lasts approximately two hours.

Mack's Rebuttal Letter to the ECM Publishers

MOTORCYCLE HELMET LAWS

Key is crash prevention

 

ECM Publishers Call for Mandatory Helmet Law in Minnesota

Recently, the editorial board of ECM Publishers, who produce a large number of local newspapers in Minnesota, called for a mandatory motorcycle helmet law. The same old tired reasons were in play: Unproven theories presented as facts and heavy handed mandates imposed on all.

Update from the Motorcycle Riders Foundation

Federal Highway Bill headed signed by the President

The U.S. Senate approved the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act by an 83-16 vote within a few hours of the U.S. House voting 359-65 in favor of the highway bill compromise -  one day before the current funding extension was set to expire.

UPDATED - Motorcycle Profiling Hearing Scheduled for February 22nd

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