A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota announces new State Rally Chair

A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota announces new State Rally Chair

 A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Ron Ernst to the position of State Rally Chairman. Ron has served A.B.A.T.E of Minnesota in several capacities over the years and his thoughtful attention to detail will be very helpful.

2009 MN Motorcycle Fatalities Fall 29%

January 10, 2010


Mack Backlund
State Coordinator
ABATE of Minnesota

ABATE of Minnesota is Encouraged by Sharp Decline in Minnesota Motorcycle Fatalities for 2009

Prescott, WI Announces Project Respect

The City of Prescott, Wis., in cooperation with the Saint Croix Valley Riders, local business owners and the Police Department, is pleased to announce "Project Respect," an effort to reduce traffic congestion, parking issues and improve compliance with city ordinances during all community events. This project will debut during the Flood Run on Saturday, April 17.


MRF Helmet Press Release

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10NR08 - MRF News Release - National Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law

16 April 2010

Contact: Jeff Hennie, MRF V.P. of Government Relations & Public Affairs


National Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law

Help Needed for Freedom Rally Membership Table

Going to ABATE of Iowa's Freedom Rally? Volunteer a few hours at the ABATE of Minnesota membership table. For years our friends to the south have very generously allowed us to sign up Minnesota members who attend the Freedom Rally. Hundreds of new and renewing memberships come from this event. So if you are going to the Freedom Rally, spend a few hours at the front gate.

Post Your Comments on the Definition of a Motorcycle

The federal government is accepting comments on the definition of a motorcycle in lieu of updating the vehicle identification numbering system to comply with soon to be revised ISO standards. This would be an excellent forum for ABATE members to address concerns about the moped/motorcycle standards or the issue of what I call the "Frankenstein motorcycles", those contraptions that have covered roofs, steering wheels, and windshield wipers, but only have three wheels to skirt the federal definition of an automobile.

Deadline is Wednesday for MN Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee Applications

The Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee (MMSAC) is accepting applications for four openings on this important panel.  The Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Advisory Committee (MMSAC) provides input to the Department of Public Safety, evaluates and recommends strategies to improve the safety of motorcycle riders and their passengers, motorcycle rider training, rider testing and licensing, and public information and education activities.

Motorcycle Dial-A-Ride Interview

On Friday May 28th, 2010, Ron Lischeid was interviewed on WCCO radio about Motorcycle Dial-A-Ride. Click HERE , then click on the "Play" button to listen. For more information on Dial-A-Ride, click HERE

ABATE Needs Volunteers for Vikings Childrens Ride

Volunteers needed to promote ABATE of Minnesota at the Annual Vikings Childrens Ride

Jon Stutelberg, Metro Chapter, has promoted ABATE of Minnesota at this event for many years. Jon needs about 15 helpers at the Blue Heron Grill, Hugo , MN at the start of the run at 9:00 am on July 16th for parking lot duty and also people to work a membership table at the end of the ride at Grand Casino Hinckley.

Vertical Plate Law

Minnesota Statute 168.12

A personalized vertical motorcycle plate may be issued upon payment of an additional payment of $100. The vertical plate must have not more than four identification characters, cannot be a duplication of any current or reserved license plate.