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The Kids Just want to Ride

The Final Push to Stop the Ban on Youth Motorcycles and ATVs Begins This Week
 
Congressional Hearing to Review CPSIA; Grassroots Advocacy at 2011 Dealernews International
Powersports Dealer Expo
 
Irvine CA, February 14, 2011 - Two years of persistent efforts by powersports enthusiasts, dealers and other industry


representatives have driven Congress to action. On February 17, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on

NTSB Testifys against Nebraska Helmet Choice Bill

The NTSB recently studied 6 motorcycle crashes and came to the conclusion that all states need a mandatory motorcycle helmet law. Ask your US members of Congress to oppose the NTSB's misguided efforts.


www.ntsb.gov/speeches/hart/hac110214.html

Bill to Prohibit Funding for Motorcycle Checkpoints Introduced

11NR09 - MRF News Release - United States House of Representatives Bill to Prohibit Funding for Motorcycle Checkpoints


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
03 March 2011


Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
 
 
United States House of Representatives Bill to Prohibit Funding for Motorcycle Checkpoints

STEAM Agenda

 


Friday March 25, 2011
5:00pm - 9:00pm - Registration Table Open
5:00pm - 9:00pm - Products/Auction Room open
5:00pm - 8:00pm - Hospitality Room open
5:00pm - 11:00pm - Social, Cash Bar and Live Karaoke Band Fundraiser in the Ball Room


 

SF478 Passes Senate Committee

On March 8th SF478, the ABATE of MN supported bill that streamlines the process to acquire a handicap license plate for a motorcycle, passed the Minnesota Senate Transportation Committee unanimously and was sent directly to the Senate floor for approval at a later time. This important piece of legislation will lift the burden of subjective approval for a second handicap plate on a motorcycle.

Earn Your Write to Ride Patch

Do your civic duty as a motorcyclist and Minnesota citizen - And get a free patch too!

WRITE TO RIDE PROGRAM

The goal of the Write to Ride program is to encourage communication between ABATE members and legislators at the state and federal levels.

MEMBER RESPONSIBILITIES

ABATE of Minnesota Announces New Products Manager

ABATE of Minnesota is pleased to welcome Rhiannon Dubinsky to the position of Products Manager. Rhiannon has played an active role in promoting ABATE and motorcycle rights and safety over the years. She is currently Lake Chapter's products person and has volunteered at ABATE University and the ABATE State Rally for a number of years. Rhiannon has a retail background and is excited and looking forward to her new responsibilities. Please stop by the products room at ABATE University and introduce yourself.

MRF Testifies before Congress

MRF News Release - Motorcycle Riders Foundation Testifies Before Congress


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
31 March 2011


Contact: Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Relations and Public Affairs
 
 
Motorcycle Riders Foundation Testifies Before Congress

Congrats to ABATE U Raffle Winners

Enjoy your new ride!


1st Prize:  Kathy Noren St. James MN - ticket #740 sold by Rolling Prairie chapter


2nd Prize: Gil Weitemier Little Falls MN - ticket #318 sold by Central Chapter


3rd Prize: Kenny Huckenpoehler St. Joseph MN - ticket #320 sold by Central Chapter


4th Prize: Ronald Marks Frazee MN - ticket #186 sold by Heart of the Lakes chapter