ABATE of MN Statement Concerning Covid 19 and Our Organization

From:  Jane Doyle, and the A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota Executive Committee

To:  A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota members:

A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota is very concerned about the health and safety of our members. Our organization is built upon the great interaction of our members and our public outreach of motorcycling rights and common sense safety. However, due to circumstances beyond our control, you may see many postponements of our events to a later date.

The A.B.A.T.E. of Minnesota Executive Committee recommends that all April meetings be cancelled.

ABATE of Illinois Cancels the 2020 Heartland STEAM Conference

Hello to everyone:

This is to let folks know as a state leaders that do to keeping with safety for everyone with the pandemic of the virus that Heartland Steam is being cancelled.

We want to keep everyone safe and healthy.

There has been a release posted on the Face Book for Heartland Steam for you all to use to communicate to anyone who was going from your state.

2020 ABATE University Highlights

What is ABATE University? ABATE University is our annual conference, held at the Holiday Inn, Alexandria, MN, this year on April 17-18, 2020, 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.

ABATE of MN Loses a Tireless Freedom Fighter

Kimberly A. Ostlund


Faribault—Kimberly A. Ostlund, age 57 of Faribault, MN, passed away on Monday, May 27, 2019 at her home following an extended illness.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Luke's Church, 1100 9th Ave. SW, Faribault, with Pastor Gregory Purchla, officiating.

Memorial visitation will be held on Saturday from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the church.

Arrangements are with the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.

Governor Walz Signs ABATE of MN's Motorcycle Awareness Proclamation

Every year ABATE of Minnesota asks the Governor to proclaim May as Motorcycle Awareness Month as a way to promote motorcycle awareness in our state. Thank you Governor Walz for signing the proclamation.

Motorcycle Advisory Task Force (MATF) Now Taking Applications for 2019-2021


Please consider applying to the Minnesota Motorcycle Advisory Task Force (MATF). It is very important that the views of everyone involved in Minnesota motorcycling are represented. The MATF meetings are only two hours long, six times a year and usually held in St. Paul.