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ABATE University Bike Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the winners.

1st Prize: H-D Fat Bob – Eric Dewitt  Sebeka, MN (Ticket #509 Sold by Ray Stach, Freedom First Riders Chapter)

2nd Place – Victory High Ball - Jared Bergeman St. James MN (Ticket #138 Sold by Robb Fehrman, Rolling Prairie Chapter)

3rd Place - H-D Street Bob – Brian Nordby Braham, MN (Ticket #78 Sold by Bill Gruhlke, Jack Pine Riders Chapter)

4th Place – Victory 8 Ball – Ronald Chrast Hopkins, MN (Ticket #354 Sold by Dave Carlson, Lake Chapter)

And thanks to all who purchased tickets. ABATE of MN appreciates your support

Michigan Helmet Law Modification Signed by Governor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jim Rhoades (734) 578-6144
Thursday, April 12, 2012 Vince Consiglio (248) 672-0957
http://www.abateofmichigan.org/

ABATE: Governor Signs Helmet Choice Law
Michigan joins 30 other states to allow adult choice on helmet use, toughens standards

Passing of ABATE Member/State Senator

It is my sad duty to report the passing of Minnesota State Senator Gary Kubly. Gary was not only a legislator but also a rider and an ABATE of Minnesota member. Mr. Kubly was a great friend of ABATE of MN members in the west-central area of Minnesota. Last time we spoke he commented on how proud he was to represent the largest senate district in the state. He cared deeply about his constituents and was a calming influence at the Capitol.

Godspeed Senator Gary Kubly.

http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/141305063.html

*UPDATED* - Good News on Road Guarding Bills

This week SF1719 and HF2008, the bills to allow trained and certified motorcyclists to road guard during motorcycle runs, passed both the Senate and House Transportation Committees. While there were questions and concerns brought up during discussion, in the end both bills passed by unanimous voice vote with no amendments. Mack Backlund, State Coordinator for ABATE of Minnesota, testified in favor before both committees and answered questions from the committee members. Mr.

US House Committee Targets Federal Funding of Motorcycle Only Roadside Checkpoints

12NR01 - MRF News Release - US House Committee Targets Federal Funding of Motorcycle Only Roadside Checkpoints

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
01 February 2012

Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs

US House Committee Targets Federal Funding of Motorcycle Only Roadside Checkpoints

US Senate Bill S1449 Update

11NR35 - MRF News Release - Senate Committee Passes Highway Safety Bill


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
14 December 2011


Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs
 
 
Senate Committee Passes Highway Safety Bill


Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Today, the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation passed a sweeping safety bill known as the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Improvement Act (S. 1449). The bill passed by voice vote. 

National Call to Action: Federal Helmet Mandates

11NR34 - MRF News Release - National Call to Action: Federal Helmet Mandates


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
13 December 2011


Contact:Jeff Hennie, Vice President of Government Ralations and Public Affairs
 
 
National Call to Action: Federal Helmet Mandates

!! Updated !! - Reward Offered in Motorcycle Hit and Run

GAYLORD - Family members are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the vehicle and driver involved in an Oct. 27 hit-and-run accident near Gaylord. The family of John Byro increased the reward from $3,000 to $5,000 hoping to receive resolution in this case.


On Thursday, Oct.27, at approximately 10 p.m. John Byro, 29, was riding his motorcycle when he collided with an unknown vehicle at the intersection of Hwy 19 and Hwy 5. The driver left the scene.