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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.

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.

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.

MRF Helmet Press Release

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


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
16 April 2010


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


 


National Mandatory Motorcycle Helmet Law

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.


 

2009 MN Motorcycle Fatalities Fall 29%

January 10, 2010

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
Mack Backlund
State Coordinator
ABATE of Minnesota
763-226-9195
statecoordinator@abatemn.org

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

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.

2010 Motorcycle Safety Conference

2010 Motorcycle Safety Conference 
 
When: Saturday, February 27, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Saint Paul College, 317 Marshall Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota  55102
Cost: $45
Register Here

ABATE of Minnesota is pleased to announce online memberships are now available.

 Join or renew your ABATE membership online securely now by clicking HERE


 

House to Vote on Health Care Legislation

 MRF News Release - House to Vote on Health Care Legislation that could affect motorcyclists.  U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced her intent to bring a massive 2000 page 1.3 trillion dollar health care overhaul package to the floor of the U.S. House for a vote.