ABATE of MN Recognized by the MN Motorcycle Safety Center

Recently ABATE of Minnesota was recognized by the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Center for a large contribution to promote their new motorcycle training course, the Civillian Police Motorcycle Course (CPMC). This course allows experinced street riders in Minnesota to learn the same techniques designed to train police motor officers in traffic situations.

Update on Federal Legislation from the MRF

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has been working hard to prevent any government interference at the national level that may affect our riding freedom and here is a brief summary of three areas that have an impact on our lifestyle.

H.R. 1861 The summary of the bill is: “The Secretary of Transportation may not provide a grant or any funds to a state, county, town, or township, Indian tribe, municipal or other local government to be used for any program to check helmet usage or create checkpoints for an operator of motorcycle or passenger on a motorcycle”.

Congratulations to the winners of ABATE of Minnesota’s Fall 2013 Chapter Membership Drive Challenge

The chapters with the largest percentage increase in memberships between October 1st and December 31st are:

1st Prize - Banner for your chapter - East Central Chapter
2nd Prize - Flag flown over the US Capitol - North Star Chapter
3rd Prize - Honorable mention award -  Flatlanders Chapter

CDC to Promote Mandatory Helmets Laws in All States


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

CDC Task Force to Recommend Mandatory Helmet Laws

The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) reports that the rumors are true. A Centers for Disease Control (CDC) task force is set to issue a report calling on all 50 States to enact mandatory helmet law.

2014 Bikerday at the Capitol

ABATE of Minnesota’s 11th annual Bikerday at the Minnesota State Capitol will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014. If you will be attending Bikerday be sure to register on the ABATE of Minnesota web site before February 28th.

A Message from Dial-A-Ride

Thursday, November 14th is called the Great Minnesota Give Together - a day to double your contributions!

Announcing ABATE of Minnesota's Fall Membership Drive

The ABATE of Minnesota Chapters with the largest percentage increase in memberships between October 1st and December 31st will win: 1st Prize - Banner for your chapter 2nd Prize - Flag flown over the US Capitol 3rd Prize - Honorable Mention Our riding freedoms continue to be challenged. ABATE of Minnesota will need all freedom minded bikers on board to be successful in 2014. There has never been a better time to sign up new members. Best of luck to all! For more info, contact: Tom Buffington ABATE of Minnesota Membership Chair 507-383-7068

ABATE Member Interviewed on KARE 11

Patriot's Day

From Minnesotans' Military Appreciation Fund:

This week, as our thoughts turn to a workday morning in New York 12 years ago, it's appropriate to once again make the promise to always remember and honor the sacrifices made by so many on that day and every day thereafter. Closer to home, more than 25,000 men and women from Minnesota have served our country since 9/11. We look to you for help thanking these veterans and their families, and we appreciate your continued support.

Please take a moment today to personally thank a Minnesota veteran.