Why Should You Join ABATE

Why Join Abate?
ABATE is not ONLY about Motorcycle Helmet Law.

Although it would sometimes appear that our main focus is repealing legislation that deals with helmet laws, ABATE is primarily concerned with Motorcyclist’ Rights.

ABATE is about freedom:

Freedom from excessive governmental control.
Freedom from illogical and ignorant laws.
Freedom from those who act against the wishes of the constituents.

ABATE is about education:

Education before legislation for the politicians.
Education for all riders in the form of motorcycle safety courses.
Education for the locals, coordinating efforts in a grass-roots organization, spreading information throughout the organizations.
Educating the general public, encouraging them to become more aware of bikers with who they share the road.

ABATE is about people:

It is an all volunteer organization.
It counts lawyers, waitresses, doctors, mothers, accountants, welders, programmers and many others in its nationwide membership.
It works hard to ensure that the rights of all bikers are protected.
It is about you and me.


Because you are a concerned biker, a concerned citizen, a concerned parent or partner.


because you want your voice to be heard in government.


because you’re mad as hell and you don’t want to take it anymore.


because you want to make a difference.


Why should I join ABATE?

Why should I care “I’m not a joiner”

Do you know which assemblymen and senators are biker-friendly? Which ones that we want to keep in office to preserve your rights as a biker? Do you want information that will help you to make intelligent and informed decisions at the polls come Election Day? You can join the organization and never, ever participate, which is fine if you are “not a joiner.” Just JOIN! Become one of the educated riders. Learn about the laws, the bills, and the issues that affect your riding freedom.

“I don’t have the time”

ABATE will demand none of your time other than the time it takes to browse the newsletter each month, and the time it takes to vote. Of course, we would enjoy seeing your face at the meetings where we can talk about the latest set of after-market pipes, or where the next poker run is, or which legislator just tried to introduce another law that will affect your riding freedom. We would enjoy seeing you participate, helping the organization group and flourish. Join with others in this grass-roots organization to promote motorcycle safety and awareness in your community. We would enjoy becoming your fellow-rider, activist, and friend.

“I’m not political”

All we ask is that you vote. Which you probably do anyway – otherwise why are you still reading this?

“I just want to ride”

ABATE members just want to ride too. We want to ride safely, without limiting devices forced upon us under the false label of safety.