ABATE of Michigan
Fighting for the rights of all motorcyclists since 1976
ABATE of Michigan Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Constantine, Mi. 49042
Phone: 269 435-2058
What is ABATE?
ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education) of Michigan, Inc., is a nonprofit, grass-roots organization dedicated to preserving the rights and promoting the safe operating practices of Michigan motorcyclists. We are entirely self-funded and as such have no hidden agendas as we are not linked to any other groups.
We have a very active safety education program, most of which was initiated by ABATE members.
Our safety education is divided into 4 parts:
o Ride Straight Campaign: This was created by a joint effort of NHTSA and AMA and stresses moderation by placing graphic posters in strategic locations (bars, magazines, bike dealers). ABATE of Michigan is one of the first groups in the US to actively support this program.
o Workshops: ABATE holds alcohol awareness workshops at the regional (county) level as well as at the state level. These use nationally proven techniques (“Fatal Vision” goggles to simulate a BAC of .08, field sobriety tests, etc.) to demonstrate the dangers of alcohol.
o Role Model Program: This relatively new program teaches by example: Region Officers and Road Captains volunteer to abstain totally while “on-duty”, thus setting an example for others to follow.
In addition, ABATE has fought for motorcyclists’ rights on many fronts; for instance, ABATE defeated two night-time motorcycle bans in Oakland County in 2007.
If you want to get in touch with us, there are several ways:
Call the state office at (248) 685-9150
Attend a local ABATE meeting. Click on Region Information for a meeting nearest you.