ABATE of Michigan Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Constantine, Mi. 49042
Call: 269 435-2058
ABATE of Michigan
Fighting for the rights of all motorcyclists since 1976
July 4th. What a special day for everyone. Patriotism, Unity, Support for all Americans who love to live in the Land of the Free to do as we like as long as we follow our laws and act like civil people.
We don’t always agree on everything because there is choice for you to make, your own opinion on issues, politics, religion and so on. Recently the hard work by our Legislative team got House Bill 4306 passed in the Senate and yet there are detractors who think that we didn’t need to get funding to help with motorcycle safety classes and the awareness campaign “Look Twice Save A Life Motorcycles Are Everywhere”. What some bikers might not understand is that teaching classes and ABATE supporting awareness is not cheap or free. Don’t forget that ABATE saved all bikers $100.00 for their license fee every year you get your new license plate for your bike. Regions help with making copies and ABATE pays for the wristbands, yard signs, ink pens, key chains, and bumper stickers. Without the entire ABATE organization working together, none of the articles are possible. I know what is like to lose a loved one in a motorcycle accident, so please don’t think I won’t give my opinion on awareness and safety. I do know how awful it is to have a loss and anything that could prevent another accident to a fellow biker it worth every effort. I will harp on that issue until I give this position up.
Stereotyping is real; believe me when I tell you that. We went to a Kid Fest at a Parks and Recreation event with over 200 children, ages 3 to 12 with their parents. You could see the kids wanting to come over and look at the bike, sit on it and play the games we had set up just like the other vendors there. But the parents would pull them in the other direction away from us. After talking to the program organizer, I asked if we could move between the fire truck and the EMT vehicle and the next thing you know, children and their parents are at our booth playing games, sitting on the bike, parents asking questions about ABATE. How cool it was! They thought (Park Administration) that we were going to just bring some bikes for the kids to see and when they saw we had games just like everyone else, everything changed. Wow! Really!! Next thing you know, the Head Librarian wants us to go to an event called Touch A Truck on Saturday July 15th for their summer reading program. The theme this year is to build a better world and they are hosting this event to show children the organizations, businesses and people that build a better world for our community. Communities, organizations and businesses bring vehicles to the event like police cars, fire trucks, ambulances, tow trucks, and this year motorcycles. Enough said. If we can keep active in our communities across the State of Michigan, we can make the community more aware of motorcycles and bikers aren’t going to bite!
May the road rise to meet you and the wind always be at your back,
ABATE State Awareness Director
Contact State of Michigan ABATE Awareness Officer: email@example.com
Phone: 734 587-2087