ABATE of Michigan Inc.
P.O. Box 99
Constantine, Mi. 49042
Phone: 269 435-2058
ABATE of Michigan
Fighting for the rights of all motorcyclists since 1976
January 6, 2019
From President Vince Consiglio
June is already here and there are so many distractions that it’s like you have to look over your shoulder to see if there is something else lurking behind you or in front of you! ABATE is very concerned about the Insurance Reform coming our way July 2nd, 2020 and we can’t get any help from our Legislators to change the language that would support motorcyclists in case of an accident. ABATE will be in Lansing on the 3rd of June at Noon for our Freedom Rally on the steps of the Capitol to make a statement that will let our Legislators know that we need their support against the Insurance Reform bill which will not be motorcyclists friendly at all. We have been kicked to the curb and we ain’t gonna take it without trying to do all we can to help all bikers get the proper medical coverage due them without reaching into our savings account so we can enjoy the lifestyle we enjoy.
Since so many Awareness events have been cancelled all over the State because of Covid-19, there still are many bikers out and about and I’m concerned for their safety. The Secretary of State hasn’t done one single thing regarding May as Motorcycle Awareness Month to kick off the summer riding season! Like usual, we will have to take care of ourselves so please be extra careful when you are out riding. I saw a couple of ABATE Members in a Thundercam photo, Bea and Jerry from Region 6 which was very cool! I also saw a video about tire pressure and after your bike has been sitting for quite a few months and the temperature changes please check it. It’s probably low! Jim Rhoades, George Bennett and I posted a video about Awareness, Insurance Reform and safety so all of you reading The Rider, please feel free to share it with everyone you can think of. Between our magazine and different media outlets we can get a lot of coverage and maybe get the attention of our Legislation to help us make changes and get the public more aware of motorcycles. “Look Twice Save A Life Motorcycles Are Everywhere!” Also check out Insane Throttle with James Hollywood and listen to his podcast featuring Awareness and ABATE of MICHIGAN!
One last thing, isn’t it amazing how society accepts a new societal change when it comes to profiling? Before the virus was here, when a biker wore a bandana on his face he was up to something. But now when you wear a bandana, you are protecting yourself from the elements (DA). What took the public so long to realize that we have been wearing a face mask for the same exact reason?
May the road rise to meet you and the wind always be at your back,
Hot Rod Beaton
ABATE State Awareness Coordinator
Contact State of Michigan ABATE Awareness Officer:
Rod "Hot Rod" Beaton
Phone: 734 587-2087