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
Contact State of Michigan ABATE President: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 248 684-6576
From the Prez:
Rocking and rolling with super March and April motorcycle weather. Lansing’s legislative session has started. It’s time to turn up the heat!! We need pressure, pressure, pressure. We are the only driving group in the state of Michigan with no choice on medical Insurance. This law will stay the same unless we stand up and put pressure on the law makers in Lansing. Talk to your Insurance agent. I was with Dondi at Motor City Harley-Davidson for his presentation on Senate Bill 1 of 2019 and 2020. Go to one of them to learn the facts behind this law. We are paying big money for motorcycle insurance that you may never be able to use if you are hit by a car driver. Full Coverage on your motorcycle does not mean the same thing in 2021 that it did in 2020. Get the facts on it because You are at a greater RISK when you RIDE.
That being said, I am smiling ear to ear on the road this spring. The snow suit was put away early and little to no rain in March and early April. Motorcycle safety classes are up and running. COVID restrictions are in place. Many sites didn’t offer classes in 2020. In the Detroit-Metro area we are at a critical shortage of motorcycle coaches/instructors. In 2019, I had 91 coaches working in classes. In 2021 only 41 have signed up to teach. Smaller class size cannot meet the current demand. Schoolcraft’s current class schedule is booked until July. I have already taught 131 students this season. 2 full novice classes and 2 classes with students on their own motorcycles. The problem with no-shows, 15 in the 4 classes I am talking about, is they pay and take a spot and don’t show up. There are still two coach classes yet this season if you are interested. May 20,21,22,23, and June 3,4,5,6. The class schedule is 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. The 1st weekend is at Macomb South in Warren. The 2nd weekend is at Schoolcraft in Garden City, and Livonia. The 3rd prep is in Caro. Thanks to Butch and Mike in Region 7, we will be doing a week long prep in Caro on June 14th to June 20th at The High School. Registration is still open for both classes. Call 734-462-4448 or Eric, for a motorcycle safety coach application. Course Fee is $75.00. By the time you read this I will be teaching the 1st coach prep at Macomb South campus in Warren. Beep the horn while you are riding down 12 Mile. It’s intense, but also should be fun. You are teaching people how to ride a motorcycle and, along with myself and Mark Reutter, the class provides the MSF certification to coach motorcycle training in the state of Michigan and across the USA.
Field Meet tickets are still available. Come to Lansing on June 2. It is critical to get ahold of your representative and stand up and be active in changing this Insurance BS. Don’t forget about Regional Motorcycle Awareness Day on Saturday May 1st. Get out there and let those car drivers know WE ARE OUT RIDING MOTORCYCLES!!
Ride Safe and Free,