ABATE of Michigan Inc.
P.O. Box 99
​Constantine, Mi. 49042

​Phone: 269 435-2058


Fighting for the rights of all motorcyclists since 1976

from the prez

Contact State of Michigan ABATE President: abatensf@tir.com
Phone: 248 684-6576​

From the Prez:

2012, 2013 ,2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021. Ten Riding FREE seasons and riders quit the cause of riding free, because they just gave up?  It took too much time and effort.  “It will never happen in Michigan because the Insurance Industry has so much money.”  If you give up, YOU NEVER WIN.  It’s time to roll up the sleeves and get down to the nitty grittee.  HB 4809 is in the House Insurance Committee. Let us look who can influence PASSAGE OF this bill TODAY.  Representative Rendon is the Chair person on the committee.  She is from Lake City, and represents Kalkaska, Crawford, Missaukee, Roscommon, and Ogemaw counties.  I bet 50 phone calls, texts, and e-mails would get us a hearing on HB 4809.Representative Berman is a YES vote. If you live in the Walled Lake area in Oakland county call or write to thank him.  Representative Kahle is from Adrian in Lenawee county call or write to thank her she is a YES vote.  Representative LaFave is from Dickerson, Menominee, and Delta counties in the UP.  He is on the fence.  50 different voters in the district would made a great impression.  Representative Hall, is from Marshall and his district is Calhoun and Kalamazoo counties.  Question Mark?  We need input from members in his district.  Representative Meerman is from Coopersville. In Ottawa County.  He is on the fence.  Representative Bezotte is a Co-sponsor, from the western half of Livingston county.  If you are in his district call and thank him for helping us.  Representative TC Clements is in Monroe County. Not sure where he is on HB 4809.  Representative Posthumus is from Cannon TWP just northeast of Grand Rapids in Kent county.  Not sure where he is on HB 4809.  Representative Tisdel is from Rochester Hills in Oakland County.  My brother lives close to there and I will call him to call Representative Tisdel.  Representative Tisdel is new and I talked to him this week.  I think he will be a Yes.  Representative Carter is also from Oakland county and should be a Yes.  Representative Anthony is new and is from Lansing. She needs to hear from someone.  Representative Bolden is from Southfield and knows the issue.  She introduced a bill last session to change it to our own insurance.  I would hope she will vote for it in committee.    Representative Coleman is new but seems supportive.  He represents Westland which has thousands of motorcyclists. I hope somebody calls him.  Representative Stone from Warren is a YES.  Representative Steen is from Novi and needs to hear from someone in her district.  Representative Steenland is from Roseville in Macomb county and his office thinks he will vote for it.  25 to 50 phone calls from bikers in their district would seal the deal.  The only way it will happen is if we make it happen.                                                                                                                       I want to thank Mark, Jerry, and Brian for helping on the licensing demo in Lansing.  Over 60 runs of the state test was done in 2 ½ hours.  Thanks again to all members who were there at the rally, and all who have followed up.  Thanks to those of you who will follow up and make HB 4809 a success.

Ride FREE and Safe,

Vince