Updated - Application Deadline Extended to May 1st - MN Motorcycle Safety Advisory Task Force (MSATF) Now Taking Applications for 2017-2018


Please consider applying to the Minnesota Motorcycle Safety Advisory Task Force (MSATF). It is very important that the views of everyone involved in Minnesota motorcycling are represented. The MSATF meetings are only two hours long, six times a year and usually held in St. Paul.

Todd Riba Asks Your Support on HF 122

Hello Freedom Fighters,

ABATE of Minnesota’s 2017 Bikerday at the Capitol was a big success and the time is now to strike while the iron is hot. Our Motorcycle Awareness Bill was well received by legislators and now we need to encourage our State Representatives to sign on as co-authors in support of this bill. This is a three part bill and here is a brief description:

The first part of the bill offers a reduction of at least 10% on motorcycle coverage to anyone who successfully completes a state approved motorcycle safety course.

ABATE's Candidate Survey Needs Your Help

The candidate survey for ABATE of Minnesota’s voters guide, which will be in the October issue of Road Noise and on our web site, has been mailed to every candidate running for Minnesota State Senate and the Minnesota House of Representatives. The survey asks candidates for their opinions on motorcycle helmet laws, motorcycle profiling, and motorcycle insurance issues.

Don't Forget to Vote in the Minnesota Primary Election

Minnesota’s Primary Election, in which voters of each political party decide who will be on the November General Election ballot, will be held on August 9th, 2016. Most voters will not have a problem going to the polls and casting their vote. But for many, especially Minnesota motorcyclists, the timing of the Primary Election will find them at Sturgis Rally Week or on vacation away from their homes.

Great News From the MRF

For Immediate Release

July 14, 2016

Congressional Proposal Introduced Concerning Motorcycle Profiling

WASHINGTON, DC– This week, Representatives Reid Ribble (R-Wisc.) and Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) jointly introduced a resolution concerning the profiling of motorcyclists. H.Res.831, formally titled, “Promoting awareness of motorcycle profiling and encourage collaboration and communication with the motorcycle community and law enforcement officials to prevent instances of profiling” was introduced and referred to the Committee on Judiciary.

Tri-County Chapter's Buddy Bear Delivery in the News

The American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education of Minnesota (ABATE) Tri-County Chapter donated 20 Buddy Bears to Eden Prairie Fire Department Station No. 4 on June 21.

ABATE of Michigan Sets The Record Straight

June 21, 2016

Facts Instead of Fiction on Michigan's Helmet Law Modification

In recent weeks, many advocates of mandatory helmet laws have attacked Michigan’s ADULT CHOICE motorcycle helmet law passed in 2012. In these “reports” the claim is that 40% of riders in fatal crashes were not wearing helmets which means 60% of riders were wearing helmets. More riders died wearing a helmet than without.