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Welcome to ABATE of California

ABATE of California is a Motorcycle Rights Organization (MRO) dedicated to preserving individual freedom and promoting safety. We fully support rider training, safety and educational programs. Our members also raise funds for the less fortunate, through charity runs and benefits. We encourage our members to become active in their local communities. 

ABATE works to protect the rights of all motorcyclists through direct involvement in the political process. Part of our job is to be a legislative watchdog for you. ABATE has a full time lobbyist in Sacramento keeping track of legislative bills that affect or are of interest to motorcyclists. You, as an individual, can help in the ongoing struggle against anti-motorcycle legislation both here in California and across the United States by becoming an ABATE member.

ABATE is non-partisan and welcomes all riders, on-road and off-road. We give those with a strong interest in motorcycling to unite and become part of one of California's strongest motorcycle rights organizations. ABATE feels that all of us, lifestyle rider to off-road fan are brothers and sisters with a common interest -- riding free.

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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Eleven years ago Governor Schwarzenneger declared May Motorcycle Awareness Month in California. In some parts of the country this is the time of the year Motorcycles are getting back on the road in full force after winter. You know winter, that time of year when some wear socks with their sandals. In his proclamation he recognizes the California Motorcyclists Safety Program of which ABATE was a founding member and holds a permanent seat. 

It has grown to a national awareness and safety program and more info can be found here.and a message from CHP here.

Below is the proclamation as recorded on the 5th of May 2006:

"For those who love to ride motorcycles, few things match the feelings of freedom and exhilaration that come when you are on your bike with miles of open road ahead of you. This is particularly true here in the Golden State, where many of our roads wind through beautiful hills and mountains, down into expansive valleys and along our breathtaking coastline. There is no better place to be a motorcyclist than in California. In 1987, the multifaceted California Motorcyclist Safety Program was initiated with the aim of educating novice motorcycle riders. More than 400,000 riders have been trained in this program, and since its inception, motorcycle fatalities have dropped fifty-six percent, and motorcycle injuries have dropped sixty-eight percent. Still, even with these impressive rates of decline, it's important to remember that last year, motorcyclists accounted for more than 300 deaths and 8,000 injuries on our roadways. We need to make sure these numbers continue to decline and commit ourselves to do all we can to reduce the pain, suffering and economic loss that result from these traffic accidents. In conjunction with the California Highway Patrol and national, state and local motorcycle safety organizations, I urge motorcycle riders to properly outfit yourselves with protective equipment, to license and insure your bikes and to follow our state's road laws. I encourage automobile drivers to be mindful of motorcycle riders and remember that their vehicle does not offer the same level of protection you have in your car or truck. There is plenty of room for motorcyclists and motorists to share our streets, and plenty of room for everyone to improve their awareness and safety when they take to the road. NOW, THEREFORE, I, ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER, Governor of the State of California, do hereby proclaim May 2006, as "Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month." IN WITNESS WHEREOF I have here unto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of California to be affixed this the fifth day of May 2006. /s/ Arnold Schwarzenegger Governor of California"


CMSP on Lane Guidelines - Update

3/21/2017 After a 3 Hour Meeting today the Motorcycle Rider Groups and Dealers united to Vote on Sending a Minimum of 15 MPH & 50 MPH on the Higher end to the CHP Commissioner. We went through word by word Guidelines and Educational Materials produced by CHP and these will be finalized/mailed a week before our next meeting in April to the Advisory Committee Members for our review and vote. CHP has told the MRSPvgroup that while guidelines are being developed “as long as Riders in CA Lane Split at a Safe and Prudent Speed, they will not be cited". James Lombardo Sr. Lobbyist for ABATE of CA is a Member of the Advisory Committee and will be Voting on this issue when they are presented. 


3/16/2017 The CMSP has received approval to meet and start developing new lane splitting guidelines - no Date for the Meeting has been set. The new guidelines are to be developed by a working group comprised of CMSP Advisory Committee members, which we are apart of. We will keep you updated as we met, discuss and debate the proposals. 

3/21/2017  The CMSP Yellow/Orange Hi-Vis vests SubCommittee Meeting has been pushed back until after June. Another Issue that was brought up is Hi-Visibility Yellow/Orange Vest for Riders. A sub-committee was formed to discuss the idea, your Lobbyist is a Voting member of this Committee as well and it needs to have full CMSP Committee Approval before the CHP could Proceed."

2016-2017 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey - Take the Survey!

Recently, the National Motorcycle Profiling Survey 2015-2016 concluded and the results definitively demonstrate that motorcycle profiling is an epidemic in America. Many motorcyclists in America have been targeted based on appearance, not behavior. 


Please take the time to take the 2016-2017 National Motorcycle Profiling Survey. Note: NO PERSONAL DATA IS REQUIRED! YOUR PRIVACY AND ANONYMITY ARE IMPORTANT AND RESPECTED. By asking for no more than your zip code and email, which is completely voluntary, there is no personal information to maintain or protect. Take the survey now...

 

ABATE of California Merchandise!

Are you in need of a ball cap; complete with custom embroidery? How about a license plate frame, an ABATE shirt, or emblem for your vest or jacket. These are just some of the ABATE Merchandise items that you can purchase and at the same time show your support!

The merchadise Store is under construction

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Announcements

Quarterly Board of Directors Meeting - May 20, 2017 - The next quarterly board of Directors Meeting will be May 20, 2017 at the Picadilly Inn in Fresno, California. The meeting schedule and lodging information can be found HERE. Remember, ABATE is a volunteer organization so please join us and be part of the continuing success of ABATE of California.  
Find a Local Near You - !NEW! - ABATE of California has 23 Locals throughout the state. Click HERE to find the local nearest to you and join them for their monthly meeting. 
New Legislative Session Begins for 2017 - A new legislative session has begun and the first motorcycle and transportation related bills are announced. See the current legislation page for details as they become available. more... 
Safety First - Riding a motorcycle can be dangerous. If you do not stay aware of your surroundings and options you may find yourself in a dangerous place. Confidence is required. Sometimes you experience a crisis of confidence when riding. HERE are some thoughts on dealing with it. 
Motorcycle Safety Program - Whether you are new to riding or a seasoned veteran there is room for improving your riding skills. If you are under 18 a MSP course is required to get your Class "M" endorsement. Check HERE for more info about classes and where you can attend.  
State by State Helmet Laws - Are you planning a trip, or maybe you are on a trip right now, and you are not certain about the helmet laws of the state you are in? The Governors Highway Safety Association has all you need to clear that up. 
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