Welcome to A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska!

Your State Motorcycle Rights Organization!

We are the volunteer organization advocating for
your motorcycle rights, training, and education!

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ABATE of Alaska has proudly offered
Motorcycle Safety classes since 1991

Motorcycle Safety classes are now
closed for the 2020 rider education season!

Ask about our NEW COURSE OFFERINGS!

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Please click here for more information about rider courses
or
call Alaska Leather at 907-562-2324.


It Is Election Season for Anchorage ABATE!

Get your ballot here!


Meet your candidates for this year!

Board of Directors Candidates

The Anchorage ABATE Board of Directors has 6 board positions. Members are elected for a 2-year term of service, with 3 positions up for election each year. The 2020 election will seat 3 Board Members to serve for the 2021-2022 term.

There are 7 candidates seeking election to these 3 Board positions for the 2021-2022 term of service. Candidate information Is presented alphabetically by last name.

Tim Kelly

I first started riding motorcycles in 1974 when I bought my first Honda Scrambler 350 and have been riding ever since.  I have ridden a lot of the east coast and throughout Germany during my Army career.  My first ABATE experience was with Ohio Abate in 1975 during the “helmet” wars, but have found the battle isn’t over.  I am a very strong advocate for “biker” rights and believe everybody should be properly trained in riding motorcycles.  I have been a member of ABATE of Alaska for several years now, have served on the board of directors in previous years and have been the Treasurer for three years.  I believe all ABATE chapters should work together for the safety and rights of all riders and their families.

Tiffany “12 Gauge Page” Karling

My name is Tiffany (12 Gauge Page) Karling and I believe in ABATE’s mission to raise awareness and to fight for our rights as bikers.  I am currently serving as President for the Diamond Girls Motorcycle Club and feel privileged to be part of this riding community. I’m not afraid of putting hard work in and look forward to contributing to ABATE in any way I can.

CJ Mathews

Hello and good day fellow brothers and sisters. I am Corry Mathews.

I was farm-raised in Washington where I learned to ride and race dirt bikes until we moved to Alaska when I was eight years old, where I rode when I could.

After joining the Forestry Fire Service in ‘93 I enlisted in ‘96 as a Firefighter in the Alaska Air National Guard. I served 20 years and am a combat vet. I was introduced to the Alaska Motorcycle Community and ABATE of Alaska at the Anchorage Bike Blessing in 2019 and have loved it ever since.

What I bring is a persistent determination to complete any mission or task safely and efficiently. I am a strong safety-minded person and will be that person to help our community for years to come. Keep the rubber side down and the shiny side up and let the ride begin. MLLH&R

David Nichols

David is a Teamster, motorist and loves to ride. David is an active Steward and Safety committee member for the Teamsters at UPS. Since he entered into the culture of “bike life,” he has put more miles on motorcycles than his cars. It has been his personal and professional commitment to educate and reinforce safety as a value especially when it comes to motor vehicles. David Nichols is an abstract objective thinker that enjoys turning problems into solutions.

Theo Ransum

Theo Ransum grew up in Anchorage, Alaska. His first delight is his family, especially his four grandchildren; motorcycling comes in at a close third behind serving others in the community.

Theo enjoys applying his creative and organizational skills to endeavors that bring the community together such as ABATE.
Theo’s ideas were implemented to conduct the 2020 Gathering at the Bike Blessing in an alternative way during COVID, which received positive input from the motorcycle community.
Theo is employed in the financial industry, helping businesses and the economy grow.  

Daniel “Spider” Schneider

Spider has been a board member for 5 years, an instructor for 15 years and a rider for 42 years. As a member of the Rider Education Committee he helped bring the 3-Wheel training to ABATE’s curriculum. He has a passion for motorcycling and mentoring new riders. He wants to continue his work as a board member with ABATE advocating for motorcycle rights and spreading motorcycling enthusiasm.

Kat Sowa-Lapinskas

Kat is a relatively new rider but an experienced mentor, leader, and nonprofit administrator. She lived in Poland, NYC, and made Alaska her home over 5 years ago. She is a creative thinker who is not afraid of looking for solutions outside of the box.

I have enjoyed being an ABATE member and love to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for this organization.  I want to continue to promote enjoyable riding by ensuring access to lifelong quality education and training for current and prospective riders, and advocate for a safer riding environment. I hope to combine my work, education, and life experiences as well as my passion for riding to continue to make a positive contribution to the Alaska riding community.

 

Officer Candidates

There are 4 elected Officer positions in Anchorage ABATE, each of which serves for a 2-year term. The President and Treasurer are elected in even-numbered years, while the Vice-President and Secretary are elected in odd-numbered years.

For the 2020 election the currently sitting President and Treasurer are the only nominated candidates for their respective positions.

Ken Coston
President

Lived in Alaska for 48 years and been riding for about 20 years, rode when younger and started again 14 years ago. Love to ride and bring new people into this exciting passion we all share for riding. Became a Rider Coach for ABATE of Alaska last season and have enjoyed teaching riders to learn new skills and enhance them, while riding safely.

Have been the President of ABATE of Alaska for the last two years and the Membership Coordinator for three years.

Running for President of Anchorage ABATE to continue moving the organization forward, getting Anchorage ABATE more involved with the Anchorage community, growing membership and cultivating our relationships with our ABATE business members.

Tim Kelly
Treasurer

I first started riding motorcycles in 1974 when I bought my first Honda Scrambler 350 and have been riding ever since.  I have ridden a lot of the east coast and throughout Germany during my Army career.  My first ABATE experience was with Ohio Abate in 1975 during the “helmet” wars, but have found the battle isn’t over.  I am a very strong advocate for “biker” rights and believe everybody should be properly trained in riding motorcycles.  I have been a member of ABATE of Alaska for several years now, have served on the board of directors in previous years and have been the Treasurer for three years.  I believe all ABATE chapters should work together for the safety and rights of all riders and their families.

 


Here’s a video about our Riding Courses

courtesy of Steve Stripling and the Big Alaska Show!


 

Motorcycle Events In Alaska

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“If you don’t belong to your SMRO and the MRF, you’re riding on my gas.”

– John ‘Farmer’ Eggers 1990


  • ABATE stands for — Alaska Bikers Advocating Training and Education.
  • ABATE works for you, the motorcycle enthusiast.
  • ABATE is a not-for-profit organization registered in the state of Alaska.
  • ABATE is a neutral organization that allows ALL riders to unite in brotherhood to safeguard our rights and still remain individuals with differing views.
  • ABATE of Alaska believes that all motorcyclists are brothers with a common interest….

RIDING FREE

Though most motorcycle organizations are formed as structured riding groups where friends and family gather to have fun and socialize, A.B.A.T.E. of Alaska Inc. was founded with the mission of educating Alaska about our motorcycle community and Training Alaska’s motorcycle community.  We accomplish this by:

  • Watch Our TV Commercial!Encouraging motorcycle awareness by working with our federal, state, and local agencies as well as concerned individuals to establish motorcycle awareness campaigns each summer.  Most importantly, May is our Motorcycle Awareness Month campaign for which we are asking all motorists to watch out for motorcycles and share our roads.
  • Providing the ABATE Rider Education Program.  Proudly offering  motorcycle riding classes since 1991, we have trained over 16,000 people.  This program trains riders of different skill levels to ride defensively and safely on Alaskan roads. Upon successful completion of one of our courses a completion card is issued that is accepted by DMV to waive further testing and receive your motorcycle endorsement. ABATE is also authorized by DMV to administer the state’s endorsement test for those riders who do not wish to take a safety course.

ABATE strongly believes in individual freedom and protecting our rights to ride by working within the legislative and regulatory process. Our goal is to keep motorcycling free from unjust and unwarranted laws and to promote those that benefit motorcyclists. ABATE believes that a safer rider is more beneficial than a “safer crash”…In other words “Education, not legislation

Finally, like all motorcycle organizations, we do enjoy the camaraderie of friends and family. As such we support the runs of others and even have a few of our own to say thanks to our members and supporters. I extend my personal invitation to you to attend one of our events and just have a good time with some good people.

Ken Coston
President

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YOU CAN HELP ABATE OF ALASKA EARN DONATIONS JUST BY SHOPPING WITH YOUR FRED MEYER REWARDS CARD!

Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Here’s how the program works:

  • Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to ABATE of Alaska at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number JD874.
  • Then, every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping ABATE of Alaska earn a donation!
  • You still earn your Rewards Points, Fuel Points, and Rebates, just as you do today.
  • If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at the Customer Service desk of any Fred Meyer store.
  • For more information, please visit www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards.

 



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