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2018 General Election ABATE of Alaska Board and Officers

2018 General Election
ABATE of Alaska
Board and Officers

November 16, 2017
General Membership Meeting
Inside the Peppermill at the Sea Galley

If you have not yet mailed in your ballot,
you can cast your ballot in person!
Votes will be counted
and we hear from our
Spotlight Business Member
Team CC

Join us as of our business member Team CC
presents what they bring to the motorcycle community.

We hope to see you at the
ABATE Monthly General Membership Meeting!
Pepper Mill Restaurant, 4101 Credit Union Dr, Anchorage, AK 99503, United States

We have published our end-of-season newsletter for October 2017!

We’ve had a busy year and you, the membership, have helped make it a very strong one!

You may download the newsletter and read it from here:

(In order to reduce costs and continue to be good stewards of your ABATE funds, we are now sending the newsletters only electronically.  If this is an issue for you, please reply to this email or contact us at a meeting to get a hard copy. We will have hard copies available at the November General membership meeting!)

Thank you all for supporting ABATE of Alaska!

New MSF Street Smart – Rider Perception Program Kit Available Now!

See it. Believe it. New MSF Street Smart – Rider Perception Program Kit Available Now: 90-minute, interactive program is the newest release in the MSF Host-an-Event series
IRVINE, Calif., August 20, 2009 – The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) is opening the doors to rider perception with the fifth program in its community-based Host-an-Event series. The goal of the new Street Smart – Rider Perception program is to improve a rider’s perceptive abilities when riding in traffic.

Why? Poor perception puts a rider at a disadvantage. Motorcycle riding requires a lot more than coordination and balance, so the Street Smart – Rider Perception program is designed to acquaint participants with their perceptive processes, help them understand how the brain and eyes work together to manage risk, and to develop useful perception techniques.

The highly interactive Street Smart – Rider Perception program utilizes images of traffic situations to illustrate what participants might encounter out in the real world, as well as factors that affect perception, such as rider speed, lane position or path of travel.

For example, during a small group activity, colorful “vision challenge” floor mats and oversized playing cards are used to demonstrate the extreme narrowness of central vision, among other visual characteristics, and to underscore the value of keeping the eyes moving while riding.

“Safe riding is as much a skill of the eyes and mind as it is of the hands and feet, perhaps more so,” said MSF Director of Training Systems Dr. Ray Ochs. “Riding safely requires keen perception to search for clues, evaluate situations, and make smooth and accurate control decisions; therefore, encouraging riders to improve their traffic perception skills is important.”

Available for purchase through the MSF online store for $105, the Street Smart – Rider Perception program kit includes the Leader’s Guide, data CD, 12 participant workbooks, four floor mats, and a deck of large playing cards. The 90-minute classroom-only event is suitable for year-round use and for up to a suggested maximum of 25 participants.

An online, interactive sample of the program – called Rider Perception Challenge! – is available for free at

The Street Smart – Rider Perception program is part of the larger MSF Rider Education and Training System (RETS). It may be used to conduct a stand-alone event or as a complement to other MSF programs. The four other MSF Host-an-Event kits are:

  • Intersection – Motor Awareness kit
  • Share the Adventure – Group Riding kit
  • SeasonedRider – Aging Awareness kit
  • Riding Straight – Alcohol Awareness kit

MSF Host-an-Event kits are designed to give motorcyclists opportunities for safety renewal to maximize safe and responsible riding practices.

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation promotes rider safety through rider training systems, operator licensing tests and public information programs. The MSF works with the federal government, state agencies, the military, and others to offer training for all skill levels so riders can enjoy a lifetime of safe, responsible motorcycling. Standards established by the MSF have been internationally recognized since 1973.

The MSF is a not-for-profit organization sponsored by BMW, BRP, Ducati, Harley-Davidson, Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Piaggio, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha. For RiderCourseSM locations, call (800) 446-9227 or visit