As a motorcyclist why should I be a member of ABATE of Alaska? What does it do for me anyway? Have
you ever asked yourself these questions? Here are some of the answers.
ABATE of Alaska is the State Motorcycle Rights Organization (SMRO) for the State of Alaska. Regardless if you wear a
patch, are an independent rider, if you ride a cruiser, or ride a sport bike, if you are on two or three wheels, you are a motorcyclist. All motorcyclists should have all rights and freedoms to ride the open road without interference from local, State or Federal entities.
ABATE of Alaska works with, and supports, officials in the local, state, and federal levels along with
other State Motorcycle Rights Organization’s (SRMO) from all over the USA to assure these rights. These
rights include profiling or being pulled over simply because you are on a motorcycle or dressed like a
“biker”. There are many other freedoms (aftermarket products, noise levels, dress, fuel composition, lane
splitting, V2V communication to name a few) that can be taken from us.
ABATE of Alaska administers and teaches the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) motorcycle safety
courses in Anchorage. Whether you are a brand new rider, or an experienced rider wanting to refine your skills, we offer instruction to make sure you have the tools to be safer and more aware while you are riding. ABATE also performs road testing thereby relieving pressure on the Division of Motor Vehicles and saving you time in obtaining your motorcycle license.
ABATE of Alaska sponsors five major events. First, is the annual Gathering and Bike Blessing on the first Saturday in May. The Gathering brings together the entire motorcycle community for a day of brother and sisterhood with booths representing many organizations, foods, vendors and the Presentation of the Colors by the Alaska Vets Motorcycle Club. It is the official platform for kicking off May: Motorcycle Awareness Month, throughout the State of Alaska, as decreed by the Governor.
Motorcycle Awareness Month is geared to bring motorcycle awareness to the public at large; emphasize
that we are on the road and to watch for us. ABATE of Alaska reinforces May: Motorcycle Awareness
Month in radio advertising, print and social media messages.
Next up in May is the Break-Up Run. This event brings together riders from across the community in the first large group ride of the season.
For Christmas in July, the motorcycle community joins together to deliver toys and joy to children in need at various locations.
In the middle of September, ABATE of Alaska sponsors the Freeze-Up Run, celebrating the year’s adventures and signaling the upcoming end to the riding season.
Finally in January, when the holidays and parties have ended, ABATE of Alaska throws its annual Meet & Greet. At the Meet & Greet, all bikers, riders, members, and their guests can come together in the midst of the cold and dark and re-unite over dinner.
These are just a few of the things your membership in ABATE of Alaska helps provide. For more information, you can go to ABATEOFALASKA.COM or contact one of our Officers or Board members for more information (https://www.abateofalaska.com/about/leadership/).
ABATE of Alaska is a 510(c)3 nonprofit organization. All of our Officers and Board Members are volunteers
and do not get paid. We encourage all our members to volunteer where they can to help us maintain our
rights as motorcyclists. You make us strong.
RIDE FREE AND RIDE SAFE