Welcome from our Chapter President
Robb Rabell, Southwest
As president of ABATE, Southwest Chapter, I want to personally welcome and invite you to visit one of our meetings or join us on a group ride to meet other motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages and walks of life. We look forward to seeing you there.
For any of our upcoming events, please see our Events page. If you have
any questions about ABATE or our Chapter, please call me at 239-458-3136 or via
EMAIL at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ABATE (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) Southwest Chapter is a not-for-profit, safety, educational, and advocacy motorcyclist organization. Our goals are to promote motorcycling in a positive image along with safety and awareness. The Southwest Chapter is a great group of people who are working hard for the greater good of Florida motorcycle riders. We would like you to join us and make it an even better chapter!
Thanks and ride safe,
New Helmet Bill has been filed!
MOST IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS!
A motorcycle helmet bill has been filed in the Florida House by brand new Rep. Don Hahnfeldt a republican from District 33. District 33 is all of Sumter County, and parts of Lake and Marion Counties.
HB 6009 Motorcycle Safety By Rep. Hahnfeldt, Removes provisions authorizing certain persons over 21 years of age to operate/ride motorcycle without wearing protective headgear; provides penalties. It will make riding without a helmet a noncriminal traffic 26 infraction, punishable as a nonmoving violation as provided in 27 chapter 318.
So the fight is on, but what makes this worse are the new rules the Speaker of the House has placed on lobbyist. The only way we can defeat this is if everyone of us calls and talks to our OWN Representative personally that we are opposed to this bill. This is not something that just a few people can do, this is something that every single member of ABATE of Florida, Inc. needs to do. The Legislators are back home for the Holidays, so take time to reach out to them.
Join us now on this fight, we need your voice & membership to increase our numbers & presence in Tallahassee. Come to our Chapter Meetings on the 3rd Sunday every month at 10:30 AM in the Triple Tree Room at 6 Bends Harley Davidson. Come & bring your friends.
*Next Chapter Meeting to be held on December 11th at 10:30am at