A Brotherhood Aimed Toward Education; A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc is organized for charitable, educational, civic, benevolent, social, and athletic purposes, including such purposes as the promotion of motorcycle use, acceptance, safety, and enjoyment. Said purposes include promoting of motorcycle interests of the corporation’s members and affiliates. Said corporation is further organized to undertake such interactions, including lobbying and litigation support, with various governmental bodies as may be necessary or desirable to promote the motorcycling interests of the corporation’s members and affiliates.
So says the legalese at the beginning of our Bylaws; but what does that mean? The bottom line is; A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc. is a Motor Rights Organization. Yes, we do charitable work. What better way to promote motorcycling, and a positive image of motorcyclists’ to the rest of the world? Yes, we educate; we educate our members on the merits of taking the motorcycle safety courses offered by IDOT. We educate anyone who will listen to be aware of motorcycles, both through individual effort and through our Safety and Education program. We also educate legislators that laws, which discriminate against motorcyclists, and motorcycling are unacceptable. On the civic level we encourage all A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois, Inc members to be not only registered, but active voters. We also believe that all citizens should be active in their communities.