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It's about freedom...

The Backroads Chapter of A.B.A.T.E. was founded in 1990 by Mike Gallagher.  We service Monroe, Randolph, and Perry counties in the Southwest Region of Illinois.  We are a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rights of motorcyclists.  It is the purpose of our organization to:

  • Safeguard the rights of all motorcyclists.
  • Endorse safety programs and education programs.
  • Promote unity through involvement.
  • Advocate political awareness and activism.
  • Promote motorcycling enjoyment.

We fully support all brands of motorcycles.  Both riders and non-riders are invited to join us in protecting the individual rights of motorcyclists .  Thanks to A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois and the hard work of all of the chapters, Illinois is one of only three states remaining 100% helmet free.  Ride safely and ride free.

Backroads Chapter#32 and St. Clair County Chapter members with Paul Schimpf.

ABATE Backroads Chapter 32 with Paul Schempf



Backroads Chapter 32

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Mission Statement

The mission of A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is to preserve the universal right to a safe, unrestricted motorcycling environment, and to propose and advocate actions that can be taken by elected and appointed officials to protect and conserve the natural resources of the State of Illinois, and ensure through professional management that sustainable use, recreational opportunities and enjoyment of these new resources is available for this and future generations.

A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois is a neutral non-profit organization that allows all riders to unite in

A Brotherhood

Aimed Toward


A.B.A.T.E. works to safeguard our motorcycling rights, while allowing us to be individuals with different views.

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