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  • April 07, 2022 12:35 PM | Anonymous

    The following is a press release from ABATE of Illinois.

    General Assembly advances legislation bringing motorcycles to the forefront of the electric vehicle push in Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – Legislation to include motorcycles in the discussion of electric transportation—specifically to incentivize the purchase and use of electric motorcycles—was advanced by both chambers of the General Assembly Wednesday evening.


    “ABATE of Illinois is pleased the General Assembly overwhelmingly passed SB2940. When signed into law, this will ensure all motorcycles, including electric motorcycles, are included in the future of Illinois transportation,” said Ryan Hubbard, State Coordinator for ABATE of Illinois. “Motorcycles are a primary mode of transportation for thousands of riders in Illinois, and their inclusion in transportation planning is an important part of ensuring everyone can return home safe after every ride.”


    When the Clean Energy Jobs Act passed in 2021 with electric vehicle language that specifically excluded motorcycles, ABATE of Illinois made it a priority to remedy the issue. The changes in Senate Bill 2940 ensures electric motorcycles are considered when planning infrastructure and provides an incentive of $1,500 towards the purchase of an electric motorcycle.


     “The transition to electric vehicles will affect all forms of transportation. As a longtime supporter of motorcyclists in Illinois, I wanted to make sure they were treated equally when it came to this transition,” said State Senator Dave Koehler (D-Peoria), chief sponsor of the bill in the Senate. “I’m proud of the work we’ve done to bring together stakeholders to secure motorcycles as part of the future of transportation in Illinois.”


    Senate Bill 2940 passed both chambers of the General Assembly with no opposition. The bill had over 30 Senate sponsors and 60 House sponsors, including the Speaker of the House and House Minority Leader.


    “The unanimous bipartisan support of SB2940 by the General Assembly sends a clear message that motorcycles will continue to be accounted for when planning the future of transportation,” said Josh Witkowski, State Legislative Coordinator. “ABATE of Illinois looks forward to having the Governor sign this bill and join with the General Assembly in their support of Illinois motorcyclists.”



  • April 04, 2022 12:41 PM | Anonymous

    Open Roads ABATE of Illinois Inc. Chapter is promoting the 2022 summer run books for bikers and car enthusiasts to enjoy.

    The book has 60 stops, including bike dealers, places of interest and bar / grills from the area from Interstate 80 to the Wisconsin border and Route 47 to the Mississippi River, along with a couple of stops outside this area. Bonus stops include Farm Friends in Big Rock, Top Fuel Saloon in Braidwood, Turn Back Time Car Show in Sycamore, Whiskey Acres near DeKalb and the Freedom and Awareness Rally on May 3 in Springfield.

    Read more at Heromag.net


  • April 01, 2022 12:37 PM | Anonymous

    The Blackhawk Chapter ABATE of Illinois has dispatched a news release to remind the community that May is Motorcycle Awareness Month.

    “As the weather gets nicer, more and more motorcycles will be out, so we would like to ask everyone to please watch for motorcycles,” the release says.

    “During the winter months, there are far more cars and trucks out than there are motorcycles and motorists may not expect to see a motorcycle,,” the release says. “So, for 35 years, May has been proclaimed Motorcycle Awareness Month in Illinois, to remind motorists that motorcycles are out again.”

    Read More at Our Quad Cities


  • March 29, 2022 4:16 PM | Anonymous

    via Northern Public Radio

    A bill moving through the Illinois General Assembly will incentivize electric motorcycle purchases.

    Senate Bill 2940 is a proposed addition to the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act, a monumental clean energy bill signed into law by Governor JB Pritzker last year.

    Josh Witkowski is state legislative coordinator for ABATE of Illinois, a motorcycle advocacy group. He said ABATE favors the legislation.

    "When it comes to the future of transportation, you should include all road users all forms of transportation. If the goal is to expand access to electrified transportation, you should be including all vehicles," he said.

    Full Article from Northern Public Radio 


  • March 28, 2022 4:20 PM | Anonymous

    Via Sauk Valley Media

    DIXON – ABATE of Illinois is selling raffle tickets for a 2021 Harley-Davidson Street Bob motorcycle, which debuted at the 14th annual Twin Rivers ABATE Swap Meet, held Feb. 27 at the Dixon Elks Lodge.

    The second-place prize is a 2021 CFMoto CFORCE 500S ATV, third- through seventh-place prizes are various cash denominations, and the eighth-place prize is a one-year ABATE membership.

    Full Article from Sauk Valley Media

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