Welcome to the ABATE of Oklahoma website!
The mission statement of ABATE of Oklahoma is to promote and defend motorcyclists freedom, safety, and awareness through education and legislation to make Oklahoma the best place to ride.
All visitors can browse our site with limited access. If you are already a member, please sign-in using your login/password to get full access. If you don't recall your login/password, or didn't seem to receive one via an email, you just need to contact your chapter membership coordinator, who can have the system send you another email with your login/password.
State Board Meeting
We will not be having a July State Board Meeting, instead, we will be having a "Meeting of the Minds" committee meeting.
Meeting of the Minds
We will have a Meeting of the Minds Committee Meeting on Sunday July 10th at 1pm at the Tower Hotel in OKC and would especially LOVE for you to be there but anyone is welcome to attend.
The address is
3233 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73112
The hotel has a restaurant if you want to try it out, but there are also several economical restaurants within easy walking distance (Beverly's Pancake House, Sonic, Hooters, Starbucks, Panera Bread, etc) if you want to grab a bite to eat . I will be enjoying a cold lemonade and probably a burger at Hooters around Noon if anyone wants to have some "non-business" fellowship before the meeting.
If you have Agenda/Discussion Items, please send them to me and I will put them on the list. Here is the quick outline so far:
A Quick Tour of the Hotel
Budget, Expenses, Resources Update
Sponsor Update & Sponsorship Packet
Volunteers Update (Bring your Chapter's List if you have access to it)
Club Liaisons & Partnerships
--Hospitality Room: Food
--Hospitality Room: Beverages
--MRF Board "Hospitality Helpers"
Thank you for being part of ABATE of Oklahoma!
Our next State Board Meeting is scheduled for 12 noon Saturday, August 13, 2016 at Forman's Harley-Davidson Roadhouse in Stillwater.
If you are on a committee, remember the committees meet at 10:30am that morning.
Time to start planning the 2nd Annual MRF Member Appreciation Cookout! Anyone interested in helping plan contact Shannon Canaday. It's free for all MRF members. If you're not a member, the cost is $30 per person or $50 a couple but you get a free meal and MRF membership! Last year the cookout was awesome with great food and fellowship. We even got some new members! Children are invited too!
The above sign was placed in Tulsa on South Memorial between 34th & 35th streets on the west side of the road. Rick
Cassady has been working to get this to happen, and with the help of David Patrick, the city of Tulsa came through on it.
Let's all urge our local cities/towns/villages to do the same in our areas! Thanks for sharing Rick and Mary!
Safety Tip of the Month
(from Jerry Hayes - January 2016)
Always ensure your tire pressure is at the proper levels, your tread is good and watch for road grime (salt, sand and etc)
The Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF), incorporated in 1987, is a membership-based national motorcyclists’ rights organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. The MRF monitors and when necessary, sways federal legislation and regulatory action that pertains to street riders. The MRF concerns itself with what is going on in the arena of motorcycling safety education, training, licensing, and public awareness. The MRF provides members and state motorcyclists’ rights organizations with direction and information to protect motorcyclists’ rights and motorcycling. The MRF sponsors annual regional and national educational seminars for motorcyclists’ rights activists and publishes a bi-monthly newsletter, The MRF Reports.
“To Promote awareness and education in the motorcycle community to improve rider safety.
To educate non-riders globally in the interest of all riders’ safety.”
Let's attempt to get more members of ABATE of OK to join the MRF and get our voices heard, not just here at home, but in Washington D.C. as well!