Blackhawk Chapter ABATE of Illinois is a not for profit motorcyclist rights organization. The mission of ABATE of Illinois is to preserve the universal right to a safe, unrestricted motorcycling environment. People may think we are just about helmet laws, but that is not all. Here are a few examples of what ABATE of Illinois works on for motorcyclists.

  • We work to stop motorcycle only checkpoints and roadblocks

  • We oppose raising ethanol levels in our gasoline

  • We support changing unfair insurance laws for motorcyclists

  • We support the right to repair, and protection of the owner’s rights (and their mechanics) to use aftermarket parts and tools to maintain motorcycles

  • We work to raise concern on cell phone usage while driving

  • We work to promote motorcycle safety and awareness

ABATE of Illinois works on all this and more. ABATE of Illinois believes that education, not legislation is the key to safe riding. ABATE members each have a voice in protecting motorcyclist rights, and in promoting motorcycle safety and awareness. Members also have access to ABATE Legal Services and the free and reduced fee services they provide to the membership.

Blackhawk Chapter ABATE of Illinois meets the 2nd Sunday of each month at 1:30 pm at The Belgrade in Moline, IL.

Blackhawk ABATE is a chapter of ABATE of Illinois. For more information, come to a meeting or find us on the web at or look for us on Facebook

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