The officers of River Valley
A.B.A.T.E. would like to thank the members for showing their support by showing
up to the May meeting. 35% of the chapters members showed up at the monthly
membership meeting! Your voices are being heard!
Our next meeting
will be held at
located at 547 Main Street
in the Bourbonnais
Towne Shopping Center
June 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
We hope to see you
River Valley Chapter serves
Kankakee and the surrounding area.
A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois has accomplished from 1983 to 2012 !!!
What is A.B.A.T.E?
A.B.A.T.E stands for A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education.
A.B.A.T.E. of Illinois Mission Statement
The mission of the members 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
We make every effort to influence State, National, and Worldwide political
actions in favor of motorcycle rights.
Safety and Education
We conduct programs to educate drivers, seniors, legislators, and motorcyclists.
Originally started by Easyriders magazine in 1971
First incorporated in Illinois in 1975
Incorporated a second time in Illinois in 1986
ABATE is not a club, gang, Harley group, and we do not have back patches. Anyone
that is interested in preserving their right to ride is welcome. And while we
are a non-profit organization we are not a charity. We currently have over
12,000 members and 60 chapters throughout the state. ABATE consists of and
Executive Board charged with conducting the day to day affairs of the
organization; a Board of Directors which consists of 1 member from each chapter
charged with setting policy, enforcing bylaws and guiding the organization. The
members in each chapter provide input to the State through their board reps and
drive the organization.