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07-31-16

PA Motorcycle Safety Program: Properly Securing Cargo

Properly Securing Cargo
Hector Eide
Commercial drivers are familiar with the term “properly secured load”, in fact, their livelihood depends on getting their cargo safely from one destination to another—it’s something that is second nature to many who haul loads around the state and country. Commercial truck drivers who drive trucks and trailers haul thousands of pounds of cargo are specifically trained how to properly secure cargo and ensure it does not shift during movement and to prevent the truck from tipping over due to poorly distributed weight. read more...


07-31-16

MRF August Update

By Andy Kelly
At the end of June I received an E mail from the MRF titled “The connected motorcycle and its place in future technology,” which I would like to share with you. read more...


07-30-16

2016 Senator Clarence Bell Scholarship Winner Announced

Why ABATE of PA?
Do you act as the entitled or the empowered?
By Kate Hughes, Highlanders Chapter

In this society that I am growing up in, I am astonished at the lack of passion, pride and esteem that most have. This age of social global media has changed us all and sometimes not for the better. I see people changing their profile picture or hitting a ‘Like’ button for cause as if that alone is going to make some sort of difference in this world. read more...


06-23-16

July MRF Update: BIKERS IN THE BELTWAY A GREAT SUCCESS

By Andy Kelly

On May 12 the MRF held their 8th annual “Biker in the Beltway.” Over 100 concerned motorcyclists, from 24 states, came to Washington D.C., to lobby their Congressmen and Senator about Motorcycle issues. Seven concerned Members of ABATE of PA rode into Washington D.C. to lobby their elected officials. Lenny Young, Stanley Oakes, Frank Carbone, Steve Zurl, Corey Harris, Mary Dixon, and myself were there to try to see or touch base with all Pennsylvania’s elected officials. read more...


06-01-16

Bikers Rally in Support of Daniels Law

Harrisburg, PA - The annual Motorcyclists Rights Rally which marks the opening of the riding season and the presentation of a proclamation declaring May as Motorcycle Safety and Awareness Month signed by Governor Tom Wolf was opened by Dave Evans, State Coordinator of ABATE, who welcomed everyone to Harrisburg. read more...


06-01-16

PA Motorcycle Safety Program Update

Things to think about: Tools and Maintenance

Performing maintenance, by the rider, on motorcycles reduces operator costs, enhances the rider’s mechanical knowledge of the machine, builds rider confidence and trust of the machine, and empowers the rider to perform emergency roadside repairs. Some riders take great pride in performing maintenance on their own bikes and, are often eager to share knowledge and suggestions to other riders. read more...


06-01-16

MRF June Update

By Andy Kelly

With the 2016 Pennsylvania Primary in the history books, you should find out who is running for Congress in your district. For the U.S. Senate race in Pennsylvania it is between Pat Toomey and Katie McGinty. You should take the time to contact the candidates and ask their thoughts and views on motorcycle related issues. To just call them “motorcycle related issues is not the whole truth. We can start with ethanol blend fuels. read more...


04-30-16

MRF May Update

By Andy Kelly
This is the last call for motorcyclists to come down to Washington, D.C. to attend “Bikers in The Beltway”. If you plan to attend I would suggest you make an appointment with your federal Representative or Senator beforehand. read more...


03-23-16

MRF April Update

By Andy Kelly
As we all know, all seats in the United States House of Representatives, are up for election in November, of every even numbered year. read more...


03-23-16

PA Motorcycle Safety Program April Update

SPRING AWAKENING
By Hector Eide, State Coordinator PA Motorcycle Safety Program
Winter is almost over and spring time is just around the corner. For motorcyclists who live in the northern states this means getting the bike ready to ride again. What is your routine for bringing your motorcycle out of hibernation and getting it prepped for the riding season? read more...


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