Originally started by Easyriders magazine in 1971
First incorpororated in Illinois in 1975
Incorporated a second time in Illinois in 1987
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.
The mission 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 officials to protect and conserve the natural resources of the State of Illinois, and insure through professional management that sustainable use, recreational opportunities and enjoyment of these resources is available for this and future generations.
To fulfill this Mission we will:
• Safeguard the rights of all motorcyclists
• Endorse safety and education programs
• Promote unity through involvement
• Advocate political awareness and activism
• Promote motorcycling enjoyment