Dixie ABATE's 2015 Ride to the Capitol. Pic by Amy Waldron
DIXIE ABATE’S FOURTH ANNUAL RIDE TO THE CAPITOL WAS APRIL 18, 2015
With a serious threat of rain, we didn’t have as many participants as we’ve had in the past, but we still counted the ride as a success. That ride is so symbolic. Our speakers were exceptional, the weather broke perfect for us, our police escort was fun, and all the participants felt the bond that exists between us. Every year, the ride brings us closer together as riders with a common purpose, but even more important, it brings us together as friends. We enjoy doing it.
Our next state-level meeting is at 2 PM on Saturday, February 6, 2016, at Niki's West, 233 Finley Ave W, Birmingham, AL 35204. They don't have a separate room for us, but said we could have a big table in the back. They were a little iffy about the officer's meeting at 1 and the main meeting at 2, wanting the whole party to arrive at the same time and all go through the line at the same time. But I am a regular there, so they changed their mind at the last minute and said it was ok for us to commandeer a big table for three hours. We will have to tip generously. I hope it's quiet enough so that we can hear one another.
We will begin planning our Ride to the Capitol, which is usually one of the last two weekends in April. There are enough tasks for everyone, so please come and let us give you an assignment. This ride is a huge thing for us. Please be thinking about someone that would be a good choice of speaker this year. We usually have three or four speakers. WE NEED YOU AT THIS MEETING.
For more information, call Kris Cook at 205-617-9944 or email: email@example.com
We welcome all - you don't have to show up on a motorcycle. If you care about motorcycling in Alabama, please come and let us hear what is on your mind.
If you are checking this website for the first time, it will be obvious to you that the website is not updated in anything remotely approaching a timely fashion. That doesn’t mean we aren’t doing anything! It just means that the person who is responsible for keeping the website updated is also the person who has a full time job, is in charge of newsletters, membership, the treasury, and communications. She also is a full time caregiver for an elder with dementia. There are only 24 hours in a day, so the website usually goes begging. Rest assured that Dixie ABATE is alive and active. And if you would like to take on the job of website manager, please contact Kris Cook at firstname.lastname@example.org.
KEEP IT SANE, FAIR AND MOTORCYCLE AWARE
Dixie ABATE of Alabama is a state motorcylists' rights organization (SMRO) dedicated to preserving individual freedom while promoting safety. We fully support rider training, including safety and educational programs, as well as motorcycle awareness education for all automobile drivers.
We are an active and dynamic organization, run by real people who are always ready to hear what you have to say. You can hit the Feedback button on this website and send us a message. We all work when we have to and ride when we can, and we can always use your help and participation. Let us know if you have any questions. Join us as we work toward uniting Alabama's riders so that we can help educate everyone who drives Alabama's roads and also keep an eye on Alabama's laws as they pertain to motorcycles and motorcycling.
We are gaining membership every week. Join our facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_181636211898 so you can keep up on what we're up to.
When it looks like we aren't doing anything, it doesn't mean that you have wasted your membership dues. Dixie ABATE is like the dragon sleeping on the treasure pile at the foot of the mountain. The dragon is still, but every would-be trespasser and thief knows he's there and respects his power. He doesn't have to blow fire all the time because of his strength and his potential for mayhem. We are only the powerful protector of rider freedom when we have the support of every rider in the state. Sportbike, adventure, and dirty riders, don't leave it to the middle-aged cruiser riders to carry the weight for you.
You ride too, and you have rights that are your responsibility to protect.
If you are not already a member of our forum, (see the "forum" button at the top of this page) please register and join the ongoing discussion. We parse the news, spice it up with plenty of argument and opinion, discuss everything under the sun related to motorcycling, and support one another as only bikers can. We post videos we find and put up pictures from our rides and meetings. We need your voice, too. Once you register, you will have to be approved, which could take a few hours. If you haven't received your approval within a day or two, email Kris at email@example.com.