Just part of the line of motorcycles participating in Dixie ABATE's 2014 Ride to the Capitol
DIXIE ABATE’S THIRD ANNUAL RIDE TO THE CAPITOL – A BIG SUCCESS
On April 26, 2014, on a perfect cloudless day, a beautiful, police-escorted, long line of motorcycles pounded down Atlanta Highway toward the heart of Montgomery, ending that the State House, where we listened to four speeches that helped frame the opportunities we are uniquely positioned to step into. If you participated, we thank you, and we bet you feel great about being a part of a cause that’s so worthy.
If you dropped ten bucks in the bucket for the Dixie ABATE A&E, we thank you even more. Those ten dollar bills fund our two thousand dollar billboards, which are one of the ways we catch the attention of driving eyes. Drivers see billboards.
Those ten dollar bills also fund our DVD/script presentations that we take into drivers ed classes all over the state. If we can teach just-learning drivers what we need them to know about sharing the road responsibly with us, they will develop habits and ways of thinking that will stay with them the rest of their driving lives.
All photos by Amy Waldron
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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
There will be a thread on the forum very soon with lots and lots of pictures. See the Forum button at the top of this web page. Thank you for your interest in Dixie ABATE!
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.