Serving Chatham, Bryan, Liberty, Effingham, Bulloch, Evans, Screven and Jenkins Counties.
This non-profit, political lobbyist group works for motorcyclists' rights through legislation. ABATE welcomes all cyclists and motorcycling enthusiasts. ABATE members often become involved with community efforts and work to improve the general public's views of motorcycling and motorcyclists.
ABATE is not a Motorcycle Club. It is a politically active organization focused on motorcyclists' rights and safety and is composed of riders and enthusiasts from all areas of the state, from all walks of life and who ride all makes of bikes.
ABATE's goals include rider education and public awareness of motorcyclists. Our main focus is to keep motorcycle legislation in its proper perspective. Preventing unfair legislation from becoming law is easier than fighting to get the law repealed.
Meet the Officers for 2018/2019
David "Junkyard" Jackson
District Coordinator/Southern Regional Coordinator
Joined ABATE in 1978
DC for a total of 20 Years off and on
RC for 3 Years
AD for 2 Years
Rex "Convict" Williams
Trea "Trea Way" Burginster
Road Captain/Southern Regional Outreach Coordinator
Michelle Eshelman Gore
James "Jukebox" Thrasher
Sgt at Arms
Patricia "Trish" Cantaline
Treasurer/Jr. ABATE Liaison
Joined ABATE in 2000
Jr ABATE Liaison since 2004
Treasurer since 2017
Joined ABATE in 1990
Membership Director since 2017
also served as Membership Director for 7 years in the 1990s