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Jim Adams Memorial Ride 2020

Coming up April 4, 2020! This is the 10th Anniversary of the Jim Adams Memorial Ride — the JAMR. The JAMR is ABATE of Idaho’s main fundraising event; and its proceeds fund our legislative efforts. Proceeds from the JAMR are split between ABATE of Idaho and the VFW Post #63 in Boise. The Traveling Fireball […]

2020 Black Thursday Photos

Black Thursday 2020 went well for the most part. Some photos…

Black Thursday 2020

Black Thursday is the day that ABATE of Idaho engages with Idaho legislators to educate and advocate for our cause. Again this year, we will be talking with them about profiling of motorcyclists. Profiling of motorcyclists because of the bikes they ride or the clothes they wear continues to be a major problem in the […]

Exactly What Profiling and Discrimination Looks Like In Caldwell, Idaho

On October 11, 2019, Connor was headed to his homecoming dance at Caldwell High School. New to the area, and having been the victim of bullying at school, his father reached out to friends in the motorcycling community to escort Connor to the dance. What happened next was inexcusable and a blatant display of discrimination […]

Christmas Party 2019

ABATE of Idaho’s 2019 Christmas party on December 13 was a great time. We awarded the Kodiak Gun Safe to the raffle winner, raffled off the custom-created table center pieces, and had an interesting “white elephant” gift exchange.

August Business Meeting Highlights

Congratulations to Kim Bohlmann, ABATE of Idaho’s new Secretary. The membership last night approved the changes to ABATE’s Bylaws and Policies and Procedures. They can be found at https://abateofidaho.org/about-abate-of-idaho/bylaws/ and https://abateofidaho.org/about-abate-of-idaho/policies-procedures/ along with downloadable PDFs for each. Brunch Ride September’s Brunch Ride is scheduled for September 15, KSU 10:30am at the Chevron station at Exit 3 on I84, just before you cross […]

If you think this doesn’t happen in Idaho, guess again …

Idaho law enforcement targets motorcyclists daily, based solely on their appearance or the type of motorcycle they ride. Clubs, sport bike riders, or individuals, no one is immune.

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Freedom of the Road

If you believe, as we do, that motorcyclists in Idaho should be free from restrictive laws and regulations and not be targeted by law enforcement simply for their appearance or the type of motorcycle they ride, you belong with us.

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Make a Difference

Do not believe that laws affecting motorcyclists in Idaho are inevitable and unavoidable. We can make a difference, but only if we make ourselves heard by legislators.

The last 30 years have seen the progression of the nanny-state from lawmakers. The only way we can stop this in its tracks as it pertains to motorcyclists is to be involved.

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Awareness

Apathy is the root cause of loss of rights. Be aware of the legislative actions that may impact your life in a profound way. One of the missions of ABATE of Idaho is to track issues at the legislative level that may affect Idaho motorcyclists.

You can help us fulfill that mission by becoming involved. When you learn of something that might affect you, pick up the phone to your local Representative or Senator. Write an email. Write a letter (we do, often. snail mail is not dead).

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Profiling

ABATE of Idaho is not anti-law enforcement. We strongly advocate for anti-profiling legislation to stop the discrimination against motorcyclists simply for what they choose to wear or what they choose to ride.

Claims that profiling is necessary and useful in the effort by law enforcement authorities to fight street crime are patently false.

Such claims by some state and local law enforcement personnel were in large part responsible for the defeat of the latest ABATE-led attempt to pass anti-profiling legislation in Idaho.

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Help us stop profiling in Idaho

With progress at the national level against profiling of motorcyclists (see this), the State of Idaho, great as it is, is behind the times in protecting the rights of its citizens against misconduct by law enforcement. Work with ABATE to correct these injustices.

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How to Handle a Traffic Stop

David Devereaux (Double D) and Attorney Stephen Stubbs (Bowtie) discuss how to handle a traffic stop, what police can and cannot do, and constitutional law. Applying US Supreme Court cases that are valid in all 50 states, Double D and Bowtie explain how to curb motorcycle profiling and properly defend your rights at a traffic stop.