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Barbie Slagle

Barbie Slagle Date Passed September 12, 2020 ABATE Charter Member #42 Member Since October 2009 Barbie, along with her husband Dave and brother in law Doug, was a part of the Slaglebois band who played at the Jim Adams Memorial Ride a couple of months ago and supported many other biker community functions.

July 2020 Board Meeting

The ABATE of Idaho Board will meet Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at 6pm at Cruisin’ Biker Wear in Meridian. Remember that all ABATE of Idaho members are welcome to attend.

July 2020 Brunch Ride

Our first brunch ride of 2020 will be on Sunday, July 19th. We will be headed to Mann Creek Country Store & Cafe, about 30 miles north of Fruitland on US 95. WE WILL MEET UP AT the Chevron station off Exit 3 on I-84. KSU at 10:30am.

Anti-Profiling Bill Is Now In Force

Today is July 1st — the anti-profiling legislation everyone worked so hard to get passed is now in effect. If you experience profiling, let us know!

JAMR 2020 Check Presentation to VFW Post 63

The presentation of the proceeds of the 2020 ABATE of Idaho Jim Adams Memorial Ride (JAMR) to VFW Post 63 will be at 7pm Thursday, June 25th at the Post at 8931 W Ardene St. in Boise (off Maple Grove and Overland). Everyone is encouraged to attend and show support for both VFW Post 63 and ABATE of […]

2020 JAMR Update — Saturday, June 6, 2020

The 10th Annual Jim Adams Memorial Ride will be held Saturday, June 6, rain or shine. Preregister at Cruisin’ Biker Wear in Meridian Registration $20 per rider the day of the ride, $15 if you preregister. Registration includes dinner, dice roll entry card and JAMR patch. Ride ends at Margaritaville (Rory & Bree’s) in Wilder. […]

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.