those in need




  • License Plates -vanity, veteran, etc.
  • Rider Education
    • Operation Save-A-Life is a motorcycle awareness program intended for school and civic groups. OSAL's goal is to teach automobile drivers to be alert to motorcycle operators on the highways with the aim of helping everyone to "share the road" safely.
    • Safety Programs & Courses
  • Passengers - age limits (legislation defeated)
    • Motorcycles are exempt from emissions testing.
  • Handlebar Height 
    • Act 152 of 2002 eliminated any restriction on handlebar heights.

membership in Action

For more than 35 years, A.B.A.T.E. of PA - Erie County Chapter has devoted its energy to advocating for the rights of motorcyclists, promoting safety and awareness, and helping various charities in your community. Find out how you can contribute to the future of your motorcycling passion.

  • Helmet Use
    • Modified the helmet law to allow adult motorcyclists 21 years of age and older with two years experience or successfully completing the PA Motorcycle Safety Course to choose weather or not to wear a helmet. (September 4, 2003)
  • Tolls Reduction 
    • Motorcyclists using the PA Turnpike and taking advantage of the E-Z Pass now receive a 25% discount on tolls. (June 2003)
  • Unrestricted Parking
    • Two (2) or more motorcycles may park within the same parking space without the risk of being arbitrarily ticketed in PA. (Act 123 of 2002)
  • C.A.T. Fund Removal
    • Removed the unfair catastrophic trust fund surcharge on moving violations from never-eligible-to-participate motorcyclists.

Join Us

5/1/21 Jeremy Grant Awareness Run

Valley Inn    10107 Old Rt. 99, McKean

$5 per person   sign in starts at 12:00pm   All bikes out at 2pm Sharp 

​5/1/21 Chapter Meeting

Before The Awareness Run     Valley Inn

6/3/21  Chapter Meeting

​7:00  The Star club

7/1/21  Chapter Meeting

7:00 Star Club

7/17/21  Bullseye Run

8/21/21 Poker Run

A.B.A.T.E is the "Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education". It is an organization of motorcyclists dedicated to the protection of the individual rights of motorcyclists through political change, public education, and charitable works. ABATE is active in the elimination of unfair legislation as it concerns motorcyclists; promoting motorcycle safety through both motorist and rider education; and improving the image of motorcyclists to the general public.

ABATE's goal and purpose is to keep motorcyclists, members, and the public informed, to promote safe riding habits, and to encourage favorable legislation for motorcyclists. This is accomplished through a monthly newsletter, e-mail alerts, safety & education programs, working with the state and federal legislators, and voter registration promotion.

Since 1983, A.B.A.T.E. has represented the interests of motorcyclists riding Pennsylvania's roads. Through a variety of programs, A.B.A.T.E. is working to protect and preserve the rights of over 800,000 licensed motorcyclists.

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Let Those Who Ride Decide

Work with members in your community and make a difference


Represent Motorcyclists Throughout PA
Protect Against Road & Land Closures
Introduce Motorcycle Related Legislation
Conduct Fund Raisers To Benefit Our Community
Promote Motorcycle Safety Training Classes
Educate The Public About Motorcycle Awareness
Defend Against Harassment & Discrimination
Preserve Motorcycling As Transportation & Recreation