Columbiana, Mahoning, Portage, Summit, Trumbull Counties
Next Regional Meeting
29 W. Main St., Girard, Oh. 44420
March 16, 2024 at 1:00PM
ABATE of OHIO, Inc. Region Zero News #19 Feb 2024
Randy Kibler … Director 330.428.2083
2024 is rolling along like it or not. Region Zero just had our 33rd annual Meltdown party which was a blast! Band was rocking, so don't come knocking. Luckily for me I didn't drink enough to kill a baby elephant like last year which means No Hangover! Not too shabby considering the event was held at a new venue. With the new establishment means Region Zero has new and continued opportunities. Big thanks to the American Legion post 737 for the hospitality.
Winter hasn't been too scary thus far. I see and hear motorcycles still on the roads. Staying on the roads keeps motorcyclists and other vulnerable road users in people's minds. Too many times spring rolls around and automobile operators seem to forget that other vehicles also use the roads. Plenty of us know what it's like to smack the asphalt because of someone else. Hospitals, funerals, memorials, and benefits are a drag, so please keep your heads on a swivel.
In closing I will quote myself from a recent meeting, "All of our blood is the same color when it's smeared over the highway." A dark quote, but it gets the message across. Thank you all for your continued support! See you down the road.
Keith Roller … Deputy Director
Another state seminar is in the books. Region zero was well represented and had the second largest delegation behind region 8. The usual crowd of speakers was present and each gave good information. Topics ranged from EV trends to legislative efforts to the new website to statistics on motorcycle fatalities. I would encourage everyone to make an effort to attend at least once. There is a lot to learn.
Lion Man … Legislative Director 330.718.3066
Most of us have heard about all the motorcycle crashes that have been occurring every summer. Here are a few general U. S. and worldwide statistics.
More than half of all road traffic deaths worldwide are among pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists. (WHO, 2018)
In 2019, there were 228,679,719 licensed drivers and 299,267,114 registered vehicles in the United States. These drivers drove a total of 3,261,772,000,000 (over three trillion) miles. (NHTSA, 2021)
In 2019, there were 6,756,000 police-reported motor vehicle crashes, including 1,916,000 crashes involving injury and 33,244 crashes involving death. (NHTSA, 2021)
In 2021, there were 8,575,569 registered on-road motorcycles in the United States, approximately double the number (4,320,807) in 2002. (IIHS, 2021)
“The most comprehensive study ever conducted into motorcycle accidents found that nearly 75 percent of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle, and that in almost two-thirds of those crashes, the cause could be traced to the other vehicle violating the motorcyclist’s right-of-way” according to the American Motorcycle Association.
Most of you know that I have been working on a new Right Of Way (ROW) bill to make penalties stiffer for those who commit a Right Of Way violation and kill or serious injure someone. That bill is being released to politicians now. Want to read what is in the bill? Come to the meeting and I will have a couple of copies.
Here in Ohio, there are reportedly over 400,000 registered motorcycles and over 600,000 licensed riders, ranking Ohio in the top 5 states in the country.
I am also working on a bill to stop police from profiling motorcyclists. I will have copies of that bill.
We are continuing with our efforts to cut the Turnpike tolls for motorcyclists.
We are working closely with the MRF on several issues that directly affect your lifestyle.
What is next? Do you have ideas that you think your ABATE organization should be working on, come to the meeting and tell me.
Hope to see you all at the meeting.
The Freedoms you surrender today, are the freedoms that your grandchildren will never know existed!
TA Brown … Road Captain 330.727.8286
Greetings to all,
The Winter Meltdown is in the books. What a great night. If you were one of the many that attended, you know, but if you weren’t then you missed out. The band Four Lane Highway killed it keeping the dance floor busy all night and the food was just awesome. Also, a strong auction with a ton of items. I’m already looking forward to next year. Truly a great time was had by all.
With the Meltdown behind us, it is time to focus on the new year and the many items that we need to address to make our Region stronger and to keep all of our Brothers and Sisters safe and protected as we partake in our freedoms of riding our motorcycles when, where, and how we CHOOSE to, not what is pushed upon us.
Hope to see you at the next Region Zero meeting and help us help you to keep our freedom of the roads strong.
Ride hard, Ride safe
Bertie Morrisey … Products 814.931.7410
T shirts, hoodies and more, New orders coming in soon.
Donna Sam … Membership 330.540.6210
If we had such a great turnout ( and we did) at the Winter Meltdown this past weekend and it was a change of venue (WITH a live band) I can only imagine how cool the Summer of Bummer party is going to be on June 8th. It used to be the “Not just another Damn Run”, and then we changed things. Change is good, just like becoming a new member of ABATE of OH is good. And we have 13 new members that joined at the Meltdown and 2 renewals. Our numbers are growing and there IS strength in numbers. Thank you!!
Sat…Feb 17 Saturday General Membership Meeting 1 pm
Sat… March 16 General Membership Meeting 1 pm tbd
Sat… April 13 General Membership Meeting 1 pm tbd
BIKER TO BIKER BUSINESS
Have a business? Let’s put it here.
Full Potential Tutor Services 330.651.7944 … call or text
Dana Kibler Teacher/Professional Tutor
The Financial Concept Group www.thefinancialconceptgroup.com
Jeff Cook Helping you take control of your life. www.jeffcook.juiceplus.com
Gross Plumbing in Ravenna 216.214.4377…
AJ Gross and Denise Rich- Gross Owner and Lifetime member of ABATE
Sewer & Drain Cleaning, High pressure water jetting, T.V. Sewer inspection
We make patches, and we quilt. (Sorry no catchy name yet)
Donna & Norm Sam 330.540.6210