Be sure to let Mike know how much you appreciate his stepping up and taking over from Dave "Yank" Horta, and thank Yank for his years of service!
Known to many of us as 'Demon', Damion Larrabee was a PGR member, American Legion Rider, and a member of the HABU Crew. He was also a member of ABATE of Lexington, as well as a First Responder.
In addition to all that, he was a beloved husband, father, brother, son, and friend to a lot of us.
Damion served his country in the United States Army for seven years, leaving as a Spc4.
Here is the latest information on the ride and memorial for Damion that we have:
Bikers of S.C. if you are planning to ride the last ride with Damion, here is the information. Please be there by 515pm so you can line up and be ready for KSU 530pm.
Reaper South Carolina
We are asking all bikers please report to the barnyard flea Market on hwy 1 @ 5:30pm on Thursday afternoon so that we may all escort Amanda Hedrick Larrabee to Damion Larrabee (Demon) one of our fellow falling bikers to the funeral home! Please promote Visitation is 6-8pm & the memorial service will be following right after! This will all be at Thompson Funeral Home o hwy 1! Please make this special request happen for our fallen biker! Much love to Damion (Demon)
Instead of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Damion Larrabee may be made at Gofundme.com:
Visitation and Funeral information is here:
Some have asked about more information about the bi-monthly Board Of Directors (BOD) meetings in Columbia. While everyone is always welcome to attend, we are trying a live stream for the convenience of those that cannot make the trip to Columbia.
The first test will be Saturday, September 14, 2013 at approximately 1 p.m.
To view it, go to:
to watch live. We *may* take questions from the video chat, so if you have questions, submit them on that page (under Social Stream).
Let us know what you think!
Effective June 3rd, anyone that wants to renew their motorcycle beginner permit will be required to make a bona fide attempt to pass the motorcycle skills tests first. Click here to view Chapter 5 of the South Carolina Driver's Manual, which explains the motorcycle maneuvers you will be required to perform during the skills test.
Saturday service will be available on July 13 and 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in six SCDMV offices:
Aiken DMV, 1755 Richland Avenue East
Charleston DMV, 3790 Leeds Avenue
Florence DMV, 3102 East Palmetto Street
Greenville DMV, 15 Saluda Dam Road
Lexington DMV, 122 Park Road
Rock Hill DMV, 305 Hands Mill Road
From WSPA.com Channel 7
"It's a trend that is pleasing to law enforcement and motorists alike. The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports fewer motorcyclist fatalities as of the end of May, than at this time last year.
Greg Ramsey lets us talk to him as he tunes up his bike at the Harley Davidson in Greenville. The lot is packed with riders just like him gearing up for a ride and taking advantage of the beautiful weather."
Senate bill 532 is the one we're talking about. This is the bill that will create the "Look Twice, Save a Life" license plate by the Motorcycle Awareness Alliance (MAA), sponsored by Iron Horse Motorcycle Lawyers of Greenville. Please respectfully ask Senator Grooms to do what he can to get the bill crossed over to the House. Otherwise, the bill will be dead, and another cannot be introduced again, until 2014.
Do YOU want to wait another year for this license plate to be available? I didn't think so!
Senator Grooms contact info:
Phone: (803) 212-6400 Email: click here
Here is the latest license plate design:
Just wanted to update everyone and let them know that next week on the 16th we will be placing the order for the shirts. We also have these in black in case you don’t like the bright yellow or orange. We have attached the latest design proofs and also we will have a one of a kind mug that will be raffled. We will have these products available at the Rally between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 a.m. at the Rally start point.
Here is the current products sheet and also what I currently have on hand right now. Thanks again for helping with spreading our message around. Remember we will have products setup at the May Awareness Rally between 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. so let me know if there is anything you want to hold.
Please welcome this new Chapter to the ABATE of SC family. Chuck Little is the Chapter Coordinator. Meeting, location and contact info is available in the CSRA section of the Chapters and Meetings page.
- Bikes on the Border - from Matt Danielson
- Yellow Signs Aim To Make Motorcycle Riders Safe On Upstate Roads - WSPA.com
- ABATE of SC Motorcycle Awareness Rally at the State House, Sunday May 5, 2013 @ 10 - New starting location!
- Senate Bill S.532 - MAA license tag - contact your SC State Senator!
- South Carolina Motorcycle Statutes
- Membership Applications - A request from the State Membership Coordinator
- New CWC (Cayce West Columbia) Chapter
- Other BOD and Contact changes
- New State Secretary - Sheila "Tekgyrl" Hudson
- State BOD and Legislative meeting location has changed