ABATE of South Carolina is Biker Rights.

A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments

ABATE of South Carolina, Inc. is the motorcyclists' rights organization of South Carolina. Our members brought freedom of choice to South Carolina bikers in June of 1980; ABATE amended South Carolina's mandatory motorcycle helmet law to allow adult freedom of choice. ABATE stands for A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments. Our philosophy is to defend liberty; while we do not oppose safety devices we oppose laws that mandate the usage of devices.

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Motorcycle Checkpoint Bill Introduced in U.S. Senate - by Matt Danielson PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 07 March 2014 17:45
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The United States Senate is the latest venue in the battle to end the unfair practice of federally funded motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints.  Motorcycle-only CheckpointsThe Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) has reported that Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) has introduced legislation which would prohibit the federal government from funding mandatory motorcycle-only roadside checkpoints. Joining her as the lead republican on the bill is Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI).  Also joining as original co-sponsors are Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH).

New Liberty Riders Chapter of ABATE, Elgin, in the Midlands PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 12 February 2014 19:10
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Please welcome a new ABATE chapter - Liberty Riders in Elgin, located in the Midlands.

Dennis Welborn is the contact as they get going. More info is on our Chapters and Meetings page.

A reminder - protect yourself on the road PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 11 February 2014 09:02
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This short video shows a simple change to your insurance, that could make a huge difference if you're hit. We've shown it before, but it bears repeating. I've increased my coverage as a result of watching this, and you should too! Don't wait, do it today.

~ Fred

F.A.Q. #1 video and PDF PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 25 January 2014 19:41
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Just finished this latest video. For many of my friends that wonder what ABATE is this covers the many misconceptions. For those who already know about ABATE please send it to others who may not.

--- Ralph

Download this file (ABATE FAQ.pdf)ABATE FAQ.pdf[Frequently Asked Questions for ABATE of South Carolina]320 Kb
Motorcycle helmet bill filed by Charleston, Georgetown state representatives - The Post and Courier PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 23 January 2014 11:35
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They're so "concerned" about us, they want to regulate if we wear a hat...

COLUMBIA - An increase in motorcycle-related fatalities has driven three state representatives to file a bill that would require all riders wear helmets.

House Bill 4500 was filed Wednesday by Reps. Wendell Gilliard, Carl Anderson, and J. Seth Whipper, D-North Charleston. Gilliard and Anderson said it's time Palmetto State residents consider such a measure because state roads are getting crowded...

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New Sponsor Coordinator - Mandy Jones PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 12 January 2014 18:16
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Be sure to welcome Mandy Jones as the new Sponsor Coordinator, and thank her for stepping up for the members of ABATE of SC.

Mandy Jones

Updated Membership Applications PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 11 January 2014 13:29
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The latest versions of the Membership Application are posted online on abatesc.com here.

Website News Rollup PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Fred   
Saturday, 04 January 2014 22:04
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We just moved abatesc.com to a new web server, and so got behind on updates. Here's a summary:

"Boat Mike" Williford is the new CSRA Area Cooridinator.

Janet Woodberry is the new Membership Coordinator.

John "Izzy" Isadore is the new Midlands Area Coordinator.

Be sure to welcome and thank these fine folks for stepping up to serve you, the members of ABATE of SC.

Also welcome the new Richland Chapter in the Midlands, with Sheryl "Tekgyrl" Hudson as Chapter Coorinator.

New Sponsor - PBJ's Pub & Grill PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 04 January 2014 17:05
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Please welcome Mike Czepkiewicz as the new High Area Coordinator! PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 07 October 2013 15:10
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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!

Mike Czepkiewicz

Damion "Demon" Larrabee ride, visitation and memorial service on Thursday, Sep 19 PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 September 2013 07:23
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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)

~Whisky Girl~

Instead of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Damion Larrabee may be made at Gofundme.com:


Visitation and Funeral information is here:



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ABATE does not advocate riding without a helmet; ABATE advocates that you have the right to decide. ABATE does not condone drinking and driving or riding. Contributions to ABATE of South Carolina, Inc., or any of its chapters are not tax deductible.