Clarion County A.B.A.T.E. Aims to Educate Public During Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

ABATE Group 2CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – The Clarion County chapter of the Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education (A.B.A.T.E.) sold raffle tickets at the Clarion Mall on Saturday, May 14, for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month.

The group sold tickets for its annual gun raffle, which benefits several charities and individuals. A.B.A.T.E. also gave away yard signs and stickers to raise public awareness of motorcyclists.

A.B.A.T.E. works with the local community to support charities like SAFE, Hope for Your Future and the Charitable Deeds Toy Drive. The annual Christmas toy drive is held at the Clarion Mall, and last year, A.B.A.T.E. raised $12,000 worth of merchandise to donate to local children.

A.B.A.T.E. public relations coordinator Shelly Kaltenbach said the group aims to educate the public about motorcycle safety and motorcyclists’ rights.

“I know that in the last several years, I’ve been involved that we’ve become a lot more prominent in the community. Our membership has grown…We’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback, I would say, from the community as a whole,” Kaltenbach said.

A.B.A.T.E. treasurer Kevin Best said the group seeks to change the public’s image of motorcyclists and wants people to know that “we aren’t bad guys that ride bikes.”

Clarion County A.B.A.T.E. will be at the Clarion County Fair Sunday, July 24 through Saturday, July 30.

For more information on upcoming events, visit abatepa.org or the Clarion County A.B.A.T.E. Facebook page
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