A.B.A.T.E. was originally started on the national level by freedom fighters at Easyriders magazine. The organization first came to life as the “National Custom Cycle Association” (NCCA) and later changed the name to ABATE (A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments.) Today, many states have changed the acronym to “A Brotherhood Aimed Towards Education.” Its origins revolve around the (then) national motorcycle helmet mandate and have expanded to all states to fight for fair and responsible motorcycle rider laws, rider safety, education, and community involvement throughout the United States.
The following articles discuss the history of A.B.A.T.E.
The History of ABATE the Organization
Street Legal Chopper Circa 1973
Originally published in the October 1971 issue of Easyriders Magazine
ABATE Membership in 44 States Have Started Working Toward Our Freedom of the Road
Originally published in the February 1972 issue of Easyriders Magazine
The History of the State Motorcyclist Rights Movement
by Michael Farabaugh