Who We Are

ABATE of Montana. (American Bikers Aimed Toward Education) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving the rights, improving the image, and promoting safe operating practices of Montana motorcyclists.

ABATE is a freedom of choice organization, dedicated to the premise that the individual is best suited to decide the type of motorcycle to ride, the type of safety gear to wear, and their own personal lifestyle.

The primary objective of ABATE is to monitor legislative activity in regard to laws affecting motorcyclists, especially those designed to limit our freedom of choice, and to encourage all members to become politically involved in order to effect positive legislation and deter that of a negative nature. Through public forums, writing letters and meeting elected representatives, ABATE members have the opportunity to present their side of the issues and educate governmental leaders about the needs of Montana motorcyclists.

What We Do
State Executive Board:


Since 1993, our 501(c)(3) Education Fund has been exclusively authorized to raise funds to promote rider education, motorcycle safety in efforts to increase awareness.

With the monies in the Education Fund we have assisted in the education of drivers and riders through the riding courses through the Motorcycle Safety Foundation; displayed safety and awareness messages on billboards and road signs; create educational materials proclaiming motorcycle safety; and sponsor contest and events ... just to name a few.

If you would like to make tax friendly donation to our Education Fund, please contact us.

Education & Awareness

Coordinator - Gary Schiller

Deputy Coordinator - Scott Swanson

Secretary - Jean Schiller

Treasurer - Rodney (Yendor) Comer

Membership Secretary - CJ Ernhardt

Region Representatives:

Northwest: <vacant>
Northeast: <vacant>
Southwest: <vacant>

Southeast: <vacant>

Safety & Awareness  - Kristin Kennedy

Products - CJ Ernhardt

State Coordinators:

Hi-Line: Bill Arvin

Houndstooth: Rich (Peanut) Mundt

Lower Yellowstone: Paul Kennedy

Prairie Riders: Allan Parker

State Board Members:
(Chapter Coordinators)