ABATE of Illinois was incorporated in January 1987; Blackhawk Chapter was officially recognized in July of that same year. We were active and successful from the start. By the early 90s all our area’s state legislators were supportive of ABATE.
But all work and no play we aren’t, Blackhawk holds several rides and events through out the year. All you have to do is show up and we can almost guarantee you a good time. Our membership ranges from casual riders to the, this is my life types. And the machines they ride are as diverse as the members. it’s camaraderie born of a common cause.
We dabble in community service as well. Our best attended event is our annual charity ride, Bears for Buddies, which benefits the Quad Cities Children’s Therapy Center. We do the roadside clean up thing twice a year, on a stretch of Route 84, near Illiniwek Park.
Blackhawk ABATE is a Motorcyclists' Rights Organization representing the Quad Cities and surrounding area
Meetings 2nd Sunday of the Month
VFW Post 2153
1721, 7th Street Moline IL
Starting time - 1:30 PM