Hauppauge: On May 1st, Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) joined with her colleagues in government, along with various members of the motorcycle riding community at Long Island ABATE’s 13th Annual Motorcycle Awareness Run and Bike Blessing held at the H. Lee Dennison Building in Hauppauge. The event was well-attended, and despite safety being the overarching theme, a lot of fun was had by all. Whether one came for the food, music or just to see some cool motorcycles, everyone left with safety on their mind.
Long Island ABATE (American Bikers for Awareness, Training and Education) holds awareness events every year, as riding safety is an ongoing concern, especially on heavily-trafficked Long Island roads. Of course, even non-riders need a refresher on a consistent basis, because the reality is that sharing the road can be unnecessarily dangerous when people do not possess basic safety knowledge.
“Communicating the importance of safety is not always an easy thing to do, much less fun. However, Long Island ABATE has struck the right balance and makes learning fun for everyone. It’s brilliant and very much appreciated,” said Bontempi.
In addition to their educational outreach events and supporting various charities benefitting veterans, Long Island ABATE also works diligently to communicate the needs of the riding community to elected officials. To learn more about Long Island ABATE, visit: https://longislandabate.org/.