About Us

ABATE of Washington - Sky Valley Chapter


ABATE of Washington is

  • A nonprofit Rights Organization with 23 chapters in Washington.
  • Composed of motorcycle enthusiasts interested in constitutional motorcycle rights issues, motorcycle legislation, motorcycle safety, public motorcycle awareness, rider training programs and driver education.
  • Involved in community support and charitable deeds.
  • Dedicated to promoting freedom of the road and the riders right to choose.

For more information on ABATE throughout the state, see the state Chapter's web site here.

Check the History section of this site for an article about how ABATE started.

What We Do


Sky Valley ABATE

  • Is active in the State Legislature at a grass roots level.
  • Participates in the Annual Freedom Run to Olympia each January, Black Thursday, to meet with members of legislature about policies and laws relevant to motorcyclists.
  • Adopts two needy Snohomish families for Thanksgiving and Christmas, and provides a motorcycle escort for Santa to deliver toys and Holiday Dinners.
  • Collects canned food and cash for the Monroe and Snohomish Food Banks.
  • Has donated over $50,000 through various fund-raising events since 1996.
  • Participates in the annual Delta House Show and Tell Run at Delta Rehabilitation Center in Snohomish and volunteers at their annual Summer Festival.
  • Participates in fund raising activities for injured motorcyclists.
  • Organizes the Annual Sky Valley Motorcycle Show in Snohomish which provides free vendor booth space for any non-profit organization.
  • Coordinates with the City of Snohomish for the Kla Ha Ya Days Car and Motorcycle Show.
  • Is the host chapter for Washington State ABATE's annual Spring Motorcycle Swap Meet at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds.

Why We Do It


ABATE is the leading riders' rights organization in the United States of America. The Sky Valley Chapter is a group of volunteers that work to promote motorcycle awareness, rights, and safety in the Sky Valley area: Snohomish County, from Everett to Index. Between the annual Motorcycle show and various events through the year, we have a serious mission; to ensure that motorcycling is kept free and accessible to everyone. If you want to be sure that YOU, the rider, and not some faceless ‘suit’, decides what you ride and how you ride it, then get involved with Sky Valley ABATE.


Coordinator: Rod Hobelman

Deputy Coordinator: Roger Hanson

Sargent at Arms: Vic Erickson

Treasurer: Janet Hobelman

Secretary: The An0ma!y

Legislative Officer: Randy Hardy

Contact Us

Join us at a Meeting

Chapter Meetings:  7pm, Second Tuesday of each month.

Motorcycle Show Meetings:  7pm, First Tuesday of each month, October - June.

Snohomish Eagles, FOE 195

606 Maple Ave

Snohomish, WA

(see map below)

Sky Valley ABATE

PO Box 2111, Snohomish, Washington 98291, United States


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