There's a CBA / ABATE group in most all counties and locales throughout The Carolinas. CBA stands for Concerned Bikers Association ... ABATE has a much stronger sound: A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments. These groups take their work seriously - to defend rights of bikers!
In NC and in SC both there's a day each year when reps from these groups get a "ya'll come" from the governmental bodies ... to meet and greet and learn and speak up.
Our Brother Bear had the honor of joining some of these hard workers from his neck of the SC woods and gives us a report.
If you consider motorcycles to be something for "young people," ... and mostly for "guys," you haven't been paying attention! The gals are riding right up beside the fellows and not waiting around to jump on the back seat. Tons of women are fearless riders and that's not really news. There are some women in their elder years right now who have a long history with the two-wheeled ride. These bold broads who age into the 90's could probably have given a lot of bold boys a run for their money too! Sandy tells us about such a woman ... as well as her life partner and biggest fan. Enjoy this story of marriage, riding, and strong women!
The Carolina Rider welcomes a new columnist and writer to our creative team! Welcome Vince Esposito who says he rides for his sanity in the midst of a hectic work/family life. In this story from Vince, he shares a recent case of biker judgement. Proud of his ride and his bike, Vince struggles to make sense of why sometimes riders come together as one and other times there's such an unfortunate divide. Throwing the question back at us all Vince asks: What exactly makes someone a bonified BIKER?