ABATE of WisconsinFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

January 22, 2018

We need YOU at tomorrow’s
Grassroots Biker Lobby Day in Madison!
Bring along a friend or two – See text below to find our FREE bus routes!
What to expect once you get to Madison follows the bus routes below.

 CALL TO ACTION: We need YOU at Grassroots Lobby Day Tomorrow, January 23, 2018! Jump on the bus and join us in Madison!

ABATE of Wisconsin Lobby Day – January 23, 2018
FREE BUS ROUTES
Route 1 – Northwest Bus Leader – Andy Mathiassen (218) 590-3075
4:30 am – SUPERIOR – City Parking lot at 1307 Banks Avenue
6:00 am – SPOONER – Municipal Parking Lot, Front Street
6:40 am – RICE LAKE – Cenex at Hwy 53 & Hwy 48
8:00 am – EAU CLAIRE – Signature Cycles, S8710 State Road 93 (4 miles south of Eau Claire)
**Note: Route 1 and Route 1B will meet at this location and arrange riders based on bus capacity
11:15 am – Arrive at Inn on the Park, Madison
Route 1B – Lower Northwest Bus Leader – Shawna Hutton (715) 456-8695
6:00 am – HUDSON – Uncle Mike’s M Pour E Yum at exit 4 off I-94
8:00 am – EAU CLAIRE – Signature Cycles, S8710 State Road 93 (see note Route 1)
11:15 am – Arrive at Inn on the Park, Madison
Route 2 – West-Central Bus Leader – Dean Bartosh (414) 416-2940
7:45 am – ONALASKA – Woodman’s (please park at the south end of the building by the motels)
8:30 am – TOMAH – Midwest Powersports Service, Winnebago Avenue & Hwy 12/16 just off I-94
9:10 am – LYNDON STATION – Skully’s BP Truck Stop, I-94 & CTH HH
10:20 am – Arrive at Inn on the Park, Madison
Route 3 – Southwest Bus Leader – Jim “Sneaky” Skaife (608) 778-5929
7:00 am – BRIDGEPORT – The Port Gas Station, 38773 US Hwy 18
7:45 am – LANCASTER – Shopko Parking Lot, 1625 US Hwy 61
8:20 am – PLATTEVILLE – Pioneer Lanes, 1185 US-151 BUS
8:55 am – MONTFORT – Tower Junction Bowling Alley, 254 State Road 18
10:15 am – Arrive at Inn on the Park
Route 4 – North-central Bus Leader – Ron Zepplin (715) 570-1600
8:30 am – MOSINEE – Hog Creek, 1303 Hwy 153 West (Corner of Hwy 153/Cty O)
9:20 am – PLOVER – Shooters, 5330 Harding Avenue (Exit 151 off I-39)
10:30 am – PORTAGE – North Side Kwik Trip, 2970 New Pinery Road
11:15 am – Arrive at Inn on the Park, Madison
Route 5 – Northeast Bus Leader – Bob Aprill (920) 373-3668 rwapril@bayland.net
7:00 am – SHAWANO – The Light House, W6440 Gumaer Road
7:40 am – LENA – Park and Ride Lot, 5775 Duame Road (junction of Hwy. 141 & Hwy. 22.
The address is Lena, but the location of the Park and Ride is commonly referred to as Stiles Junction)
8:15 am – GREEN BAY – Ashwaubenon Bowl, 2929 Allied Street
8:45 am – APPLETON – Park and Ride Lot off of Hwy 41 and Ballard Road
11:00 am – Arrive at Inn on the Park, Madison
Route 5B – Steve Bauer (920) 750-9928 slb4946@gmail.com
8:00 am – MENASHA – Lugnut Bar and Grill, N7475 WI-114 *Change from 2017 route*
8:20 am – NEENAH – Lucky Dogz, 157 South Green Bay Road
8:55 am – FOND DU LAC – Open Road Harley Davidson, 24 South Rolling Meadows Drive
10:15 am – Arrive at Inn on the Park, Madison
Route 6 – East-central Bus Leader – Dave Ebert (920) 298-8568
7:20 am – MANITOWOC – Park and Ride Lot, Hwy 151 (near Holiday Inn, right off I-43)
8:00 am – SHEBOYGAN – Deer Trace Park and Ride Lot, Exit 123 on Hwy A (by Home Depot)
8:35 am – SAUKVILLE – Walmart Parking Lot, Hwy 33 east of I-43
9:15 am – ALLENTON – Park and Ride Lot 66-70, Hwy 33 & Hwy 41
9:45 am – HORICON – Marshfield Mart, 626 W. Washington Street
10:30 am – JOHNSON CREEK – Park and Ride Lot 28-01, I-94 & Hwy 26 (N. Watertown Street)
11:15 am – Arrive at Inn on the Park, Madison
Route 7 – Southeast Bus Leader – Mike Mueller (414) 305-5118
8:00 am – KENOSHA – Brat Stop, I-94 & Hwy 50 (12304 75th Street)
8:30 am – RACINE – Park and Ride Lot 51-20, I-94 & Hwy 20
9:00 am – CUDAHY – Park and Ride Lot 40-20, I-94 & College Avenue (Northeast lot)
9:30 am – WEST ALLIS – Park and Ride Lot 40-55, I-94 & S. 76th Street
10:00 am – PEWAUKEE – Park and Ride Lot 67-45, I-94 & Hwy G (Meadowbrook Road)
11:15 am – Arrive at Inn on the Park, Madison
CC Riders Clubhouse Shuttle
8am – 5pm; shuttle runs every 30 minutes with the last one leaving the Capitol at 5pm

   

lobby day rotunda
*** GROUP PHOTO INFO ***
THE GROUP PHOTO WILL BE IN THE ROTUNDA IN THE CENTER OF THE CAPITOL BLDG AT 12:30 PM THIS YEAR. The move is due to the photographer’s tight schedule. Please do not be late, we will not wait. Meet on the ground floor Rotunda (like the photo above from 2009) the photographer will be shooting from one of the upper levels. THANK YOU!
The ABATE of Wisconsin Legislative Committee has been working throughout the past year to make your participation in our January 23, 2018 Lobby Day as easy as possible and even better than last year’s event. In the past six years we have trained an additional 180 people to be available to assist our membership in the process of grassroots lobbying (which is what it is called when a private citizen contacts a legislative body regarding a concern or issue.) When we say No Experience Necessary, we mean it. We believe that we have all the tools in place that will make it possible for any one of our members (or motorcycling non-members) to successfully participate in Lobby Day.

If you are wondering how the day goes, here is a short course of what we have in place to assist you.
Meeting Appointments: Many Regional Reps or Regional Legislative Officers have already made an appointment to meet with the legislators from your area. Contact your Regional Rep or Bus Leader (list follows here) to see if there is a meeting you may join or look at our web-based schedule at http://tinyurl.com/abate2018 .
If you need to make your own appointment call your legislators and tell them that you are part of ABATE Lobby Day. They may have another appointment already scheduled that you could sit in on. If not, ask them to please make an appointment for you. Your legislator’s office staff can handle this for you, you do not need to speak directly to the legislator to make an appointment. If you are not comfortable speaking with your legislator, we will make every effort to have some attend with you. Please make every effort to make your appointments during a time that will allow you to be part of the large group photo scheduled for 12:30pm in the Capitol Rotunda.
If you legislator is not available for appointments on January 23, accept an appointment with their office staff. This is not a problem. You can be assured that any information that you give to the office staff will be relayed to the legislator. It can be just as important to get to know the legislator’s staff as meeting with the legislator personally.
For more Information go to FULL LOBBY DAY INFORMATION
We hope to see YOU there!
Steve Panten, ABATE of Wisconsin Legislative Committee Chair
stevepanten@yahoo.com 262-933-2086
ABATE (A Brotherhood Against Totalitarian Enactments) is a bi-partisan grass roots organization with a goal to give the motorcyclists of Wisconsin a strong, united voice with regard to their future, their way of life, their safety and their legal rights as motorcyclists and citizens.