Who Can Join?
We invite anybody interested in the issues and topics we
focus our efforts on to join.
Members are not required to ride any
specific type of motorcycle.
Members do not need to own a bike. If you have owned
one in the past, or are getting ready to ride
Family Memberships are available as well as single.
It's not about what you ride.
The Rhode Island Motorcycle Association (RIMA), formerly ABATE
of Rhode Island, has existed to protect your freedom.
is in numbers and we need your support. Below is a
short list of what RIMA has done for you, please ask
yourself what you can do for RIMA
Rima testified for freedom of choice optional for Riders to wear helmets in 2018
Also 2018/2019 Proclamation for May as Motorcycle Awareness month passed
in R.I. with the help of our Reps.
We were instrumental in the mandatory helmet law repeal
We were pioneers in providing Rider Education in
1980 and continue to work at improving the program
We spearheaded lobbying efforts which resulted in a
2013 amendment to RI Statute 31-15 and 31-17 which
increased the fines and penalties for violating
another's right-of-way; we have received national
recognition for this success.
We lobbied for motorcycle parking and won resulting
in designated parking spots at state, city, and town
Become a RIMA member and amplify your voice
with fellow RIMA members and our legislative lobbyists.
Other benefits include:
- Members receive a Membership Package containing a welcome letter, membership card, and RIMA patch (new members).
2 1/2 x 5 1/4 patch.
- RIMA Email News and Action Alerts
- Dedicated Lobbyists Fighting for Your Freedom and
- Complimentary Death and Dismemberment Insurance
- Discounts to Member Businesses
- Free Postings on the RIMA On-Line Member Classifies.
How Can You Join?
To join we need a completed application and membership
dues for the year.
You can download a copy of
the application form from the link below. Mail the
application along with
membership dues for the year.
Download R.I.M.A. Membership
More on our Newsletter
Interested in learning more on Legislation and what's happening on the local and national level regarding motorcycle rights? There's no better way than to receive our newsletter. Buddy
our editor, puts together our newsletter.
The 2009 Nov/Dec issue was 31 pages of
information. Published bi-monthly, Buddy
searches the internet for everything that
might interest us. Besides RI State
issues, he includes what's happening
locally like local ordinances in Lincoln
and East Greenwich. He also includes
experts from the American Motorcycle
Association (AMA), National Coalition of
Motorcyclists (NCOM), and Motorcycle
Riders Foundation (MRF).