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We are always looking for people interested in joining our organization.

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 again.
Family Memberships are available as well as single.
It's not about what you ride.

Why join?
Since 1974 The Rhode Island Motorcycle Association (RIMA), formerly ABATE of Rhode Island, has existed to protect your freedom.  Our strength 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 in 1976.
  • We were pioneers in providing Rider Education in 1980 and continue to work at improving the program today.
  • 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 buildings.




Member Benefits:
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. rimapatch.jpg
  • RIMA Email News and Action Alerts
  • Dedicated Lobbyists Fighting for Your Freedom and Rights
  • Complimentary Death and Dismemberment Insurance through AIL
  • 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 Application

New members can Join on-line here.

We accept PayPal and most major credit cards.

Current members or recently expired members can renew by Logging in and click "Renew Membership".

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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).





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