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12/01/2016
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Mike Meyer, a pillar in the motorcycling community
ABATE of Indiana

Mike Meyer, a pillar in the motorcycling community statewide and nationally, died about 3:00 this morning. 

 

Mike has been involved in the fight to preserve and protect motorcycling for four decades. His dedication and efforts are truly legendary. Legislative activity was Mike’s specialty. He was a regular fixture in the Indiana Statehouse and also lobbied on behalf of riders on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. 

 

Mike has earned countless state and national awards and was presented with the President’s Cup by the Motorcycle Riders Foundation in 2017.

 

In addition to being the Legislative Information Network Committee (LINC) Director for ABATE of Indiana, he was the director of ABATE’s statewide tour program. Mike was also the first Director of Region 13.

 

Mike was instrumental in ABATE’s annual Ride With the Governor creating personal relationships with several governors. 

 

Since his diagnosis of glioblastoma less than a year ago, Mike and his family fought this disease valiantly with the grace, courage and positive attitude that we always saw in him. 

 

When Mike first advised me of his diagnosis, I replied by saying “I’m sorry”. Mike immediately responded with, “I’m not sorry. I’ve lived a good life and I’m not done yet.” Mike packed a lot of living into the last few months and also took care of business for bikers as he represented Indiana in September. at the MRF Meeting of the Minds conference in Denver, Colorado. Mike also enjoyed a Joe Bonamassa concert the night before he presented at ABATE of Indiana’s Fall Seminar in November. 

 

So we will not be sorry, but we are certainly sad with the passing of “one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet” and a true American patriot and champion of motorcyclists everywhere. Mike Meyer will be missed and leaves a gaping hole in the motorcycling world. 

 

Arrangements will be posted on our Facebook page (facebook.com/abateofin)  they become available.

 

Jay Jackson

Executive Director

ABATE of Indiana

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