Coordinator's Corner

May 29, 2016

It’s Spring Opener time again! Our annual fundraiser and signature event comes around every year in June. This year, our 27th annual event falls on June 10, 11 and 12.

What can someone expect to experience at our Spring Opener?

 You will get live music Friday and Saturday nights. This year’s band is River City Kick Start and they have one of the largest playlists of any band you will hear.

Saturday, we have a bike show with so many classes of motorcycles that virtually anyone could show their bike and easily fall into a class.

Saturday, we also have a premier rodeo with many enjoyable games. This year we added more team events so more people could be involved.

Did I mention the trophies? A few years ago we raised the bar on trophy quality. We have been able to keep the homemade aspect and one-off feel of these. We have had more compliment and positive comments on these than almost anything else we have tried. This year’s won’t disappoint.

We will have our ABATE of North Idaho 50/50 raffle that goes all weekend. A chance to win some real money! We have been holding a live auction recently and we will be doing that again this year. There will also be raffles going on all weekend as well as drawings for door prizes all day Saturday.

We offer free camping if you show up with your tent and your bike or a pull-behind-your-bike trailer or camper. If you are coming with your trailer/camper or motorhome, there is a nominal charge. There are showers on site food vendors too.

The first 300 entrants get an event pin and you can also purchase ABATE of N ID t-shirts.

The Spring Opener is held at Country Lane Resort on the Coeur d’Alene River. Take the I-90 exit #43 at Kingston and travel 5 miles N along the Coeur d’Alene River. There will be signs posted.

Rates to get into our event are: Advance Tickets (purchased from any ABATE member, Lawrence’s Motorcycles in Coeur d’Alene, or online) = $25; Fees at the gate: members of a Motorcyclists Rights Organization = $35; Non-member = $45; Saturday Day Pass = $20. *SPECIAL DISCOIJNT* Non-members of ABATE of N ID can join ABATE at the gate for $25 and get into the event for an additional $10.

      No admittance under age 21.    No Pets!!    No Fireworks.    No Firearms.    No Bad Attitudes

There you have it. As much fun as you care to have. Won’t cost you much and the bar will be open.

Ride Hard, Ride Free

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