Open Roads ABATE announces August events

Open Roads ABATE is planning group rides, meetings and more during August.

August events include Summer Book Ride to Elizabeth, Savanna, Lanark, Polo and Freeport on Aug. 21; Friendly Tap’s Rookie Run on Aug. 22; and an Open Roads ABATE chapter meeting at 1 p.m. on Aug. 28 at Kevin and Patti Smith’s home.

The group’s main focus is to raise funds for safety and education and fight for the rights of those operating motorcycles and off-road vehicles. For information, call Cliff Oleson, president, at 630-552-3828.