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Congressmen Draft Letter Opposing Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Congressmen Draft Letter Opposing Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

One of the more critical issues for motorcycle lobbyists in recent years has been the dispute over motorcycle-only checkpoints. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and its political allies have been fighting against the funding for these checkpoints at both the state and federal level, as they believe the checkpoints unfairly single out motorcycle riders as […]

Congress Seeks to End Federal Funding of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Congress Seeks to End Federal Funding of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

Bipartisan Congressional Letter Seeks To End Federal Funding Of Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints U.S. Reps. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and Tom Petri ((R-Wis.), together with 29 additional members of Congress, have sent a letter to the leadership of the House-Senate Surface Transportation Reauthorization Conference Committee requesting the inclusion of language in the conference report that would prohibit the […]

Marines To Provide Report On Expansion’s Impact To California Off-Roading Area

Marines To Provide Report On Expansion's Impact To California Off-Roading Area

A proposed expansion to a Marine Corps base near San Bernardino, California, has been met with resistance from local ATV and off-road motorcycle riders due to the loss of several trails in the area the military plans to use.

U.S. Forest Service May Change Derogatory Language In Trail Guide

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The U.S. Forest Service may share some of the concerns expressed by the American Motorcyclist Association and other off-highway vehicle groups about anti-OHV comments in a recent USFS OHV trail maintenance publication, the AMA reports. In a letter dated May 8 to AMA Board Chairman Stan Simpson, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, whose department oversees the […]

AMA Urges Extra Precautions During May: Motorcycle Awareness Month

AMA Urges Extra Precautions During May: Motorcycle Awareness Month

The American Motorcyclist Association urges extra precautions during May: Motorcycle Awareness Month The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is urging all road users to look around, check your mirrors, and consciously watch for motorcycles during Motorcycle Awareness Month in May 2012. Through legislative and gubernatorial proclamations around the country, May has been declared Motorcycle Awareness Month. […]

Plan To Close Oregon Forest Roads Met With Opposition

Plan To Close Oregon Forest Roads Met With Opposition

Plans to close more than 3,600 miles of roads to motorized vehicles in Wallowa-Whitman National Forest in Oregon have been met with opposition from several U.S. senators and residents in the area.

Senate Votes To Keep Recreational Trails Program

Senate Votes To Keep Recreational Trails Program

The U.S. Senate has voted to approve new legislation that will preserve the federal Recreational Trails Program (RTP) for at least two more years, according to the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA). RTP trails make up a large portion of the terrain that is officially approved for use by ATVs, dirt bikes, side-by-sides and other off-highway […]

AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Announces 2012 Nominees

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The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation (AMHF) is proud to announce the 2012 nominees for induction into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The names of 26 individuals, each highly accomplished in the sport, business and lifestyle of motorcycling, compose the ballot from which the class of 2012 will be selected for induction into the Hall […]

AMA Announces Six Award Recipients Who Have Made An Impact On Motorcycling Community

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Board of Directors recently announced it would be giving six individuals prestigious awards to acknowledge their impact on the motorcycle community. This includes motorcycle rights activist Jerry Abboud, who will receive the AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award for his effort to protect the interests and rights of motorcycle, ATV, […]

New Hampshire Senator Condemns Federal Interference In Helmet Laws

Federal legislators are still debating the Motor Vehicle and Highway Safety Improvement Act of 2011, which could have big repercussions for motorcycle riders. While the issue of motorcycle helmet laws has been left up to the states in the past, several versions of the bill have included an amendment that would indirectly force states to […]