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Georgia Bikers Ride on Washington to Protest Checkpoints

A group of bikers from Georgia took their grievance with a federal grant designed to fund motorcycle-only checkpoints all the way to Washington D.C., organizing a rally for bikers’ rights. The checkpoints are set up on major interstates in Georgia and supported by a grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), according to […]

Bill introduced to block motorcycle-only checkpoints

A federal lawmaker has introduced legislation to prevent the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) from giving money to states and local jurisdictions for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On March 3, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced the bill. The legislation, with original co-sponsors Reps. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) and Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), would […]

Georgia to implement bike checkpoints for Daytona

The question of motorcycle-only checkpoints is a hot debate in the biking community, and it’s about to get hotter, as the state of Georgia has announced plans to institute the checkpoints on major roads leading down into Florida, potentially subjecting thousands of bikers traveling to Daytona Bike Week to searches and inspections. Georgia claims that […]

Riders asked to oppose Georgia motorcycle-only checkpoints

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is urging riders nationwide to contact Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal to urge him to stop the Georgia State Patrol from conducting any motorcycle-only traffic checkpoints. Tens of thousands of motorcyclists from around the nation could be subject to Georgia motorcycle-only checkpoints if those checkpoints are in place before, during and […]

American Motorcyclist Association urges ‘lead law’ exemption at Congressional hearing

In written comments submitted for a congressional hearing held on Feb. 17, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) asked lawmakers to exempt kid-sized off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the “lead law” that effectively bans the sale of the vehicles at the end of the year. In the statement sent to the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and […]

Motorcyclists Across the Country Anxiously Await Court Decision on Constitutionality of New York’s Motorcycle Checkpoint Program

Motorcyclists across the nation are awaiting a decision from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York which they hope will declare New York’s “motorcycle only” roadway checkpoints to be unconstitutional. The case Wagner et al. v. The County of Schenectady, et al. could end up in the United States Supreme Court. […]

Oregon looks to repeal helmet law

An Oregon lawmaker has introduced a bill that would scale back the state’s mandatory motorcycle helmet requirement, a move that has become increasingly popular in recent years. According to the Governor Highway Safety Association, 29 states that previously had mandatory helmet laws have since repealed them. Oregon is currently one of 20 states that require […]

A Buyer’s Guide to Finding a Motorcycle Cruiser

Drivers who are considering buying a motorcycle have many important decisions to make, but one of the most important ones in what kind of style they’re interested in. From cruiser bikes equipped for the open road to sport bikes specifically designed for racing, buyers must choose their preferences before they start shopping. Cruiser motorcycles, frequently […]

Study: Helmets don’t hurt spine

A new study has debunked the popular myth that motorcycle helmets can actually cause damage to the spine, with the study authors calling for lawmakers to reexamine mandatory helmet laws. It’s well proven that helmets prevent brain injuries in crashes, but a study from more than two decades ago supposedly proved that headgear actually contributed […]

Sturgis Rally to hit the road

Most serious bikers have heard of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the largest motorcycle event in the world. Held every August in Sturgis, South Dakota, this massive event is a chance for riders from all over to mingle as they listen to some great tunes, compare bikes and party. While Sturgis is the ultimate rally for […]