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Johnson Valley Protection Effort Clears Major Hurdle

Johnson Valley Protection Effort Clears Major Hurdle

Effort To Protect California’s Johnson Valley Riding Area Clears Major Hurdle The National Defense Authorization Act, which includes language to create the Johnson Valley National Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in California to protect it from a military takeover, has cleared the U.S. House, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On June 14, the House approved the […]

Legislation Protecting Johnson Valley OHV Area Advances

Legislation Protecting Johnson Valley OHV Area Advances

Bill To Protect California’s Johnson Valley From Takeover Advances In U.S. House A bill to block a U.S. Marine Corps takeover of California’s Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle recreation area was approved by the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources on May 15, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The bill, H.R. 1676, introduced by Rep. Paul […]

2013 AMA/Kenda National Hare & Hound Johnson Valley Results

2013 AMA/Kenda National Hare & Hound Johnson Valley Winner's Podium

Kurt Caselli Continues Win Streak Taking The Victory In Johnson Valley Factory FMF/KTM rider Kurt Caselli claimed his third straight victory of the season at the fifth round of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series to further strengthen his points lead. The day was even more exciting for the Factory FMF/KTM Team as Caselli’s […]

US Lawmaker Opposes Navy Takeover Of Johnson Valley Riding Area

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Key U.S. Lawmaker Opposes Navy Takeover Of California’s Johnson Valley Riding Area In a blow to U.S. Navy efforts to expand a military base into the popular Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle riding area in Southern California, a key federal lawmaker is offering a proposal to block the effort, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The Department […]

Kurt Caselli Wins Hare & Hound Round 4

Kurt Caselli 2013 AMA National Hare & Hound Lucerne Valley - 1st Place

Factory FMF/KTM rider Kurt Caselli won the fourth round of the AMA National Hare & Hound Series held in the desert of Lucerne Valley to capture his second win of the 2013 season. Caselli got a great jump off the start line and was sitting in second position as the riders ended the bomb run. […]

American Motorcyclist Association Honors U.S. Lawmakers

AMA Honors U.S. Lawmakers

The American Motorcyclist Association, which is the premier advocate for motorcyclists’ freedoms in the country, honored 59 current and former federal lawmakers on Feb. 28 for their support of motorcyclists during the just-completed 112th Congress. Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rep. James Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) and former Reps. Roscoe Bartlett (R-Md.) and Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.) topped the […]

Military Base Expansion Into Johnson Valley OHV Riding Area Hit Snag

Military Base Expansion Into Johnson Valley OHV Riding Area Hit Snag

Military Efforts To Expand Base Into California’s Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Riding Area Hit Snag The U.S. military can’t spend a dime on expanding a Marine base into the popular Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle riding area in California until the Navy files a report on off-highway riding with Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On […]

Kurt Caselli Wins Hare & Hound – Round 9

Kurt Caselli Wins Hare & Hound – Round 9

Factory FMF/KTM rider Kurt Caselli took the win at the 9th round of the AMA Kenda National Hare & Hound Series by 6 minutes over the next closest competitor to help close the gap in the overall championship point standings. Caselli took the holeshot and the early lead as he embarked on the first of […]

Much of California’s Johnson Valley Riding Area To Be Off-Limits

Much of California's Johnson Valley Riding Area To Be Off-Limits

The Department of the Navy has released a final environmental impact statement for the expansion of a Marine base in California that calls for closing a large portion of the popular Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Riding Area, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The preferred alternative spelled out in the final environmental impact statement would allow […]

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.