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AMA Teams With Wayne National Forest To Produce ‘Don’t Ruin The Ride’ Off-Road Videos

2012 Yamaha WR450F - Action

The American Motorcyclist Association and the U.S. Forest Service’s Wayne National Forest have jointly produced two YouTube videos promoting safe and responsible off-road motorcycling, as well as enjoyment of ATVs and other off-highway vehicles. The videos encourage riders to stay on designated trails, offer courtesy to other trail users, obtain all the required OHV permits, […]

Federal Government Considers Banning Passengers In ATVs

ATV with a Passenger

Having more than one rider on an ATV can be dangerous, and the Consumer Product Safety Commission is looking to put forth a ban on this practice. The organization recently issued a request for more information on how to essentially prohibit more than one rider from riding in an ATV. “Since the 1980s, the CPSC has addressed […]

Senate Transportation Bill Includes Recreational Trails Program

ATV on Leafy Trail

Two more committees, House yet to weigh in The transportation bill announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee includes a re-authorization of the Recreational Trails Program, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The Recreational Trails Program is an $85 million initiative that funds motorized recreational trails. The […]

What To Know About Modifying A Motorcycle Exhaust On A California Bike

2013 Yamaha Stryker - Exhaust

Motorcycle riders frequently consider making alterations to a machine so they can achieve just the custom bike they are looking for. Modifying the exhaust system is a great way to get a strong sound that matches the powerful look and feel of a motorcycle, but riders must be aware of some facts before they start […]

Federal Funding Of Recreational Trails Program Set

Trail Users To Benefit From Federal Funding Of Recreational Trail Program

Trail Users To Benefit From Federal Funding Of Recreational Trails Program Off-highway motorcycle riders and other trail users stand to benefit from up to $82.4 million in federal funding to be apportioned to 49 states in 2014 through the Recreational Trails Program, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Only Florida opted out of the program for […]

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 […]

Glamis Permit Fee Increase Proposed By Bureau Of Land Management

Glamis Permit Fee Increase Proposed By Bureau Of Land Management

The Bureau of Land Management is proposing to increase the usage fees, starting October 1st, at the Imperial Sand Dunes Recreation Area in order to close an $1.5 million budget gap. The popular off-highway vehicle area, commonly known as Glamis, is located in California on the border of Mexico and Arizona. According to the The […]

AMA Stresses The Importance Of Recreational Trails Program

AMA Stresses The Importance Of Recreational Trails Program

American Motorcyclist Association Stresses The Importance Of Trails As Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Anthony Foxx is being considered in Washington, D.C., to be the U.S. transportation secretary, the American Motorcyclist Association is reminding lawmakers that the secretary is responsible for the Recreational Trails Program. The AMA’s concerns were raised at the nomination hearing by U.S. Sen. […]

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 […]

AMA Fights Utah Wilderness Bill In Congress

AMA Fights Utah Wilderness Bill In Congress

Legislation Would Close 9 Million Acres Of Utah Public Land To Riding Bills that would close 9.1 million acres of Utah public land to off-highway vehicles have been introduced in Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-N.J.) introduced H.R. 1630, and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced S. 769, on April […]