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Bill Introduced To Reopen Riding In California’s Clear Creek Area

Some 70,000 acres of public land in California that has been off-limits to off-highway-vehicle riders since 2008 would reopen under legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Sam Farr (D-Calif.), the American Motorcyclist Association reports. On Aug. 2, Farr introduced a H.R. 6286 that would designate the popular Clear Creek Management Area near Hollister — which is […]

California Parks Director Resigns Over Recently Found $54 Million

California Parks Director Resigns Over Recently Found $54 Million

The director of the California Department of Parks and Recreation has resigned after officials found nearly $54 million in surplus money that had been left to sit in an account for nearly 12 years.

Congress Sets Aside $85 Million For Federal Trails Program

Congress Sets Aside $85 Million For Federal Trails Program

ATV and dirt bike riders will be able to continue to enjoy hundreds of trails across the country thanks to funding included in the recently-approved transportation bill, reports the American Motorcycle Association.

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 […]

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 […]

AACA Museum Presents Collection Of 1970s Off-Road Bikes

The Antique Automobile Club of America (AACA) Museum recently announced its next major motorcycle exhibit – “Dusty Jewels: Off-Road Motorcycles of the 1970s,” which will open to the public on April 3. The museum, located in Hershey, Pennsylvania, will showcase more than 20 off-road motorcycles from the era where riding on two wheels was at […]

Obama Signs Lead Law-Exemption Bill for Kids’ Off-Highway Vehicles

In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Aug. 12, Obama signed into law H.R. 2715, introduced by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield […]

75 Federal Lawmakers Now Support Kids Just Want to Ride Act

A bill that would exempt kids’ off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from a law that effectively bans their sale at the end of the year is gaining more support in Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. Seventy-five U.S. House members now support the bill — H.R. 412, the Kids Just Want to Ride Act, introduced by […]