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Forest Service Responds To Traps Set Along Western States Trails

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U.S. Forest Service responds to concerns about dangerous spikes along Western states trails The U.S. Forest Service has investigated four incidents in which vandals endangered the lives of motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders by burying spikes along trails used by off-highway vehicles and others, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The spiked strips, which resemble heavy […]

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

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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 Funding Designated To Revamp OHV Trails

Federal Funding Designated To Revamp OHV Trails

Quad riders across the U.S. are in line to see some of their favorite trails revamped thanks to some newly allocated federal funds. The national government has designated up to $82.4 million for use in the Recreational Trails Program in 2014. These funds will go toward upkeep and revitalization of off-highway trails in 49 states, […]

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. […]

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Formed In US House

Congressional Motorcycle Caucus Formed In US House

U.S. Reps. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Tim Griffin (R-Ark.) are serving as co-chairmen of the Congressional Motorcycle Caucus for the new 113th Congress, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The bi-partisan caucus, which has existed for many years, was formally recognized by the House for the new Congress. Official caucuses must register and be recognized at […]

Celebrate ‘AMA Go Ride! Month’ This April

Celebrate 'AMA Go Ride! Month' This April

Now that nicer spring weather is on the horizon, more motorcyclists will be gearing up to hit the road and enjoy warmer temperatures. To celebrate this time of year, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is organizing its second annual “AMA Go Ride! Month” this April. “Every spring, millions of riders roll out of the driveway or […]

Daytona Beach Bike Week Features Full Slate Of Two-Wheeled Fun

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On Jan. 24, 1937, the first running of the Daytona 200 took place on the hard sand of Daytona Beach, Fla. Since that race, won by AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Ed Kretz of Monterey Park, Calif., the annual event has grown into a motorcycling mecca, packed full of racing and recreational riding events. This […]

2013 AMA Awards Acknowledge Outstanding Motorcyclists

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The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce six national awards that recognize meritorious contributions to the world of motorcycling. The AMA Board of Directors adopted the selections unanimously at its recent meeting in Indianapolis on Feb. 16. For 2013, motorcycling advocate Andy Goldfine — founder of Aerostich/RiderWearHouse and inspiration for the annual worldwide “Ride […]

Germany Wins The BMW GS Trophy

Germany Wins The BMW GS Trophy

Team Germany won the third running of the BMW GS Trophy, closing out the final day of motorsports with a strong finish to retain the lead.

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 […]