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American Motorcyclist Association celebrates April as Go Ride! Month

Pickerington, Ohio, April 4—As part of its celebration of AMA Go Ride! Month, the American Motorcyclist Association is providing the April issue of its membership magazine, American Motorcyclist, free online. Feature stories in the magazine include AMA Go Ride! Month, touring South Africa, changes in MotoAmerica classes and more. Every April, the AMA celebrates the riding season with AMA Go ...

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AMA announces 2018 Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series schedule

Pickerington, Ohio—The 2018 AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series will bring 11 rounds of action-packed competition to venues in six states, sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association. The action kicks off March 10 in Georgia and ends in September at Oakland Valley Race Park in Cuddebackville, N.Y. This series was formerly known as the AMA Vintage Dirt Track National ...

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Bruce Brown, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member, passes

Filmmaker produced classic ‘On Any Sunday’ Pickerington, Ohio—Legendary filmmaker Bruce Brown, who produced the classic motorcycling movie “On Any Sunday,” died Sunday, Dec. 10. He was 80. “Bruce Brown’s influence on motorcycling in the 1970s was profound,” said American Motorcyclist Association President and CEO Rob Dingman. “‘On Any Sunday’ highlighted the unique talents needed for different forms of racing and ...

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Federal Highway Administration appoints Motorcyclist Advisory Council

Pickerington, Ohio—The Federal Highway Administration has appointed 10 members to the Motorcyclist Advisory Council, which will advise the agency director on infrastructure issues affecting motorcycle riders. Mike Sayre, AMA government relations manager for on-highway issues, has been named chair of the council. “This is an important step toward ensuring that motorcyclists are deeply involved in the planning and implementation of ...

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American Motorcyclist Association thanks Sens. Joni Ernst and Gary Peters for forming Motorcycle Caucus

Pickerington, Ohio—The American Motorcyclist Association extends its appreciation to U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst and Gary Peters for establishing the first Senate Motorcycle Caucus. Ernst (R-Iowa) and Peters (D-Mich.)—both lifelong motorcyclists—will serve as co-chairs of the caucus, which will advocate on behalf of both motorcycle riders and manufacturers. The AMA has long sought the establishment of a Senate Motorcycle Caucus, and ...

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AMA petitions for return of lane-splitting guidelines

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, July 22—The American Motorcyclist Association initiated a petition drive today to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. The online petition can be found here: https://cqrcengage.com/amacycle/app/sign-petition?1&engagementId=55066. A recent Office of Administrative Law order resulted in the California Highway Patrol, the ...

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AMA launches petition to end federally funded motorcycle-only checkpoints

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has launched a national petition calling for an end to federally funded motorcycle-only checkpoints. The petition provides an opportunity for motorcyclists to tell Congress that they object to these discriminatory, costly and ineffective motorcycle-only checkpoints. The American Motorcyclist Association began tracking motorcycle-only checkpoints when they first appeared in New York in 2007. In March 2011, using funds provided ...

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Laconia Motorcycle Week earns AMA award

LACONIA N.H., MAY 21—The American MotorcycleAssociation (AMA) has named Laconia Motorcycle Week as the Recreational Road RidingOrganizer of the Year. Laconia Motorcycle Week, at 91 years, is the Oldest Motorcycle event in the country and was up against tough competition, the Iron Butt Rally and New York’s Americade, but the AMA committee voters decided that Laconia deserved the award. AMA Director of ...

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VETMotorsports partners with AMA Pro Road Racing Teams for 2014

Upper Arlington, Ohio, Feb 20—VETMotorsports , an organization that helps empower disabled veterans through active participation in motorsports, will again be partnering with select AMA Pro Road Racing Teams to increase wounded combat veteran outreach during the 2014 season. James Gang/Hoban Brothers Racing and ChiliPepper Racing’s (CPR) entries will assist those efforts to help fulfill that mission. Both teams compete ...

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