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Motorcyclist traffic fatalities down 5.6 percent in 2017

Washington, D.C., June 1—Motorcyclist traffic fatalities were down 5.6 percent in 2017, with 296 fewer deaths than in 2016, according to a preliminary report issued in May by the Governors Highway Safety Administration. The report, Motorcyclist Traffic Fatalities by State: 2017 Preliminary Data, projected that 4,990 people died in motorcycle crashes during 2017. Among the leading factors cited as contributing ...

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2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days racing schedule

Youth classes added to road racing program   Pickerington, Ohio, May 1—Motorcycle enthusiasts and racers will experience three days of action-packed motorcycle competition during the 2018 AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days on July 6-8 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Vintage and post-vintage competition will be held in hare scrambles, motocross, trials, flat track and road racing. “The AMA ...

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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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J&P Cycles founder John Parham passes

Pickerington, Ohio—AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame member John Parham, who founded J&P Cycles and the National Motorcycle Museum, passed away on April 20 after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis. He was 62. “The American Motorcyclist Association offers its condolences to the Parham family and to the many friends John made over the years,” said AMA President and CEO Rob ...

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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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Ben ‘Nighthorse’ Campbell to truck 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree to Washington, D.C.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Former Colorado U.S. Sen. Ben “Nighthorse” Campbell, a member of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, is behind the wheel of a Mack truck hauling the nation’s 2012 Capitol Christmas Tree from Colorado to Washington, D.C., the American Motorcyclist Association reports. “It is a privilege to drive the tree for the U.S. Capitol from Colorado this year,” said Campbell, who was ...

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