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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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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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