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MAG Motorsports Files Chapter 11

| 6 December 2017 7:40 am
MAG Motorsports Files Chapter 11

MAG Motorsports Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News NOV. 29, 2017 MAG Motorsports is the largest owner of aftermarket powersport brands in the industry. It is currently trying to resolve the problem of being $300 million in debt. For more information, please go to www.donlinrecaro.com or call 800/581-5607 or 212/771-1128.  

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Baja 1000 Controversy

| 3 December 2017 9:05 am
Baja 1000 Controversy

SCORE Baja 1000 Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News ENSENADA, BC, MEXICO, NOV. 15-18, 2017 When the checkered flag waved at the 50th running of the Baja 1000, the rider who took the flag for the winning team, Ox Motorsports, did the expected wheelie – but then lost traction on the damp ramp and caused injuries, […]

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MIC Government Relations Staff Meets with Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service Officials

| 28 November 2017 2:37 pm
MIC Government Relations Staff Meets with Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service Officials

MIC Motorcycle Industry Council Courtesy of Motorcycle Industry Council Media Relations IRVINE, CA, NOV. 28, 2017 Staff from the Motorcycle Industry Council’s Government Relations Office met late in November with high-level Department of Agriculture and U.S. Forest Service officials to discuss the importance of outdoor recreation on Forest Service lands. The MIC urged Department officials […]

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2018 MX of Nations to be Held in the USA

| 28 November 2017 1:39 pm
2018 MX of Nations to be Held in the USA

MX of Nations Redbud Track ’n’ Trail Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News BUCHANAN, MI, NOV. 14, 2017 Redbud Track ’n’ Trail in Buchanan, Michigan, will be the site of the 2018 edition of the MX of Nations. The United States hasn’t hosted the event since 2010.

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AMA Defends Motorcyclists’ Fourth Amendment Rights in Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court

| 22 November 2017 1:40 pm
AMA Defends Motorcyclists’ Fourth Amendment Rights in Amicus Brief to U.S. Supreme Court

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, NOV. 21, 2017 The American Motorcyclist Association filed an amicus brief with the highest court in the land on November 20, defending the rights of motorcyclists against unlawful search and seizure as protected by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amicus […]

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Outdoor Recreation Industry Praises Interior’s Creation of Recreation Advisory Committee

| 8 November 2017 9:44 am
Outdoor Recreation Industry Praises Interior’s Creation of Recreation Advisory Committee

MIC Motorcycle Industry Council Courtesy of MIC Media Relations WASHINGTON, DC, NOV. 7, 2017 Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke has announced the creation of a Recreation Advisory Committee to help improve visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters through expanded public-private partnerships. Zinke also hired former Navy SEAL Captain Rick May to serve […]

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Federal Highway Administration Appoints Motorcyclist Advisory Council

| 3 November 2017 2:36 pm
Federal Highway Administration Appoints Motorcyclist Advisory Council

Federal Highway Administration Motorcyclist Advisory Council Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, NOV. 2, 2017 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 […]

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AMA Congress Convenes at AIMExpo for 50th Annual Meeting

| 27 September 2017 5:08 pm
AMA Congress Convenes at AIMExpo for 50th Annual Meeting

AIMExpo Greater Columbus Convention Center Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association COLUMBUS, OH, SEPT. 21-23, 2017 AMA Congress members from across the country gathered Sept. 21-23 at the AIMExpo at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Columbus, Ohio, to consider important issues affecting amateur motorcycle competition and recreational riding. It was the 50th annual meeting […]

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California Assembly, Senate Pass Bills to Continue and Provide Stability to OHV Program

| 19 September 2017 11:45 am
California Assembly, Senate Pass Bills to Continue and Provide Stability to OHV Program

Legal Issues: California Off Road Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association Photo by Dave Duffin/Road Winders Motorcycle Club PICKERINGTON, OH, SEPT. 19, 2017 California legislators passed two bills that extend the state’s nationally renowned off-highway vehicle recreation program and provide more stability for the program’s future. S.B. 249 extends the operation of the California Off […]

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MIC, NOHVCC and Outdoor Industry Leaders Meet with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

| 19 July 2017 3:03 pm
MIC, NOHVCC and Outdoor Industry Leaders Meet with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke

MIC Motorcycle Industry Council Courtesy of the Motorcycle Industry Council Media Relations WASHINGTON, DC, JULY 18, 2017 Leaders from the Motorcycle Industry Council, the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, and more than 30 other outdoor industries representing the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) met Tuesday, July 18, 2017 with Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke […]

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Proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Obligations Released

| 8 July 2017 2:19 pm
Proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Obligations Released

EPA Renewable Fuel Standard Courtesy of the American Motorcycle Agency PICKERINGTON, OH, JULY 6, 2017 The proposed 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements announced Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency show a slight reduction from the 2017 obligations but do not reflect the agency’s promise to listen to consumers, who have registered a low […]

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U.S. Trade Representative “Sympathetic” to Motorcyclists – but Won’t Take Action

| 23 June 2017 3:47 pm
U.S. Trade Representative “Sympathetic” to Motorcyclists – but Won’t Take Action

What’s Happening in Washington: Bikes for Beef Update Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association WASHINGTON DC, JUNE 22, 2017 U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer told a congressional committee Thursday, June 22, that he is “sympathetic” to American motorcyclists, dealerships and others, but he cannot remove small-displacement European motorcycles from a proposed import tariff while negotiations […]

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What’s Happening in Washington

| 21 June 2017 1:26 pm
What’s Happening in Washington

Legal Issues: Fuel Bills and Senate Motorcycle Caucus Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News WASHINGTON DC, JUNE 21, 2017 Fuel Bills The AMA sent out a notice to clear up some of the confusion about the rules governing fuel labels and what fuels may harm your vehicles: E10, E15 and E51-E83. Congressional bills are on the […]

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Robert Lighthizer Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative, AMA Demands Immediate Action on Proposed Tariff

| 12 May 2017 5:10 pm
Robert Lighthizer Confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative, AMA Demands Immediate Action on Proposed Tariff

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, MAY 11, 2017 The American Motorcyclist Association took immediate action upon the Senate confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative, sending Lighthizer a letter demanding he remove European motorcycles from a tariff proposal related to U.S. beef exports. The AMA also called […]

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Desert Racers Reunion a Success

| 5 May 2017 1:24 pm
Desert Racers Reunion a Success

Fifth Annual Desert Racers Reunion Goat’s Sky Ranch By Bryon Farnsworth Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News RANDSBURG, CA, APR. 29, 2017 Goat Breker hosted the fifth annual Desert Racers Reunion at his hotel in Randsburg, California, on Saturday, April 29. There were about 40 past and present legends of District 37 Desert Racing and Baja […]

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AMA Supports National Historic Vehicle Register Act

| 5 May 2017 11:27 am
AMA Supports National Historic Vehicle Register Act

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, MAY 4, 2017 The American Motorcyclist Association supports a federal bill that would create a national register to preserve the records of historic vehicles, including motorcycles, that have made a significant impact on U.S. history and culture. The National Historic Vehicle Register Act […]

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