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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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Dalton Gauthier Disqualified and Suspended

| 5 May 2017 10:46 am
Dalton Gauthier Disqualified and Suspended

AFT American Flat Track Series Courtesy of Judy Whitson/Trailblazers News APR. 28, 2017 Dalton Gauthier, winner of the first three AFT Singles races in the American Flat Track Series, has been disqualified and suspended for substance abuse. He acknowledges his use of marijuana and apologizes for breaking the rules.  

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Department of the Interior and Recreation Industry Representatives Meet on Improving Visitor Access to Public Lands and Waters

| 25 April 2017 5:13 pm
Department of the Interior and Recreation Industry Representatives Meet on Improving Visitor Access to Public Lands and Waters

MIC Motorcycle Industry Council Courtesy of the MIC Media Relations IRVINE, CA, APR. 24, 2017 Senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Forest Service met with representatives of the outdoor recreation industry on Monday, April 24, 2017, to discuss ways to give more people access to active, healthful fun on America’s […]

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Former World Champion Gollob in Induced Coma After Crash

| 24 April 2017 1:21 pm
Former World Champion Gollob in Induced Coma After Crash

Rider Update: Tomasz Gollob From the Associated Press WARSAW, POLAND, APR. 24, 2017 A hospital doctor says that 2010 World Speedway Champion Tomasz Gollob is in an induced coma after injuring his spinal cord in an accident while training in Poland. Cezary Rybacki, of the hospital in Bygdoszcz in northern Poland where Gollob underwent surgery […]

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MIC Board of Directors Elects New Leadership for Powersports Trade Association

| 19 April 2017 12:40 pm
MIC Board of Directors Elects New Leadership for Powersports Trade Association

MIC Motorcycle Industry Council Courtesy of MIC Media Relations IRVINE, CA, APR. 19, 2017 The Motorcycle Industry Council board of directors elected a new chair, vice chair and secretary-treasurer to help guide the industry as it looks to strengthen market expansion efforts. The board also approved a process to refine the industry’s strategic plan during […]

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AMA Thanks Senators Joni Ernst and Gary Peters for Forming Motorcycle Caucus

| 4 April 2017 1:37 pm
AMA Thanks Senators Joni Ernst and Gary Peters for Forming Motorcycle Caucus

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association PICKERINGTON, OH, APR. 4, 2017 The American Motorcyclist Association extends its appreciation to U.S. Senators 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 […]

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Decision of the Race Director of the St. Louis Supercross

| 4 April 2017 10:29 am
Decision of the Race Director of the St. Louis Supercross

AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series Round 13: The Dome at America’s Center Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association File photo courtesy of Feld Motor Sports ST. LOUIS, MO, APR. 3, 2017 On April 1, 2017, during the 450SX main event, while being lapped by the second-place rider, 16th-place rider Chad Reed, rider number 22, failed […]

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AMA Honors U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar

| 28 March 2017 12:45 pm
AMA Honors U.S. Rep. Paul A. Gosar

AMA American Motorcyclist Association Courtesy of the American Motorcyclist Association WASHINGTON, DC, MAR. 24, 2017 Arizona Congressman Paul A. Gosar has earned the AMA Hero Award, presented by the American Motorcyclist Association for his support of motorcyclists’ rights and issues of importance to motorcycling. The award was presented today at the Washington, DC, office of […]

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