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  • 2013 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year: Larry Little

    December 12, 2013

    The American Motorcyclist Association announced today its AMA Motorcyclist of the Year: AMA Life Member Larry Little. Little, vice president and general manager of Marketplace Events, created a U.S. motorcycle show that debuted in 2013 and brought buyers and sellers together in a bold new way.

  • California's Johnson Valley off-highway vehicle area saved

    December 12, 2013

    The Johnson Valley Off-Highway Vehicle Recreation Area in California won't be taken over by the military after all, thanks to language included in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 that was approved by a U.S. House-Senate conference committee on Dec. 11.

  • AMA News and Notes: December 2013

    December 02, 2013

    AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association Government Relations Department.

  • AMA complains about apparent bias against off-highway vehicles by federal agency

    November 27, 2013

    In a letter to the U.S. Bureau of Land Management dated Nov. 25, the AMA complained that the federal agency may be exhibiting a bias against off-highway vehicles in a current effort to collect information related to permits for recreation on public land.

  • FAQ: Is the Centers For Disease Control Trying to Reduce Motorcycle Use?

    November 26, 2013

    The AMA fears the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be trying to reduce motorcycle use. What triggered this concern?

  • AMA seeks meeting with U.S. agency head on helmet law proposal

    November 26, 2013

    The American Motorcyclist Association is seeking a meeting with the head of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to find out whether the agency is trying to reduce motorcycle ridership by pursuing a federal mandatory motorcycle helmet law.

  • U.S. lawmaker: Is Centers for Disease Control trying to reduce motorcycle use?

    November 21, 2013

    U.S. Rep. Tim Walberg (R-Mich.) is asking the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention whether it is trying to reduce motorcycle ridership by pursuing a federal mandatory motorcycle helmet law.

  • Introduction of E15 fuel into the U.S. marketplace may stall in 2014

    November 15, 2013

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to reduce the total amount of ethanol required in transportation fuel nationwide in 2014, which could slow the introduction of E15 fuel into the marketplace.

  • Live Webcast: Senate panel to consider bill to restrict access to Johnson Valley

    November 14, 2013

    Today, at 9:30 a.m. (EST), the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, chaired by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), will hold a business meeting to consider S. 1309, the Military Land Withdrawals Act. Wyden has included U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) provision to restrict responsible motorized access to Johnson Valley.

  • American Motorcyclist Association thanks veterans

    November 11, 2013

    The American Motorcyclist Association thanks veterans of the U.S. armed forces this Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, for their willingness, commitment and sacrifice to protect and defend the United States and the American way of life.

  • Federal task force preparing recommendation for mandatory motorcycle helmet laws

    November 08, 2013

    A federal task force is poised to recommend that all states have mandatory helmet laws for all motorcyclists, which the task force says would reduce injuries and deaths as well as result in economic benefits, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

  • Federal judge wants new travel management proposal in Utah

    November 07, 2013

    A federal judge in Utah is ordering the U.S. Bureau of Land Management to come up with a plan to protect cultural resources from off-highway vehicles along 4,300 miles of Utah trails, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

  • Indianapolis police officer found guilty in death of motorcyclist

    November 07, 2013

    An Indianapolis police officer who killed one motorcyclist and injured two others when he hit them with his patrol car while driving drunk in 2010 was found guilty on all charges by an Allen County, Ind., jury on Nov. 5.

  • AMA News and Notes: November 2013

    November 05, 2013

    AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association Government Relations Department, designed to inform motorcyclists of rights-related issues and events in the United States and around the world.

  • AMA News and Notes: October 2013

    October 25, 2013

    AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association Government Relations Department.

  • New federal policy could create de facto Wilderness

    October 22, 2013

    The U.S. Forest Service is proposing a new "ecological restoration policy" that the American Motorcyclist Association fears could be used to arbitrarily limit access to motorized trails.

  • New survey reveals Americans fear E15 fuel may damage engines

    October 22, 2013

    A recent survey found that more than three-fourths of Americans fear that E15 fuel may damage car engines and fuel system components, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

  • President's Wilderness Month proclamation concerns AMA

    September 16, 2013

    President Barack Obama has declared September as National Wilderness Month, touting his administration's efforts to "preserve our outdoor heritage." While the AMA supports appropriately designated federal Wilderness, the nation's largest advocacy group for motorcyclists strongly objects to the president's vision because it does not include motorized recreation.

  • New U.S. Forest Service rule could accelerate trail deconstruction

    September 13, 2013

    The U.S. Forest Service has adopted a new rule that will allow the agency to fast-track the destruction of motorized trails, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

  • Cheaha Trail Riders celebrate 25 years of creating trails

    September 11, 2013

    Cheaha Trail Riders, a 501 c(3) non-profit corporation, is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013 and members have seen a lot of “dirt” under their feet moved to create off-highway trail systems throughout Alabama and other states.

  • AMA News and Notes: September 2013

    September 05, 2013

    AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association Government Relations Department.

  • AMA News and Notes: August 2013

    September 04, 2013

    AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association Government Relations Department.

  • AMA members now get 10 percent discount on Heat Demon heated grips, seats and apparel

    September 03, 2013

    Heat Demon, known for its handgrip heaters, seat heaters and heated riding apparel, is the newest American Motorcyclist Association member benefit partner, offering a 10 percent discount to AMA members on Heat Demon products.

  • Trail users to benefit from federal funding of Recreational Trails Program

    September 03, 2013

    Off-highway motorcycle riders and other trail users stand to benefit from up to $82.4 million in federal funding to be apportioned to 49 states in 2014 through the Recreational Trails Program, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. Only Florida opted out of the program for fiscal 2014.

  • U.S. agency admits demand for ethanol-gasoline fuel not as high as anticipated

    August 07, 2013

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said that demand for ethanol-related fuel probably isn't enough to meet the requirements of federal law and changes may need to be made next year.

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