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American Motorcyclist Association announces 2019 U.S. Trial des Nations team

Eight riders to represent United States at international observed trials team competition

Eight of the nation's best trials riders, including 11-time AMA/MotoTrials National Champion Pat Smage, have been selected to represent the United...

AMA Flat Track Grand Championship kicks off Monday

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The nation's best amateur flat track racers converge on central Ohio starting Monday for the 2019 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship.

Athens Milk Run Enduro thrills, challenges dirt bike fanatics

Enduros offer adventure, friendship, tough trails and opportunities to triumph. Entering one might just be the best 50 bucks you'll ever spend.

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Krezman, Leutz named class champions at 2019 AMA Youth Speedway National Championship

Up-and-coming speedway riders compete for AMA No. 1 plates

The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates Cameron Krezman and Levi Leutz for winning the 250cc Class and 150cc Class titles,...

American Motorcyclist Association thanks those who contributed to the success of 2019 Honda AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, presented by Avon Tyres

Three-day event drew thousands of vintage motorcycle enthusiasts

Tens of thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts spent July 5-7 reveling in the vintage motorcycling experience at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, where...

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AMA Press Releases

American Motorcyclist Association highlights May as Motorcycle Awareness Month

Motorists, motorcyclists urged to be attentive, courteous, considerate

AMA Press Release

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is issuing a special appeal to motorists to be aware of motorcycles during May, which is Motorcycle Awareness Month and marks the return of motorcyclists to the roadways throughout the country.

Drivers should doublecheck their mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes, maintain a safe distance when following motorcycles and pay particular attention when making left turns across traffic.

Photo by Kevin Wing

"Motorcycle Awareness Month also provides an excellent opportunity for us to educate the nonriding public about the safety issues that affect motorcyclists every time we leave our driveways," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "May typically is a time when riders in much of the country are getting their motorcycles out of the garage and onto the roads. By calling special attention to motorcyclists in the spring, we hope that motorists will stay alert to them throughout the rest of the year."

Motorcycle Awareness Month—launched by the AMA in the early 1980s and adopted by many state motorcycle-rights organizations, government entities and AMA-sanctioned clubs—is observed each May.

The AMA is tracking bills in state legislatures across the country that address the safety of motorcyclists, including the issue of distracted driving. Those bills range from prohibitions on minors using personal electronic devices, such as smart phones, to bans on the use of these devices by drivers of any age.

Distracted driving is dangerous for all road users, claiming 3,166 lives in 2017 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The AMA supports legislation that includes enhanced penalty options to be determined by the courts in cases where distracted driving results in a crash.

The official AMA position statements on distracted and inattentive vehicle operation can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/About-The-AMA/distracted-and-inattentive-vehicle-operation-1.

Industry Press Releases

Beta Motorcycle announces 2020 RR and RR-S models

The future has arrived

Beta is proud to launch the 2020 RR and RR-S models. These models are all new and represents a new generation for the RR and RR-S range.

Powersports trade and safety associations announce CEO succession plan

MIC, MSF chief Tim Buche to move to consultant role

The boards of the Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC), Specialty Vehicle Institute of America (SVIA), Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF), and...

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 2020 race schedule announced

Utah, the State of Sport set to host the World Finale in Salt Lake City

The 17-round schedule for the 2020 season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will return to some of the sport's most...

New forest supervisor announced at Wayne National Forest

Carrie Gilbert assumes duties in September

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Formidable performance from the most advanced 450cc supermoto

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