American Motorcyclist Association Honors 2017 Champions at Annual Banquet

(Jeffrey Guciardo/AMA Photo) Athletes of the Year, Sportsman of the Year among those recognized The American Motorcyclist Association recognized its greatest champions and hardest-working organizers from the 2017 season on Jan. 20 during the AMA Championship Banquet at the Hilton Downtown Columbus in Columbus, Ohio. “The AMA and our chartered clubs and promoters represent the […]

American Motorcyclist Association Announces 2017 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year

California off-highway vehicle advocate Bob Ham helped save the state OHV program Bob Ham, a California activist who led the effort to make that state’s renowned off-highway vehicle program a permanent part of the Department of Parks and Recreation, is the American Motorcyclist Association 2017 Motorcyclist of the Year. Awarded annually, the AMA Motorcyclist of […]

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

Unlawful search and seizure protection should cover motorcycles The American Motorcyclist Association filed an amicus brief with the highest court in the land Nov. 20 defending the rights of motorcyclists against unlawful search and seizure as protected by the Fourth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The amicus brief was filed in case No. 16-1027, Ryan […]

Federal Highway Administration Appoints Motorcyclist Advisory Council

AMA’s Mike Sayre to chair 10-member group 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 […]

AMA Congress Convenes at 2017 AIMExpo for 50th Annual Meeting

Recreational, racing and political issues discussed 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 of the rule-making body. “Many important questions were raised and […]

American Motorcyclist Association Urges Caution, Sobriety for 4th of July

July 4 holiday ranked as deadliest day for road users The American Motorcyclist Association urges all road users to stay sober and exercise extreme caution over the Independence Day holiday and the preceding weekend. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that an average of 122 people died in traffic crashes on July 4 […]

AMA Honors Those Who Gave Their Lives for Our Country This Memorial Day

Safe driving urged for holiday weekend The American Motorcyclist Association joins all Americans this Memorial Day, May 29, in expressing deep gratitude to the friends and families of those who gave their lives in service to the United States and in honoring their memories. “The freedoms we enjoy, as motorcyclists and as Americans, come at […]

AMA Supports National Historic Vehicle Register Act That’d Preserve Moto-History

Bill would create registry at Library of Congress to preserve records, history, culture 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 (S. 966), […]

AMA Highlights May as Motorcycle Awareness Month

Non-riding public urged to use special caution during prime riding season The American Motorcyclist Association is issuing a special appeal during May, which is Motorcycle Awareness Month, to motorists to be aware of their driving environment, check mirrors and blind spots before changing lanes and watch for motorcyclists. “With its warmer weather and increased riding, […]

AMA Continues Partnership with The Quail Motorcycle Gathering

AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award to be presented The American Motorcyclist Association is continuing its partnership with The Quail Motorcycle Gathering, which includes an AMA display and the presentation of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award at the May 6 event at Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. “We […]