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Contact: James Holter
Phone: (614) 856-1900, EXT. 1280
E-mail: jholter@ama-cycle.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

  • U.S. Forest Service responds to concerns about dangerous spikes along Western states trails

    December 19, 2014

    The U.S. Forest Service has investigated four incidents in which vandals endangered the lives of motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders by burying spikes along trails used by off-highway vehicles and others, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

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  • Indiana awards MSF four-year training contract

    December 19, 2014

    The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has been awarded a four-year contract by the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles to provide motorcycle training, beginning March 1. The contract award marks the end of the state’s training relationship with ABATE of Indiana, which had been training riders since the 1970s, with more than 125,000 students completing its course, according to Jay Jackson, ABATE executive director.

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  • Husqvarna announces 2015 off-road team and partnership with Rockstar Energy drink

    December 19, 2014

    Husqvarna is set to go off-road racing in 2015 with a strong roster of championship-winning riders and the support of a new title sponsor- Rockstar Energy Drink. Husqvarna's off-road program is proud to welcome Rockstar Energy Drink as title sponsor, effectively creating the off-road division of Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing. New to Husqvarna this year is past champion and eager contender, Josh Strang. Returning for a second year are factory riders Mike Brown and 2014 Champions Andrew DeLong and Jacob Argubright.

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  • Cody Ellison: AMA ATV Hare Scrambles third place overall finisher

    December 18, 2014

    Cody Ellison, 20, of Miami, Fla., is an ATV Hare Scrambles rider who doesn’t go anywhere on race day without his turtle pillow. And that race day when he was wearing pink nail polish? Well, it was all in good fun.

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  • CDC task force opens meetings to public

    December 18, 2014

    As a result of urgings from the AMA, the Community Preventive Services Task Force of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is reopening its meetings to the public. The AMA repeatedly objected to the CDC’s expanded focus on motorcycle safety and urged the agency to allow expert federal agencies, such as the Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration, to address roadway and vehicle safety issues.

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  • 2015 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series schedule announced

    December 18, 2014

    Racer Productions announced today the 2015 schedule for the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship. The 13-round GNCC series takes place in nine different states through the eastern half of the U.S., making stops at many of the series' traditional favorites, while adding an all-new venue and making a return to another.

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  • Get to know the Road to Supercross class of 2015: GEICO Honda's Jordon Smith

    December 17, 2014

    The 2015 season of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross is one of the most anticipated seasons ever. The next generation of superstars are hard at work preparing for the start of their professional careers and one of the most anticipated debuts this season will be that of North Carolina native Jordon Smith.

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  • Dates announced for AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days: July 10-12, 2015

    December 17, 2014

    The American Motorcyclist Association has announced that next year's premier celebration of vintage motorcycling, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, will be July 10-12, 2015, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

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  • Off-road riding protections, limits on sage grouse rules included in two bills passed by Congress

    December 16, 2014

    The National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 and the so-called CRomnibus spending bill, passed by both chambers of Congress last week, include provisions beneficial to riders of off-highway motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, but some new Wilderness designations may infringe on access to public lands.

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  • ATVMX makes historic announcement with addition of Daytona as opening round of 2015 championship

    December 16, 2014

    MX Sports Pro Racing and the ATV Promoters Group (ATVPG) made a historic announcement today with the addition of the iconic Daytona International Speedway and its legendary "Bike Week" as the opening round of the 2015 Mtn. Dew ATV Motocross National Championship, sanctioned by AMA (ATVMX). For the first time ever, four wheels will grace the hallowed grounds of "The World Center of Racing" during its annual "Bike Week" festivities on Tuesday, March 10, signifying one of the most groundbreaking moments in the history of ATV motocross competition.

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