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  • AMA assists East Coast Enduro Association in efforts to reopen New Jersey trails

    July 03, 2014

    The American Motorcyclist Association presented research data and assistance to the East Coast Enduro Association on Monday during discussions with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in an effort to reopen some existing off-highway motorcycle trails in New Jersey state forests that were closed by administrative action in 2012.

  • AMA celebrates Independence Day and the freedom of the road

    July 01, 2014

    The July 4 Independence Day holiday is a time to celebrate the great achievements of our nation and to enjoy the benefits of our hard-won freedoms, including the freedom to travel safely on our vehicles of choice.

  • House proposal would encourage use of volunteers, partnerships in nation's forests

    June 27, 2014

    A bipartisan bill in the U.S. House of Representatives would require the U.S. Forest Service to publish a strategy to significantly increase the role of volunteers and partners in trail maintenance.

  • AMA says, 'Put away the phone,' for National Cell Phone Courtesy Month

    June 26, 2014

    The American Motorcyclist Association is encouraging motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians to put away their phones while using the nations roadways during National Cell Phone Courtesy Month in July.

  • Hertz provides rental car discounts to AMA members

    June 26, 2014

    Now, for those times when two wheels aren't enough, American Motorcyclist Association members can save on Hertz vehicle rentals, thanks to a new member-benefit package.

  • AMA announces member benefit partnership with SPOT LLC

    June 20, 2014

    Members of the American Motorcyclist Association now can subscribe to the leading satellite personal tracking system for less. The SPOT family of products, which includes the SPOT Gen3™ satellite GPS messenger, SPOT Global Phone and all new theft-alert tracking device, SPOT Trace™, will provide AMA members with an unprecedented and exclusive service credit on SPOT products in addition to existing device promotions.

  • U.S. House votes to retain NHTSA motorcycle lobbying ban

    June 11, 2014

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved a bill late Tuesday that reaffirms Congress' intent to prohibit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration from lobbying states and state legislators on motorcycle safety matters.

  • AMA supports national Ride To Work Day

    June 09, 2014

    The AMA is encouraging all motorcyclists to participate in the 23rd Annual International Motorcycle and Scooter Ride to Work Day on June 16 to demonstrate that motorcycles are fun and affordable, easy to maneuver in traffic and park, fuel efficient and better for the environment than cars and trucks.

  • Remember motorcycling this Father's Day

    June 09, 2014

    Father's Day shopping in motorcycling families is an exciting time, as children peruse the wide array of gift choices for one special rider.

  • AMA News and Notes: June 2014

    June 04, 2014

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

  • Fifty-five U.S. lawmakers sign on to end motorcycle-only checkpoints

    June 03, 2014

    Fifty congressmen and five senators have signed on to sponsor or cosponsor bills that would end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints.

  • Majority in U.S. House agree ethanol mandate has problems

    May 30, 2014

    The Renewable Fuel Standard has a "serious problem" and must be reformed, according to a bipartisan group of congressmen who say 218 House members agree.

  • IRS to rewrite nonprofit rules before public hearing

    May 23, 2014

    The American Motorcyclist Association supports an Internal Revenue Service decision to rewrite its proposed rule that would have redefined political activity and severely restricted how nonprofit groups, such as the AMA, are allowed to spend money and interact with members.

  • Colorado counties assert control of roadways

    May 23, 2014

    Two Colorado counties passed resolutions in April asserting claim to control historic roads that pass through federal lands.

  • American Motorcyclist Association honors those who gave their lives for country

    May 22, 2014

    The American Motorcyclist Association joins all Americans this Memorial Day, May 26, in expressing deep gratitude to the families and friends of those who gave their lives in service to the United States and in honoring their memories.

  • American Motorcyclist Association seeks broader access to California's Clear Creek Area

    May 20, 2014

    California's Clear Creek Management Area is of vital importance to the off-highway-vehicle community in the West, and the American Motorcyclist Association supports federal legislation that would create the country's first national OHV area there, Wayne Allard, AMA's vice president for government affairs, told Congress today.

  • Vandals place spikes along trails in Colorado, endangering riders, hikers

    May 15, 2014

    Vandals are endangering the lives of motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders in the Pike National Forest by burying spikes along trails used by off-highway vehicles and others.

  • Forest service issues Wolf Pen Gap analysis

    May 15, 2014

    The U.S. Forest Service issued revised recommendations for motor-vehicle travel through Wolf Pen Gap in the 1.8 million-acre Ouachita National Forest near Mena, Ark.

  • Billionaire brothers propose Montana land swap

    May 15, 2014

    Two billionaire brothers from Texas have proposed a land swap with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that could provide public access to about 60,000 acres in the Big Snowy Mountains and the area north of the Missouri River Breaks in Montana.

  • Congressman attempts to mediate dispute

    May 15, 2014

    A California congressman has stepped into the fray between U.S. forest officials and a group of Phelan-area residents who oppose a plan to expand OHV trails in the San Bernardino National Forest.

  • Senate transportation bill includes Recreational Trails Program

    May 14, 2014

    The transportation bill announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee includes a reauthorization of the Recreational Trails Program.

  • Petition seeks end of motorcycle-only checkpoints

    May 12, 2014

    The AMA launched a petition drive today aimed at ending the discriminatory law-enforcement practice of setting up checkpoints that target only motorcyclists.

  • American Motorcyclist Association calls for overhaul of failed Renewable Fuel Standard

    May 08, 2014

    The federal government's Renewable Fuel Standard is a failed strategy that must be completely reconsidered and restructured, Wayne Allard, vice president of government relations for the American Motorcyclist Association, said Wednesday.

  • For Mother's Day this year: Go Ride!

    May 07, 2014

    Roughly 12 percent of the country's motorcycle owners are women, according to the latest estimate from the Motorcycle Industry Council, and that number is growing. MIC data show that the number of female riders has increased by double digits during the last decade. So, for Mother's Day this year -- it's May 11, by the way -- why not take Mom out for a ride?

  • Governors' report: Motorcyclist fatalities fell 7 percent in 2013

    May 07, 2014

    For the second time in five years, motorcyclist fatalities are projected to decrease, according to a report released May 6 by the Governors Highway Safety Association.

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