When AMA Life Member Roy Dyckman rides, he may be humming under his helmet a country song titled I’ve Been Everywhere.
In his 60 years of riding, the Ohio resident has visited enough locations and attended enough rallies to fill every inch of his riding vest with pins.
Dyckman is just one of several notable motorcyclists featured in the October issue of American Motorcyclist magazine. Others include second-generation racer Kody Kopp and California activist Ed Stovin.
Dyckman has logged more than 800,000 miles in the saddle during his 60 years riding. He has raced, ridden throughout America and has served as the touring and travel reporter for iHeart Media’s Two Wheel Power Hour Motorcycle Show for more than two decades.
Kopp, son of 2000 AMA Grand National Champion Joe Kopp, this year took home the Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award given to the most promising amateur rider aiming for success in the professional ranks. Previous winners include Jared Mees, Brad Baker and Briar Bauman, all of whom went on to become AMA Grand National Champions.
In 2018, Kopp won Fast Brain award $1,500 educational scholarship that is funded by Tim Estenson of Estenson Racing, Jerry Stinchfield of Roof System Racing, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Legend Bill Werner and Dave Zanotti of Zanotti Racing.
Stovin, who works on an earthquake simulator in the Structural Engineering Department of the University of California, San Diego, began riding at the age of 16 on a dirtbike in the desert. He currently owns 11 motorcycles. Stovin got involved in motorcycling advocacy in the 1990s when he joined the San Diego Off Road Coalition.
Meanwhile, don’t miss AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman’s thoughtful column about volunteerism and how volunteers are the heart of the AMA.
Plus, you can find out what’s happening in your state on the government front by checking out the Rights section of the magazine and find local races and rides in the Events Calendar.
You can read the October 2020 issue online now. Also, remember that you can get hard copies of American Motorcyclist at home if you are a Life Member Plus member. Not a Life Member Plus member? Call AMA Member Services at (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646) to join for just $29 a year. The membership includes a hard copy of the magazine, AMA roadside assistance that covers all the motorcycles, cars, trucks and RVs in your household, and more benefits.