The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame features a number of engaging exhibits that showcase motorcycling’s history. A new Hall of Fame website is under construction. Please check back for future updates.

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So, you want to be a motorcycle racer? You’ve come to the right place. AMA-Sanctioned motorcycle racing is the most exciting, accessible, and affordable motorsport in the world. Every weekend at AMA Racing events across America, thousands of racers of all ages and skill levels, ranging from beginners to experts, face off in a number of disciplines on both modern and non-current, or vintage, motorcycles. Getting started is quick and easy. Assuming you have the right bike (and a way to get to the track), you’re almost there. • First, join the AMA Participants in AMA-Sanctioned competition events must join up. Not only does the AMA provide consistent rules and guidelines that make racing fairer and safer, the AMA Government Relations Department fights for motorcyclists’ rights on the national level, and helps organize and support local battles. There is strength in numbers, and we need everybody to be on board. • Second, download a copy of the 2019 AMA Amateur Competition Rulebook In the rule book, you’ll learn which nationally recognized classes you’re eligible to enter and find out how to make your bike legal for competition. Although the vast majority of riders compete in the official AMA classes, AMA-chartered

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10 FIM world records also pending ratification PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates the 41 riders who set 50 provisional AMA national land speed records and the nine riders who set 10 provisional Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme world records at the 2019 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship on Aug. 24-29. All records set during the event must be certified by the AMA and the FIM before becoming official. Also known as the Bonneville Motorcycle Speed Trials, the six-day event drew hundreds of land speed racers to pilot their motorcycles on the famed Bonneville Salt Flats near Wendover, Utah. It is the premier motorcycle land speed racing championship in the United States. “This year’s AMA Land Speed Grand Championship was one of the best in recent years,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “Track conditions were excellent, and we offer our congratulations to all of the riders who set records at the event. Promoter Delvene Reber and her team at Deliciate Promotions did an outstanding job operating the event.” The AMA-sanctioned championship, which also includes recognition from the FIM, offers competitors the opportunity to collect AMA national and FIM world records aboard machines ranging from 50cc mini-bikes to

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AMA’s official amateur road racing championship to run concurrently with WERA Grand National Finals PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala., plays host the AMA Road Race Grand Championship for the third consecutive year on Oct. 24-27. The United States’ official amateur road racing championship, sanctioned by the AMA and operated by WERA Motorcycle Racing Inc., features 13 competition classes for motorcycles from 300cc to 1,000cc. The event runs concurrently with WERA’s Grand National Finals. Four AMA Racing Awards will be presented at the event: the Nicky Hayden AMA Road Race Horizon Award, the AMA Novice Road Racer of the Year, AMA Youth Road Racer of the Year and AMA Vet/Senior Road Racer of the Year. The Horizon Award, named in honor of its first recipient, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Nicky Hayden, recognizes the rider best prepared for the professional ranks, based on attitude, enthusiasm and past performance. “The best amateur road racers from across the nation will battle it out to become AMA National Champions at one of the finest road racing facilities in the country,” AMA Track Racing Manager Ken Saillant said. “WERA Motorcycle Roadracing Inc. has done a great job operating the AMA Road

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Member benefit aimed at packing more fun into your ride PICKERINGTON, Ohio — A new benefit announced by the American Motorcyclist Association provides members with easy access to the Club EagleRider program, paving the way for more and more exciting motorcycling adventures. Club EagleRider is a motorcycle subscription service operated by EagleRider Rentals and Tours that offers a convenient and affordable way to ride a variety of motorcycle brands in major cities and travel destinations across the country. “EagleRider is an innovative and dynamic company that allows motorcyclists to rent and ride on vacations and business trips, as well as tour the United States and other countries,” AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey said. “The AMA is always exploring new ways to make motorcycling more fun and accessible, and the new Club EagleRider benefit does that, while adding value to every AMA membership.” Under the agreement with Club EagleRider, the $29 initiation fee is waived. For $29 a month, AMA members can use the program to “try before you buy” specific models of motorcycles and essentially “pack a bike in your suitcase” to use while traveling. “We all know motorcyclists have an affinity for certain brands, so what makes Club

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Sept. 27 public event also features exhibitions, vendors, free admission to museum PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Old Bike Barn will sponsor the bike show and the music stage at 2019 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Fall Bike Night, 5-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, at the American Motorcyclist Association campus. Everyone is invited to Bike Night, which includes free admission to the Hall of Fame museum, a bike show, exhibitions, live music, vendors and more. “We are extremely happy to have Old Bike Barn sponsor the stage and the bike show this fall,” said AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson. “Bear Haughton consistently shows his support for the AMA, for the Hall of Fame and for vintage motorcycles and riders.” Playing live on the Old Bike Barn Stage will be two acts. Steven Fox & The Whiskey Sneaks perform classic and outlaw country music. And Lindsay Jordan sings upbeat melodies and anthems that portray life in Appalachia and her West Virginia roots. The Old Bike Barn AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show features three classes: Classic for motorcycles 25 years old or older; Custom for those with modifications to performance or visuals that alter it from its original appearance or intended

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Columbus, Ohio, event includes AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, AMA Championship Banquet and AMA Congress PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association will celebrate the past, honor the present and build for the future at the 2019 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, Dec. 6-7, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown in Columbus, Ohio. AMA Legends & Champions Weekend honors the legends of motorcycling, as well as those making their mark as today’s amateur champions. The weekend also includes the annual AMA Congress, where AMA Competition Commission members consider and decide the rules governing amateur motorcycle racing in the United States. “Bringing the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the AMA Championship Banquet and AMA Congress together on this December weekend truly makes Columbus the epicenter of American motorcycling,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “Hundreds of motorcycling champions—past and present—innovators and advocates, along with their families, fans and friends, will gather for the ceremonies and to rekindle friendships and swap stories.” AMA Congress convenes Friday, Dec. 6, at the Hilton Columbus Downtown, 401 N. High St., Columbus, Ohio, where AMA Competition Commission members can propose and debate rules governing AMA-sanctioned competition events. Also during AMA Congress, the

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Event is fifth stop on 2019 AMA National Gypsy Tour schedule June 04, 2019 PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Laconia Motorcycle Week, known as the world’s oldest motorcycle rally, gets rolling June 8 in Laconia, N.H. The event is the fifth of eight stops on the 2019 AMA National Gypsy Tour, a series of premier road-riding events that includes some of the country’s largest and best known motorcycle gatherings. It is the only event on the tour that is designated as a Historic Gypsy Tour. “The Laconia Gypsy Tour began in 1916, and the event’s popularity has grown through the years because of the beautiful setting and the great riding in the area,” said AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson. “Laconia, as well as the other stops on the 2019 AMA National Gypsy Tour schedule, offers riders of all types of motorcycles to come together for camaraderie, riding, entertainment and food.” Laconia Motorcycle Week runs June 8-16. Riders gather for an AMA-sanctioned ride at the 2018 Laconia Motorcycle Week in Laconia, N.H. Photo courtesy of Laconia Motorcycle Week Laconia Motorcycle Week is a much-expanded version of the early “Gypsy Tour” years, offering attendees plenty of fun, food, music, racing and spectator-friendly hill

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AMA Youth Flat Track Racer of the Year, Vet/Senior Flat Track Racer of the Year and AMA Fast Brain Award winners also announce July 30, 2019 PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates Trevor Brunner for winning the 2019 Nicky Hayden AMA Flat Track Horizon Award, which recognizes today’s amateur flat track racer with the brightest prospects for a professional career. Travis Horn, of La Verne, Calif., was named the 2019 AMA Youth Flat Track Racer of the Year. He won the 85cc DTX (7-11) and 85cc Modified (7-11) class titles. The Vet/Senior Flat Track Racer of the Year Award went to Rob Williams, of Holly, Mich., who took home top honors in the 50+ Super Senior Class. Ryder Reese, of Elmira, N.Y.,  won the  AMA Fast Brain Award, a $1,500 educational scholarship that benefits a young racer whose talent with the throttle is matched by aptitude in the classroom. The riders received their awards at the conclusion of the 2019 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship at the Triangle Motorcycle Club in Harpster, Ohio. The amateur national flat track championship event featured four days of competition with more than 800 entries in three formats of flat track racing. The annual grand

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