Now, a new series featuring the two actors/motorcyclists called “Long Way Up” will kick off Sept. 18 on Apple TV+, an on-demand subscription streaming television service launched by Apple in 2019.

The new “Long Way Up” follows best friends McGregor and Boorman on a motorcycle adventure through 13 countries on a track that takes more than 100 days and covers some 13,000 miles.

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If you want to take a self-guided tour in Colorado, or a guided tour, then use your AMA discount of 10 percent off motorcycle rentals and tours at Colorado Motorcycle Adventures.

Concerning tours, the company says that its goal for each adventure “is to take you to beautiful places, along amazing roads and trails, which leave you wanting more. Whether it’s a self-guided adventure experienced on your own, or a guided adventure of ours, you are sure to enjoy your time with us and have a premium experience in every sense of the word.”

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A trio of “barn fresh” Indian motorcycles with titles will be auctioned Sept. 27 as part of a sale of almost 60 classic vehicles collected by the late Glen Meacham, an Iowa farmer.

The auction, offering onsite and online bidding, begins at 10 a.m. at 19553 Carter St., Carlisle, Iowa. VanDerBrink Auctions is handling the sales. Besides many cars and tractors, the auction features a 1940 Indian Four, a 1947 Indian Chief and a 1948 Indian Chief.

The auctioneer says the 1940 Indian Four was overhauled 25 years ago, has a title, appears to have matching numbers and appears to have had a paint job and some gold accents added.

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Haspin Acres in Laurel, Ind., has 750 acres of wooded hills offering lots of fun.

Most of the trails aren’t marked because there are so many of them so not every trail is marked. There are some color-coded arrows with white arrows indicating easy trails, blue indicating moderate trails and orange and red arrows indicating difficult trails.

The facility has a motocross-style track and a 300-foot loose dirt drag strip.

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EagleRider Rentals & Tours offers AMA members a deal to get away on a motorcycling adventure with its self-guided and guided tours as well as its motorcycle rentals.

EagleRider motorcycle tours explore parts of the United States, France, Germany, Spain, Australia and other locations. The tours give riders the opportunity to explore without worrying about itinerary and accommodation planning.

Guided and self-guided tours in the United States include Route 66, the American West, Baja and Coast to Coast.

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A 1975 Suzuki 750cc race bike that was ridden by two AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers and later won the famed Isle of Man TT sold for $68,352 at a Bonhams auction held at Bicester Heritage, Oxfordshire, in England Aug. 14-16.

Texaco Heron Team Suzuki works rider John Williams rode the 1975 Suzuki XR11 Formula 750 machine (above, Bonhams photo) to victory in the 1976 Isle of Man Classic TT. Before making its way to the UK, future AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers David Aldana and Pat Hennen rode it as part of Suzuki’s American racing effort.

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Women motorcycle riders and motorsport enthusiasts on six continents and over 120 countries will take to their motorcycles to “Just Ride!”, Saturday, 22, August, 2020 for the officially rescheduled 14th edition of International Female Ride Day®(IFRD). The globally synchronized action will see women once again govern the world’s roads, tracks and trails for the single most powerful, and longest running women’s motorcycling action.

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The AMA encourages its members—and all off-road enthusiasts—to get involved in efforts to protect and expand the opportunities for responsible off-highway recreation, whether on public or private land.

California resident Ed Stovin—profiled in the October issue of the AMA membership magazine American Motorcyclist—is a prime example of someone who became concerned about the loss of trails for motorcycles and other off-highway vehicles. He got involved in the 1990s and continues his advocacy efforts through the San Diego Off Road Coalition.

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Dubbed “the world’s oldest motorcycle rally,” the 97th Laconia Motorcycle Week is an AMA National Gypsy Tour stop being held Aug. 22-30, 2020 in scenic New Hampshire.

Organizers report that steps will be taken to protect riders because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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The American Motorcyclist Association offers its members many money-saving deals while helping to protect their freedom to ride. As an AMA Life Member you know that. But do your friends?

Are your riding buddies AMA members? If not, then pass along some of these reasons why they should be part of the largest motorcyclists’ rights organization on the planet. Then ask them to join the AMA at www.americanmotorcyclist.com or by calling (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646).

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If you don’t have much vacation time left but want to take a week-long motorcycle trip in another part of the country, you can. How? Be creative to make your dream getaway come true.

You could ride your bike one way and then ship the bike home while you take a plane. So consider shipping your bike, even if it’s coast to coast. Compare the shipping cost to the costs of hotels, food and gas, plus the wear and tear on your bike for a week long coast-to-coast trip, and you may well save money.

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There are many celebrity motorcyclists, but few who, at one time or another, had strong ties with motorcycle companies, charities, or even their own museum. Here are a few who are serious about the lifestyle.

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Some rare and unusual machines are being offered for sale at the Bonhams auction Aug. 14-16, 2020 at the Stafford County Showground at Bicester Heritage in England. They include a 1954 175cc Mondial Bialbero roadracer, 1958 Moto Guzzi 192cc Galletto and a 1909 Minerva 3.5 horsepower with a wicker sidecar.

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Cinder Hills Off-Highway Vehicle Area in the Coconino National Forest near Flagstaff, Ariz., consists of about 13,500 acres and offers riding opportunities on designated routes.

Cinder Hills was created by active volcanoes as recently as a thousand years ago. Lava flowed across the area and also left behind deep deposits of volcanic cinders and ash. The area is now graced with Ponderosa Pine and Aspen at higher elevations.

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The AMA KENDA SRT National Hare and Hound Championship series is happy to announce the addition of the Hooligan Open class, presented by Scrambler Ducati, for the remainder of the 2020 season. The four round championship begins in two weeks at the fourth round of the series in Panaca, Nevada. Racers of the “Hooligan Open” class will compete for an AMA #1 National Hare and Hound Championship title, which will be awarded at the season finale in Lucerne Valley, California.

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AMA member Tiffany Cipoletti, who has worked on motorcycle rights issues in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade, is the new American Motorcyclist Association government relations manager for on-highway issues.

She will be based at the AMA Government Relations office in Washington, D.C., reporting to AMA Government Relations Director Mike Sayre.

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Now’s your chance to support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and have the chance to win a unique custom motorcycle at the same time: a “Lords of the Board Track” custom bike.

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is paying tribute to Hall of Famers Eddie Brinck, Ralph Hepburn, Shrimp Burns and others by raffling a custom commemorative motorcycle inspired by board-track racing, one of the earliest motorsports that featured high speed and fearless competitors.

The raffle bike is a 100-year anniversary edition Harley-Davidson Sportster featuring custom styling and performance parts. The bike is being built by Kevin Dunworth of Dunworth Machines to look like an early race machine.

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Check out your August issue of American Motorcyclist magazine for stories on chronicling the motorcycle lifestyle in photos, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Peter Starr reflecting on his classic motorcycling movie Take It To The Limit and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wayne Rainey writing about MotoAmerica road racing in 2020.

You can read the issue online. Life Member Plus members received a copy at home. 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.

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AMA News & Notes is a monthly publication compiled and edited by the American Motorcyclist Association, designed to inform motorcyclists of rights-related issues and events in the United States and around the world.

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