Imagine 2,000 acres of riding nirvana in Missouri with more than 50 miles of trails. Welcome to the St. Joe State Park near Park Hills in southeastern Missouri. St. Joe State Park offers some unique riding opportunities. Wooded trails twist and turn and wind their way up and down hills

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Miguel Duhamel was a dominant AMA roadracer in the 1990s and early 2000s, and was a true iron man of the sport. Here are a dozen interesting facts about Duhamel, who was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2016. Duhamel is Canadian, born in Lasalle, Quebec, in

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The Haystack Mountain OHV Area, just off U.S. 70 22 miles northeast of Roswell, N.M., features 1,920 acres of trails to ride. Enthusiasts can find the proper terrain for their skill levels, from rock to sandy washes to deep gullies with difficult hill climbs. The Haystack Mountain OHV Area is

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An initiative called the AARE Generous Giving Program is in a position to help the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame through donations. How? The American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, the 501c3 nonprofit established by the AMA to raise money for the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, is a participating charity in

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The Progressive Laconia Motorcycle Week in New Hampshire scheduled for June 13-21 has been postponed to Aug. 22-30 due to the coronavirus outbreak. Meanwhile, Johnstown, Pa.’s Thunder in the Valley that was set for June 25-28 has been canceled. Organizers hope motorcyclists from around the country will plan to attend

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You may be stuck at home because of the coronavirus restrictions, but you can still start planning for an overseas long-distance ride or perform some basic maintenance on your motorcycle. The May 2020 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine tells you how. You can read the dirt or street issues online

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Ohio offers some great off-road riding with 145 miles of trails in the Wayne National Forest near Nelsonville in the southeastern part of the state. The Wayne National Forest is more than just one area. There are three separate riding areas. Monday Creek is the closest to the Columbus metro

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You can’t talk about motorcycling in the 1990s without remembering “Mr. Daytona” Scott Russell, AMA Supersport champ Miguel Duhamel and the “King of Supercross” Jeremy McGrath, who all were eventually inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Here’s a look at those awe-inspiring racers and other notable people and

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BMW Motorrad has been building motorcycles for almost 100 years, so when the company decided to reach back in time for styling and no-frills technology for a new cruiser it had plenty of bikes to choose from. The exercise resulted in the 2021 BMW R 18 cruiser, which BMW Motorrad

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Now’s your chance to win a 2020 Yamaha XSR900 while supporting the AMA. The XSR900, with an MSRP of $9,499, is the Grand Prize in the 2020 AMA Member Sweepstakes. In addition to the XSR900 and other annual prizes, the AMA is offering monthly and quarterly prizes as well. Annual

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Learn about an exciting new form of off-road racing called a sprint enduro in the April issue of American Motorcyclist magazine. Or, if you’re a road rider, be sure to read about touring tips to help make this riding season one of your best. You can read the dirt or

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For some good riding in Kansas check out the Syracuse Sand Dune Park in Syracuse. It features 1,300 acres of prime dunes open for riding. Syracuse is just 15 minutes south of the Colorado border along Highway 50. A rancher had leased the dunes but the lease expired allowing the

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Great years for motorcycling The 1980s were great years for motorcycling with some remarkable motorcycle makers, motorcycling champions and, simply, motorcycles. Here’s a look at some of the highlights from that decade. In 1980, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Ricky Johnson turned 16 and earned his pro license. He failed

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Are you tired of sitting down in front of the TV and watching football and basketball reruns, dire news reports and old war movies? Cheer up! We have some great motorcycle movie and documentary suggestions for you. You should be able to find these on streaming services such as Amazon

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You can do something special for yourself and your family by upgrading your AMA Life Member status to Life Member Plus. Motorcyclists in this elite class are enrolled in the AMA Roadside Assistance Plus program that covers all of the motorcycles, cars, trucks and RVs in the AMA Life Member

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When the 1992 Yamaha special edition Vance & Hines FZR 600 came screaming down the street, people noticed. Not because of its performance but because of the magenta, yellow and black paint job that mimicked the Vance & Hines Yamaha Racing roadrace team paint. In 1972 future AMA Motorcycle Hall

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If you want to experience 2,700 acres of off-road riding fun, grab some riding buddies or your family and head out to the Red River Motorcycle Trails in Bulcher, Texas. Red River was established 1972 and has come to be known by several different names. Bulcher and Muenster are two

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Before seriously starting your riding season, there are a few things you should consider doing. License: Check now to be sure your license isn’t about to expire. If it is, make arrangements now to get a new one. Be sure your new license incudes your motorcycle endorsement. That’s also important

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If you’ve been forced to stay home like many of us, you may be running out of things to do around the house. Actually, that’s a good thing. Grab some popcorn, plop down in front of your smart TV or computer and enjoy these 10 motorcycling movies and documentaries. You

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Nelson Rigg USA is offering AMA members a 20 percent discount on all its brands like Nelson Rigg Journey soft luggage for streetbikes, tourers and cruisers as well as Rigg-Gear products for ATVs and UTVs. The company also has products for dual sport and adventure-touring riders, including the company’s Sahara

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