A federal judge upheld the U.S. Forest Service’s authority to keep a 250-mile motorcycle race out of the habitat of the bi-state sage grouse in Nevada, ruling against the Sierra Trail Dogs Motorcycle and Recreational Club.

The club, which had staged the Mystery 250 dirt bike race in June for 25 years, claimed in a 2018 lawsuit that the Forest Service bypassed the environmental review process.

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The full House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, the Invest in America Act, also known as the federal highway bill.

The bill includes several provisions that benefit motorcyclists.

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Members of the American Motorcyclist Association are eligible for a 10 percent discount on all online courses offered by Street Skills LLC, a new AMA Member Benefit Partner.

The Street Skills curriculum is based on Jon DelVecchio’s 2018 book “Cornering Confidence: The Formula for 100% Control in Curves,” and includes 109 online lessons.

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In April, the AMA launched a new podcast, “On The Line With The AMA,” featuring AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame inductees and other motorcycle racing greats, industry leaders and rights advocates.

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The 2020 American Motorcyclist Association Hillclimb Grand Championship, the amateur national championship event for motorcycle and ATV hillclimb, is rescheduled for Sept. 19-20 at the Pioneer Motorcycle Club in Waterford, Ohio.

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When the fastest amateur flat track racers in America line up at the 2020 AMA Flat Track Grand Championship on July 20-24 in Plymouth, Ind., and Ashland, Ohio, they not only will race for AMA National No. 1 plates, but many young riders will compete for the AMA Fast Brain Award, an annual educational scholarship.

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The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame invites all fans of motorcycling to an open house and bike night on July 11, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington.

The museum, located at 13515 Yarmouth Drive, will open to all visitors at 9 a.m., with displays that provide an in-depth look at the history of motorcycling in America. The bike night will kick off at 5 p.m. with music, food trucks and more. At 7 p.m., the Hall of Fame will draw the winning ticket for the 2020 raffle bike, a 1973 BMW R75/5 sidecar rig.

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As communities across the nation prepare to celebrate U.S. Independence Day this coming weekend, the American Motorcyclist Association asks road users to exercise good judgment, operate their vehicles defensively and avoid distracted or impaired driving so everyone can enjoy a fun and safe July 4th holiday.

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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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The past several AMA Supercross seasons, Eli Tomac has come up just short of winning the 450SX Class title. But this season, the 27-year-old Monster Energy Kawasaki Team rider got the job done. Tomac, the three-time and reigning AMA Pro Motocross 450MX champion, claimed top honors in AMA Supercross’ premier class, finishing the season 25 points ahead of runner-up and 2019 450SX champion Cooper Webb, 384 to 359.

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The American Motorcyclist Association has created the Member Activity Department to enhance and consolidate efforts to engage members in recreational riding, volunteering and other non-competition activity. Heather Wilson has been promoted to Director of Member Activity to manage the department.

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An AMA membership is a value-packed Father’s Day gift PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association wishes families across the country a happy Father’s Day and reminds sons and daughters of the value of a gift AMA membership. Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21. “There are many fathers across the

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