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Bench racing, storytelling and more from America’s top motorcyclists
Episode 1, April 15, 2020 — AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Gary Mathers and Rob Muzzy
Gary Mathers is best known for his successful career at the helm of American Honda’s racing efforts. Rob Muzzy’s name is synonymous with numerous Kawasaki championships. For many years, the two men worked together before managing opposing teams. Click here.
Episode 2, May 6, 2020 — AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Dick Burleson and Gunnar Lindstrom
Gunnar Lindstrom is a Swedish-born rider best known for ushering in the sport of motocross in America. Dick Burleson is revered for his eight consecutive AMA National Enduro Championships and eight consecutive ISDT gold medals. Click here.
Episode 3, June 3, 2020 — AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman and Erik Pritchard, president and CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Council
In this episode we talk with AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman and Erik Pritchard, president and CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Council. In addition to leading the dominant nonprofits in American motorcycling, these men direct important affiliate organizations, including the Motorcycle Safety Foundation and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Click here.
Episode 4, July 9, 2020 — AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Debbie Evans and Gary Davis
For decades, Debbie Evans and Gary Davis have wowed movie and television audiences as professional stunt riders. Their names may not be household words like the stars they stood in for, but their credits include numerous box-office blockbusters and popular television shows. Click here.
Episode 5, July 27, 2020 — AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Mona Ehnes and her son, AMA Board Chair Russ Ehnes
In the 1960s, Hall of Famer Mona Ehnes and her family enjoyed off-road riding in the Montana mountains often. When controversial legislation was introduced to close trails and restrict riding opportunities, she got involved. Mona’s son, Russ, has been a motorcycling rights advocate all of his life. Today, he is chair of the AMA Board of Directors. Fighting to preserve access to public lands is a job that requires long days and gets little publicity but when motorcycling in your blood, the call to act is strong. Click here.
Episode 6, Sept. 14, 2020 — AMA Director of International Competition Bill Cumbow and AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier
Earlier this year, an unprecedented crisis shook the world when the coronavirus outbreak left millions ill and claimed the lives of hundreds of thousands. Life, as we knew it, suddenly ground to a halt and the impact on the world of amateur and professional motorcycle racing was immediate and profound. Hundreds of events were quickly postponed or canceled. Bill Cumbow, AMA director of international competition, and AMA Director of Racing Mike Pelletier were at ground zero when racing stopped. Listen to the untold story of how the racing community responded and saved the 2020 season. Click here.
Episode 7, Oct. 26, 2020 — AMA Hall of Famer Larry Coleman and 2014 AMA Female Athlete of the Year Erin Sills
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Larry Coleman is America’s most successful sidecar road racer and the holder of several land-speed records. Erin Sills set the world record in 2019 for the fastest woman on a conventional motorcycle at 237.274 mph, and the multi-time record holder was named the AMA Female Athlete of the Year in 2014. Both have achieved greatness, but there is so much more to their stories. Click here.
Episode 8, Nov. 9, 2020 — Former AMA Board Chair Maggie McNally and 2019 AMA Bessie Stringfield Award winner Genevieve Schmitt
AMA Life Member Maggie McNally was the first woman to chair the American Motorcyclist Association Board of Directors. Print and television journalist Genevieve Schmitt founded womenridersnow.com and earned the 2019 AMA Bessie Stringfield Award for her pioneering work in the emerging women’s market. Listen in as they talk about their early riding years and the impact of women in the motorcycling community. Click here.
Episode 9, Dec. 1, 2020 — AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Peter Starr and Scot Harden
Peter Starr is a celebrated filmmaker and motorcycling ombudsman who is widely known as the producer and director of the iconic movie, “Take it to the Limit,” which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2020. Scot Harden is a multi-time desert racing champion and three-time ISDE medalist who later became an industry leader. In this episode, Peter and Scot reminisce about what inspired them to race motorcycles, pursue their careers and advocate for the future of motorcycling. Click here.
Episode 10, Jan. 5, 2021 — AMA Government Relations Department Staff
Listen in as the AMA Government Relations Department staff—Director Mike Sayre, Western States Representative Nick Haris, Government Relations Manager, On-Highway Tiffany Cipoletti and Government Relations Manager, Off-Highway Peter Stockus—weigh in on motorcycle-related legislation and regulation in 2020 and what we can expect at the federal, state and local levels in 2021. Click here.
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