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AMA Gets Grassroots Innovation Award

Thursday, February 2, 2012
The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) and AMA Grassroots Coordinator Jessica Irving have earned a prestigious Grassroots Innovation Award.

Right Rider Access Auction at Indy Show

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Right Rider Access Fund to auction valuable motorcycling memorabilia & more at upcoming Indy Show breakfast.

House Bill Makes Nuisance Dust State Issue

Friday, December 9, 2011
U.S. House passes dust bill that would help protect off-road riding.

Effort Needed to Save Trail Program

Friday, November 11, 2011
The AMA is urging OHV enthusiasts to contact their local representatives in order to preserve funding for the Recreational Trails Program.

U.S. Senate Votes on Proposal for Trail Funding

Thursday, November 10, 2011
The U.S. Senate will vote on a bill that would end the dedicated funding for the Recreational Trails Program (RTP), which is considered to be one of the most important and beneficial laws for off-highway vehicle (OHV) riders ever passed by Congress.

Interior Dept to Block Public OHV Land Access

Thursday, November 10, 2011
Access to certain public land in nine states could be lost to motorcyclists, bicyclists and others under a massive land-use designation proposal submitted to Congress on Nov. 10.

Trail Funding Program in Jeopardy

Sunday, November 6, 2011
A United States Senate committee has issued a proposal to end the Recreational Trails Program which helps maintain trails throughout the country.

Del Albright Endorses Trail PAC

Wednesday, October 26, 2011
National four-wheel drive spokesman Del Albright endorsed The Trail PAC.

Off Road Hero Endorses the Trail Pac

Wednesday, October 12, 2011
An off-road racing champion and long-time supporter of efforts to protect trail access on public lands endorsed The Trail PAC today.

AMA Addresses Congress on OHV Access

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Americans who enjoy motorized recreation on federal public land deserve fair and equal treatment from land managers, the American Motorcyclist Association told a U.S. House subcommittee on Sept. 19.

Congressional Hearing on National Monuments

Friday, September 9, 2011
On September 13, 2011, the Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands, chaired by Representative Rob Bishop (R-UT), will hold a hearing on several bills, including bills related to National Monuments.

AMA and OEMs Talk Lead Ban Exemption

Thursday, August 18, 2011
For off-highway vehicle (OHV) manufacturers, dealers and others already suffering because of the nation's flagging economy, a new law that repeals a de facto ban on the sale of kids' OHVs is welcomed news.

Families Thrilled New Law Legalizes Kids OHV

Tuesday, August 16, 2011
With the overturning of a federal law that created a de facto ban on the sale of kid's off-highway vehicles (OHVs), the real winners are the families and children who enjoy responsible motorized recreation.

Obama Signs Lead Law Exemption Bill

Saturday, August 13, 2011
President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that allows the sale of kids' off-highway vehicles.

Bill Passed Exempt Kids' OHV Lead Law

Monday, August 1, 2011
The U.S. House has approved legislation by a vote of 421-2 to exempt kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) from the lead law that essentially bans the sale of those machines at the end of the year, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.

Local Communities Should Decide Land Use

Thursday, July 28, 2011
Supporters of H.R. 1581 the Wilderness and Roadless Area Release Act of 2011 -- told U.S. lawmakers that the bill would allow local communities to decide the proper uses of 43 million acres of protected public land.

California OHV Leadership in State Capital

Thursday, July 21, 2011
Off-highway vehicle leadership discuss continued reallocation of California's OHMVR trust fund monies what options OHV leaders should consider to fill a potential shortfall in the more than 85 million dollar annual operating budget required to maintain the state's OHMVR program.

ROHVA & ATVSI Call for Safe July 4th

Thursday, June 30, 2011
While enjoying their freedom to explore trails, deserts and public lands this long Fourth of July weekend, recreational off-highway vehicle enthusiasts need to be safe and responsible while having all that fun.

Chandlers Law Enacted in South Carolina

Thursday, June 30, 2011
The ATV safety community today marked the enactment of “Chandler’s Law,” which is aimed at protecting South Carolina’s young ATV riders.

Congress Told OHV Riding is Economic Engine

Friday, June 24, 2011
Testifiers told a key U.S. House subcommittee on June 22 that off-highway vehicle (OHV) recreation puts billions of dollars into the U.S. economy, and public land needs to be opened up for motorized recreation.