New Virginia Law Bars Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

In a victory for motorcyclists, Virginia is the latest state to bar motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. On Feb. 28, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell signed into law H.B. 187, which was introduced by Delegate C. Todd Gilbert (R-Shenandoah). The new law, which takes effect July 1, prohibits law enforcement agencies from establishing […]

Saddlemen Sponsors New AMA Rookie Of The Year Award

Thanks to a new deal with Saddlemen, AMA has announced the return of the Rookie of the Year program to its AMA Pro Road Racing and AMA Pro Flat Track competitions, reports Cycle News. Saddlemen, which makes motorcycle seats and accessories, will be putting up $5,000 for the winner of the award. All riders in […]

US House Bill Has Trails Funding, No Money For Motorcycle Checkpoints

Renewed funding for motorized trails and a ban on funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints are included in a major federal transportation bill being considered by a key U.S. House committee, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is expected to vote Feb. 2 on a transportation funding authorization bill — H.R. […]

American Motorcyclist Association Supports Senator’s Stand On Helmets

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) praised U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) for standing up against a proposal that would have indirectly forced states to pass mandatory helmet laws. U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.) was poised to introduce the proposal on Dec. 14 during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hearing on S. 1449 — […]

Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Adds Five New Members

The American Motorcycle Association recently inducted five motorcycling icons into the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The “Class of 2011″ included magazine editor Phil Schilling, motocross promoter Stu Peters, roadracing champ Doug Polen, industry leader Fred Fox and motorcycle pioneer Norbert Schickel. “What an event this has been,” actor and motorcycle enthusiast Perry King, who hosted […]