Congress Passes OHV Riding Protections

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Off-road riding protections and limits on sage grouse rules included in two bills passed by Congress The National Defense Authorization Act of 2015 and the so-called CRomnibus spending bill, passed by both chambers of Congress last week, include provisions beneficial to riders of off-highway motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles, but some new Wilderness designations that may […]

Take Action Against CPSC’s Proposed Rulemaking on UTVs/ROVs

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The Federal Government wants to design your next off-road side-by-side vehicle by mandating handling and performance capabilities and requiring excessive and potentially unsafe restraint systems. If not halted, the mandate will limit the off-road community’s options. Your immediate action is needed now. By reaching out to your elected officials and letting them know you oppose […]

Fifty-Five US Lawmakers Sign On To End Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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Fifty congressmen and five senators have signed on to sponsor or cosponsor bills that would end federal funding for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. During the past two years, federal, state and local governments spent more than a half million dollars on traffic police checkpoints that target motorcycles only. The AMA believes that […]

Senate Transportation Bill Includes Recreational Trails Program

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Two more committees, House yet to weigh in The transportation bill announced Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee includes a re-authorization of the Recreational Trails Program, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The Recreational Trails Program is an $85 million initiative that funds motorized recreational trails. The […]

AMA Supporter Tom Petri To Retire From Congress

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Wisconsin Representative Has Served Since 1979 U.S. Rep. Tom Petri (R-Wis.) recently announced that he will not seek reelection. The announcement came during a town meeting at the Neenah, Wis., City Council Chambers. Petri has served in Congress since 1979. The American Motorcyclist Association honored Petri in 2013 as a Supporter of the AMA in […]