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May 2018

 

National and Regional News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump is considering lifting the ban on the sale of E15 fuel during the summer months, making the high-ethanol blend available year round. The sale of E15-gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol by volume-is not permitted during the summer because the EPA has determined it creates additional pollution. The American Petroleum Institute opposes Trump's proposal, arguing that the president lacks the authority to lift the summertime ban. The AMA opposes the proliferation of E15 in the marketplace because of the possibility that motorcyclists may misfuel their vehicles. Motorcycles and ATVs are prohibited by the EPA from using fuels that contain more than 10 percent ethanol by volume.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed two secretarial orders in April to prioritize his department's recreation mission and increase access to public lands. Secretarial Order 3366 directs certain Interior bureaus to create and deliver plans to the department within 90 days that focus on developing or expanding recreational opportunities on public lands and waterways. This order also directs bureau heads to designate one full-time employee charged to oversee recreational opportunities. Secretarial Order 3365 establishes the position of Senior National Advisor to the Secretary for Recreation to help ensure coordination of recreational policy in the department. That position has been filled by Rick May, who is a motorcyclist. May, who joined Interior in November 2017, is a retired U.S. Navy SEAL Captain and decorated veteran who served in the Iraq War. Since his departure from active duty in 2010, he has worked with wounded Veterans in various types of recreational activities, helping them to reintegrate back into mainstream America.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has issued a call for nominations to fill vacancies in 34 of its Resource Advisory Councils. The states involved include Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, the Dakotas, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. The AMA recognizes the value of these councils that are charged with advising the U.S. Interior Secretary on land use planning and management of BLM lands in their areas. The AMA encourages interested riders to nominate themselves. There are three membership categories for BLM RACs: 1) holders of federal grazing permits and representatives of organizations associated with energy and mineral development, the timber industry, transportation or rights-of-way, developed outdoor recreation, off-highway vehicle use, and commercial recreation; 2) representatives of nationally or regionally recognized environmental organizations, archaeological and historic organizations, dispersed recreation activities, and wild horse and burro organizations; and 3) representatives of state, county, or local elected office, employees of a state agency responsible for management of natural resources, representatives of Indian tribes within or adjacent to the area for which the council is organized, representatives of academia who are employed in natural sciences, and the public-at-large. Nominees must be a resident of the state in which the RAC has jurisdiction. For more information, contact Twinkle Thompson-Seitts, BLM Communications in Washington, D.C. at (202) 208-7301 or pseitts@blm.gov.

State News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The state's anti-profiling bill (A.B. 2972) cleared its first hurdle, clearing the policy committee on a 5-2 vote. But the measure met opposition on the Assembly floor from the Republican Caucus. Several Democrats also voted "no" or abstained, resulting in a 28-21 vote against the bill, which would prohibit law enforcement officers from stopping and questioning motorcyclists based on their choice of vehicle or clothing. Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D-Salinas), who introduced the bill, requested reconsideration, which means the bill may be voted on again before the June 1 deadline.

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Great Trails Workshop organized by the National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council is scheduled for May 8-10. These recurring workshops provide Great Trails training for those who otherwise may not have the opportunity to participate in regional workshops. This workshop, in partnership with North Idaho College Workforce Training Center, will be an annual event. The classroom portion of the workshop will be at the Workforce Training Center in Post Falls, Idaho. The field portion will be on the Canfield Mountain Trail System on the Coeur d'Alene River Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The workshop costs $695 per person for the three-day workshop, including lunch each day and transportation to and from field locations. Registration is open. Learn more by viewing the Workforce Training Center course catalog at www.nic.edu/wtc.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - S.B. 606 passed the General Assembly and is expected to be signed by the governor, creating an Off-Highway Recreational Vehicle Trail Fund to maintain and build trails for off-highway recreational vehicles. The bill, sponsored by state Sen. George C. Edwards (R-Cumberland), also requires the state Secretary of Natural Resources to administer the fund; requires the comptroller to distribute 25 percent of the revenue in fiscal 2019 and 50 percent in fiscal 2020. The revenue will come from the excise tax imposed on certificates of title issued for off-highway recreational vehicles.

LANSING, Mich. - The state Department of Natural Resources is seeking public input on the rules for off-road-vehicle use on Upper Peninsula state forest roads. The comment period begins today (May 1) and continue through June 15. Forest roads in the U.P. will remain open to ORV use during the classification period, and any changes will take effect in January 2019. State law requires that state forest roads in the Upper Peninsula be inventoried and legally designated as open or closed to ORV use. The DNR anticipates ORV use will continue to be permitted on most state forest roads in the U.P. However, to prevent user conflicts and protect environmentally sensitive areas, the DNR may designate some roads as closed. Comments will be accepted via email to DNR-RoadInventoryProject@michigan.gov or by mail to ATTN: DNR Roads Inventory Project, 1990 U.S. 41 South, Marquette, MI 49855. Or residents may attend one of eight public meetings. The meeting schedule can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/dnr/0,4570,7-350-79137_79770_79780-467036--,00.html.

NELSONVILLE, Ohio - The Wayne National Forest's notice of initiation of the assessment phase of Forest Plan Revision was published in the Federal Register on April 19. This notice signaled the official start of the Forest Plan revision process that will continue for two to three years. The revised Forest Plan will guide all land management activities on the Wayne National Forest for the next 10 to 15 years. "We are now reviewing the feedback we received from the public during the eight kick-off meetings held in March and April," Forest Supervisor Tony Scardina said. "By June 1, we will announce a comprehensive public engagement plan for the assessment phase, which will provide a detailed outline of additional public meetings and other ways the public can provide the information we are looking for during the assessment phase of the Forest Plan Revision process." Those wishing to submit comments, information or scientific data before the announcement of the comprehensive public engagement plan should contact WaynePlanRevision@fs.fed.us, or mail submissions to Lori Swiderski at Wayne National Forest, 13700 U.S. Hwy. 33, Nelsonville, OH 45764.

Industry News

TOOELE COUNTY, Utah - Utah Motorsports Campus, the motorsports facility formerly known as Miller Motorsports Park, has once again been put up for sale by its owners, Tooele County, according to a report in Roadracing World & Motorcycle Technology. The facility was previously known as Miller Motorsports Park. The county has been trying to sell the property since 2015 to a subsidiary of a Chinese company. For the complete story, follow this link: http://www.roadracingworld.com/news/utah-motorsports-campus-once-again-up-for-sale.

MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson is offering a free motorcycle and a summer of riding to interns in its #findyourfreedom program. The positions require learning to ride, then exploring America's motorcycle culture by riding across the country. The interns also will share their experiences on social media as part of the company's marketing effort. Interns completing the 12-week program get to keep their motorcycles. Positions are open to college juniors and seniors, as well as recent graduates. More information is available on Harley-Davidson's website: https://bit.ly/2HU1jw9.

DALLAS - Lithium battery technology company Alternet Systems says it is forming a new company to build an electric motorcycle based on Chinese replicas of the classic 1938 BMW R71 sidecar motorcycle, according to AutoBlog.com. The company, ReVolt Electric Motorbikes, says its bikes will be powered by an electric motor drawing energy from Alternet lithium batteries.

International News

NEW YORK - Ride Sunday 2018, the International Day of Riding for a Cause, is scheduled for June 3. Supported by Harley-Davidson Motorcycles, REV'IT!, Triumph Motorcycles and Royal Enfield, Ride Sunday is an effort to unite the global motorcycling community. Hundreds of thousands of riders around the world are expected to participate, and organizers hope for more than $1 million in donations for more than 50 charity beneficiaries. Ride Sunday is open to all motorcyclists and scooter riders regardless of bike style or riding preference, be it on-road or off-road. All riders are encouraged to participate and raise funds for a charity of their choice by either joining a certified dealer ride, hosting their own ride or joining an existing group ride via www.ridesunday.com.

STOCKHOLM - Stockholm has proposed a € 2,000 ($2,420) a year fee for commuters using motorcycles, mopeds or scooters, according to the Federation of European Motorcyclists' Associations. The proposed fee comes in spite of the fact that the city concluded that motorcycles and mopeds are small vehicles that reduce congestion and are better for the environment. There currently is no fee for powered two wheelers. FEMA says the number of motorcycles and mopeds has doubled in Stockholm County in the past 15 years, with about 60,000 in the Stockholm region now commuting on the vehicles.

AMA News

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - The AMA will celebrate the past, honor the present and build for the future at the 2018 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, Dec. 7-9, at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, Ohio. The event includes the 2018 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, the 2018 AMA Championship Banquet and the annual AMA Congress. Also during the weekend, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, will host an open house in honor of the Class of 2018 and to install their Hall of Fame nameplates and representative motorcycles or memorabilia in the Hall of Fame museum. Tickets for the 2018 AMA Legends & Champions weekend will be available soon. Reservations at the Columbus Hilton/Polaris are available now at a special group rate at the following link: www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/C/CMHPOHF-AMOTOA-20181205/index.jhtml. Guests also can call (614) 310-2229 and reference the group "American Motorcyclist Association" or "AMOTOA."

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - The American Motorcyclist Association is continuing its partnership with The Quail Motorcycle Gathering for 2018 with a display at the event and the presentation of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award. The 2018 event is scheduled for May 5 at the Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, Calif. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Heritage Award recognizes a machine that best represents a contribution that AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers have made to the growth of American motorcycling. In addition to presenting the heritage award, the AMA will be on location to greet supporters, sell memberships and provide information about the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. AMA members receive a discount on tickets to The Quail Motorcycle Gathering by using the discount code at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/for-members/member-discount-codes. More information about The Quail Motorcycle Gathering can be found at signatureevents.peninsula.com.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the nation's premier vintage motorcycling event, brings racing, bike shows, live music, seminars and motorcycle attractions to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 6-8. The annual event, now in its 28th year, is the largest fundraiser for the benefit of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Tickets are on sale now. AMA members can visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com or call (614) 856-1900 to order. AMA members get discounts through May 31. Non-AMA members can buy tickets through Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course online at www.midohio.com or by calling (419) 884-4000.

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House and Senate legislation would restrict availability of unsafe fuel for motorcycles

Urge your representative and senators to cosponsor these bills

 

U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced the "Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible Fuels Act" (the GREENER Act) in the U.S. House (H.R. 5212) and Senate (S. 2519). The American Motorcyclist Association supports these bills.

The legislation would cap mandated ethanol content in the nation's fuel supply at 9.7 percent and require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prioritize the use of cellulosic biofuel ahead of other biofuels when determining volumes below blend wall levels.

In other words, the bill would stop the federal government from forcing E15 fuel (15 percent ethanol by volume) into the market. Capping the ethanol mandate helps ensure the availability of safe fuels, such as E10, and a continuing place in the market for ethanol-free gasoline (E0) for older motorcycles.

None of the estimated 22 million motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles in use in the United States is certified by the EPA to operate on fuel containing more than 10 percent ethanol. Inadvertent use of E15 in vehicles not designed for its use can damage fuel system and engine components and void manufacturer's warranties.

Tell your representative to support H.R. 5212 and your senators to support S. 2519. Send a prewritten message by clicking the "Take Action" link.

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March 2018

 

National and Regional News

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Coalition for Recreational Trails is seeking nominations for its 2018 Recreational Trails Program Achievement Awards. The awards recognize trail projects funded by the federal Recreational Trails Program. The CRT is a national organization representing motorized and non-motorized recreation groups, environmental advocates and powersports manufacturers, including the AMA. To be eligible for an award the project must be completed, however projects completed before 2010 are not eligible. Award categories include: construction and design; maintenance and rehabilitation; public-private partnerships and access to public lands; community linkage; education and communication; accessibility enhancement; multiple-use management and "corridor sharing;" use of youth conservation/service corps and community outreach; engaging public-sector partners; and enhancement of federal lands. Nomination forms are available at atfiles.org/files/doc/2018-CRT-Nomination-Form.doc. Nominations should be sent to the chair of the coalition's awards committee: Duane Taylor, Executive Director, National Off-Highway Vehicle Conservation Council, at coalitionforrectrails@gmail.com. The deadline for nominations is April 6. The CRT also is encouraging those making nominations to solicit support from their members in Congress to build awareness of deserving RTP-funded projects and the RTP program itself.

State News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Motorcyclist profiling is the target of A.B. 2972, co-authored by Assemblymember Anna Caballero (D- Salinas) and Speaker Pro-Tem Kevin Mullin (D-San Mateo). The bill would prohibit law enforcement officers from stopping motorcyclists based on "the fact that a person rides a motorcycle or wears motorcycle or motorcycle club-related clothing, ... without any individualized suspicion." The AMA supports this bill, which is in keeping with the organization's position statement on motorcyclist profiling.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A.B. 1874, sponsored by Assemblymember Randy Voepel (R-Santee), would end the transfer of funds from the state Off-Highway Vehicle Trust Fund to the General Fund. Currently, state law requires the Controller to transfer $833,000 a month.

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. - The Johnson Valley Shared Use Area will be temporarily closed to the public Aug. 1-30, while the Marine Corps conducts military training to support a large-scale exercise. This closure period will include the time required to ensure the Shared Use Area is clear of recreation activity prior to training, and confirm the land is clear of hazards prior to reopening the land for public access. The adjacent Johnson Valley OHV Recreation Area will remain open to the public during the closure of the Shared Use Area. The Marine Corps will continue to conduct outreach to ensure the public is informed of the temporary change in land use. A public meeting with the Representatives from the Marine Corps and the Bureau of Land Management will host a Resource Management Group is scheduled for 10 a.m. April 14 at the Lucerne Valley Community Center, 33187 Highway 247 East, Lucerne Valley, Calif. For more information, call (760) 830-3737 or email smbplmsjohnsonvalley@usmc.mil.

BUENA VISTA, Colo. - The U.S. Bureau of Land Management has published a draft environmental assessment on a proposal to establish new motorized and non-motorized trails on the trail system in the Fourmile Travel Management Area outside Buena Vista, Colo. "The public lands in the area have fantastic recreation opportunities for locals and visitors alike," according to BLM Royal Gorge Field Manager Keith Berger. "BLM strives to be a good neighbor, and we would like to hear from the community about why the proposed trails are important to them, as well as any potential concerns with building them." Since 2002, the Fourmile trail system, managed jointly by the U.S. Forest Service and BLM, has created several routes and benefitted from a series of trail improvement projects. A copy of the assessment is available at https://eplanning.blm.gov/epl-front-office/eplanning/projectSummary.do?methodName=renderDefaultProjectSummary&projectId=60938. Comments may be submitted through the website until the March 2 deadline. For more information, contact Amber Iannella by email at aiannell@blm.gov or by phone at (719) 269-8553.

HONOLULU - All motorcyclists, their passengers and all bicyclists would have to wear helmets if H.B. 1749 passes. The bill was cosponsored by eight legislators. Current state law requires riders and passengers younger than 18 to wear helmets.

CARSON CITY, Nev. - A.B. 261, which took effect this year, closes a loophole that allowed adults to continue to obtain learner permits, rather than move on to a full motorcycle endorsement on their driver's licenses. Under the new law, the permit expires after six months and may be renewed no more than once. Also, the applicant may not reapply for another permit for five years.

CRATER LAKE, Ore. - Crater Lake National Park is proposing an increase to entrance fees into the park. The single vehicle entrance fee would change from $15 to $25 for a seven-day pass. The park's annual pass would increase from $30 to $50. The current rate of $10 per individual and $10 per motorcycle would increase to $12 for an individual and $20 for a motorcycle. The park is proposing these increases begin on May 1. The AMA believes singling out motorcyclists for a disproportionate entrance fee increase is unfair and discriminatory. Instead, any increase for motorcycle fees should be proportional with other visitors fee increases. A public engagement period on the proposed fee increase is open through March 25. Visit https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=78764 for more information.

CHARLESTON, W. Va. - The Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area would expand by five counties under S.B. 4488, sponsored by Delegate Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay). The bill would add Braxton, Clay, Fayette, Nicholas and Webster counties to the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area. The bill also would prohibit the consumption of non-intoxicating beer, non-intoxicating craft beer or wine at any time within the Hatfield-McCoy Recreation Area; prohibit a child younger than 6 from being on any trail within the area; prohibit children younger than 8 who are required to be in a child passenger safety device from being on any trail within the area; and require anyone operating or riding an ATV, UTV or motorcycle to follow the manufacturer's recommendations regarding age and size limitations for operators and passengers.

Industry News

MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson plans to launch its first production electric motorcycle in 2019. "The EV market is in its infancy today and we believe it will drive excitement into our sport globally in both traditional and nontraditional spaces," Harley Davidson CEO Matt Levatich told analysts and investors. The company's Project LiveWire prototype toured the country in 2014 and 2015 to give the public a glimpse of the company's direction with electric motorcycles.

MILWAUKEE - Harley-Davidson rejected pleas from Missouri lawmakers to reconsider plans to close the manufacturer's plan in Kansas City. U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill sent a letter to Harley CEO Matt Levatich, along with U.S. Reps. Sam Graves and Emanuel Cleaver, pointing out that Harley received a "considerable incentive package" from the state, Kansas City and Platte County to build the plant in 1996. The letter claims the incentives totaled $6.4-million. Harley responded that the plant closing is based on market factors. Harley announced in January that work done in Kansas City will be moved to its York, Pa., plant. About 800 workers will lose their jobs when the Missouri plant closes in the fall of 2019.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Curtiss Motorcycles is poised to release its first bike since the company's rebranding and the first Curtiss to be introduced in more than 100 years. Dubbed "Warhawk," the design is a nod to Glenn Curtiss, the inventor of the first American V-twin motorcycle. Only 35 units are being produced, highlighted by an aluminum frame, an air-cooled 2200cc V-twin and a five-speed stacked gearbox with clear covers. The projected retail price is $105,000. The Curtiss is the first bike produced since the former Confederate Motors Inc. bought the brand and changed the company name in 2017.

International News

VICTORIA, Australia - Motorcyclists plan a May 18 ride to protest the installation of wire rope barriers along Victoria's roadways. The Independent Riders Group is organizing the protest. Group spokesman Damien Codognotto said the Victoria government plans to spend $4 billion on wire rope barriers between 2015 and 2020, "yet admits WRB posts pose a deadly threat to riders." The Victorian Country Fire Authority also said the barriers block access to crashes and bushfires.

KOLKATA, India - India Kawasaki Motors Pvt. Ltd is considering establishing its own manufacturing plant following its split with Bajaj Auto Ltd., which occurred in March 2017. The company is establishing a new development center in Pune, where it has an assembly line. Kawasaki plans to increase its local procurement, according to the company's Managing Director Yutaka Yamashita. Currently, the company imports bikes as completely knocked down and semi-knocked down units.

AMA News

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - AMA Board Chair Maggie McNally Bradshaw will be part of a Women in Racing Conference on March 12 at Daytona International Speedway, in conjunction with Daytona Bike Week. The goal of the one-day conference-hosted by MX Sports and Racer Productions-is to conduct an in-depth inventory and evaluation of the current women's racing programs and an examination of their performance. Topics for discussion will include the risks and rewards of 'racing with the boys,' sponsorship and career opportunities in the industry, the value of peer support, and the development of new ideas and initiatives. the conference will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with working lunch served. Women involved in all forms and at all levels of motorsports racing are invited to attend. To reserve your seat at the table and your opportunity to make a difference, email dana@mxsports.com or call Dana at (304) 284-0084. Attendance is free and is open to women and men.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - The 2018 AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award, the most prestigious of the AMA Board of Directors Awards, went posthumously to Tom White (1949-2017), a motorcycle racer and co-founder of White Brothers Cycle Specialties who went on to become a noted historian, philanthropist and the founder of the Early Days of Motocross Museum. White was inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 2014. A total of six national awards recognize outstanding contributions in the world of motorcycling and acknowledge support of the AMA mission to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. For a complete list of the 2018 AMA Awards winners, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Home/News-Story/american-motorcyclist-association-announces-recipients-of-2018-ama-board-of-directors-awards.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - Spurgeon Dunbar of Fogelsville, Pa., is the grand prize winner in the 2017 KTM AMA National Adventure Riding Series sweepstakes. Dunbar won the opportunity to experience what it's like to be a factory rider for the weekend and hang out with eight-time AMA National Enduro Champion Mike Lafferty and the KTM staff. The KTM AMA National Adventure Riding Series featured 21 events in 2017. Every participant was automatically entered to win prizes from series sponsors KTM, Sidi and Seat Concepts. The 2018 series schedule can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Adventure-Riding.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - The 2018 AMA Gypsy Tour, a national series of premier road-riding events, launches in March, with 15 events on the schedule for riders across the country. Some of the largest and best-known U.S. motorcycle gatherings have received the AMA National Gypsy Tour designation. These events allow riders of all makes and models to get together and enjoy food, entertainment, group or individual riding and vendors. AMA members can visit the pin stop at each event to show their membership cards and receive a 2018 AMA Gypsy Tour pin. New this year, riders can sign up for AMA membership at a Gypsy Tour event and receive free registration for the AMA LongRider program, the AMA's mileage-recognition program for members. Riders can join on their phone at the event and show the AMA staff or volunteers their completion screen to receive this benefit. For the full schedule, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Home/News-Story/2018-ama-national-gypsy-tour-schedule-released.

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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, AMA News & Notes welcomes your input. Suggestions and editorial contributions can be sent to AMA Managing Editor Jim Witters at jwitters@amacycle.org.

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