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Indian Motorcycle Racing Remains Undefeated with 1-2 Finish at Springfield Mile

Indian Motorcycle Racing Remains Undefeated with 1-2 Finish at Springfield Mile

 Indian Motorcycle racing REMAINS UNDEFEATED WITH ‘1-2’ FINSH AT SPRINGFIELD MILE Reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith Extends Win Streak to Four   SPRINGFIELD, ILL (MAY 30, 2017) – In its return to flat track racing in more than 60 years, and on an all-new race bike, Indian Motorcycle Racing and the Scout FTR750 are […]

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Features Inaugural Year For Youth Vintage National Championship Classes

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Features Inaugural Year For Youth Vintage National Championship Classes

Hare scrambles, motocross, exhibition races among weekend events  PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Youth competitors will be able to vie for national championships in vintage hare scrambles and motocross at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, on July 7-9 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. “We are really focused on expanding AMA vintage racing,” said AMA Racing […]

Pappy Hoel Speed Classic

Pappy Hoel Speed Classic

Flat Track Racing In Sturgis Comes Full Circle Sturgis, South Dakota, March 16, 2017 – On a dusty summer day in 1938, local Indian motorcycle dealer J.C. Hoel set the wheels of history in motion when he promoted a flat track race at the Sturgis Fairgrounds. History comes full circle this year as the Pappy Hoel Speed […]

Bikernet Weekly News

Bikernet Weekly News

THE MYSTERIOUS BIKERNET WEEKLY NEWS for February 16, 2017 Strange News from the Capitol, Paughco, Petersen Museum, Sturgis Museum, India, Lindby, Dolly Parton, MRF, EPA, and mo’ By Bandit, Bob T, Rogue, Sidehack Jerry, Uncle Monkey and the rest of the Bikernet crew 2/16/2017

Moto Armory Will Bring Massive Vintage Dirt Bike Display To AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Moto Armory Will Bring Massive Vintage Dirt Bike Display To AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Country’s largest vintage off-road collection will feature historic race bikes and rare machines PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Moto Armory, a collection of more than 600 vintage motorcycles in East Moline, Ill., will be on location at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, displaying some of the coolest vintage […]

Federal Motorcycle Transport Sponsoring Massive Swap Meet At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Federal Motorcycle Transport Sponsoring Massive Swap Meet At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Company bringing country music star Beau Braswell to sign autographs, meet fans PICKERINGTON, Ohio — AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be a dream-come-true for vintage motorcycle enthusiasts, restorers, collectors and racers with acres and acres of motorcycles, parts and gear throughout the swap meet July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The […]

AMA Pro Flat Track returns to Allen County Fairgrounds for Lima Half-Mile

AMA Pro Flat Track returns to Allen County Fairgrounds for Lima Half-Mile

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (June 21, 2016) – The Allen County Fairgrounds is held in special regard among AMA Pro Flat Track fans for its cushion pea-gravel, Half-Mile circuit, and on Saturday, June 25, riders will return to Lima, Ohio for an event that’s quite unique in comparison to most of the other races on the […]

Street Bike Demo Rides To Be Offered By Cleveland CycleWerks At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Street Bike Demo Rides To Be Offered By Cleveland CycleWerks At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Street bikes designed, developed and manufactured by Cleveland CycleWerks will be available for demo rides during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 8-10, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. While AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days attendees are lovers of vintage bikes, many also have a current bike (or a few) in their […]

Racing Schedule Announced For AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Racing Schedule Announced For AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Mini road racing added to the program PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Racers and fans of old motorcycles will have three days of action-packed racing at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, July 8-10, during the American Motorcyclist Association’s AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.   The event will feature vintage and post-vintage competition in hare scrambles, motocross, […]

2016 AMA Ice Race Grand Championship Postponed Until Further Notice

2016 AMA Ice Race Grand Championship Postponed Until Further Notice

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The 2016 American Motorcyclist Association Ice Race Grand Championship originally scheduled for Feb. 13-14 at the Pontiac Lake Recreation Area in Waterford, Mich., has been postponed until further notice due to the unseasonably warm temperatures. “With the winter months being warmer than usual, the ice is not solid enough for safe competition,” […]

Indian Motorcycle Announces Support Of Super Hooligan Racing Class

Indian Motorcycle Announces Support Of Super Hooligan Racing Class

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.— Indian Motorcycle®, America’s first motorcycle company, today announced it has stepped up as the title sponsor for the upcoming “RSD Super Hooligan” flat track race in Las Vegas. The street-bike based race takes place indoors on a short track at the Orleans Hotel & Casino the evening of November 21, and is presented […]

AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Inducts Six New Members, Honors One Legend At 2015 Induction Ceremony

AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Inducts Six New Members, Honors One Legend At 2015 Induction Ceremony

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — On Saturday, Oct. 17, the American Motorcyclist Association Hall of Fame welcomed the members of the Class of 2015 at the 2015 Yamaha AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by Harley-Davidson. The ceremony, hosted by actor, motorcyclist and AMA board member Perry King, inducted dirt tracker Alex Jorgensen, road racing […]

2015 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship At Bonneville Salt Flats Canceled Due To Poor Salt Flat Conditions

2015 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship At Bonneville Salt Flats Canceled Due To Poor Salt Flat Conditions

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Much to the dismay of competitors, volunteers and the event promoter, the 2015 AMA Land Speed Grand Championship, scheduled for Aug. 29-Sept. 3 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah, has been canceled due to poor conditions on the salt flats.  “Over the past year, we have all been working toward the […]

AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class Of ’79 And Friends Congratulates Gunner Lee Schmigall

AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class Of ’79 And Friends Congratulates Gunner Lee Schmigall

In the tradition of the AMA Pro Flat Track Rookie Class of ’79, one of those “rookies”, Chas Roberts and Chas Roberts Racing is busy helping the youth of today become the champions of tomorrow. In the case of Gunner Lee Schmidgall’s first ever national event, he claimed 3rd place in the nation for Chas […]

American Motorcyclist Association Opposes EPA’s Ethanol Plan, Backs Up Stance With Nearly 30,000 Signatures

American Motorcyclist Association Opposes EPA’s Ethanol Plan, Backs Up Stance With Nearly 30,000 Signatures

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association delivered 29,379 signatures to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today, along with a stern message in opposition to the agency’s proposal to increase the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel. “The Renewable Fuel Standard proposal announced on May 29 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would increase […]

American Motorcyclist AssociationSurpasses 25,000 Signatures On Anti-E15 Petition

American Motorcyclist AssociationSurpasses 25,000 Signatures On Anti-E15 Petition

Deadline to sign is July 26 PICKERINGTON, Ohio — More than 25,000 people have joined the American Motorcyclist Association to oppose federal mandates that would result in the spread of higher-ethanol blended fuels and increase the risk of inadvertent misfueling for motorcyclists and others. To date, the AMA has collected 25,151 signatures on its online […]

Trevor Kline, David Smeal Named 2015 AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Champions At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Trevor Kline, David Smeal Named 2015 AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Champions At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Champions for 2015 were crowned at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on July 12. Trevor Kline, 25, of Hebron, Ohio, won the AMA Off-Road Vintage Grand Championship and David Smeal, 55, of Danville, Pa., claimed AMA Off-Road Senior Vintage Grand Champion […]

Field Meet Brings Classic Motorcycle Games To AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Field Meet Brings Classic Motorcycle Games To AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Since the early 1900s, motorcycle riders have participated in field meets, which include a number of fun, casual games on motorcycles. This weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, the American Motorcyclist Association Classic Field Meet Challenge will offer several free activities for attendees of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. ABATE […]

Round 9 Of AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship To Be Held At Ashland County Fairgrounds During AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Round 9 Of AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship To Be Held At Ashland County Fairgrounds During AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The 13-round AMA Vintage Dirt Track National Championship will make its stop for Round 9 at the Ashland County Fairgrounds in Ashland, Ohio, on Saturday, July 11, in conjunction with AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days. The fairgrounds is just a short drive from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. “It’s always great to see the crowd […]

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Seminar Program To Cover Riding, Racing, Restorations And More

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Seminar Program To Cover Riding, Racing, Restorations And More

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Attendees at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 10-12, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, will have numerous opportunities to hear from motorcycling experts, including AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers, as part of the event’s seminar program. “One highlight of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is getting to meet and learn from […]

Colossal Motorcycle Swap Meet Coming To AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Colossal Motorcycle Swap Meet Coming To AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Vintage motorcycle racers, collectors, restorers, enthusiasts and dreamers will be in motorcycling swap-meet heaven this July 10-12 during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, a summer vintage motorcycling festival in northern Ohio, will host one of the largest swap meets ever at […]

American Motorcyclist Association Ramps Up Vintage Motocross Program At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

American Motorcyclist Association Ramps Up Vintage Motocross Program At AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association’s national championship vintage motocross program during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 10-12 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, will include more opportunities than ever for racers of vintage, post-vintage and non-current motorcycles to relive the sport’s glory days. The motocross races are part of the Moto […]

HARLEY WRECKING CREW RIDERS LEAD AMA GNC1 STANDINGS FOLLOWING SACRAMENTO MILE

HARLEY WRECKING CREW RIDERS LEAD AMA GNC1 STANDINGS FOLLOWING SACRAMENTO MILE

Mees Makes Podium and Trails Coolbeth by Five Points  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 30, 2015) – Harley-Davidson® Screamin’ Eagle® Wrecking Crew riders Kenny Coolbeth and Jared Mees lead the AMA Pro Harley-Davidson GNC1 presented by Vance & Hines flat track racing series following the 50th running of the Sacramento Mile at the Cal Expo on Saturday. Mees finished […]

American Motorcyclist Association launches AMA Get Women Riding campaign

American Motorcyclist Association launches AMA Get Women Riding campaign

  PICKERINGTON, Ohio — With a series of videos, expanded online content and an event for new riders at its Ohio headquarters, the American Motorcyclist Association is launching the AMA Get Women Riding campaign. The program promotes motorcycling to women and girls. “Although motorcycling is a fun and accessible choice, riders must prepare with respect […]

April is ‘AMA Go Ride! Month’

April is ‘AMA Go Ride! Month’

April is ‘AMA Go Ride! Month’ PICKERINGTON, Ohio — April 1 marks the beginning of the fourth annual "AMA Go Ride! Month." The 30-day celebration of all things motorcycling is sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association and encourages motorcyclists nationwide to celebrate the thrill of riding on the street, track and trail. "Winter is finally […]

Let the EPA Know what you think! Before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

Let the EPA Know what you think!  Before MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!

The EPA needs to hear from you on E15 You have until Midnight tonight to submit comments! Submit Comments! You have until Midnight tonight (EST) to tell the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that you support its proposal to reduce the total amount of ethanol required in transportation fuel nationwide in 2014. Submit comments today. The […]

Lady Road Dog Presents…..

Lady Road Dog Presents…..

Lady Road Dog Presents the Steel Horse Sisterhood Summit Great Bend, KS – Lady Road Dog, aka Joan Krenning, CEO of DesignWraps Brands is proud to announce the first all woman’s summit for women riders on Friday, May 2-Sunday May 4, 2014. Located near the spectacular scenic surrounds of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, the […]

Mandatory Helmet Laws………

Mandatory Helmet Laws………

Federal task force preparing recommendation for mandatory motorcycle helmet laws A federal task force is poised to recommend that all states have mandatory helmet laws for all motorcyclists, which the task force says would reduce injuries and deaths as well as result in economic benefits, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. The AMA has repeatedly expressed […]

April is GO RIDE Month!!!

April is GO RIDE Month!!!

April is GO RIDE month so get out there and RIDE!! Send me some pics of you or your friends riding!   Throughout the month of April, motorcyclists everywhere are celebrating the thrill of riding during AMA Go Ride! Month. It’s the time of year to revel in the culture of motorcycling with our family […]

Get involved and take action!

Get involved and take action!

Support bill to require federal agency to seek independent scientific analysis on the effects of 15 percent ethanol Take Action! Urge your representative to support today! On Feb. 27, U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.) introduced H.R. 875. The bill would repeal the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s waiver decision related to E15 fuel, and the authority […]

Attention Ohio Motorcyclists!

Attention Ohio Motorcyclists!

A provision in House Bill 35, the State Transportation Budget, proposes abolishment of the Motorcycle Safety and Education Fund (Fund 8460) following transfer of its cash balance to the State Highway Safety Fund (Fund (7036). The Motorcycle Safety and Education Fund, together with student tuition fees, funds the Motorcycle Ohio rider education program.  Motorcycle Ohio […]

Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

Motorcycle Only Checkpoints

California, Illinois enact motorcycle-only checkpoint laws California and Illinois are the latest states to take stands against motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports. California’s governor signed a bill into law on July 13 to ban motorcycle-only checkpoints, while Illinois’ governor recently signed a bill into law that prohibits the use of federal funding for […]

50 U.S. lawmakers oppose motorcycle-only checkpoints!

50 U.S. lawmakers oppose motorcycle-only checkpoints!

— Some 50 U.S. House members have signed onto a bill that would bar the U.S. transportation secretary from providing funds for motorcycle-only checkpoints, the American Motorcyclist Association reports.   The measure, H.R. 904 authored by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-Wis.), would prohibit the transportation secretary from providing grants or any funds to a state, county, […]

Virginia City street party planned for AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference

Virginia City street party planned for AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference

The American Motorcyclist Association is pleased to announce that historic Virginia City, Nev., will host a western-style street party on Friday, July 27, for attendees of the 2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference. The four-day event, which stages out of nearby Carson City, July 26-29, features seminars, inspirational speakers, great roads, demo rides, product […]

Motorcycle Awareness Month

Motorcycle Awareness Month

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month so just be on the lookout. Make more people aware of many more motorcycles on the road these days. Motorcycles are vehicles with the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle on the roadway. Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a national initiative aimed at getting motorists and motorcyclists to […]

How Many? How Strong?

How Many? How Strong?

Surveying the women motorcycling community There are two aspects of the term of empowerment. The first is to give someone power to act with authority, and the second is to promote self-actualization and its influence. This survey is designed to examine both aspects for women motorcyclists and also co-riders (passengers). Here you can give voice […]

“ Get out and Ride” Month Kicks off this weekend!

“ Get out and Ride” Month Kicks off this weekend!

Throughout the month of April, hundreds of thousands of American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) members will be enjoying the thrill of motorcycling during “AMA Get Out and Ride! Month.” Launching officially this weekend, AMA Get Out and Ride! Month highlights a different theme each week on the AMA’s Facebook page. The theme for the first week […]

U.S. Senate votes to preserve Recreational Trails Program

U.S. Senate votes to preserve Recreational Trails Program

  The U.S. Senate has approved a bill that extends the embattled Recreational Trails Program (RTP) that provides funding for trails, and the federal motorcyclist safety grant program, for nearly two more years, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports. "Motorcyclists and all-terrain vehicle riders by the thousands spoke about the benefits of the Recreational Trails […]

Hall of Famer, World Roadracing Champion Kevin Schwantz headlines AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Breakfast at Daytona Fundraiser

Hall of Famer, World Roadracing Champion Kevin Schwantz headlines AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Breakfast at Daytona Fundraiser

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is pleased to announce that 1993 World Roadracing Champion Kevin Schwantz will be the featured guest at its annual Breakfast at Daytona fundraiser, set for the Friday of Bike Week, March 16, at the Daytona 500 Club in the infield of Daytona International Speedway. Tickets are available for $75, […]

Proposal to force states to pass mandatory helmet laws……

Proposal to force states to pass mandatory helmet laws……

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — 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 […]

2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference set for July 26-29 in Carson City, Nev.

2012 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference set for July 26-29 in Carson City, Nev.

Nowhere is the passion and dedication of women motorcyclists more apparent than at an AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference. The popular event returns July 26-29, 2012, this time in Carson City, Nev. — one of the West’s premier motorcycling destinations. The AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference focuses on educating, encouraging, inspiring and mentoring […]

Master bike restorers, collectors display two-wheeled art at Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d’Elegance

Master bike restorers, collectors display two-wheeled art at Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d’Elegance

Master bike restorers, collectors display two-wheeled art at Motorcycle Hall of Fame Dave Mungenast Memorial Concours d’Elegance LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Classic, historic and gorgeous motorcycles were on full display at the Las Vegas’ Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa Saturday, Nov. 19, when more than 100 bikes took center stage at the 2011 Motorcycle […]

AMA Visa Card Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, inducts five motorcycling greats……

AMA Visa Card Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, inducts five motorcycling greats……

Five outstanding motorcyclists took their place in history Friday, Nov. 18, at the 2011 AMA Visa Card from Capital One Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, presented by KTM, held here at the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa. Hosted by actor and motorcyclist Perry King, the event kicked off the AMA Visa Card Legends […]

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