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California Congresswoman Recognized for Stopping the Lead Ban

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Press Release
April 30, 2012

For spearheading the effort to stop the ban on youth ATVs and dirt bikes, the Motorcycle Industry Council presented California Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack with the Chairman’s Award for Outstanding Support of Youth Off-Highway Vehicle Riders. “The powersports industry is fortunate to have champions... Read more »

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar Presented With MIC Chairman’s Award

Klobuchar

Press Release
April 17, 2012

Amy Klobuchar, the senior senator from Minnesota, became the latest recipient of the Motorcycle Industry Council Chairman’s Award on April 13, 2012, for her invaluable efforts in stopping the ban on youth ATVs and dirt bikes, and for saving the Recreational Trails Program. For more than two years,... Read more »

Motorcycle Safety Foundation Video Illustrates the Benefits of Personal Protective Gear

Press Release
April 4, 2012

The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has released a new safety video highlighting the importance of motorcycle riders and their passengers wearing personal protective gear. “Fool’s Gear, Cool Gear,” based on the MSF’s popular safety poster of the same name, communicates a serious message... Read more »

Frightening Lightning

A motorcycle parked in the woods tring to keep dry in the rain.

Scott A. Williams
March 7, 2012

The lesson I learned as a Cub Scout is still with me: “When thunder roars, go indoors.” In a pinch, an enclosed automobile qualifies as “indoors” because its steel shell can channel a lightning strike around the occupants. Motorcyclists aren’t so fortunate. We’re exposed in a thunderstorm.... Read more »

Motorcycle Industry Council Offers Extensive New Tire Guide

MIC Tire Guide

Press Release
December 28, 2011

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 6, 2011 – For the first time ever, the Motorcycle Industry Council is offering the motorcycling community an in-depth tire guide. Developed in conjunction with leading motorcycle tire manufacturers, this extensive, 20-page street tire guide is designed to assist motorcyclists with... Read more »

Stayin’ Safe Advanced Rider Training

Rider Magazine
November 22, 2010

Left to right: Pete Tamblyn, Don Theile, Eric Trow, Jeff Abell, Bob Stallard, Chris Phillips, Ken Berendes and Bob McTavish on Stayin' Safe's inaugural Southern California Advanced Rider Training session. Last week Rider’s Riding Well columnist and motorcycle instructor Eric Trow was here... Read more »

Olympia Moto Sports Nova Hi Vis Safety Vest

Jerry Smith
October 21, 2010

There is as yet no solid, scientifically gathered, peer-reviewed evidence that loud pipes save lives. Loud clothing, however, is cited by several reputable studies—including the Hurt Report and a similar study conducted in New Zealand—as a probable contributing factor in the prevention of the sort... Read more »

DVD Review: Twist of the Wrist II

Rider Magazine
August 27, 2010

Twist of the Wrist II One of my first assignments for Rider was to attend and review the California Superbike School. My palms got sweaty and my chest tightened at the prospect of riding an unfamiliar sportbike on an unfamiliar racetrack for two days and interviewing the legendary Keith Code. I hadn’t... Read more »

Motorcycle Safety and Skills: Handling low-speed maneuvers

Low-speed motorcycle maneuvers

Bill Stermer
August 12, 2010

[Motorcycle Safety and Skills: Handling low-speed maneuvers was originally published in the February 2008 issue of American Rider] Attend any bike week event or rally and you’ll see riders doing things that make you nervous: paddling their feet at stops, duck-walking their bikes across gravel drives... Read more »

Ride for Life

Rider Magazine
July 7, 2010

I hadn’t realized I’ve developed a spiel for talking with motorcycling newbies until just the other day. Like most of you I take pride in being something of a Do-It-Yourselfer, except when it comes to washing windows. Unless the Yourself happens to be you, that is, and then I’m fine with it. Seeing... Read more »

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