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American Motorcyclist Association Petition Calls for Return of Lane-Splitting Guidelines

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The American Motorcyclist Association has initiated a petition drive in attempt to convince the California Office of Administrative Law to allow state agencies to once again disseminate important information on safely and responsibly executing the motorcycling technique called lane splitting. A recent Office of Administrative Law order resulted in the California Highway Patrol, the Department of Motor Vehicles and other ...

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Complaint Forces CHP to Remove Lane-Splitting Guidelines from Website

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The California Highway Patrol and other state government agencies have been forced to remove information from their websites that was intended to help motorcyclists safely execute the allowed lane-splitting maneuver due to a single complaint from a Sacramento man. Kenneth Mandler, a longtime state employee who now conducts training sessions on how to get a state job, petitioned the California ...

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Ride to Work Day is Monday, June 16

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The 23rd annual worldwide Ride to Work Day will take place on Monday, June 16, and is expected to be one of the largest-ever, according to Ride to Work, the non-profit organization that coordinates this annual event. On Ride to Work Day, a much higher number of America’s 8,000,000 cycles and scooters are ridden to work. Some estimates put the ...

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AMA Launches Petition to End Federally Funded Motorcycle-Only Checkpoints

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The American Motorcyclist Association has launched a national petition drive to end federally funded motorcycle-only checkpoints. The petition provides an opportunity for motorcyclists to tell Congress that they object to these discriminatory, costly and ineffective motorcycle-only checkpoints. The AMA is calling on everyone to support federal legislation—the Stop Motorcycle Checkpoint Funding Act (S. 2078 and H.R. 1861)—by signing the AMA-sponsored online ...

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Harley-Davidson Launches Riding Academy, Expands Program Globally

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The new Harley-Davidson Riding Academy was unveiled Wednesday as the only national rider training program hosted by Harley-Davidson dealerships and conducted on an all-new Harley-Davidson motorcycles. “For years we’ve been delivering a life-changing, freedom-inspiring training experience,” said Angela Thundercloud, Harley-Davidson Rider Training Manager. “Now, we’re taking rider training to a new level by incorporating a Harley-Davidson motorcycle that students will ...

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Kansas Community College is First to Implement New MSF Basic RiderCourse

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The updated Motorcycle Safety Foundation Basic RiderCourse was launched in a Kansas suburb over the weekend as the next phase in motorcycle rider training. Johnson County Community College became the first site to use the new Basic RiderCourse that now includes online training, greater emphasis on rider behavior, and additional focus on emergency responses in real-world traffic. One of the ...

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MSF Offers Four New Courses for Free on iTunes U

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The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has launched four new iTunes U courses: “An Adventure in Motorcycle Physics,” “Dr. Ray’s Street Strategies,” “Dr. Ray’s Guide to Group Riding” and “Dr. Ray’s Seasoned Rider.” These four courses address a wide variety of motorcycle tips and strategies to help motorcyclists sharpen their skills, make wise choices on the road and become riders of good ...

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Rider Blog: Good Samaritans

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As experienced dual-sport/adventure riders, we knew to ride in a group, to be prepared with plenty of water and snacks, tools and first-aid kits, and multiple devices to communicate with the outside world. We had dealt with breakdowns and injuries in the past and knew how to handle the unexpected. But when a fellow rider got hurt and we called ...

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