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American Motorcyclist Association Saddened by news of Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden’s Passing

Published on May 22, 2017 under Born To Ride
American Motorcyclist Association Saddened by news of Former MotoGP World Champion Nicky Hayden’s Passing
Condolences offered to Hayden's fiancé, family, friends PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association extends its deepest sympathies to the fiancé, family and friends of MotoGP world champion Nicky Hayden, who died today in a hospital in Italy. Hayden, 35, was injured May 17 when he was struck by a car while riding a bicycle during a training exercise along Italy's Rimini coast. He had competed in the Superbike World Championship races at Imola the previous weekend. "The loss of Nicky Hayden will be felt across the racing world, on the track and off," said AMA President and CEO Rob…
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American Flat Track California Bound For The Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile Presented By Cycle Gear

Published on May 18, 2017 under Blog
American Flat Track California Bound For The Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile Presented By Cycle Gear
Bryan Smith looks to score seven-straight Sacramento Mile wins; Harley-Davidson's Factory Flat Track Team ready to fire back   DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 18, 2017) – American Flat Track is approaching Turn 2 on its dash around four Miles in four weeks as the series heads to the Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile presented by Cycle Gear at the Cal Expo Fairgrounds in Sacramento, Calif., on May 20.   Located in one of flat track’s traditional hotbeds, the Sacto Mile is rich with Grand National Championship history and has been the site of many thrilling down-to-the-wire battles. The dominant force over the…
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The American Motorcyclist Association Congratulates Ryan Dungey on Successful Career

Published on May 17, 2017 under Born To Ride
The American Motorcyclist Association Congratulates Ryan Dungey on Successful Career
2017 AMA Supercross Champion Retires After Nine Professional AMA Titles PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Newly crowned 2017 AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey announced his formal retirement from motorcycle racing today at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., just 10 days after the conclusion of the 2017 AMA Supercross Championship. "The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates Ryan Dungey on his incredible racing success and thanks him for his many years as an outstanding member of the AMA," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "Ryan is truly one of the rare talents who rise to the top in motorcycle racing and maintains that excellence…
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Bryan Smith Takes Another Mile Win In Five-Lap Shootout With Teammate Brad Baker

Published on May 15, 2017 under Born To Ride
Bryan Smith Takes Another Mile Win In Five-Lap Shootout With Teammate Brad Baker
Shayna Texter ends win drought in an AFT Singles thriller   PHOENIX, Ariz. (May 13, 2017) – The Indian Wrecking Crew once again lived up to its moniker in the fourth round of the 2017 American Flat Track championship. The trio of factory riders secured a dominant sweep of the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines podium at the Law Tigers Arizona Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle. Leading the charge around Turf Paradise was reigning Grand National Champion Bryan Smith. Smith drew upon every last ounce of his trademark Mile magic to position his No. 1 Indian Motorcycle Racing…
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Robert Lighthizer confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative

Published on May 12, 2017 under Born To Ride
Robert Lighthizer confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative
American Motorcyclist Association demands immediate action on proposed tariff  PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association took immediate action upon the Senate confirmation of Robert Lighthizer as U.S. Trade Representative, sending Lighthizer a letter demanding he remove European motorcycles from a tariff proposal related to U.S. beef exports. The AMA also called on its members to inundate Lighthizer with their objections to a plan to place a 100 percent tariff on motorcycles imported from the European Union with an engine size between 51cc and 500cc. The European motorcycles were included in a long list of items that would be the…
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American Flat Track heads west for the Law Tigers Arizona Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle

Published on May 11, 2017 under Born To Ride
American Flat Track heads west for the Law Tigers Arizona Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle
The battle for the American Flat Track Grand National Championship hits the big tracks     DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (May 11, 2017) – After a five-week break, American Flat Track returns with four straight Miles. Kicking off the month of action on the big tracks is the Law Tigers Arizona Mile presented by Indian Motorcycle at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz., on May 13.   Picking up where they left off at the Charlotte Half-Mile, the battle for the AFT Twins presented by Vance & Hines title resumes between rivals Jared Mees (No. 9 Indian Motorcycle Rogers Racing Scout FTR750)…
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Your Voice Matters: Haley Veterans’ Hospital Needs Traffic Signal

Published on May 11, 2017 under Born To Ride
Your Voice Matters: Haley Veterans’ Hospital Needs Traffic Signal
445+ Signers: Tampa Veterans' Hospital - Remove the Danger   The James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, Florida, is one of the finest VA hospitals in the nation. The hospital treats both veterans and active duty wounded and injured. University of South Florida (USF) Medical and Nursing Students train at this hospital, and the USF Medical Library is at the same intersection as this Veterans' Hospital.   However, there is one major problem. The main entrance/exit to this hospital and the USF Medical Library Staff parking lot is at one of the most dysfunctional / potentially dangerous intersections in Tampa. Currently, there are no traffic…
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Team Roberts Returns To The Legendary Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile On May 20

Published on May 10, 2017 under Blog
Team Roberts Returns To The Legendary Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile On May 20
Kenny Roberts Sr.’s famous Yamaha TZ750 also to make a special appearance, ridden by 2000 Grand National Champion Joe Kopp SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 10, 2017) - SDI Racing’s Steve and Vince Delorenzi, promotors of the Harley-Davidson Sacramento Mile presented by Cycle Gear, are proud to announce “King” Kenny Roberts’ return to the “Sac Mile” as the Honorary Grand Marshall on May 20. Sharing Grand Marshall duties with the flat track and road racing legend will be another Roberts - his son and fellow World Champion Kenny Roberts, Jr. “Thrilled would be an understatement,” said Steve Delorenzi, CEO of SDI Insulation/SDI…
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Roll with Us: Ace Cafe Orlando Sets World Premier for May 19

Published on May 8, 2017 under Blog
Roll with Us: Ace Cafe Orlando Sets World Premier for May 19
Grand opening weekend for the first Ace Cafe in the USA features cool cars and hot bikes, charity ride, motorcycle raffle, special guests, free rock ‘n roll concerts, site-wide giveaways, activities, and more ORLANDO, FL – Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: Ace Cafe Orlando, the first North American location of the celebrated London-based cafe, makes its world debut on Friday, May 19. Guests are invited to kick-start the grand opening weekend of the all-new, full-throttle, rock ‘n roll destination Ace Cafe with a cuppa coffee and tea when the Ace officially opens its doors to the public on Friday…
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