American Motorcyclist Association Celebrates Independence Day and the Freedom to Ride

The AMA encourages drivers to watch for motorcyclists and
urges riders to use extra caution

PICKERINGTON, OH – July 1, 2022 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) –  Independence Day on July 4 presents the perfect time to stop and appreciate the hard-won freedoms we enjoy today, including the freedom to ride motorcycles. The American Motorcyclist Association pauses this Independence Day to celebrate the birthday of America while honoring those who’ve bravely served our great nation.

Despite rising fuel prices, many Americans plan to travel for the holiday, celebrating America’s independence with backyard barbecues, beach and lake trips, and cruises through the stunning scenery our country offers. The celebrations often end with a fireworks display at a local venue, which results in even more motorists on the roads on the evening of July 4.

“We urge drivers to watch for motorcyclists while traveling to and from the holiday’s celebrations, as more motorcyclists will likely be out enjoying the freedom of the road throughout the holiday weekend,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “We also encourage motorcyclists to use extra caution on the road.”

Impaired and distracted driving become more prevalent during holiday travel times. While this increases the risks to all motorists, motorcyclists are more vulnerable.

“The AMA reminds all motorists to not drink and drive,” Dingman added, “and motorcyclists need to heed that warning, too. We want everyone to arrive safely at their destination, so they’re able to enjoy their celebrations this holiday weekend.”

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. Besides offering members money-saving discounts on products and services, the AMA also publishes American Motorcyclist, a recently revitalized and monthly full-color magazine (and digital version of same) that covers current events and motorcycle history with brilliant photography and compelling writing. American Motorcyclist is also North America’s largest-circulation magazine. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit

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Source: American Motorcyclist Assocation

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