Friday, December 21, 2018

Travis Pastrana named American Motorcyclist Association 2018 Motorcyclist of the Year

Racer, daredevil, philanthropist shined positive light on motorcycling 

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Dec. 21, 2018

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PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association 2018 Motorcyclist of the Year is Travis Pastrana, a professional motocross racer turned action sports daredevil and charity fundraiser.

Awarded annually, the AMA Motorcyclist of the Year designation recognizes the individual or group that had the most profound impact on the world of motorcycling in the previous 12 months.

For one night in July, Pastrana captured the imagination of millions worldwide as he completed three motorcycle jumps in Las Vegas. The jumps were inspired by similar attempts by legendary daredevil Evel Knievel in the late 1960s and the 1970s.

Pastrana is a Charter Life Member of the AMA, signifying 25 years of continuous membership in the association.

"Few things or people in motorcycling today capture the fascination of today's youth like Knievel did for me as a boy," AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman said. "Travis Pastrana's performance no doubt captured the attention of young people in a way that hasn't been done since the days of Knievel.

"He drew positive attention to motorcycling through mainstream media in a manner that helps to promote motorcycling and the motorcycle lifestyle," Dingman explained. "It is for this reason that the AMA Board of Directors has named Travis Pastrana the 2018 AMA Motorcyclist of the Year."

In addition to his high-profile Las Vegas stunts, Pastrana raised awareness of the devastation caused to Puerto Rico by Hurricane Maria and helped raise money to rebuild motocross tracks, homes and a school playground.

Pastrana's career in extreme sports began as one of the country's top amateur motocross racers. Pastrana won his first AMA amateur national championship at the AMA Amateur Motocross Nationals at Loretta Lynn's Ranch in 1994. In all, Pastrana won five AMA amateur titles before being awarded the AMA Motocross Horizon Award in 1999, presents annually to an amateur racer poised for excellence in the pro ranks.

The full story of Pastrana's efforts can be found in the January issue of American Motorcyclistmagazine. 

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. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. 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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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

DCNR Connector Trail Update - Bloody Skillet to Whiskey Springs

In mid December a group of folks met who are fueling the dream of  the North Central Pa Trail Initiative in Pennsylvania which will eventually open over 1400 miles of legal OHV riding here.

Clinton County Commissioner Jeff Snyder opens the meeting.

It was just five short years ago when some folks from the Central Mountains ATV Association and the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails met with the DCNR and other local legislators, tourism committees, business owners and local residents to present their dream of creating a network of legal riding here in Pa similar to the Hatfield McCoy Trail System in WV.

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To date the CMATVA has helped legalize, sign and maintain 688 miles of legal riding in Pa. The goal with the help of Governor Wolfs recent signing of the Fiscal Code HB 1929 is to have 1400 miles of legal riding running from the Snow Shoe Rails to Trails the whole way to the NY state line by 2024.

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DCNR representative Albright brings the team up to date on the Renovo Connector Trail.

One of the first phases of the development is to link the Bloody Skillet to the Whiskey Springs state trail system through the town of Renovo by April of 2020.  Representative Albright showed the options that the DCNR is working on to meet the deadline.

The Central Mountains ATV Association has led the charge to make this trail system a reality.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

CMATVA Delivers Over 450 Toys for Clinton County Kids

December 9, 2018 - Mill Hall, Pa

Each year the Central Mountains ATV Association holds a ride in early November in Benezette, Pa to view the wild elk herds there. The only requirement to ride is to bring a new toy to donate to the Mark the Shark Toy Drive.

The Central Mountains ATV Association has been donating toys to the "Mark The Shark"
Toy Drive from 92.1 WSQV in Lock Haven, Pa for the last seven years.

The CMATVA uses their barrel train to deliver the toys at the Mill Hall, Pa Walmart.

 This year even the Grinch stopped by to help the association members deliver a record 461 toys to Mark the Shark for the children of Clinton County.

Thanks to the crew that came out in the cold this year to help.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

43rd Annual MAMA MX Banquet

In early December the Mid Atlantic Motocross Association (MAMA) celebrated their 2018 champions at the Clarion Resort Fountainbleau Hotel in Ocean City, MD. This association began as a youth racing organization many years ago and continues to offer competition for all ages and classes of racers.

There are classes for just about every age and experience level.

Operating within AMA District 7 - MAMA runs the motocross efforts of this group. Each year they offer a 12 round series in the Mid Atlantic region of the country. You can get more details including class structures, schedules etc at:

This group of racers had perfect attendance in 2018 and that's saying something 
given this past years weather conditions.

Thanks to the 2018 MAMA Board and Staff for keeping this year together.

MAMA was formed 43 years ago to cater to the youth racer.

Ethan Baran would be the big winner this year winning two class championships along with several special awards including Sportsman of the Year.

The girls killed it this year.

Special thanks to the 50 plus class for setting the example.

The 2018 Pitbike Champions.

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