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AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb: Register Now

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Motorcyclists Taking Action

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is hosting an event in Washington, D.C., the AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb, to send a resounding message to federal lawmakers that action is needed now to exclude kid-sized dirtbikes and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008.

The AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb takes place Thursday, May 26, at the nation’s Capitol in Washington, D.C. The AMA invites all young riders, their families and enthusiasts who want to help save the future of youth riding to attend this significant gathering.

It’s important that families planning to attend, or who may attend, register online by May 12 so that the AMA Government Relations staff can assist attendees with scheduling a meeting with their respective member of Congress.

Jessica Irving (AMA Grassroots Coordinator) says: “This is an extremely important event because the CPSIA will essentially ban the sale of kids’ off-highway vehicles [OHVs] if it isn’t changed before the end of the year. The good news is that there is a bill in Congress, H.R. 412, the ‘Kids Just Want to Ride Act,’ that would exempt kids’ dirtbikes and ATVs from the CPSIA.

“A well-attended AMA Family Capitol Hill Climb will help urge lawmakers to support the Kids Just Want to Ride Act. When a lot of us gather on the Capitol grounds, followed by one-on-one time with our legislators, we can send a clear message that families who recreate together are being harmed by the CPSIA.

“Action is needed now or else American families who love to recreate responsibly on OHVs will suffer.”

The CPSIA, commonly called the “lead law,” was designed to ban small toys with high lead content. However, because of broadly written language in the law, it has been interpreted to apply to all products for kids, including dirtbikes, bicycles, clothing and books.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling.

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