October 18, 2017

October 2, 2017

Join us in Port Dover, Ontario on Friday, October 13th for the 8th Annual Day of Remembrance for motorcyclists who have been killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads.

Many of you will be making the traditional visit of motorcyclists to Port Dover on a Friday the 13th and you are invited to visit our commemorative Tree and Rock of Remembrance in Kinsmen Park on Hwy 6. Our moment of reflection, conducted by CMA Vice President, Holly Ralph, will take place at 1:00 pm.

The Canadian Motorcycle Association joins with other major National, Provincial, Territorial and NGO agencies who are participating in annual road safety events.

Let us know if you intend to be there.


Venez nous joindre à Port Dover, Ontario, vendredi le 13 octobre pour la 8ème journée annuelle du Souvenir pour les motocyclistes qui ont été tué ou sérieusement blessé sur les routes canadiennes.

Plusieurs d'entre vous se rendront pour leur traditionnelle visite de motocyclistes à Port Dover ce vendredi 13 et nous vous invitons à visiter notre Monument et arbre commémoratif au Park Kinsmen sur le Hwy 6. Notre moment de réflexion, dirigé par la Vice- Présidente de la CMA, Holly Ralph, aura lieu à 1:00 pm.

L'Association Motocycliste Canadienne se joint aux autres majeures agences nationales, provinciales, territoriales et organisations non gouvernementales, qui participent aux épreuves annuelles de sécurité routière.

Laissez-nous savoir si vous avez l'intention d'y participer.

September 29, 2017

Left to Right: Jody and Bonnie Varey, Mark Melcher, Diane Huston, Holly Ralph (Vice President of the CMA)

September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017

KTM Press Release - August 30, 2017

Round 7 - KTM RC Cup Championship

Pittsburgh, PA. - Round seven of the 2017 KTM RC Cup Championship, held in conjunction with the 2017 AMA MotoAmerica/FIM North American Road Racing Championship, made its way to the Pittsburgh international Race Complex and JP43 Junior Team's Alex Dumas came away with a massive double victory taking his first career victory wire-to-wire and winning the next on a last-lap pass.

Pre-race qualifying was once again topped by Quarterly Racing/On Track Development's Benjamin Smith (the current RC Cup points leader) with Dumas chasing him down for second at .459 seconds back. Third fastest went to CSVMoto's Cory Ventura (currently second in points) at 1.073 seconds off the fastest pace set by Smith. The top six qualifiers at the Pittsburgh stop were all within 1.4 seconds at the end of qualifying, ensuring plenty of close racing to come.

Dumas started race one with a statement, bolting away from the line to take the Holeshot while the pre-race speed of Smith was shuffled back through the pack. Soon, it was Smith's Quarterly Racing/On Track Development teammate Jackson Blackmon battling Ventura for second. While they fought it out up front, Aces High Racing's Dylan Deutschlander and the Quarterly Racing ride of Draik Beauchamp moved forward through the grid. Smith, working hard to gain ground from a poor start and opening laps, ended up crashing on an outside pass, forcing him to finish with zero points on the race. This put Beauchamp and Deutschlander into fourth and fifth with Savage Racing's Sean Ungvarsky joining the fray. On the last lap, Blackmon made his move on Ventura for second stick and put down a blistering lap (the first to dip into the 1:59's all weekend), nearly passing Dumas at the line with a gap of only .045 seconds.

The race victory was Dumas' first after two runner-up finishes this year.

"In the end, it surprised me Jackson was right behind me and coming so fast," Dumas Said "I thought it was Benjamin and Cory and then when I saw Benjamin off the track I thought it was just Cory behind me and I didn't look back. I've been here once to do an endurance race so I knew the track pretty well and my bike setup was perfect today and I had a lot of fun."

Race two took off and Ventura grabbed the Holeshot from the grid. His time up front was to be short-lived as Dumas looked to capitalize on his first race momentum and made a pass into the lead on the first lap. Behind him, Smith and Blackmon followed with Smith looking to rebound from a rare race result outside the points. In the first lap-and-a-half, Smith, Dumas, Ventura and Beauchamp put a gap on Blackmon, Deutschlander and Ungvarsky. But almost immediately a red flag stopped the action on lap two. With a grid-and-go restart ordered and eight laps to go, Dumas made his move to the front and the battle began between himself and Blackmon, Smith and Ventura. Beauchamp slipped back into fifth, losing touch with the tight group of the top four.

On the final lap, Smith passed Ventura for third, allowing Blackmon and Dumas to scrap for the win. Dumas mad a final-lap pass for the lead and held Blackmon to second with Smith salvaging his weekend with a third in race two. Cory Ventura finished fourth with Beauchamp locking down fifth.

The double victory for Dumas was a rare accomplishment. Only the championship leader Smith has done so before this season.

"It was a perfect weekend," Dumas said. "I was good in practice and qualifying and all weekend long I held a good position in the races. I'm very happy with the setup and the way my mechanic prepped my bikes. We've worked hard to get it all right and I feel confident we can carry this momentum to the next race.

Next Event: New Jersey Motorsports Park / September 9-10, 2017

KTM RC Cup Race 1 Results
1. Alex Dumas
2. Jackson Blackmon
3. Cory VenturaZ
4. Draik Beauchamp
5. Sean Ungvarsky

KTM RC Cup Race 2 Results
1. Alex Dumas
2. Jackson Blackmon
3. Benjamin Smith
4. Cory Ventura
5. Draik Beauchamp

KTM RC Cup Championship Point Standings
1. Benjamin Smith (208)
2. Cory Ventura (184)
3. Jackson Blackmon (176)
4. Alex Dumas (173)
5. Draik Beauchamp (165)

Text by Jen Kenyon - Marketing Communication Manager - KTM North America, Inc.
Photos by Brian J Nelson. French version available upon request.

Press Release - August 25, 2017


Due to the recently announced plans for the 2018 season, and to assure the smooth integration of the Arenacross events into the overall events schedule, Jetwerx has postponed that series, originally planned for the fall of this year.

The CMA looks forward to 2018 when Arenacross, Supercross and Motocross will all be included in the Jetwerx programme.



Concernant les plans récemment annoncés pour la saison 2018, et afin d'assurer l'intégration en douceur des épreuves d'Arenacross dans la cédule des épreuves, Jetwerx a reporté ses séries, qui étaient planifiées pour l'automne prochain.

La CMA anticipe l'année 2018 lorsque les épreuves d'Arenacross, Supercross et Motocross seront incluses dans le programme Jetwerx.

The Buettner Family, Ghost Riders Club MRSI Challenge 2017!

June 9, 2017

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June 19, 2017

The CMA understands the disappointment of Canadian fans upon learning that the schedule for next year does not include Toronto.

We assure everyone that the only reason is that Rogers will be undergoing extensive renovations, making the venue unavailable to Feld in 2018.


LA CMA comprend le désappointement des fans canadiens en apprenant que la cédule pour l'an prochain n'inclue pas Toronto.

Nous voulons vous assurer que la seule raison est que Rogers subira de majeures rénovations, ce qui rendra l'endroit impossible d 'accès pour Feld en 2018.

FIM Press Release - June 13, 2017

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship

2018 Calendar

March 6, 2017

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Canada Safety Council Press Release - February 27, 2017

OTTAWA, ON (February 27, 2017) - The Canada Safety Council announced today that all participants at their Canada-wide motorcycle rider training programs will get a custom "Made in Ottawa" lifesaving Medical Data Carrier for their helmets.

The Medical Data Carrier is a unique, bilingual, medical Information system that provides critical lifesaving data about the wearer as well as crucial family contact information in the event of an emergency.

"We're really excited to be able to add such a simple and effective safety tool to our rider kits," said Jackie Barbe, Traffic Safety Program Coordinator at the Canada Safety Council. "Rider safety is always our number one priority, whether they're getting on a motorcycle for the first time or gaining experience post-course. Being able to provide useful information to first responders in case a rider gets injured after course completion definitely falls into that category."

The Medical Data Carrier is always attached to the left side of the motorcycle helmet. Information as to the rider's identity and medical history including such things as allergies, medications, blood type and pre-existing medical conditions will assist trained first responders to expedite the crucial triage stage of an injured motorcyclist's care. A warning on the outside of the carrier, written in bold, warns Good Samaritan responders to leave helmet removal to those trained in the proper technique. Improper removal can result in collateral injury, paralysis or worse.

"The Canada Safety Council have once again raised the bar on rider safety," stated Steve Reed, President of Medical Data Carrier IM Inc. "We are so pleased to have been selected by the CSC to provide students registered in the Gearing Up motorcycle program with our emergency preparedness solution."

Since 1974 the Canada Safety Council has been the leader in the development of professional, accredited motorcycle rider training programs for Canadians. The flagship rider training program is Gearing Up, the acknowledged national benchmark for novice rider training. It is offered through a national network of provincial and local organizations, and is recognized by the motorcycle industry, federal and provincial governments, insurers and private organizations across Canada.

For more information and course locations visit our Rider Training site at

February 22, 2017

During the FIM Commissions Conference which took place in Geneva on February 11th and 12th, CMA CEO Marilynn Bastedo presented our Fulvio Callimaci Supporters Award to Nuno Trepa Leita, President of Moto Clube do Porto, seen here with the President of the Portuguese Federation, Manuel Marinheiro.

Moto Clube do Porto members provided daily assistance to our Honourary President John Pineo, and his wife Beth, when they were hospitalized following a serious accident in Portugal in September.


Press Release - February 17, 2017

Two of Canada's major motocross promoters will sanction their premier events with the Canadian Motorcycle Association beginning with the 2017 season. The agreement includes a listing on the FIM North America calendar which will bring the Canadian programme to the main stage of world motocross competition.

The Parts Canada TransCan Grand National CMA Amateur National Championships and FIM North America Continental Cup at Walton, and the Rockstar Energy CMA National Championship/FIM North America Championship Arenacross series begins a new era for teams and riders. They can expect the same great experience that they have had in the past, along with the veracity offered by CMA/FIM North America.

"Walton Raceway is thrilled to elevate the Parts Canada TransCan Grand National Motocross to the status of CMA National Championship and FIM North America Continental Cup level. FIM recognition is the highest honour in motocross. From Supercross to MXGP and the Motocross of Nations, they are the elite events of the world. Motocross racers in Canada deserve to be a part of it", said Brett Lee, Owner/Operator of Walton Raceway.

Jetwerx International is moving into its third season of racing come fall 2017, and they are once again taking a huge step forward in bringing elite racing to Canadian racers and enthusiasts. The Valvoline Live Broadcast online in year one, then MAV TV taking the show across North America for the fans and showcasing Canadian Talent in year two, and now with CMA and FIM North America recognition, sanction and branding, it could be their biggest leap forward yet.

"Since day one of our quest to make Canadian motocross better, Jetwerx has been about the growth of our sport and helping riders climb onto the world stage. FIM North America and the CMA, as well as Walton Raceway, share in that goal, and together we will make that vision happen", said Justin Thompson, CEO of Jetwerx International.

CMA CEO and President of FIM North America, Marilynn Bastedo remarked. "This is the start of a new future for Canadian Motocross. We are delighted to be working with promoters who have the best intentions for the riders, which has always been the mandate of our association."

Joe Godsall, CMA President, stated "This new relationship and the attitude of the key people in this resurgence, is positive and optimistic and all about making Canada and Canadian riders into a real presence on the world stage".

Watch for updates on these series in the near future, as well as a number of new programs to be rolled out in the next 2 to 3 years.

Please check to find out details of the Press Conference that will happen March 4th, 2017, at the Toronto Supercross with regards to this announcement.

This release is jointly issued by Walton Raceway, Jetwerx International and the Canadian Motorcycle Association

About FIM North America.
FIM NA is the continental union established by FIM in 1998 with the mandate to develop continental activity as a step for riders to reach world championship level participation.

About the Canadian Motorcycle Association
CMA is the national governing body for motorcycling and as a member of the Federation Internationale de Motocycliste and FIM North America, is responsible for carrying out the mandate of the FIM and FIM NA to oversee and develop motorcycling in Canada.

17 février 2017

Deux de nos prestigieux promoteurs canadiens en Motocross sanctionneront leurs premières épreuves avec l'Association Motocycliste Canadienne durant la saison 2017. L'entente sera affichée sur le calendrier FIM nord-américain, ce qui porte le programme canadien au stage mondial de compétition motocross.

Les championnats nationaux amateurs CMA Parts Canada TransCan Grand National et la Coupe Nord-Américaine Continentale FIM de Walton, de même que les séries de Championnat National CMA Rockstar Energy/ et le Championnat Arenacross Nord-Américain FIM commencent une nouvelle époque pour les équipes et les compétiteurs. Ils peuvent s'attendre à la même grande expérience vécue dans le passé, ainsi que la même véracité offerte par la CMA/FIM Nord América.

" Walton Raceway est très heureux d'élever le Grand Motocross national " Parts Canada Trans Can " au statut de championnat National CMA et au niveau de la Coupe continentale Nord-Américaine FIM. La reconnaissance de la FIM est le plus grand honneur en Motocross. Du Supercross au MXGP et le Motocross des Nations, ils sont les épreuves élites du monde. Les compétiteurs de Motocross du Canada méritent d'en faire partie " mentionne Brett Lee, propriétaire/ opérateur de Walton Raceway.

Jetwerx International entre dans sa troisième saison de compétition à l'automne 2017, et fait une fois de plus, un grand saut en incluant les enthousiastes et coureurs canadiens. Le Valvoline Live Broadcast la première année, puis MAV TV télédiffusant le show à travers l'Amérique du Nord pour les spectateurs et divulgant le talent canadien la deuxième année, et maintenant sanctionnée et approuvée avec la reconnaissance de la CMA et FIM Nord América, ce qui pourrait être leur plus grand saut jusqu'ici.

" Dès le premier jour, notre but était d'améliorer le motocross canadien, et Jetwerx avait pour mission de faire grandir notre sport et aider les coureurs à grimper au niveau mondial. La FIM Nord América et la CMA, de même que Walton Raceway, partagent le même objectif, et ensemble, nous atteindrons cette vision " dit Justin Thompson, CEO de Jetwerx International.

La directrice générale de la CMA et présidente de FIM Nord América, Marilynn Bastedo remarque " C'est le début d'un nouveau futur pour le Motocross Canadien. Nous sommes très heureux de travailler avec des promoteurs qui ont le meilleur intérêt des coureurs, ce qui a toujours été le mandat de notre association ".

Joe Godsall, président de l'AMC, a déclaré: "Cette nouvelle relation et l'attitude des gens clés dans cette résurgence sont positives et optimistes et tout cela fait de la présence canadienne et canadienne une présence réelle sur la scène mondiale".

Surveillez les dates de ces séries dans un futur prochain, de même qu'un bon nombre de nouveaux programmes qui se dérouleront dans les 2 et 3 prochaines années.

Veuillez consulter pour connaître les détails de la conférence de presse qui se tiendra le 4 mars 2017 au Supercross de Toronto en ce qui concerne cette annonce.

Ce communiqué est publié conjointement par Walton Raceway, Jetwerx International et la Canadian Motorcycle Association

La FIM Nord América
La FIM NA est une union continentale établie par la FIM en 1998 avec mandat de développer une activité continentale comme premier pas pour les coureurs, dans le but d'atteindre le niveau de participation nécessaire au championnat mondial.

L'Association Motocycliste Canadienne
La CMA est un corps gouvernant national pour motocyclisme et un membre de la Fédération Internationale de Motocycliste et FIM Nord América. La CMA est responsable de faire en sorte que le mandat de la FIM et FIM NA soit respecté outre-mer et développer le motocyclisme au Canada.

December 16, 2016

On the occasion of the Annual Meeting held in Hamilton, Ontario on December 11th, the members of the Board of Directors, the CMA members present, and the staff celebrated a milestone 70th anniversary. Formed in 1946, just after the end of the Second World War, the Canadian Motorcycle Association--host of countless titled events including FIM World Championships, FIM North America Championships, National Championships and Provincial Championships, as well as facilitating thousands of local activities--enters its 8th decade with a renewed dedication to looking after the needs of Canada's motorcyclists.

This responsibility is shared with our partners, the organizers of CMA sanctioned events across the country, to whom we owe the deepest gratitude for sharing our commitment to the sport and leisure riders.

The meeting also provided the backdrop for the announcement of the awards and distinctions decided by the Board of Directors.

President, Joseph Godsall announced that, as had been done at our 60th Anniversary in 2006, the Directors are awarding appointments of distinction, this time to two individuals.

David Hewgill, as Honourary President, and Paul Imrie as Honourary Vice President join the ranks of other individuals who have played a prominent role in the life of the CMA. Over the course of 3 decades for David and 5 decades for Paul they have served in many capacities at club, regional and national levels.


Vice President Holly Ralph informed the members about the 2016 Annual Awards.

(named in memory of a special supporter of CMA in Quebec and awarded to a person or group who has supported or promoted the CMA and motorcycling in an exceptional way)

  When CMA Honourary President John Pineo and his wife Beth were seriously injured in Portugal, they were in hospital in Portugal for over 5 weeks before being able to return home.
During the entire 5+ weeks, members of the club arranged for almost daily visits; took them fruit and pastries, kept in contact with doctors and other staff; took care of laundry needs and accompanied them to the airport to ensure all went well for the return home.
Porto is located 70 km from the hospital.
A remarkable example of exceptional support for their fellow motorcyclists!

(donated by the Matthews family and awarded to the current rider who demonstrates the qualities of good sportsmanship)

 Formerly an off road competitor and now involved in Trials, an unusual set of circumstances required that CMA ask him to step aside as a candidate for the Trial des Nations Team, even though his application was in order and he was well qualified to be nominated.
Brian agreed immediately and attended the event as a minder for the selected team members. He also emphasized that he had no expectation that his actions would automatically qualify him for a position on the 2017 team.
Sportsmanship at its finest!


   Shelby Turner, Barons, Alberta

Shelby is the first woman to receive this award, given to the rider who has the best performance at the ISDE.


Robyn Ham, White City, Saskatchewan
Mini Road Racing

Tino Marin, Calgary, Alberta (no photo available)

Robyn and Tino share the honours for best performance in winning their respective championships.


A l'occasion de la réunion générale annuelle tenue à Hamilton, Ontario, le 11 décembre, les membres du Conseil des directeurs, les membres de la CMA présents, et le personnel ont célébré le 70ème anniversaire. Formée en 1946, juste après la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, l'Association Motocycliste Canadienne , hôtesse de multiples épreuves, incluant les Championnats mondiaux FIM, Championnats Nord Américain FIM, Championnats nationaux et provinciaux, de même que facilitant des milliers d'activités locales, entre dans sa 8ème décennie avec une nouvelle vigueur en vue de pourvoir aux besoins des motocyclistes du Canada.

Cette responsabilité est partagée avec nos partenaires, les organisateurs des épreuves sanctionnées par la CMA à travers le pays, à qui nous devons notre immense gratitude pour partager notre intérêt pour le sport et membres enthousiastes.

Lors de la réunion, nous avons aussi divulgué l'annonce des prix et distinctions choisis par le Conseil des directeurs.

Le président, Joe Godsall a annoncé que, comme nous l'avions fait lors de notre 60ème anniversaire en 2006, les directeurs ont accordé des nominations de distinction, cette fois, à deux individus.

David Hewgill, comme président honoraire, et Paul Imrie, comme vice-président honoraire joignent les rangs d'autres individus qui ont joué un rôle important dans la vie de la CMA. Au cours de 3 décennies pour David et 5 décennies pour Paul, ils ont tous deux servis dans plusieurs capacités au niveau régional et national.


La vice-présidente, Holly Ralph, a informé les membres des prix accordés pour 2016.

(nommé en mémoire d'un supporteur spécial de la CMA au Québec et accordé à une personne ou groupe qui a supporté et promu la CMA et le motocycliste d'une façon exceptionnelle)

 Lorsque John Pineo, président honoraire de la CMA , et sa femme Beth ont été sérieusement blessé au Portugal, ils ont été hospitalisé pour plus de 5 semaines avant d'être transféré chez eux.
Durant ces 5 semaines, les membres du Club ont planifié des visites presque journalières, leurs délivrant fruits et gâteries, s'informant auprès des docteurs et membres du personnel, prenant soin de leur lavage et les accompagnant à l'aéroport afin de s'assurer que leur retour chez eux se passe bien.
Porto est situé à 70 km de l'hôpital.
Un exemple remarquable de support exceptionnel pour leurs confrères motocyclistes!

(donné par la famille Matthews et accordé au coureur qui démontre les qualités de bonne camaraderie)

 Anciennement un coureur Off Road et maintenant impliqué dans le Trials, un concours de circonstances a fait que la CMA lui a demandé d'être candidat pour l'Equipe du Trials des Nations, même si son application était en bonne et due forme et il qu'il était bien qualifié pour la nomination.
Brian a accepté immédiatement et a participé à l'épreuve en tant qu'assistant pour les membres choisis pour l'Equipe. Il a aussi souligné qu'il ne s'attendait pas à ce que ces actions le qualifient automatiquement pour la position en 2017.
"Sportsmanship" à son plus haut point!


   Shelby Turner, Barons, Alberta

Shelby est la première femme à recevoir ce prix, accordé au coureur qui a la meilleure performance au ISDE


Robyn Ham, White City, Saskatchewan
Mini Road Racing

Tino Marin, Calgary, Alberta (pas de photo disponible)

Robyn et Tino partagent les honneurs pour meilleure performance en gagnant leurs championnats respectifs.

December 14, 2016

The Annual Meeting of members of the Canadian Motorcycle Association was held in Hamilton on Sunday, December 11th.

Elected to the Board of Directors with a mandate ending 2018 were:
   •   Scott Hewgill, Calgary, Alberta
   •   Holly Ralph, Ancaster, Ontario

Continuing in the second year of their mandate ending 2017 are:
   •   Joseph Godsall, White Rock, British Columbia
   •   Derek Thomas, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
   •   Benoit-Gilles Depont, Montreal, Quebec

At a Board of Directors Meeting held immediately after the AGM the following elections took place:
   •   President, Joseph Godsall
   •   Vice President, Holly Ralph
   •   Member Executive Committee, Derek Thomas


La réunion annuelle des membres de l'Association Motocycliste Canadienne s'est tenue à Hamilton dimanche le 11 décembre.

Elu au Conseil des directeurs avec un mandat se terminant en 2018:
   •   Scott Hewgill, Calgary, Alberta
   •   Holly Ralph, Ancaster, Ontario

Dans la deuxième année de leur mandat se terminant en 2017:
   •   Joseph Godsall, White Rock. Colombie Brittanique
   •   Derek Thomas, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
   •   Benoit-Gilles Depont, Montreal, Québec

Lors de la réunion des directeurs qui s'est tenue immédiatement après la réunion générale annuelle, les nominations suivantes ont eu lieu.
   •   Président, Joseph Godsall
   •   Vice Président, Holly Ralph
   •   Membre du Comité Exécutif, Derek Thomas

FIM Press Release - July 26, 2016

The FIM has joined the World Anti-doping Agency's "Say NO! to Doping" campaign, which offers International Sports Federations and anti-doping organisations a platform for pooling their efforts to keep sport clean.

During this campaign, the FIM will be focusing on awareness-raising and prevention among the riders, the teams and the public across all our disciplines. Let's say NO! to doping by sharing this clip on our communication platforms, during sporting events and on our social networks.

We are taking this opportunity to unveil the new FIM Ride Clean logo and to inform you that the anti-doping test results will be available online and regularly updated in the Ride Clean section of


La FIM rejoint la campagne Dis NON! au dopage initiée par l'Agence Mondiale Antidopage qui offre aux fédérations sportives internationales et aux organisations antidopage une plateforme leur permettant d'unir leurs efforts pour un sport propre.

Au cours de cette campagne la FIM mènera des actions de sensibilisation et de prévention auprès des coureurs, des équipes et du grand public dans toutes les disciplines. Ensemble disons NON ! au dopage en partageant ce clip vidéo sur nos plateformes de communication, pendant les événements sportifs et sur les réseaux sociaux.

Nous profitons de cette action pour vous présenter le nouveau logo FIM Ride Clean et vous informons que dorénavant les résultats des contrôles antidopage mis à jour seront disponibles dans la section Ride Clean du

October 19, 2015

The Canadian Motorcycle Association has designated Sunday, October 18th as the 6th Annual Day of Remembrance for motorcyclists who have been killed or seriously injured on Canadian roads.

No formal ceremony is planned but if you are in the area of Kinsmen Park on Hwy #6 in Port Dover, Ontario, please stop by the CMA Tree and Rock of Remembrance for a moment of reflection.

The CMA President, Joseph Godsall reminds us that "to commemorate this day our association arranged for a tree planting and commemorative stone and plaque at Port Dover. Every year the tree spreads its branches skyward as it continues to thrive. Hug the tree and pat the stone and remember all the good times you have shared".

Holly Ralph, CMA Vice President says that "it is always with sadness and great pride that I view the tree and memorial to fallen riders in Port Dover. I am proud that the CMA has a long history of promoting safe riding, but saddened by frequent news of rider deaths. Once again, I will be in Port Dover on Sunday to help remember those who have had accidents and to remind other riders of the importance of awareness and constant training. Please stop by Kinsmen Park whenever you are in the vicinity and help promote safe riding on a daily basis. Be safe my friends, and enjoy the ride!"

FIM Release - October 2, 2015

The final vote of the European Parliament (EU), meeting in full session in Strasbourg, has ratified the earlier vote taken in Brussels in July 2015 on the report by its Committee on Transport and Tourism on implementation of the 2011 European Commission White Paper. The report takes stock of progress made by the European Union in terms of transport policy since 2011 and presents proposals for the coming years.

For the FIM, the key statement in the report reads as follows:

"Motorcycles play a significant role in sustainable mobility, especially in urban areas where they contribute to tackling congestion and parking problems."

This is amply borne out by the situation in Rome, where 700,000 motorcycles are in regular use, and in Barcelona which has the second largest number of powered two wheelers. In north European cities too, we are witnessing increasing use of motorcycles.

The European Parliament now calls for more action to improve roads. The focus is not just on highways, but also on urban and rural roads where ninety percent of fatal collisions take place.

Other proposals include improved training for professional drivers, and promotion of post-licence training for all road users. The FIM welcomes this, as many of our member federations and allied organisations promote additional training for riders. It is good that at last this type of work is getting the recognition it deserves.

"The White Paper is not a new law", FIM Director of Public Affairs, John Chatterton-Ross said of the document. "But it sets the framework for the European institutions when it comes to legislation. This is welcome news for Europe's 38 million riders whose interests have for too long been ignored. This is a powerful message from the Parliament for riders of two-wheelers. When new legislation is proposed, be it at European or national level, if it is against motorcycling it is against this policy."

He added: "The FIM congratulates the rapporteur for this dossier, motorcycling MEP Mr Wim van de Camp from the Netherlands. This document is the result of many hundreds of hours of work over the past months."

John Chatterton-Ross - FIM Director of Public Affairs

AMA Press Release - May 6, 2015

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association and FIM North America express their appreciation to the Roadracing World Action Fund for providing soft-barrier deployment for MotoAmerica, an AMA and FIM North America Championship.

"Rider safety is paramount, and the support of the Roadracing World Action Fund is essential to ensuring rider safety at these events," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "Thanks to the Roadracing World Action Fund, the professional racers in MotoAmerica events will be better protected in the event of a crash."

Added FIM North America President Marilynn Bastedo: "The soft barriers are an invaluable rider safety feature, and we appreciate the generosity of the Roadracing World Action Fund and its donors to help alleviate potential injuries."

The Roadracing World Action Fund, a 503(c)3 tax-exempt charitable organization with a mission to help reduce rider injuries, provides soft barriers deployed at road race and dirt-track events. The inflated barriers are positioned in front of walls and other trackside obstacles and work like airbags to reduce the force of impact in the event of a rider crash.

The Roadracing World Action Fund was founded in 2001 by racer, team owner and publisher John Ulrich and to date has raised more than $1.3 million to deploy soft barriers at sanctioned events nationwide. To donate, or for more information about the charity, see

MotoAmerica holds exclusive rights to promote AMA and FIM North America professional road racing events. The series is reinvigorating motorcycle racing in North America, reintroducing the most exhilarating motorsport in history to fans while grooming a new generation of American and international racers for the world stage.

The next MotoAmerica round is May 15-17 at Virginia International Raceway in Danville, Va. For more information about the series, see

For more on AMA-sanctioned road racing, see