youth bike ban

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youth bike ban

Postby chuckw » Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:31 am

Keep bringing this up, but not sure if anyone is interested. Act now if you want your kids or their kids to be able to enjoy our sport in the future - from ARRA.

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The sale of Youth sized ATVs and dirt bikes remains banned. We continue to need your help to persuade Congress to overturn the ban. In a January report to Congress the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) unanimously asked Congress to provide flexibility to grant exclusions that would permanently allow the sale of youth OHVs. Now it is time for Congress to act!

Click the Take Action link below to send a letter to your Members of Congress and to the Members of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation urging them to provide for a categorical exemption for youth OHVs or to provide the authority to CPSC to exclude youth OHVs from the law.

For more information please visit http://www.stopthebannow.com/

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Postby katie s » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:41 am

Email sent, and I'm calling too. Thanks for reminding us Chuck!

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Postby Tawmass » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:48 am

Can go here too:
http://www.omraoffroad.com/forum/viewto ... 3&start=45

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Postby vet86 » Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:30 pm

Email sent...Also go ahead and customize the response as to not get branded as a mass mailing.

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Postby YAMAHA 4 EVER » Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:23 am

yah. i ride a yamaha 85 and i was in the jr b last year. now im in the jr a this year. :ride :ride
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Postby chuckw » Tue Apr 13, 2010 8:20 pm

Latest on the youth bike ban -

http://www.cyclenews.com/articles/indus ... -lead-bans

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Postby YAMAHA 4 EVER » Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:53 am

Will Do!! :ride
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Postby chuckw » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:17 pm

Movement on the mini bike lead issue - cycle news article here:

http://www.cyclenews.com/articles/indus ... ea-meeting


Important section of the article here - use the ama site to send letters supporting the house bill -

Because the CPSEA is meant to cast a broad net over children's products covered by the original CPSIA, sweeping language and undefined phrases do not remedy the specific needs of the youth-model off-road motorcycle and ATV community," Moreland said. "AMA members and other motorcyclists need to contact their representatives and let them know that while we're on the right track for finding a solution, that this particular bill does not quite get us there."

Instead, Moreland advocated support for the U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-Mont.)-sponsored H.R. 1587. H.R. 1587 is separate legislation that would exempt youth-model motorcycles and ATVs from the lead-content limits in the CPSIA.

To contact members of Congress, go to AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Issues and Legislation > Rights (http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/leg ... sponse.asp), and enter your zip code in the space provided. A pre-written letter also is available to send to your Representative.

More information on the CPSIA, H.R. 1587, the CPSEA and what the AMA has been doing to fight the ban on youth motorcycles and ATVs can be found at AmericanMotorcyclist.com/news/story.asp?id=629&s=banner.

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Postby chuckw » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:52 am

latest news on this subject -

http://www.racerxonline.com/2011/01/25/ ... m-lead-law

Need to watch this and lean on our lawmakers to support this bill. We're only a few months away from the small bikes and quads being pulled from dealers again. More at the AMA site:

http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Rig ... ation.aspx

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Postby Cornfed » Sat Feb 05, 2011 9:18 am

Nice work Chuck. Ethan and I have met with all three Fed offices down here (DiFazio, Wyden and Merkeley) and spoke our piece. It's easy to make an appointment, just do it!
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Postby chuckw » Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:02 pm

Latest on the lead issue/kids bike ban.

http://www.omraoffroad.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=9762

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Postby chuckw » Sat Aug 13, 2011 6:55 am

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- In a victory for families who enjoy responsible motorized recreation, President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill to allow the sale of kids' off-highway vehicles (OHVs) to continue, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) reports.

On Aug. 12, Obama signed into law H.R. 2715, introduced by Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-Calif.) and G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.). The measure exempts kids' OHVs from the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008, known as the lead law.


Looks like we won this time! Thanks to all that sent letters, leaned on elected officials, etc.


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