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AMA presents 17 MVP awards

28 November 2000

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is 
pleased to announce the presentation of 17 new Most Valuable People (MVP) 
awards this week.
The awards are bestowed on persons, places, patrons or publications that 
have, in the opinion of the AMA Board of Trustees Awards Committee, 
advanced the cause of motorcycling in America or improved the enjoyment of 
motorcycling. These awards represent the continuing tradition of 
recognizing efforts to promote a brighter image of motorcycling.
?       The Journal News - White Plains, N.Y., for a series on motorcycles (July, August 2000)
?       Press & Sun Bulletin - Binghamton, N.Y., for a story on AMA Charter Life member Bill Roe and 
his wife: "Easy riders" (Sept. 2000) 
?       Bill Roe - AMA Charter Life member who pitched a story idea to the Binghamton, 
N.Y., Press & Sun-Bulletin: "Easy riders" (Sept. 2000)
?       The Plain Dealer - Cleveland, Ohio, for a story on motorcycling demographics: "Business of 
biking climbs the social ladder" (Sept. 24, 2000) 
?       The Union-News - Springfield, Mass., for two stories on the re-birth of Indian 
motorcycles (Oct. 15, 2000) 
?       The Columbus Dispatch and reporter John McNeely - Columbus, Ohio, for a story on Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum: 
"Training wheels" (May 31, 2000) 
?       Great Falls Tribune - Great Falls, Mont., for an editorial: "Motorcycle dealership 
'outstanding'" (Sept. 19, 2000) 
?       The News Journal -  Daytona Beach, Fla., for a story on U.S. Senate candidate Willie Logan 
and his motorcycle: "Senate hopeful rides into B-CC" (June 2, 2000) 
?       Brian Neale - Journalist, for a series of motorcycle-related articles in the Chicago 
Tribune (2000) 
?       Mike Salisbury - Journalist, for a story in Forbes magazine on motorcycle off-road 
adventure: "Inca Roads" (Summer 2000) 
?       Robin Mayes - Journalist, for a story in Business First on a motorcycle businessman: 
"Have tools, will travel," Columbus, Ohio (June 30, 2000)
?       Aaron P. Frank - Journalist, for a story "Fuel Cafe" in Motorcycle Product News (Sept. 
?       Wayne Hanson - Editor, for an editorial in Government Technology: "Fact finding road 
trip" (Aug. 2000)
?       Jim Sulski - Journalist, for a story in the Chicago Tribune on the AMA and 
off-road/government relations (July 23, 2000)
?       Rob McCurdy - Journalist, for a story in the News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio on AMA 
Superbike Races - News Journal in Mansfield, Ohio (July 2000)
?       Outdoor Life Network - For their  "To the Edge" program featuring responsible dirt bike riding