Motorcycle News Headlines: Daytona & More

Recent motorcycle news for motorcyclists

Daytona topless protest is a bust, but fatal accidents at the event are down. Hollister 4th of July Rally in financial trouble. New motorcycle reality show in the works. Motorcycle Halls of Fame to join forces.

**Daytona Topless Protest is a Bust **
The women felt going topless was part of biker culture and a political protest. The cops decided it was against the law. And it was the beginning of International Women's Week.
AZ Central
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL

**Hollister Rally in Trouble **
Central California's 4th of July rally at the site of the so-called Hollister Riots may be running out of gas and cash.
Gilroy Dispatch, CA

**Motorcycling Reality Show Coming **
Bravo is planning a show chronicling the around-the-world ride of actors Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman. They leave London, heading east, in April and plan to arrive in New York in July.
Reality TV World

**Fewer Accidents in Daytona **
Only five riders died at this year's Daytona motorcycle week, although there were apparently some related fatalities in the area outside Volusia County. Last year, when it rained most of the week, there were only two deaths, but there were 10 the year before. Four of the accidents appeared to be the rider's fault. The other hit a vehicle that made U-turn in front of him.
Daytona Beach News-Journal, FL
First Coast News, FL

**Two Motorcycle Halls of Fame to Merge **
The Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, co-located with the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, and the National Motorcycle Museum & Hall of Fame in Anamosa, Iowa, have signed an agreement to merge. The announcement, made at Daytona Bike Week, said both would keep their own management, locations and programs, but share the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum banner.
AMA DirectLink

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