Relaxation In Peace, Paul Schlegel (1938-2023)



With an AMA membership of greater than a half century, Schlegel served as an AMA Congressman for 50 years and was a member of the AMA Board of Trustees for 15 years. His lifelong ardour for motorcycling and his unwavering dedication to elevating the off-road self-discipline has made him an apparent nominee for the AMA Bike Corridor of Fame.

“Paul was one of many unsung heroes of the complete motorcycling business,” commented Davey Coombs, President, MX Sports activities Professional Racing. “He was progressive, inventive, and pushed to get as many individuals out driving bikes as he presumably may, regardless of the self-discipline. He was additionally a prolific rider himself, totaling over a million miles on street bikes. He additionally spent appreciable time on varied AMA districts, golf equipment, and boards, working to broaden and defend the rights of motorcyclists, each on- and off-road. The AMA Beginner Nationwide Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s, which he co-founded, is just a part of his legacy. Paul Schlegel deserves to be within the AMA Bike Corridor of Fame for that accomplishment alone, and I hope sooner or later that his lifetime’s work on behalf of motorcycling will likely be acknowledged with the lengthy overdue honor of his induction.”