North Yorkshire Police said the motorcyclist was Alex Boorman, 27, from Thirsk.
The crash happened shortly after 7.30pm on Thursday and involved a black Suzuki Motorcycle and a blue Vauxhall Viva.
Three other people were injured, including the 22-year-old driver of the Vauxhall.
A spokesman said: "Police investigations into the incident are continuing and a file has been prepared for the coroner.
"The 22-year-old man arrested in connection with this collision has been released under investigation while enquiries continue."