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Sep 17, 2013

AMA Motorcycle Hall Of Fame Offering Free Admission September 28

Current exhibits include AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Gallery, 2 Wheels + Motor: A Fine Art Exhibition and Dirt-Track! All-American Racing

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association Motorcycle Hall of Fame will open its doors free of charge on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, as part of Smithsonian magazine's ninth annual Museum Day. The nationwide event, "Museum Day Live!," offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution.

"Motorcycling's rich heritage is something that all motorcyclists are proud of, and we are excited to share our nation's two-wheeled story with all the members of our community as well as Smithsonian magazine readers and Smithsonian.com visitors on Sept. 28," said AMA Vice President of Operations Jeff Massey. "The stories of the amazing men and women who have defined our sport, lifestyle and business are exciting and inspiring. We're looking forward to showcasing these stories for all-comers during Museum Day Live!"

Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian's commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington D.C. Last year's event drew more than 400,000 participants nationwide, and this year's event expects record-high participation.

Founded in 1990, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to motorcycling, including those known for road riding, off-road riding and all categories of racing, as well as those who have excelled in government relations, business, history, design and engineering.

More information about the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame can be found at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.

The Museum Day Live! ticket will be available to download beginning in August at Smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2013 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit Smithsonian.com/museumday.

About Smithsonian Media
Smithsonian Media comprises of its flagship publication, Smithsonian magazine, as well as Air & Space, goSmithsonian, Smithsonian Media Digital Network, and the Smithsonian Channel. Smithsonian Media is a division of Smithsonian Enterprises, the revenue-generating business unit of the Smithsonian Institution. The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum and research complex consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities. Approximately 30 million people from around the world visit the museums annually.

About the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation

Founded in 1990 by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, the goal of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling. Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the Museum's three major exhibition halls feature the machines and memorabilia of those who have contributed notably to the sport. The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to motorcycling, including those known for their contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of racing, as well as those who have excelled in business, history, design and engineering. More information can be found at www.motorcyclemuseum.org.