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Mar 21, 2013

American Motorcyclist Association: April Is "AMA Go Ride!" Month

April is 'AMA Go Ride!' Month

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Motorcyclists everywhere will celebrate the thrill of riding during "AMA Go Ride! Month" in April. Sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association, AMA Go Ride! Month encourages AMA members and riders nationwide to renew their passion for riding in the dirt and on the street.

"Every spring, millions of riders roll out of the driveway or onto the track or trail to launch the new riding season," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "AMA Go Ride! Month is our time to revel in the culture of motorcycling with our family and friends, and to experience once again the renewal that is a part of every ride."

Throughout AMA Go Ride! Month, the AMA will host contests with great prizes, including a Shoei helmet, Tour Master Intake jacket, and Cortech tank bags, courtesy of AMA partner Helmet House. Details will be announced at the end of March.

Each week during AMA Go Ride! Month the AMA will focus on a special motorcycling theme.

March 29-April 5: "AMA Go Ride Your Way!" week taps into the individualism of motorcycling on favorite trails and twisties. Riders will be encouraged to submit stories and pictures of their favorite rides and the special meaning that they represent.

April 6-12: "AMA Go Ride Together!" week showcases the fun of riding with family, friends and co-workers, including AMA clubs and the online motorcycle community. Rallies and smaller local events, from AMA national conventions and gypsy tours to dual-sport and adventure-touring rides will be featured.

April 13-19: "AMA Go Ride for a Cause!" week spotlights events and activities where generous motorcyclists celebrate their love of riding to support worthy causes and help others less fortunate.

April 20-26: "AMA Go Ride Safely!" week promotes rider training, skills development and selecting the proper riding apparel to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on every ride.

Also during each week of AMA Go Ride! Month, "Freedom Friday" will alert motorcyclists about important issues that pose a threat to motorcycling freedoms.

Now is the time to prepare for AMA Go Ride! Month. Check out the helpful tips and tools provided for street and dirt riding on the AMA website at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/riding/street/resources and www.americanmotorcyclist.com/riding/dirt/getstarted.

Stay tuned to www.americanmotorcyclist.com and www.facebook.com/americanmotorcyclist in the coming days for more details about 2013 AMA Go Ride! Month.

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA honors the heroes and the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.