AMA Go Ride Safely! Week
focuses on rider responsibility and driver awareness
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- AMA Go Ride! Month, sponsored by the American
Motorcyclist Association, rounds out its month-long motorcycling celebration
with AMA Go Ride Safely! Week. Motorcyclists nationwide are encouraged to take
rider training and use appropriate riding gear while motorists are urged to
watch for motorcycles as millions of riders take to the roads.
"The AMA strongly encourages its members and all motorcyclists to learn
everything they can to manage riding risks so that every outing is safe and
enjoyable," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "When it comes to
riding responsibly, that means taking training and wearing protective
Each week of AMA Go Ride! Month, "Freedom Friday" urges riders join
the cause to fight for America's motorcycling rights. Distracted driving is the
focus during AMA Go Ride Safely! Week because inattentive driving poses a
serious and increasing threat to motorcyclists everywhere.
"We urge America's motorists to avoid distracted driving behaviors, such
as talking on cell phones and texting, and to watch for motorcycles as we take
to the roads in the spring season," said Dingman. "It's never too
early to emphasize safety as we approach Motorcycle Awareness Month in
AMA Go Ride! Month also provides prizes from AMA Benefit Partners Avis,
BikeBandit.com, ColorRite, Cortech, FLY Street and FLY Racing, PowerTye, Red
Roof Inns and Tour Master to motorcyclists who follow the AMA Facebook page.
During AMA Go Ride Safely! Week, Tour Master is providing a Tour Master Saber 3
Jacket and Color Rite is providing a $50 gift certificate. Anyone who
"likes" or comments on a post on the AMA Facebook page by 4:45 p.m.
EDT on April 25 is eligible to win. The winners will be chosen at random.
At the end of AMA Go Ride! Month, one Grand Prize winner will be chosen from
everyone who "likes" or comments on an AMA Facebook page post between
March 31 and 4:45 p.m. on May 2. The prize package includes a FLY Racing Roller
Grande gear bag, a Cortech Super 2.0 8-liter tank bag, a $100 gift certificate
from BikeBandit.com, a Rental car voucher from Avis and one night's lodging
from Red Roof Inns.
Contestants do not have to be AMA members to win and can enter as often as they
wish during AMA Go Ride! Month. Contest rules are posted on the AMA website: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/GoRideContest.
Updates will be available on the AMA Facebook page.
Not an AMA member? Join now at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/join.
Connect with the AMA, AMA members
and other active motorcyclists on the AMA's social media channels, including
Twitter (@AMA_Rights, @AMA_Riding and @AMA_Racing), Instagram
(@AMA_Racing, @AMA_Riding), YouTube (www.youtube.com/americanmotorcyclist),
Google+ ("American Motorcyclist
Association") and LinkedIn ("American Motorcyclist
About the American
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a
not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the
motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world's
largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates
for riders' interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of
competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides
money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the
AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes
and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.