Elena Myers completed demonstration five laps of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway circuit on the Suzuki GSV-R, becoming the first woman to ride an 800cc MotoGP race bike. The 17-year-old AMA Supersport racer was clocked going as fast as 190 mph along the front straight as regular Grand Prix racers including Rizla Suzuki‘s Alvaro Bautista watched […]
Freedom Friday Photo Contest
Freedom Friday is a call-to-action on the AMA’s Facebook page each Friday to alert motorcyclists about issues posing threats to motorcycling freedoms. Riders can partake in a weekly contest related to these issues and win prizes. Each week’s Freedom Friday photo contest asks AMA members to send a photo of themselves, preferably with their bike, near a symbol of the current topic.
The issue that kicks off today is access discrimination, which can be illustrated with a photo of a “No Motorcycles Allowed” sign, “Wilderness” sign or anything related to freedom to illustrate their concern as a motorcyclist. Even a photo of a “Welcome Bikers” banner or a trailhead sign indicating motorcycles are allowed would work, showing that proper efforts can gain motorcyclists access to streets and areas. Photo(s) and the AMA member number should be sent to the AMA at email@example.com to be entered in the contest.
Contest entrants have two chances to win. Each week, two photo Freedom Friday winners will be announced and each will receive an AMA gift bag and a $20 BikeBandit gift card. Contest entrants will also be entered in a month-end drawing with great prizes, including a Shoei helmet, Tour Master Intake jacket, and Cortech tank bags, courtesy of AMA partner Helmet House.
Submit your photo and AMA number to the AMA to be entered in the contest. For entry details, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com/
The winners in last week’s contest that focused on health-insurance discrimination against motorcyclists were Jeffrey Goldstein of Pompton Lakes, N.J., a flight medic who submitted a photo of himself and his bike in front of the medivac helicopter he flies on; and Saken Aizhulov of Cary, N.C., who sent in a photo of his Triumph Tiger at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina headquarters in Durham, N.C.