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Motorcyclists’ good works take center stage during Week 4 of AMA Go Ride! Month
PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association is celebrating the generosity and selflessness of the motorcycling community during AMA Go Ride for a Cause Week, April 25-30 — the final week of AMA Go Ride! Month.
“Motorcyclists are always looking for a way to support those in need while enjoying their time on two wheels,” said AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey. “This week, we want to shine a spotlight on riders’ charitable pursuits, whether those are rides, donations or charity auctions, on road and off road. No question, the world is a better place thanks to the motorcycling community.”
Those who participate in AMA Go Ride for a Cause Week will get a chance to win a Cardo scala rider PackTalk Duo. The PackTalk Duo uses Bluetooth technology to allow riders to join and leave conversations seamlessly. Riders can use it to conduct mobile calls, receive navigation instructions, listen to music and connect via intercom with other Bluetooth communication systems.
To participate, AMA members and other riders are invited to share photos and engage with the AMA on social media, or simply enter the drawing. Details will be shared at both www.facebook.com/americanmotorcyclist and through the AMA Twitter account @ama_riding.
AMA-sanctioned charitable events include the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation’s Ride for Kids, the March of Dimes’ Bikers for Babies, local holiday toy rides and more that illustrate the motivation of motorcyclists to help those less fortunate.
“In addition, there are numerous motorcycling-related charities that riders support,” Massey said. “One of those is our very own 501(c)(3), the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Like most other charities, the Hall of Fame requires the support of individuals, other groups and organizations, such as the AMA, to continue its mission.”
Capping AMA Go Ride! Month will be a bike night at the Hall of Fame on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The event includes a Hall of Fame open house, live music, prizes, and more. For directions to the Hall of Fame, see www.motorcyclemuseum.org/planyourvisit.
Another way to support the Hall of Fame is the annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, which is July 8-10 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Proceeds from the event benefit Hall of Fame. More information can be found at www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.
Every April, the AMA highlights cool stuff to do on two wheels as part of AMA Go Ride! Month. It is the annual reminder that motorcycling is the best way to go to work, go out on the town, go see the country or just go have fun. Each week features a new opportunity to win a cool prize from an AMA partner.
To learn more about AMA-sanctioned events and the AMA-chartered organizers that make them happen, see the AMA website at www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
AMA members also can plan a great individual ride using the AMA Great Roads Database or AMA Trails Atlas.
The AMA State Laws charts help you make sure you follow the local rules of the road or trail, while street and off-highway rider resource pages provide great tips for new and veteran riders.
Current and future racers can learn everything they need to know in the racing section of the AMA website, as well.
In addition to riding with the knowledge that they support riders’ freedoms across the country, AMA members enjoy a number of money-saving benefits, including AMA Roadside Assistance, which comes at no additional cost to any member who signs up for auto-renewal of their AMA membership with a valid credit card and email address.
Not an AMA member? Join now at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/join.