April 1st Kicks off AMA Go Ride! Month

Spring is upon us and for many motorcyclists, emerging from hibernation means rolling out of the driveway and onto the street, trail, or track. To help celebrate the thrill of a new riding season, the AMA is sponsoring "AMA Go Ride! Month" in April, aimed to encourage members and riders everywhere to renew their passion for riding.

To add to the fun, the AMA will host cool contests throughout April with prizes that any motorcyclist will appreciate. The AMA has partnered with Helmet House to provide prizes, including a Shoei helmet, Tour Master Intake jacket, and Cortech tank bags. More details are forthcoming 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 or 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 who are 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.

For helpful street and dirt riding tips go to 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.