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AMA Get Out and Ride! Month Kicks Off

Friday, March 30, 2012
American Motorcyclist Association
Throughout the month of April, hundreds of thousands of American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) members will be enjoying the thrill of motorcycling during "AMA Get Out and Ride! Month."

Launching officially this weekend, AMA Get Out and Ride! Month highlights a different theme each week on the AMA's Facebook page. The theme for the first week of the promotion -- AMA Get Out and Ride Your Way! -- taps into the individualism of motorcycling and highlights solo riding on favorite trails and twisties.

AMA members and riders are encouraged to visit the AMA Facebook page at Facebook.com/AmericanMotorcyclist to share information about places to ride, learn fun facts and to enter the AMA Get Out and Ride! Month trivia contest.

As part of the contest, the AMA is very pleased to announce that valued partner and longtime AMA supporter Helmet House will reward one resourceful (and lucky) AMA member with a Tour Master Saber Series 3 riding jacket each week during the AMA Get Out and Ride! Month trivia contest. The weekly winner will be drawn at random from correct AMA member submissions in the contest, and his or her name will be posted each Friday on both the AMA Facebook page and website at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/GetOutAndRide.

"Motorcyclists everywhere are rolling out on the streets, tracks and trails, and we're excited that Helmet House is on board, supporting our members doing what they love to do," said AMA Director of Communications and Marketing Grant Parsons. "Everyone should make sure they check out the AMA Facebook page starting next Monday for the details on how to win a new Tour Master Saber Series 3 jacket."

Distributed by Helmet House, the Tour Master Saber Series 3 riding jacket features a 600-denier Carbolex three-quarter length shell that includes a waterproof and breathable Rainguard barrier. The fully armored jacket includes a number of rider-friendly features, from zippered vents to reflective piping to a removable insulated liner to a chest map pocket. For a full list of complements, see www.tourmaster.com.

Now in its second year, AMA Get Out and Ride! Month encourages motorcyclists everywhere to enjoy the thrill of riding in the dirt and on the street. During AMA Get Out and Ride Your Way! week, AMA members can access some wonderful resources on the members section of the AMA website. Off-road riders can view a comprehensive list of places to ride in the AMA Trails Atlas, and street riders can learn about AMA member's favorite roads at AMA Great Roads. Just visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Members Area to find your piece of riding nirvana during AMA Get Out and Ride Your Way! week.

AMA members are also encouraged to submit riding stories, photos and videos throughout AMA Get Out and Ride! Month to submissions@ama-cycle.org. The best stories will be featured on the AMA Get Out and Ride! Month blog.

A new feature this year is "Freedom Friday," a special call-to-action that will be posted on the AMA Facebook page each Friday, beginning on Apr. 6, to alert motorcyclists about important issues that pose a threat to motorcycling freedoms.

For more on AMA Get Out and Ride! Month, and to find out how you can participate and win cool prizes, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com/GetOutAndRide.

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