AMA Road Riding, part of the American Motorcyclist Association, has announced four AMA Grand Tours for the 2007 road-riding season.
A Grand Tour can be completed at the rider’s own pace. A Grand Tour rider scores points for visiting specific places, usually documenting the visit with a photo, and accumulating those points toward prizes awarded at the end of the tour.
AMA Road Riding offers these Grand Tours for 2007:
“KOAst 2 KOAst with the AMA” Grand Tour – AMA Road Riding supporter Kampgrounds of America sponsors this AMA Grand Tour, which awards one point for stopping by any of the 400 motorcycle-friendly KOA locations. Two points, plus a discount, are awarded for an overnight stay.
The AMA “GPS Pick-A-Point” Grand Tour – Riders collect points for visiting specific global positioning system coordinates supplied by AMA Road Riding. Participants will receive several hundred sets of GPS coordinates, corresponding to points of interest in every state. One point is awarded for visiting a destination within the rider's state, two for a point in adjoining state and three for a spot in another state.
The AMA “I've Been Everywhere” Grand Tour – In this reprise of the most popular AMA Grand Tour ever offered, riders earn points for visiting places named in the 1968 Johnny Cash song. One point is awarded for visiting a destination within the rider's state, two for a point in adjoining state and three for a spot in another state.
The BikeBandit “AMA Members’ Choice Roads” Grand Tour -- Participants in this AMA Grand Tour accumulate points for traveling roads presented in the "Great Riding" area of the members only section of AMADirectlink.com. Sponsor BikeBandit.com will award prizes at the end of the tour. One point is awarded for riding a road within the rider's state, two for a road in adjoining state, and three for a road in another state.
Riders participating in more than one 2007 AMA Grand Tour can combine the points accumulated toward a grand prize.
All four AMA Grand Tours begin April 1 and end Nov. 30, 2007. The cost per AMA Grand Tour for AMA members is $15 solo or $18 two-up, the cost for riders who aren't AMA members is $17 solo or $20 two-up. Riders who enter three of the 2007 AMA Grand Tours will receive an entry into the fourth at no additional charge.
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