The American Motorcyclist Association has announced that its annual "AMA Get Out and Ride!" month is set for April. The event is designed to encourage on- and off-road motorcyclists to enjoy the thrill of the sport.
"There's no better way to rekindle America's ongoing love affair with motorcycling than AMA Get Out and Ride! Month," said AMA president and CEO Rob Dingman. "While some motorcyclists enjoy riding in temperate weather year-round, many riders have to wait out the winter, and April is the perfect time to kick off another great riding season."
Each week of the month focuses on a special motorcycling theme:
* March 31-April 6: "AMA Get Out and Ride Your Way!" week taps into the individualism of motorcycling and highlights solo riding on favorite trails and twisties.
* April 7-13: "AMA Get Out and Ride Together!" week spotlights the fun of riding with others, including AMA clubs and the online motorcycle community (O/MC). During the week, upcoming rallies and smaller local events, from AMA dual-sport and adventure-touring rides to AMA National Conventions and Gypsy Tours, will be featured.
* April 14-20: "AMA Get Out and Ride for a Cause!" week celebrates the generosity of motorcyclists and showcases events and activities where motorcyclists use their love of riding to help others less fortunate and champion the motorcycling lifestyle.
* April 21-27: "AMA Get Out and Ride Smart!" week promotes rider training and awareness skills needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on every ride.
New for this year, the AMA will be hosting a weekly trivia contest on its Facebook page. Each week, riders can answers a motorcycle-related trivia question, and one person with the correct answer will win a prize. Also, each Friday will be "Freedom Friday," in which the AMA will alert motorcyclists about issues that threaten motorcycling freedoms.