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AMA Go Ride Safely! Week focuses on rider responsibility and driver awareness

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — AMA Go Ride! Month, sponsored by the American Motorcyclist Association, rounds out its month-long motorcycling celebration with AMA Go Ride Safely! Week. Motorcyclists nationwide are encouraged to take rider training and use appropriate riding gear while motorists are urged to watch for motorcycles as millions of riders take to the roads.

“The AMA strongly encourages its members and all motorcyclists to learn everything they can to manage riding risks so that every outing is safe and enjoyable,” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “When it comes to riding responsibly, that means taking training and wearing protective gear.”

Each week of AMA Go Ride! Month, “Freedom Friday” urges riders join the cause to fight for America’s motorcycling rights. Distracted driving is the focus during AMA Go Ride Safely! Week because inattentive driving poses a serious and increasing threat to motorcyclists everywhere.

“We urge America’s motorists to avoid distracted driving behaviors, such as talking on cell phones and texting, and to watch for motorcycles as we take to the roads in the spring season,” said Dingman. “It’s never too early to emphasize safety as we approach Motorcycle Awareness Month in May.”

AMA Go Ride! Month also provides prizes from AMA Benefit Partners Avis, BikeBandit.com, ColorRite, Cortech, FLY Street and FLY Racing, PowerTye, Red Roof Inns and Tour Master to motorcyclists who follow the AMA Facebook page. During AMA Go Ride Safely! Week, Tour Master is providing a Tour Master Saber 3 Jacket and Color Rite is providing a $50 gift certificate. Anyone who “likes” or comments on a post on the AMA Facebook page by 4:45 p.m. EDT on April 25 is eligible to win. The winners will be chosen at random.

At the end of AMA Go Ride! Month, one Grand Prize winner will be chosen from everyone who “likes” or comments on an AMA Facebook page post between March 31 and 4:45 p.m. on May 2. The prize package includes a FLY Racing Roller Grande gear bag, a Cortech Super 2.0 8-liter tank bag, a $100 gift certificate from BikeBandit.com, a Rental car voucher from Avis and one night’s lodging from Red Roof Inns.

Contestants do not have to be AMA members to win and can enter as often as they wish during AMA Go Ride! Month. Contest rules are posted on the AMA website: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/GoRideContest.