The AMA to tell me that it's time to get back on the motorcycle, but I absolutely agree with them. It is time to ride. The warm weather is coming and it's time to get back on the road. The AMA has officially declared April "Get Out and Ride" month.
"April is the perfect month to kickoff a celebration of the motorcycling lifestyle," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "It's been a long, cold winter, and motorcyclists across the country are enjoying these first warm days of spring. We invite motorcyclists everywhere to join us as we usher in another great season of on- and off-road riding."
The AMA will be showcasing rides and highlighting motorcycle communities throughout the month of April.
Here are some of the things that the AMA has planned.
- April 4-10: AMA Get Out and Ride Your Way! Week highlights everything from AMA Grand Tours to solo riding on favorite trails and twisties.
- April 11-17: AMA Get Out and Ride Together! Week features large iconic rallies and smaller local events, from dual-sport rides to AMA National Conventions to Gypsy Tours.
- April 18-24: AMA Get Out and Ride for a Cause! Week showcases events and activities where motorcyclists use their love of riding to help others less fortunate, as well as advocate for the motorcycling lifestyle.
- April 25-30: AMA Get Out and Ride Smart! Week focuses on rider training and awareness skills needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience on every ride.
Some parts of the country are expecting a little bit of snow this weekend, but come hell or high water, when April first rolls around, it's time to ride.
"Millions of us spend the winter months imagining all the terrific riding we want to do, and April is the month when we get out there and begin living out those dreams," said Dingman. "AMA Get Out and Ride! Month is a great way to share our adventures with tens of thousands of new-found riding friends across the country."