KOA Again A Partner in AMA Grand Tour
The American Motorcycle Association (AMA) Grand Tours Series, in conjunction with Kampgrounds of America Inc. (KOA), is growing this year, offering more fun for motorcycle riders all over the U.S.
This year's Grand Tours will challenge, surprise and entertain riders, while giving them an excellent excuse to see some of the country's best roads and most interesting places and camp in KOA campgrounds along the way, according to a news release.
"We had a great season in 2008, with more riders joining more of our tours than ever," said AMA spokesman Dave Hembroff. "This year, we are expanding the opportunities for riders to experience the fun and excitement of these self-directed riding competitions."
AMA Grand Tours are unique road-riding contests held across the U.S. that lay out a list of requirements and a deadline by which participants must complete them. The events are popular because they allow riders to accomplish the goals on their own schedule and at their own pace.
For example, one of the tours involves riders crossing the U.S. and checking in at checkpoints in the four corners of the country within a certain time period.
The AMA Grand Tours Series continues to grow with the backing of KOA and the series' other prize sponsors. Five AMA-chartered riding clubs will each present a uniquely themed Grand Tour.
Participants in this Grand Tour will earn bonus points for visiting KOA's motorcycle-friendly camping resorts.
All participants in AMA Grand Tours receive a year-long discount card for stays at KOA campgrounds in the U.S. and Canada, as well as other gifts from the promoting clubs. All riders who finish an AMA Grand Tours Series with KOA Along the Way event will earn one entry in the series grand prize drawing to be held in December. Riders who complete at least four of the five Grand Tours will receive a Master Grand Tourer certificate from AMA Riding, as well as an extra entry into the grand prize drawing.
More information, as well as an online sign-up form, can be found by e-mailing Hembroff at firstname.lastname@example.org.