PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce the 2010 dates of the country's premier annual celebration of motorcycling heritage. AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will take place next year on July 9-11, 2010, at the world-class Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
Tickets will go on sale Nov. 30. Please visit MidOhio.com or call (800) MID-OHIO for more information or to order tickets.
The 19th Annual AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days features classic motorcycles of all makes and styles, and honors the riders who made them famous. Activities include the AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships, which feature road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track racing; North America's largest motorcycle swap meet; bike shows and awards; a Marque of the Year display that showcases the history of a unique brand; a Grand Marshal; a new-product vendor midway; stunt shows; demo rides of current production bikes; and seminars on a number of topics by noted motorcycling experts.
"AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is the highlight of many motorcyclists' calendars," said AMA Special Events and Marketing Manager Tigra Tsujikawa. "By announcing the dates now, we hope to provide our fans, enthusiasts and racers ample opportunity to set their schedules for next year. As always, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be a treat for motorcycling fans of all eras -- and ages -- and we don't want anyone to miss out on this unique opportunity."
Michelle Trueman Gajoch, president of TrueSports Inc., which owns and operates the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and Mid-Ohio School, added: "The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days weekend is a special event that we are proud to host for the 16th straight year. Classic sportbikes on a historic track like Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course make the races a real spectacle to see. The on-track action, coupled with one of the world's largest motorcycle swap meets, is a treat for fans as well as riders."
Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum. The goal of the Hall of Fame, located on the campus of the AMA in Pickerington, Ohio, is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling's legends and heroes. For more information, call (614) 856-2222, or visit the Hall of Fame's website at MotorcycleMuseum.org.
For more information about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, visit AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.com.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.