PICKERINGTON, Ohio – A 1975 BMW R75/6 modernized, tuned, styled and improved by custom bike builder Tony Prust of Analog Motorcycles in Chicago, Ill., will go to a fortunate AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame supporter in 2017. The bike, dubbed the AMA BMW R75GS by Prust, is being raffled to raise funds to support the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that oversees the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The Hall of Fame's mission is to promote motorcycling's heritage. Prust's AMA BMW R75GS joins a 1947 Indian Chief as 2016 Hall of Fame raffle bikes. To donate to the Hall of Fame and get a chance to win either, or both, bikes, visit www.motorcyclemuseum.org. The donation is $5 per entry, five entries for $20. Entrants must be 18 years or older and a resident of the United States to win. The drawing will be held during the 2017 Mama Tried Motorcycle Show in Milwaukee.
PICKERINGTON, Ohio – One lucky winner will ride away on a 2016 Zero DSR electric motorcycle just for entering the 2016 AMA Club 1924 Motorcycle Sweepstakes at one of the nation's major motorcycle rallies. The Zero DSR is an amped-up version of the Zero DS, delivering 56 percent more torque and 25 percent more power. AMA Club 1924, named in honor of the AMA's founding year, is the association's presence at these events, celebrating the fun of motorcycling, connecting with riders and looking back on the history of motorcycling in America. Throughout 2016, the AMA will be collaborating with partners to enhance members' experience at AMA Club 1924 locations, where anyone 18 or older can enter the sweepstakes. The AMA Club 1924 schedule includes:
- Daytona Bike Week, Daytona Beach, Fla., March 4-13
- Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C., May 27-30
- Americade in Lake George, N.Y., June 7-11
- Laconia Motorcycle Week, Laconia, N.H., June 11-19
- Thunder in the Valley in Johnstown, Pa., June 23-26
- AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in Lexington, Ohio, July 8-10
- The Buffalo Chip in Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 8-14
- Ray Price Bike Fest in Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 23-25
PICKERINGTON, Ohio – Four AMA members got new motorcycles after participating in 2015 AMA sweepstakes and raffle promotions. The 2015 AMA Member Sweepstakes drawing winners are Brian Tadeo, of Jurupa Valley, Calif., and Richard Anderson of Santa Clara, Calif. Their names were chosen from a list of AMA members who joined or renewed their memberships during 2015. Tadeo won a Yamaha Super Tenéré. And Anderson is now the owner of a Suzuki Boulevard M109R. David Hurley of Millstone Township, N.J., won a Beta Dual Sport motorcycle. His name was drawn from the list of participants in the Beta National Dual-Sport Series, which features organized events covering miles of well-marked, challenging trail connected by scenic backcountry roads. The winner of the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Raffle Bike, a 1986 Honda CR250R, is Ben Horgen of Rochester, Minn. Those joining or renewing their AMA memberships between Jan. 1, 2016, and Dec. 31, 2016, are automatically entered to win any of these 16 great prizes:
- A Suzuki GSX-S1000 ABS
- A Yamaha Super Ténéré
- One of four TomTom Rider 400 GPS units (one per quarter)
- A Cardo Systesm/Scala Rider Packtalk Duo
- A Shark Kage ramp
- One of 12 Guardian Weatherall Plus motorcycle covers
For a chance to win a Beta dual sport bike in 2016, just enter and participate in one of the 2016 Beta AMA National Dual Sport Series events. More information can be found at www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Riding/Dirt/EventsAndSeries/NationalDualSport.aspx.
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