PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Dozens of motorcyclists will participate in the Ashland Dinner Ride — an annual tradition that benefits the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame — on July 7 during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.
The group ride takes motorcyclists through Ohio's scenic countryside from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, to the historic half-mile track at the Ashland County Fairgrounds for Round 6 of the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series.
"We'll take riders on about a 90-minute ride through the countryside and arrive at the fairgrounds in plenty of time to enjoy dinner and settle in for some great vintage flat track racing action," said AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson.
For a $45 donation ($40 if registered before June 30) to the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, participants may join the ride, have dinner at the track, and then move to their grandstand seats and watch a round of the AMA Vintage Flat Track National Championship Series.
Dinner ride participants also receive a pit pass to get a close-up look at the teams and racers. And riders receive special parking at the track.
Smokin’ Bros BBQ, of Mansfield, Ohio, will be catering dinner at the track.
To make your donation and register for the ride, visit http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=vw9ldxbab&oeidk=a07efa4x0nw83bc6a56.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, the nation's premier vintage motorcycling event, includes racing, bike shows, live music at the Old Bike Barn Crossroads stage, seminars and motorcycle attractions.
The AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Swap Meet, brought to you by Federal Motorcycle Transport, brings hundreds of vendors together to sell, buy or trade bikes, parts and memorabilia.
The event also features the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, which features road racing, motocross, hare scrambles, trials and dirt-track racing.
Current production bikes will be on hand for display and demo rides.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days tickets are on sale now. AMA members can visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com or call (614) 856-1900 to order.
Non-AMA members can buy tickets through Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course online at www.midohio.com or by calling (419) 884-4000.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a family-friendly event. Children 12 and younger get in free with a ticketed adult. Free parking is also available on site.
Proceeds from AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which is located on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. The mission of the Hall of Fame 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 www.motorcyclemuseum.org.
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Those attending AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be able to sign up for special text alerts during the event weekend.
For more information, visit www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.