PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Three workshops designed to help American Motorcyclist Association members improve their skills as volunteers and event organizers are scheduled for Saturday, April 6, at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame museum.
The AMA Road Captain Workshop will cover group riding practices; the AMA Trail Boss Workshop will cover planning recreational off-road and adventure rides; and the AMA EAGLES Core Workshop will provide a foundation for volunteer and grassroots work that promotes and protects motorcycling. There is no fee for the workshops, but registration is limited to AMA members.
AMA Recreational Riding Manager Heather Wilson will conduct the AMA Road Captain Workshop from 9 to 10 a.m. and the AMA Trail Boss Workshop from 10:30 a.m. to noon.
"AMA members involved with AMA-chartered organizers are always eager to learn how they can host safe and enjoyable events for riders," Wilson said. "These workshops offer an avenue to learn about considerations when planning the route, completing paperwork, increasing emergency preparedness and more."
The AMA Road Captain Workshop has been hosted since 2017 and offers AMA members and clubs the opportunity to discuss best practices for designing and conducting safe and fun group road rides. The AMA Trail Boss Workshop was developed in late 2018 to provide AMA members and organizers with similar information for off-road, dual sport or adventure rides.
To register, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com > For Members > AMA Road Captain Workshop or www.americanmotorcyclist.com > For Members > AMA Trail Boss Workshop. There will be 30 participants per session, and these classes fill up quickly.
The AMA EAGLES Core Workshop will be offered from 1 to 5 p.m. by AMA Volunteer and State Chapters Manager Marie Wuelleh.
AMA EAGLES (Education, Activism, Growth, Leadership, Expertise, Skills) is an advocacy and leadership program that empowers members with knowledge, tools and resources tailored to their interests. Through EAGLES, members learn about the AMA and become better grassroots activists, public relations representatives and membership advocates.
"There are more than 330 AMA EAGLES who have participated in the program either online or at an in-person training session," Wuelleh said. "One afternoon of training can help members better understand the AMA's history and current activities and how they can give back to the motorcycling community."
Members can register at www.americanmotorcyclist.com > For Members > AMA EAGLES > Attend In-Person EAGLES Training.
The session is limited to 15 participants each, and those who complete the program will leave with an AMA EAGLES certificate and patch.
To request the opportunity to have these workshops offered in your area, please contact Wilson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Wuelleh (email@example.com).