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AMA: Demo rides and bike rentals available at Women & Motorcycling National Conference

26 February 2000

Posted By Terry Callahan
Motorsports Editor, The Auto Channel
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- In addition to the informational seminars that highlighted the first AMA Women & Motorcycling National Conference, this year's edition will also feature a more varied state of activities, including demo rides from major manufacturers and motorcycle rentals. BMW and Yamaha have both signed on to offer demo rides at the conference, set for July 13-16 in Athens, Ohio.

"This is a great opportunity for women to ride our full line of motorcycles, which they may not have done at most of the dealerships," says Kim German, sales promotion manager at Yamaha. "We'll have a demo fleet that we take to all of the rallies. I think we'll be pretty busy."

"We're really excited about including demo rides at this year's conference," said Tom Barlow, the AMA's Women & Motorcycling National Conference Chairman. "The manufacturers involved have shown their commitment to this fast-growing market of women riders. And the entire experience for conference participants is significantly enhanced."

In addition, the AMA has teamed up with Mountain Thunder to offer motorcycle rentals for participants who are unable to ride their motorcycle to the conference. For more information, log on to the company's website at or call 1-888-WV-BIKER.

The Women & Motorcycling National Conference is a four-day meeting of motorcycling enthusiasts, industry leaders, and presenters with various expertise relating to women and motorcycling. Held at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, the conference will see presentations on topics ranging from motorcycle mechanics, travel tips and women's gear, to insight from women racers, touring and sport riders, women working in the motorcycling industry and manufacturers. Logon to for more information.

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