AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days Welcomes Ride Like a Pro Precision Riding Team

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) is pleased to announce that the Ride Like a Pro precision riding team will perform at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this July 24-26 as part of AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days.

"AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is known for one of the broadest schedules of motorcycling-related activities anywhere, from our massive swap meet to seminars to bike shows to vintage racing," said Tigra Tsujikawa, AMA special events manager. "The entertainment also extends to displays of extraordinary riding skill, such as what visitors will witness this year when the Ride Like a Pro team takes to the stunt area."

Ride Like a Pro showcases "the fusion of entertainment and rider skills enlightenment." Ride Like a Pro is led by Jerry "Motorman" Palladino, who has produced instructional motorcycle videos and appears weekly on SPEED with motorcycling safety tips. The team includes two petite female riders who handle their 850-pound motorcycles as easily as a kid plays with a toy car.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days attracts thousands of the most enthusiastic motorcyclists on the planet every year, from racers to vintage collectors to restorers to fans," Palladino said. "The one thing they all have in common is they're serious about their riding. We're looking forward to showing this group some great riding techniques, and I can guarantee the crowd will be laughing and learning at the same time."

Palladino and his team will perform daily and will have the Ride Like a Pro book and DVDs available for sale before and after the rider skills demonstrations. More information about Ride Like a Pro can be found at

For ticket and schedule information about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see

About AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, all proceeds of which go to support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, includes national-championship vintage racing, North America's largest motorcycle swap meet, bike shows, demo rides of current production bikes, motorcycling seminars, stunt shows, the new product Manufacturers' Midway and club corrals featuring marque and regional clubs, and the AMA Used Bike Corral. The Marque of the Year for 2009 is BSA, whose bikes became synonymous with racing in the United States when the brand swept the top five positions at the Daytona 200 in 1954. The Classic Clubs this year will be the Sandcast Only Owner's Club (SOOC), and the International CBX Owners Association.

This year will be particularly special because it commemorates the 85th anniversary of the AMA, and will feature a parade of classic motorcycles representing the past 85 years. Volunteers are encouraged to contact the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, which is organizing the parade, for information about participating in it. Information is at

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.

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