AMA and Cycle Trader Announce 2008 Gypsy Tours

PICKERINGTON, Ohio - The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) Road Riding Group and Cycle Trader, the market leader in online and print motorcycle classified advertising in the United States are pleased to announce four VIP Gypsy Tours for the 2008 road-riding season.

AMA members are invited to ride to the Association's three National Road Riding Conventions and AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days in style. Cycle Trader, along with the AMA and the convention promoters, want motorcyclists to experience these mega-rallies as the AMA's very special guests.

The Gypsy Tour tradition dates back to the earliest days of the AMA, when hundreds of riders from all points of the compass would take to the roads and travel to a special destination to race, enjoy bike games, or just have a great time together. For 2008, the AMA and Cycle Trader are carrying on this tradition and updating it with four VIP Gypsy Tours. First up will be Americade at beautiful Lake George, New York. The next stop is at the Golden Aspen Rally in scenic Ruidoso, New Mexico, followed by the Lone Star Rally in sunny Galveston, Texas. Last and certainly not least is the ever-popular AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.

These multi-day, feature-packed rallies are world famous for great rides, scenic roads, outstanding entertainment, bike shows, vendor malls, and lots of resort activities. Tens of thousands of riders flock to these events every year. One month prior to each rally, VIP Gypsy Tour participants will receive an exclusive all-access VIP package including event admission (where applicable), a special edition Gypsy Tour map, T-shirt, free or discounted admission to special events at the rally, as well as a ticket to an invitation-only end-of-tour reception where all finishers will receive Gypsy Tour pins and a chance to win valuable prizes.

Motorcyclists won't want to wait another day to receive the VIP treatment because registration for the AMA Cycle Trader VIP Gypsy Tours closes six weeks prior to each event. For more information click here or contact AMA Road Riding Director Dave Hembroff at (614) 856-1900 ext. 1202, or