AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference

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    Sep 27, 2012
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The sixth AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, a four-day event that included riding, seminars and more, reached its successful conclusion on July 29, in Carson City, Nevada. Approximately 200-300 motorcyclists participated in the short parade lap to the opening ceremonies location near the Nevada state capitol.

"This was another fantastic gathering of women motorcyclists," said AMA Board of Directors Vice Chairwoman Maggie McNally. "I am awe-stuck by these women and their inspiring stories. They represent the most exciting development in motorcycling over the last decade."

Keynote speakers included emcee Jessica Prokup, Brigitte Zufferey of the FIM Commission for Women in Motorcycling, AMA Motorcyclist of the Year Nancy Sabater, AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Cris Sommer-Simmons [class of 2003] and Sue Fish [class of 2012] and special guest Mary McGee, who recounted her tales as a woman motorcyclist and racer in the 1960s and ‘70s, and as she continues to compete—and win—today.

The conference featured a full slate of seminars on topics ranging from safely pushing limits, to eating healthy on the road, to selecting the right helmet and gear, to becoming an advocate for the motorcycle lifestyle. Additional classes were offered in precision cornering, dirtbike training and accident-scene management.

The backdrop of the Sierra Nevada Mountains also provided the perfect riding opportunity, with plenty of sunshine, temperatures in the high 80s and low humidity.

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