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April Twofers: AMA Get Out and Ride month and AHRMA Racing at Willow Springs

by Richard Backus

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 Corsa Moto Classica 2008 
Corsa Moto Classica vintage bike show at the 2008 AHRMA Willow Springs races. 

The American Motorcycle Association has chosen April as Get Out And Ride month, and is encouraging motorcyclists to get out on their bikes, put on some miles and share their adventures. If you’re anywhere close to Los Angeles, what better destination and adventure than a trip to Willow Springs Raceway for rounds 5 and 6 of AHRMA’s CPL Systems National Historic Cup Roadrace Series.

The Willow Springs event will also feature a swap meet and vintage bike show, a perfect excuse to fire up your favorite for a weekend of motorcycling fun. The racing at AHRMA (American Historic Racing Motorcycle Association) events is always fantastic, with vintage racers pushing their trusty classic Moto Guzzis, Triumphs, Harleys and Ducatis around the track in a fun and competitive bid for a bit of glory.

You can support the vintage race scene and the AMA’s on-going Get Out and Ride month by making the trek to Willow Springs. Take your camera, take some pics, jot down your impressions, and when you’re done, write it all up and send it off to the AMA. They’ll share your story with the AMA’s 200,000-plus members, and you might even win a prize. We don’t know what kind of prize, but it’ll probably be something pretty cool! It’s all for fun, and more importantly it helps to raise awareness of motorcycling and motorcyclists’ rights. You’ll be supporting vintage racing and the entire motorcycling community all at once. Follow the links highlighted above to learn more; but most importantly, jump on your bike and head to the races! – Richard Backus