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2009 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference

Seminars announced for the 2009 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell.

Riding experience isn’t a given. It has to be acquired over time. Nevertheless, the motorcycling community is full of long-time riders who are ready and willing to help you along on the road to better, safer riding. One of the best places to find those experienced teachers this summer will be at the AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell.

Set for Aug. 19-22 in scenic Keystone, Colo., the fifth AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference, presented by Harley-Davidson and Buell, will be the most informative ever. A full slate of seminars will cover almost every aspect of riding.

"New and veteran riders alike will benefit from insider tips on a host of subjects at the conference seminars," said AMA Special Events Manager Tigra Tsujikawa. "Topics range from street survival skills, to preparing for long motorcycling trips, to working with a dealer when buying a motorcycle, to maximizing the ‘adventure’ when adventure touring. No matter what your personal background, you’ll find something that will make you a better, more well-rounded rider at the conference."

Everyone who registers will enjoy access to all conference seminars (shown below) in addition to demo rides and other activities. Also included is admission to the opening ceremonies on Aug. 19, a barn dance on Aug. 20 and a closing banquet on Aug. 22. Both the barn dance and closing banquet include dinner.

Registration is $165 through Aug. 3, which includes conference materials and a commemorative t-shirt. Registration after Aug. 3, as well as on-site registration, will cost $185. Participants can register now at www.womenandmotorcycling.com or by phone by calling (800) AMA-JOIN. While the event focuses on women riders, it is not women-only. Men are also welcome to participate with a paid registration.

Keep an eye on www.womenandmotorcycling.com for regular updates about the conference, including new seminar topics as they’re finalized.

Current seminar lineup (subject to change)

Secrets of Veteran Riders: Lessons From the Road
A panel of veteran women riders will educate and inspire riders by sharing what they’ve learned during their travels.

Solo Riding and Touring
The thought of taking a long solo ride does not have to be a daunting one. Solo women riders share their secrets to give those contemplating a similar ride the confidence they need to take to the open road alone.

Preparing for the Ride: Packing/Gear/Apparel
Going on a long ride takes preparation. In this discussion group, experienced riders share their tips on how to prepare, what apparel to wear, packing and loading a bike, and the qualities of a good riding partner.

Dealer Interaction
This seminar explains the ins and outs of interacting with dealers when buying a bike, including how to decipher the sales pitch and negotiate a win-win deal.

Real-World Street Strategies
From metal utility covers and plates on the road to tar snakes, uneven pavement, gravel and angled railroad tracks, it is all-too-common to encounter street dangers while riding. This seminar discusses how to safely manage these and other road obstacles and conditions.

Dual-sport and Adventure Riding
There’s a reason why it’s called "adventure riding." Join experienced dual-sport and adventure riders as they share their passion for the sport, and discuss how easy it is to get involved.

Accident Scene Management
Knowing what to do in the event of a crash is imperative for every rider. This seminar provides guidance for assessing and treating those who are hurt, as well as how to safely administer care. Crash scene management and the legal aspects of an accident are also covered.

W&M Inspirational Seminars
Any rider can benefit from increased mental stamina and improved riding skills, no matter what her (or his) level of experience. This seminar serves up some great inspirational stories and offers valuable tips for taking your riding to the next level.

Motorcycle Mentoring
New riders can always use a helping hand. What better way to give back to the sport than to mentor a newbie. This seminar shares the joys of mentoring, and how to get started.

Making Your Bike Fit You
There are dozens of aftermarket parts available to make your bike fit your physical and personality preferences. Experts discuss some of the products available, and what you need to know to make an informed purchase.

Ride Like a Pro
Jerry "Motorman" Palladino and Donna Palladino present their well-respected and popular "Ride Like a Pro" skills class that teaches valuable riding techniques.

Survive Institute
All riders need to be cautious when it comes to personal protection. This popular seminar covers self-defense, personal protection and crime prevention.

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