AMA announces winner of BMW F800GS

Winner participated in 2008 AMA BMW National Adventure Riding Series

By Staff, Feb. 25, 2009
All it took for AMA member Chris Brady of Delta, Pa. to win a BMW F800GS was to participate in the 2008 AMA BMW National Adventure Riding Series.

I'm the kind of guy who never has any luck at all, so I'm in complete disbelief, says Brady. I'm not even the guy who will look down and find a dollar in the street. It's pretty wild - as soon as I won, I looked into the details of the bike and, man, I tell you, that's one heck of a bike!

According to BMW, the F800GS is the most off-road oriented GS ever. It features a parallel Twin engine with 85 horsepower and 62 pounds feet of torque. BMW says the 392-pound (dry weight) bike is comfortable on two-track trails, but is versatile enough for backroads or even the freeway.

The AMA BMW National Adventure Riding Series is designed for big-bore adventure touring riders. Featuring weekend events with one-day rides optional, the series is a place for riders to come together for fun and miles of prime gravel roads and two-track.

I just started riding these events last year, and everybody needs to check these rides out. They're really a great deal, says Brady. They're organized with well-marked trails. It's all usually new stuff, not like trail you've already run down 50 times. I like turning the corner and not knowing what I'm going to come across. We get our buddies together and go out and camp out, and it's all legal and legit riding. It's great stuff.

Another lucky rider will be awarded a new BMW F800GS for participating in the 2009 AMA BMW National Adventure Riding Series, which kicks off April 18-19 in Bybee, Tenn. Events are also scheduled for California, Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Washington, North Carolina, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, New Jersey, Alabama and Arizona.

For the full schedule, visit the Riding section on the AMAs official Web site -

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