AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame and AIMExpo Team Up For Official After-Party

Kevin Duke
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With AIMExpo relocating to Columbus, Ohio, this year, and the AMA’s HQ just down the road in Pickerington, the the AMA decided to host a party on September 23. In addition to the HoF open house, there will be a bike show, live music, stunt and trials demonstrations and a food truck.

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Sept. 23 Bike Night features museum open house, Fun Run, ‘Thunder Roads’ Ride-In Bike Show and more.

PICKERINGTON, Ohio — Motorcycle riders and enthusiasts are invited to join the American Motorcyclist Association on Sept. 23 for the official American International Motorcycle Expo Saturday night after-party — AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Fall Bike Night — from 6-10 p.m. at the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, just 20 minutes from the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Night features a Hall of Fame museum open house – where the bikes and achievement of hundreds of Hall of Famers are enshrined – a Thunder Roads Ride-In Bike Show, music by The Brian Panke Band, stunt shows by the Wheelie Wizzard, a trials demonstration by Trials Inc., the Paddy Wagon food truck, giveaways and many other activities.

An exhibit titled “Six Days-U.S. International Six Days Enduro Teams and the Chase for the World Trophy” will celebrate the history of U.S. competition at the FIM ISDE, capped off by the 2016 title in the FIM World Trophy division. The exhibit will feature the four bikes ridden by the 2016 ISDE champions, along with Kurt Caselli’s 2013 ISDE bike, Hall of Famer Dick Burleson’s Husqvarna and Hall of Famer Jeff Fredette’s Kawasaki.

“We are excited to be working with AIMExpo to offer attendees even more fun-filled motorcycle opportunities and activities through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Fall Bike Night,” AMA Chief Operations Officer Jeff Massey said. “We are expecting a large turnout for this action-packed evening that will help support the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame.”

As the official Saturday night after-party of the AIMExpo, the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Night also will feature a Fun Run motorcycle ride led by AMA staff members from the Greater Columbus Convention Center area to the AMA campus in Pickerington. The ride stages at 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the Columbus Vet Center, 30 Spruce St., Columbus, Ohio — across from the Greater Columbus Convention Center. The ride ends at the AMA campus, 13515 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, Ohio.

Onsite registration will be available the day of the ride for $20. The ride has a 75-rider limit, so those interested are encouraged to pre-register for the event before all the spots are full. Visit to reserve your spot. For event updates visit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Fall Bike Night Facebook event page at

All proceeds from Bike Night will benefit the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. The nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame was established in 1998 by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation to honor the legends and heroes of American motorcycling and highlight their achievements and contributions to motorcycling.

About the American Motorcyclist Association: Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit

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