The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) will hold its 2012 International Women
& Motorcycling Conference in Carson City, Nev., on July 26-29, 2012 and has launched a specific Web site to keep riders updated on details.
Ever since the last conference was held in 2009 in Keystone, Colo., women
riders all over the world who have attended previous
conferences have been wondering when and where the AMA would organize its next
one. The conference has been held every three years over the last decade and brings
female motorcyclists together for networking, riding, learning and
Group shot of attendees at the 2009 AMA International Women & Motorcycling Conference in Keystone, Colo.
Next summer’s event that will build
on the foundation set at the last five conferences. This conference promises
to be bigger and better than the one in Keystone as the AMA has
been working closely with the Carson City Convention Center and Visitors Bureau and Nevada State tourism to organize a city-wide event. For more information visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com
Carson City is situated in a high desert river valley at an elevation of 4,730 feet. It's located on the western edge of Nevada, near Lake Tahoe and the California border. Average temperatures in July range from a high of 89 to a low of 50. Demo rides are an important part of the Women & Motorcycling conference, allowing women to try out different bikes and ask questions in an unintimidating environment.
Carson City is the state capital of Nevada, with a population of around 55,000. It is about 450 miles from Las Vegas. This view of the historic V&T Railroad passenger train offers a glimpse of the kind of scenery that can be glimpsed while riding a motorcycle around the Carson City area.
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