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April ‘American Motorcyclist’ features sprint enduro, touring tips

Learn about an exciting new form of off-road racing called a sprint enduro in the April issue of American Motorcyclist magazine. Or, if you’re a road rider, be sure to read about touring tips to help make this riding season one of your best.

You can read the dirt or street issues online. Would you prefer an actual paper magazine? You can get it at home if you’re a Life Member Plus member. Call AMA Member Services at (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646) to join for just $29 a year. The membership includes a hard copy of the magazine, AMA roadside assistance that covers all the motorcycles, cars, trucks and RVs in your household, and more benefits.

American Motorcyclist magazine’s Michael Marino writes that a sprint enduro is not just a shortened version of a traditional enduro. “Rather than emphasizing the endurance demanded by longer-established off-road events, including hare and hound races or hare scrambles, riders in sprint enduros focus on posting fast times for relatively shorter test sections,” he writes. “The format is exciting and accessible. It’s great for new off-road racers and allows clubs and organizers to host off-road competition events with a lot less land and volunteer power.”

On the street side, a motorcycle touring feature includes everything you need to know about preparing for long rides, the essentials to take along and tips for riding with a group.

The magazine also includes a thoughtful column by Charter Life Member and AMA President and CEO Rob Dingeman on the many riding opportunities available to AMA members, from gypsy tours to grand tours to dual-sport and adventure rides.

AMA Member Robert Johnson also has a thoughtful column called “Taking Control: Your Safety is in Your Hands.” It’s certainly worth a read.

Government actions affecting motorcycling are also covered in the magazine, as well as a story about the 1957 NSU Supermax that is housed at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame museum on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio.

You get all that and more in the April 2020 issue of American Motorcyclist magazine.