Official Announcement for 2012 AMA International Women Motorcycling Conference

AMA releases specific details

The following is from the American Motorcycle Associations (AMA) official press release:

Nowhere is the passion and dedication of women motorcyclists more apparent than at an AMA International Women amp; Motorcycling Conference. The popular event returns July 26-29, 2012, this time in Carson City, Nev.—one of the Wests premier motorcycling destinations.

The AMA International Women amp; Motorcycling Conference focuses on educating, encouraging, inspiring and mentoring women in the lifestyle and sport of motorcycling. Early registration of $125 is available now exclusively for AMA members at this link. After April 30, 2012, registration will increase to $175 for AMA members and be available to non-AMA members for $235.

“Regardless of bike brand, riding preference or background, women motorcyclists are bound together by their common passion for life on two and three wheels,” said AMA Marketing Manager Tigra Tsujikawa. “The AMA International Women amp; Motorcycling Conference provides all of us the opportunity to connect with, and learn from, other women riders. Through seminars, activities, training classes and organized rides, well work together to gain knowledge and skills to better navigate where the road or trail leads next.”

The Harley-Davidson display in the vendor area at the 2009 conference.

Carson City Mayor Pro Tem Shelly Aldean said the conference is a welcome addition to her citys 2012 calendar of events. “Carson City is delighted to be hosting the AMA International Women amp; Motorcycling Conference in July 2012,” she said. “We look forward to accommodating the attendees participation in the conference. We hope that during their visit, conference goers will spend some time exploring what Carson City has to offer and, as a result of our hospitality, will feel like honorary members of our community when its finally time to say goodbye.”

Previous AMA International Women amp; Motorcycling conferences have been held in Keystone, Colo.; Athens, Ga.; Buckhannon, W.Va.; Athens, Ohio; and Westerville, Ohio. They featured targeted attractions for women motorcyclists such as seminars, workshops, speeches, product and motorcycle displays and demonstrations, recreational riding and networking.

Theres a lot more than just riding going on at these conferences. These girls are taking part in the hoedown and barbeque sponsored by Kawasaki (notice the green bandannas!) during the 2009 conference in Keystone, Colo.

“I am personally looking forward to this special gathering of the womens motorcycling community, a community that has increased significantly in recent years,” Tsujikawa said. “The 2009 event was an unforgettable experience, and the 2012 conference will offer even more camaraderie and fun.”

Tsujikawa added that men are encouraged to attend the conference as well.

“Motorcyclists are known for their welcoming attitudes, and the AMA International Women and Motorcycling Conference is no exception,” she said. “Women are encouraged to register their spouses, partners and friends, who can attend all activities. And for those just along for the ride, even if they arent participating in the conference, there are ample entertainment opportunities in Carson City, on and off a motorcycle.”

The sixth AMA International Women amp; Motorcycling Conference will be held in Carson City, Nev., on July 26-29, 2012. Event and lodging information is available at

Want to share your thoughts about the conference? Interested in making plans with other riders who plan to attend? Click here to join the conversation in the WRN Forum!

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12 thoughts on Official Announcement for 2012 AMA International Women Motorcycling Conference

  1. Still too expensive for some of us riders!

  2. Anyone know where the conference will be centered? Lodging?

    1. The host hotel is the Gold Dust West. That hotel along with others in the area are offering an AMA Conference discount so be sure to ask for it. Although I found that my AAA card offered me a discount of $4 less than that.

  3. Well, our AMA adventure to NV has doubled in occupancy… Anna I will be leaving Harrisburg to Ohio, picking up a couple riders we met last year an all women’s adventure weekend, and possibly hooking up with lady riders from WY and CO. I have to say since I started riding I have met some amazing women.

    1. Consider posting something about your upcoming adventure in the AMA Women’s Conference section of the WRN Forum.

  4. Really looking forward to this event and planning to bring my CRF230L dual sport and do some on and off roading. What a beautiful place to ride.Happy trails!

  5. I’m looking for ladies who are planning to ride out to the International Women’s Conference in Carson City, Nev., but would like to ship your motorcycle back to the NYC or Northern NJ area as a group. A group rate would be significantly cheaper.Take your time riding out to Nevada over a two week or so period and ship back on the last day of the conference. You’ll only need to take two weeks vacation.

    1. I invite you to post your question on the WRN Form where there is a specific thread just for the AMA Women & Motorcycling Conference. We are promoting the WRN Forum as THE place for women to exchange thoughts, ideas and ask questions of one another regarding the conference.

  6. I am going to put it on my calendar. Will try to make it.

  7. I am the other rider, riding with Jeni to Carson City for the event. I am looking forward to our long ride and the conference. This will be our first one to attend. Jeni rides a Heritage Softail. I ride a Dyna Low Rider.

  8. I traveled to Keystone and would love looking forward to this conference. Yes, I know I have to join AMA.

  9. Two of us are planning on riding to this from Harrisburg, PA. We are looking forward to this event!

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