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Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia Kick Off – April 4, 2009

March 25, 2009 by  

“Get Your Motors Running” At Kings Dominion

Kick-Off For the Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia

Got your motor running? Looking for adventure? Beginning April 4, motorcyclists with a Grand Tour of Virginia passport can head out on the highway and find adventure at more than 50 premier tourism destinations and attractions throughout the commonwealth and win some great prizes as well.

Grand Tour participants can be among the first to have their passports stamped at the official kick-off, Saturday, April 4, at Kings Dominion. On-site registration is available from 10 a.m. – noon along with special half-priced tickets for admission to Kings Dominion for riders presenting their ride passport during the kick-off. Tickets must be purchased in advance by going to kingsdominion.com.

The 2009 Grand Tour of Virginia is a motorcyclist’s dream, celebrating 40 years of “Virginia is for Lovers” – not to mention the movie Easy Rider and Arlo Guthrie’s The Motorcycle Song. It all starts with a chance for motorcyclists to show off their bikes at the bike show under Kings Dominion’s Eiffel Tower during the kick-off event. For more information and to register for the bike show, click on kingsdominion.com.

Download the Motorcycle Grand Tour of VA Registration From Here

From April 4 through October 2009, riders and their passengers can express their passion for riding and for Virginia by collecting prize points when their passport is stamped at each participating location. More stamps mean more fun and more prizes.

Participants completing the entire tour with a total of 164 points will receive a Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia jacket and be in the running to win one of the following – two season passes for Virginia International Raceway 2010, a 1000-watt generator from Fredericksburg Motorsports, a $500 gift certificate form California Sidecar Factory in Nellysford, a $500 cash award from Dr Pepper, or a two-night stay at Wintergreen Resort in Nelson County.

For riders accumulating more than 100 points, names will be entered into a random drawing for prizes ranging from gift certificates from motorcycle dealers across the state, overnight stays at participating hotels and resorts, motorcycle tires, tour books and cash awards.

To participate in the 2009 Grand Tour of Virginia, log on to motorcycleva.com to download the registration form. Send the completed form along with the $25 registration fee to the address indicated on the form. All registrants will receive an official Grand Tour t-shirt, ride pin and passport.

Registration is open from April 4 through September 1, 2009. Completed Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia passports must be mailed and postmarked by Nov. 1, 2009 to be eligible for ride prizes. A complete list of the sponsors, prizes and rules are also posted on motorcycleva.com along with a Virginia map highlighting all of the stops on the Grand Tour.

The Motorcycle Grand Tour of Virginia is a partnership between the Governor’s Motorcycle Advisory Council, the Virginia Hospitality and Travel Association, and the Virginia Motorcycle Dealers Association, with support from the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

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2009 marks the 40th anniversary of Virginia is for Lovers, the official state tourism slogan. Virginia is for Lovers, launched in 1969, is one of the most loved and enduring travel slogans in the country. At its core, Virginia is for Lovers stands for a love of life and a passion for travel. Learn more at www.Virginia.org/40

THE VIRGINIA HOSPITALITY AND TRAVEL ASSOCIATION IS THE UNIFIED VOICE FOR THE RESTAURANT, LODGING, TRAVEL, AND HOSPITALITY SUPPLIERS ASSOCIATIONS. THE ASSOCIATION CREATES VALUE FOR MEMBERS BY PROMOTING THE LEGISLATIVE INTERESTS OF THE INDUSTRY, PROVIDING COOPERATIVE MARKETING, EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES, AND PROTECTING FREE ENTERPRISE. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE VHTA, VISIT WWW.VHTA.ORG

THE GOVERNOR’S MOTORCYCLE ADVISORY COUNCIL WAS CREATED TO EXPLORE WAYS TO PROMOTE MOTORCYCLE-RELATED TOURISM, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND SAFETY IN THE COMMONWEALTH. THE COUNCILE MAINTAINS A WEBSITE (WWW.MOTORCYCLEVA.COM) AND DISTRIBUTES SAFETY INFORMATION AND PROMOTES MOTORCYCLE TOURISM IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

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