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Roll-Out Ride set to bring Motorcycling Alabama to motorcycle enthusiast

            TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (April 2011) - David Haynes, author of Motorcycling Alabama: 50 Ride Loops through the Heart of Dixie, brings the Roll-Out Ride to seven Alabama cities, over three days, April 28-30. The ride kicks off in Blount Springs, where the author is based and has a photography studio. About Bikes, where Haynes buys his motorcycle accessories, will host the first stop. Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum in Leeds is the last stop for day one. Barber is a cosponsor of Motorcycling Alabama. Day two of the ride will begin at Little Professor Bookstore in Homewood. From there the ride rolls in to Montevallo with a bike safety demo at the Motorcycle Safety Program Day two will end in Tuscaloosa, at T-Town Motorsports. The ride will pick up on day three with a stop at the Goat Hill Museum Store in Montgomery. A stop at Gnu's Room Bookstore in Auburn will conclude the three-day ride. The author will have his two trusty golden retrievers riding in his sidecar along the entire tour, and at each stop of the ride, Haynes will demonstrate how to safely secure your dog into a sidecar.

     Haynes newest book brings Alabama to life in a way motorcycle enthusiast will love. Motorcycling Alabama is a much-needed guidebook; with fifty ride loops of between seventy-five and a hundred and fifty miles in length throughout every region of the state. There are both street bike and dual-sport rides in this handy guide, which is designed to fit in a biker's tank bag. Also included are detailed, color-coded maps of the routes and turn-by-turn directions. The companion website, motorcyclingalabama.info, offers sample rides and downloadable GPS codes for all fifty rides, and hosts an author blog and community forum, including alternate routes for any road closures found on the loops.

Dates and locations of the ride include:

        Day 1, April 28

About Bikes in Blount Springs 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

9014 Hwy 31, Blount Springs, AL 35079

256-352-2303

For more information, contact Jenny at aboutbikes@yahoo.com

 

Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum 4-6p.m.

6030 Barber Motorsports Pkwy, Leeds, AL 35094

205-699-7275

For more information, contact Lee Woehle at LWoehle@barbermuseum.org

 

       Day 2, April 29

Little Professor Bookstore 10 a.m.-Noon

2717 S. 18th St., Homewood, AL 35209

205-870-7461

For more information, contact Emmy at lphomewood@att.net

                            

Motorcycles Safety Program 2-4p.m.

University of Montevallo, Station 6740, Montevallo, AL 35115-6000

205-665-6740

For more information, contact Richard Randolph at randolphrw@montevallo.edu

 

            T-TOWN MOTORSPORTS 5-7p.m.

2525 McFarland Blvd. East, Tuscaloosa, AL. 35405

205-758-0004

Contact: George Latham, ttownmotorsport@bellsouth.cnet

 

       Day 3, April 30

Goat Hill Museum Store 10 a.m.-Noon

Alabama State Capital, 600 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104

334-353-4969

Contact: Trina Brinkley, goathill@preserveala.org

 

Gnu's Room Bookstore 3-7p.m.

414 South Gay Street, Auburn, AL 36830

334-821-5550

Contact: Tina

Each stop on the ride is free and open to the public. Copies of Motorcycling Alabama will be available at each stop of the ride, and online at uapress.ua.edu.

  

The University of Alabama Press, founded in 1945, is one of the largest and fastest-growing publishers in the South. The Press publishes more than one hundred books a year in archaeology, military history, Judaic studies, literary criticism, communication, sports, Civil Rights, religion, Southern history, and regional topics.

 

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