Rider magazine contributor Eric Trow was recently honored by the American Motorcycle Association with the 2013 AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award. Trow was selected for his progressive work with motorcyclists at Stayin’ Safe, an on-road rider coaching school that introduces advanced riding techniques in real-world environments. Winners of the award are significant contributors to the promotion of the motorcycling lifestyle and the protection of on-highway motorcycling, core tenets of the AMA mission. Trow is also author of the Rider magazine “Riding Well” motorcycling proficiency column.
“Being recognized by the AMA Board of Directors is a distinct honor,” said Trow. “I am truly humbled that these esteemed members of the motorcycling community have found my contribution to motorcycling worthy of this distinction and the company of those honored before me. Knowing the AMA’s high level of commitment to road-riding excellence, safety and rider responsibility, I take the significance of the AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award to heart and will do my very best to continue to live up to it.”
The AMA Board of Directors adopted this year’s selections unanimously at its recent meeting in Indianapolis on Feb. 16. The six national awards recognize meritorious contributions to the world of motorcycling. For 2013, motorcycling advocate Andy Goldfine—founder of Aerostich/RiderWearHouse and inspiration for the annual worldwide “Ride to Work Day”—was selected to receive the prestigious AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award. Other 2013 award recipients include: AMA Bessie Stringfield Award, Harley-Davidson Chief Marketing Officer Mark-Hans Richer; AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award, John English and Leff Moore (d. 2004) for creating the Hatfield-McCoy Trails; AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award, 24-year AMA member and OHV volunteer Robert Langley; and Friend of the AMA Award, Port Stockton Motorcycle Club of Stockton, California.
For more information about the AMA Awards Program, to see past recipients and learn how to nominate individuals for future consideration, visit americanmotorcyclist.com/about/amaawardsprogram.