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  • rideNAMA.com is a place for organizations and individuals from every area of the US and Canada to post upcoming motorcycle-related events...

    rideNAMA.com is a place for organizations and individuals from every area of the US and Canada to post upcoming motorcycle-related events. rideNAMA.com strives to have the most comprehensive catalog of upcoming motorcycle events including but not limited to shows, expos, biker nights, poker runs, rides, benefits, rallies, swaps, cookouts, and festivals.

     

    Be notified of Events in your area or of personal interest by creating an Event Agent.

     

    Once a member, you may add events of your own, and RSVP to events that other users have posted. Once you have RSVP'd, the event will show up on your Calendar in order to help you keep track of the events you are planning to attend. 

     

    Events can be searched by name, category, date, and location.

     

    If you have any questions about the information contained in an event posting or about creating an event, please refer to our Help section on Events

     

    NAMA urges its users to verify any information in an event posting with the event organizer, whose information is often given within the posting. NAMA is not responsible for misinformation. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • This is the location of the event. If the address is recognized by Google, a Map will be available to view in the "Where" section of the ...

    This is the location of the event. If the address is recognized by Google, a Map will be available to view in the "Where" section of the event posting (Fig. 1). Just click the link to see the location of the event. Please verify all information with the event organizer.


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    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    Choose your country/city/state from the dropdown boxes; do not type in a country/city/state which is not already present in the dropdown box. If your country/city/state is not present in the dropdown box, choose the city which is closest to yours, or include this information in the Event Details. 

     

    This is the address of the Event Location. If the address is valid, and the correct Country, State, and City is entered along with it, a Google Map of the event will automatically be available when viewing the event. Also, the zip code will automatically be filled in.

    Once again, that's the:

    -Street Address

    -Country

    -State

    -City

    -Zip Code (auto-fill)

    If these are entered so that Google Maps can recognize the address, a map will automatically be generated and available in the event posting.


    If the address is not recognized by Google, the map may not display the exact location of the event. (Be careful, this may lead to confusion). 


    If there is no exact address associated with the event, enter the information you know. Don't forget to include enough information about the location in the Event Description so that users can find your event.

  • There are two description fields for each event: Brief Description and Event Description. Brief Description The Brief Description is ...

    There are two description fields for each event: Brief Description and Event Description.


    Brief Description

    The Brief Description is a short blurb which sums up the event. This should summarize the event in a few sentences. This will appear when viewing a list of events (Fig. 1)


     

    Event Description 

    The event description explains the in's and out's of the event. Who? What? When? Where? and most importantly WHY? A good description will include all the information you need to attend the event, but any questions should be directed towards the Contact listed in the event. 


    Remember: All inquiries about event details should be confirmed with the event organizer or the contact for the event. rideNAMA.com is not responsible for misinformation, so please check your facts!


    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    The Brief Description is limited to 250 characters, so make it short and sweet. The Brief Description will be visible when a user is browsing through the event catalog (Fig. 1).

     

    When it comes to the Event Description, don't leave anything out! This is your space to put it all out there, prevent any confusion, and get everyone excited about your event. You can include details such as:

    -Directions

    -Cost

    -Start/End/Registration/Kickstands-Up Time

    -Mission Statement

    -Info about food

    -Links to hotel information

    -Anything else that might help NAMA users or promote your event


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  • If you have any questions regarding an event, or would like to verify any information, refer to the contact information. The event creato...

    If you have any questions regarding an event, or would like to verify any information, refer to the contact information. The event creator may have included an email address or phone number for this purpose. 

     

    The even creator may have also included a URL to a website which may be associated with their organization, or the event itself. 

    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    If you would like to provide more information to users who are viewing your event, you may add contact or website information to the posting. You can either add an email address or a phone number so that your viewers may contact someone with any questions they may have about the event. 

     

    If your event or organization has a website associated with it, you may add the URL of the website so users may refer to it for more information. 

     

    Adding contact information is important. If users are seeking any information which is not included in your posting or want to verify any information, Contact Information is helpful. 

     

  • Events can be searched according to their category (Fig. 1).  Note: The Event Category is set by the event creator.  An eve...

    Events can be searched according to their category (Fig. 1)

    Note: The Event Category is set by the event creator. 


    An event can be categorized as one of the following:

    -Bike Night

    -Cook Off

    -Festival / Party

    -Open House / Demo

    -Poker Run

    -Race / Racing

    -Rally / Rallies

    -Ride / Rides

    -Bike Show

    -Swap Meet 

    -Touring

    -Trade Show / Expo


    Furthermore, these events can then be specified as:

    -Benefit

    -Member Sponsored

    -Fund Raiser

    -Adult

    -Extreme

    + Others, based on the Event Catagory


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    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    This is the category your event would fall into. An event may fall under more than one category. Try to pick the one that best describes your event. Consider the fact that NAMA users can search events by category...




  • The event logo is a an image which represents the event (Fig. 1). There may not always be an Event Logo (Fig. 2). Often, the Event Logo w...

    The event logo is a an image which represents the event (Fig. 1). There may not always be an Event Logo (Fig. 2). Often, the Event Logo will be a digital copy of the flyer for the event, and there may be useful information contained within it. View the event's Photos to enlarge the image.

     

    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    In order to upload an Event Logo, you must select an image which is a .jpg, .png or .gif file. Other file-types may not upload properly. In some cases, it will prevent the event from being viewable, searchable, or created successfully. 


    NOTE: If you you are asked to correct an error in your event details after trying to save your event, you will have to re-select the file to be uploaded as the Logo. More details on this Here


     

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  • This is where it's all going down, or at least where everyone is meeting up. It could be a restaurant, a park, or some other establishmen...

    This is where it's all going down, or at least where everyone is meeting up. It could be a restaurant, a park, or some other establishment. It could even just be Bob's house; Just don't lay down too much rubber in his driveway.


    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    Where is everyone meeting up? Does this place have a name? If so, type it here. Don't forget to include the address, especially if there is no Location Name. 

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  • The host of the event is either the organizer, or the organization backing the event. Because of them, the event is possible. Suggesti...

    The host of the event is either the organizer, or the organization backing the event. Because of them, the event is possible.


    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    Whether it is a company, a non-profit, an eatery, a bar, or a dude trying to get his buddies together for a ride: recognize the host. Who do we have to thank for this wonderful outing?

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  • Some events have limited space, and therefore need to limit the amount of guests.    Suggestions when Creating an Event: No ...

    Some events have limited space, and therefore need to limit the amount of guests. 

     

    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    No limits? No problems: Just enter 0 in the Event Capacity Field (default). 


    Otherwise, just enter the limit. We can't stop people from showing up, but at least it will be known you can only accommodate a certain number of people.

  • Repeating Events are those which occur weekly, monthly, anually, etc... For example, a biker night at your local pub might repeat ever...

    Repeating Events are those which occur weekly, monthly, anually, etc...


    For example, a biker night at your local pub might repeat every Thursday night. If you choose to Attend this event, it will be added to your Calendar for every occurrence of the event. Therefore, the Thursday night biker night will show up on your calendar on Thursdays. It might just fill in the Thursdays for certain weeks, depending on how the event organizer set up the event. 

     

    Suggestions when Creating An Event:

    Due to the high level of customization, it is easy to make an error which creates unwanted or unexpected results. The last thing you want is to accidentally misinform NAMA members and users.

     

    The only way to ensure this does not happen is to check that your event has been created accurately. The best way to do this is to add the event to your own calendar and make sure that it shows up on the appropriate dates. 


    If you are still having trouble, Ask Us a Question. In the meantime, confusion can be avoided by specifying, in words, when your event takes place in the Event Description. 

  • Start Time The Start Time of an event can mean different things. In some instances it indicates when an event's registration begins. In ...

    Start Time

    The Start Time of an event can mean different things. In some instances it indicates when an event's registration begins. In other instances, it can be the time the ride actually starts, or when the festival begins, etc... Please contact the event organizer if you are unsure what is being indicated by the Start Time. 


    The start-date of the event is also included in the Start Time. 


    End Time

    Load up the saddle bags and head home. Some events last days, some only hours. The End Time is when the Event is scheduled to end. 


    Sometimes it is hard to put an End Time to an event, so an event organizer may just set it as 11:55 pm or something, just as a placeholder. Again, contact the event organizer if you need a better idea of when the event might end. 


    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    Ensure that NAMA users know exactly what your Start Time indicates by also describing the event Start Time in the Event Description. For events lasting longer than one day, set the Start Date as the first day of the event. In the same respect, set your End Date as the last day of the event. If the event is only one day long, make the Start and End date the same. 


    If the End Time is not clearly defined, you must still enter a time. Since it is tough to tell exactly when a ride will end or when a cook-out will run out of food, try setting an End Time to the latest time possible.

  • This one is fairly self-explanatory. This is the name of the event. Enough said?   Suggestions when Creating an Event: Event Name...

    This one is fairly self-explanatory. This is the name of the event. Enough said?

     

    Suggestions when Creating an Event:

    Event Name is limited to 64 characters. No profanities please; Keep it classy.