Atlanta Motorcycle Schools Instructors

Atlanta Motorcycle Schools' instructors are seasoned riders who demonstrate a genuine passion for motorcycling. Collectively, they come from diverse professional backgrounds and have owned a wide variety of motorcycles: cruisers, sport bikes, sport-touring, touring, and standards—as well as dirt bikes, Adventure Sport, and scooters. All instructors teaching the Experienced RiderCourse® are certified by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF).

Ken with his BMW R1150R Rockster.

Ken Murray

President and Lead Instructor of Atlanta Motorcycle Schools.

Ken Murray founded Atlanta Motorcycle Schools (AMS) in 1999. An avid motorcyclist with a decade of experience as a Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) instructor in the Georgia program, Ken was directly involved with the rider education of more than 4000 beginning and experienced motorcyclists. His decision to form AMS was based on his belief that many people learn the skills of riding a motorcycle more easily in a one-to-one setting than in a group environment. Although he owns more than 18 motorcycles, when asked which is his favorite, his smiling reply is always, “Whatever I’m riding right now is my favorite”.


Suzuki SV650

Suzuki DR650


JoAnna Murray

Co-founder of Atlanta Motorcycle Schools

JoAnna Murray began riding dirt bikes in 1992. One year later, she took her first MSF course and began riding street motorcycles. Since then, she has broadened her knowledge and experience by attending more than 30 motorcycle training courses. She received her MSF street bike Instructor certification in June 1998 and her MSF DirtBike School Coach certification in October 2000. JoAnna likes to see others enjoying the sport she loves so much. In 2002 after 24 years in the corporate world, JoAnna began teaching full-time with Atlanta Motorcycle Schools.

JoAnna has a Healthy Chocolate business ( She is also the owner of Web Cycle Designs, a contract programming and web design business. In addition, she is an Independent Sales Consultant for Mary Kay. You can shop with her anytime at

JoAnna and her BMW F650GS by the St. John’s River, FL.




Pete with his Transalp

Pete Tamblyn

Pete Tamblyn’s first motorcycle touring experience came about in the Peace Corps during the 1960s. While with the Peace Corps in Malawi, East Africa, he and four other volunteers sampled the roads of Rhodesia and South Africa, returning along the rugged Mozambique coast. Many of the roads were poor or unpaved, and his TR-5 Triumph Trophy was the best tool available then for the job. Pete has ridden all but the northwestern part of the United States, and been as far south as the Panama Canal in Central America. European travels have included Germany, Holland, Denmark, and southern Norway. In Canada, Pete has been to the eastern tip of the Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec, and as far west as the Icefield Parkway, Alberta.

Pete has designed and led tours for Pancho Villa Moto Tours and Nordic Bike Adventures. Two of his more challenging tour experiences involved showing his favorite part of the World-Appalachia-to one group from New Zealand and another from Norway. Pete’s love of twin-cylinder adventure bikes continues to this day and he rides one of his Honda Transalps when there are roads to be explored.

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