Motorcycle Clubs and Groups

The American Motorcyclist Association – Rights, Riding, Racing

Written by  December 31, 2004

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), with more than 265,000 members, has an unparalleled history of pursuing, protecting and promoting the interests of the world's largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts. The AMA was founded in 1924, and exists to further the interests of American motorcyclists, while serving the needs of its members.
The AMA is the premier defender of motorcyclists’ rights in the United States. The work of the AMA Government Relations Department extends beyond AMA members to all motorcyclists. Staff members seek out bad laws and anti-motorcycling discrimination at the local, state, federal and corporate level. When critical issues and problems arise, education, common sense, political clout, and when necessary, compromise is used to make changes beneficial to all riders; even those who aren't AMA members.
The AMA is also the world's largest motorsports sanctioning body. Its AMA Pro Racing division oversees more than 80 national-level racing events all over the United States, from the high banks of Daytona and the high jumps of Supercross, to the shoulder-to-shoulder dirt-track racing and explosive action of hillclimbs. The AMA’s Member Events & Entertainment Department coordinates thousands of amateur races with dozens of competition classes for everyone from grade-school kids to senior riders.
In addition, the AMA is the sole American affiliate of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the international governing body for motorcycle sport and touring activity.
Since its founding, the AMA has relied on its chartered clubs and promoters to help advance the goals and protect the interests of motorcyclists. Today, there are more than 1,200 chartered clubs and promoters organizing over 3,700 road-riding and competition events each year.
The AMA also publishes American Motorcyclist magazine, covering every facet of motorcycling. In addition to the people, places and events that make up the American motorcycling experience, the magazine offers in-depth stories on the legislative issues that affect everyone who rides.
AMA members enjoy dozens of benefits, including discounts on specialized insurance, vehicle rental, lodging, motorcycle training, eyewear and bike shipping. Those discounts, and optional benefits, like roadside assistance and trip-routing programs, can easily pay back more than the $39 cost of annual dues.
The AMA’s headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio, is also home to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, where visitors can see a collection of vintage bikes and informative displays showcasing the beautiful designs and remarkable technologies that have placed motorcycles at the leading edge of the transportation industry.

If you are not already a member, sign up today and help support those who are fighting to protect your rights as motorcycle enthusiasts.

By Mike Schweder