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Don’t Ride Alone Be Sure To Get Your AMA Membership With Free AMA Roadside Assistance! See Page 8 To See How. Maximize your ride time and minimize the inconvenience of a breakdown with AMA Roadside Assistance, which offers peace of mind for you and all your family members. Using AMA Roadside Assistance even one time more than covers the cost of your AMA membership! AMA Roadside Assistance is the best deal in towing— you won’t find better coverage, or a better price, anywhere. Find out more on page 8.
Follow The World Of Motorcycling With American Motorcyclist Magazine No Other Magazine Captures The Personalities And Lifestyles That Make Motorcycling Great. Delivered to your home every month, the glossy magazine American Motorcyclist taps into our shared passion for two-wheels through interviews, profiles, in-depth feature stories, ride reports and industry news that shine the spotlight on the people, places and products that define the motorcycling lifestyle. As the official magazine of the American Motorcyclist Association, American Motorcyclist also strives to represent the industry with a level of class, style and cool that elevates the sport of motorcycling, takes it to new audiences and defends it for future generations.
Got A Question? Call Us. We Want To Hear From You! AMA Member Services representatives are standing by to take your calls, from 8:30 a.m. until 8 p.m., Eastern time. Just call (800) AMA-JOIN (262-5646).
AMA Rights Protecting Your Right To Ride. Bike bans on the street. Trail closures off-road. Anti-motorcycling laws on the horizon. Your support helps the AMA fight for your rights—on the road, trail and in the halls of government nationwide. We’ve got your back.
AMA Riding Get The Most From Your Miles. Rides. Rallies. Races. Poker runs. Adventure rides. Cruise-ins. Dual-sport rides. The AMA sanctions more than 3,000 events a year that are the best in motorcycling. Ride with us.
AMA Racing The Gold Standard In Competition. An AMA Membership Card is a golden ticket to one of the most exciting sports in the world: motorcycle racing. From local races for kids to the top rung of motorcycle racing in the country, the path is clear. And it starts with AMA Racing.
AMA Rewards Save Money. Have Fun. Looking for the peace of mind on the road that comes with AMA Roadside Assistance? Want to save money on great new products, parts and services that riders need? Look no further than AMA Rewards.
Heritage Motorcycling’s Rich History. AMA museums and programs preserve our sport, and honor our heroes.
AMA Events Crown Jewels of Motorcycling. The AMA sanctions more than 3,000 races, rides and rallies, but a select few are promoted by the AMA itself to shine the light on special segments of motorcycling.
Life Member Plus The Lifeblood Of The AMA. AMA Life members are getting benefits while protecting motorcycing’s future.
Contact Staying In Touch You belong in the AMA—and we keep you informed with American Motorcyclist magazine, AMA Racer, AMA websites, electronic communication, Facebook and more.
RIGHTS NOBODY FIGHTS HARDER FOR YOUR RIGHT TO RIDE BIKE BANS. LAND CLOSURES.
motorcyclists—to force them through rigorous motorcycle and paperwork traffic checkpoints while other motorists rolled by unmolested. The AMA works to stop this discriminatory practice.
CHECKPOINTS. PLENTY OF PEOPLE DON’T LIKE MOTORCYCLISTS. WE WORK FOR YOU— TO STOP THEM COLD.
DISTRACTED DRIVERS Distracted and inattentive drivers pose a major danger to motorcyclists. The AMA is an active participant at the federal level in the war on distracted driving, including taking part in national summits on the issue.
As the country’s premier motorcycle advocacy group, the AMA targets anti-motorcycling forces in the halls of federal, state and local government. We make it easy for you to stop them.
TRACKING BAD LAWS IN ALL 50 STATES Every year, AMA legislative experts track thousands of bills in all states and in Congress, taking action and affecting change when necessary.
As an AMA member, you choose the level of engagement you want, from simply lending your support as a member, to writing letters and emails, to working with the AMA to lobby decision-makers. With your help, we target key issues from coast to coast:
ACTION MADE EASY AMA members enjoy access to easy-to-use online tools at AmericanMotorcyclist.com to deliver impactful messages that get results to decision-makers—from members of Congress to state and local officials.
YOUR VOICE, AMPLIFIED Anti-motorcycling foes are everywhere. Thanks to AMA members, so are we. The AMA has legislative experts and lobbyists based in Washington, D.C., Ohio and California, along with grassroots efforts in nearly every state.
PREVENTING CRASHES BEFORE THEY HAPPEN Thanks to the urging of the AMA and its members, the federal government has launched a national study into the causes of motorcycle crashes, the first in three decades. The study is expected to be completed in 2013.
KEEP OFF MY MOTORCYCLE! Every year, it seems, someone in Congress introduces a bill that would ban you from customizing parts of your motorcycle. These anti-tampering bills are already prevalent in Europe but stifle creativity, style and fun. The AMA fights these laws, believing the choice should remain with the rider.
BLOCKING INSURANCE INDUSTRY ATTACKS The insurance industry wants to limit motorcycle engine output, mandate anti-lock brakes on all streetbikes and claims that sportbikes are more dangerous than other types of bikes. The AMA is aggressively fighting back, talking with federal decision-makers and the insurance industry itself to point out the flaws in the industry’s research.
NO ETHANOL IN MY BIKE! The jury is still out on whether fuels with high levels of ethanol can damage motorcycle engines. The AMA opposes the use of such fuels until they can conclusively be proven safe for highrevving and air-cooled motorcycle motors.
HIGH-OCCUPANCY VEHICLE (HOV) LANE ACCESS If you ride in HOV lanes, thank the AMA and its members. Though motorcycles were at first banned from HOV lanes, the AMA fought for, and won, the right for motorcyclists to use them as taxpayers whose funds helped build them. The AMA is working to ensure the continued use of these lanes.
MOTORCYCLE-ONLY CHECKPOINTS Several states, including Georgia and New York, have flagged down motorcyclists—and only
GETTING YOU COVERED Some medical insurance policies won’t pay for medical care if a rider is injured on a motorcycle. The AMA is actively working on Capitol Hill to ensure you can’t be denied coverage for injuries suffered in a motorcycle crash.
forces work to close down as much as they can through laws, lawsuits and congressional actions. With your help, we work to stop them. KIDS JUST WANT TO RIDE Lawmakers essentially banned the sale of kids’ motorcycles. The AMA and its members, and others, fought long and hard to overturn the ban—and succeeded. AMA members played a major role in this victory.
FIGHTING BIKE BANS When cities try to ban bikes from streets, the AMA fights back. The AMA got Congress to pass a law barring bike bans on streets built or maintained with federal funds and is currently working on Capitol Hill to ensure the law isn’t changed.
PUBLIC LAND ACCESS For years, almost 43 million acres of federal land in several states has been locked up by bureaucratic rules, despite the fact that land managers think it should be open. Joining forces with like-minded members of Congress, the AMA and its members are working to get those lands back in the public domain.
VOTE LIKE A MOTORCYCLIST The AMA produces the only comprehensive national motorcyclist voter guide in the country so that riders know how their elected officials acted on, and voted on, motorcycle-related issues.
RIDING ON YOU OWN LAND Believe it or not, plenty of local municipalities try to ban residents from riding motorcycles on their own land. The AMA and its members fight such ordinances outright.
MOTORCYCLE ADVISORY COUNCIL The AMA has a seat on the Federal Highway Administration’s Motorcyclist Advisory Council, offering valuable insight into the needs of motorcyclists.
RIDING TRAILS When you buy gas for your off-highway vehicle (OHV), the gas tax money goes to the federal Recreational Trails Program, which the AMA and other groups helped establish. The program helps build and maintain trails. In addition, the AMA fights to keep the program intact against congressional threats.
INSURANCE DISCRIMINATION When insurance companies try to blacklist certain types of motorcycles—and this happens with alarming frequency—the AMA and its members stop them cold. NO SPORTBIKE BANS! When a powerful U.S senator tried to ban sportbikes in the 1980s, the AMA was there to stop him. AMA officials organized riders, mounted opposition to the bill and met with the senator, who ultimately backed down.
KEEPING RACETRACKS OPEN It happens all too often: A town grows out to a long-standing motocross track, then tries to shut it down. The AMA and its members stand against such actions.
Attention off-road riders! The AMA isn’t just about protecting the rights of street motorcyclists.
Thanks to our members’ support, we work just as hard for off-road riders. Key issues include: STOP THE LAND GRAB There are 33 million acres of public land where motorized recreation is allowed nationwide. Every year, anti-motorcycle
RIDING GET THE MOST FROM YOUR MOTORCYCLE WITH THE AMA STREET OR TRAIL, THE AMERICAN
• Battery assistance/vehicle won’t start. • Lockout assistance. • Mobile mechanic: minor roadside repairs/adjustments (excluding costs of parts, labor and repair services) to repair and enable the vehicle to proceed safely under its own power. • Emergency fuel, oil, water, fluid delivery. Member only pays for the cost of the fuel, fluid, oil or water (if any) to the service provider at time of service. • No exclusions for older motorcycles. • We do not limit the number of services per year. The program allows one service call for the same service type within a seven-day period. • Toll-free assistance available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from two national call centers. • AMA Roadside Assistance pays first. No need to pay and wait for reimbursement.
MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION MAKES THE RIDE BETTER. Nothing beats swinging a leg over your bike, firing it up, pointing the front wheel somewhere great and rolling out for another adventure. With the American Motorcyclist Association along for the ride, you know you’re getting the most from your riding. We’ve got you covered, no matter what, where or how you ride.
AMA Roadside Assistance Never Ride Alone, With Expert Help Only A Call Away.
Maximize your ride time and minimize the inconvenience of a breakdown with AMA Roadside Assistance, which offers peace of mind for you and all your family members.
Get The Most Out Of Your Riding With The AMA You
Head Out Across Town Or Across The Country. No Road Is Too Far, No Destination Off-Limits. The AMA Has You Covered.
Hopefully you’ll never need this service, but when you do, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that AMA Roadside Assistance is tailored specifically for motorcyclists.
GOOD ROADS DATABASE Thanks to the expert knowledge of thousands of AMA members, you can find the best roads in any state, at any time, online at AmericanMotorcyclist.com.
With AMA Roadside Assistance, you get:
RALLIES The best rallies in the country carry the AMA logo, from megarallies like Americade and the Golden Aspen Rally all the way down to local events in cities across the country. The rallies are all searchable online at AmericanMotorcyclist.com
• Coverage includes bikes, cars, pickups, motorhomes and trailers (excluding utility trailers) registered to you, your spouse, and dependent children under the age of 24, living at home or away at college. • Coverage in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. Virgin Islands. • Towing—for mechanical breakdown—to the nearest qualified service facility within 35 miles or location requested by member of an equal distance to the nearest qualified facility at no expense to the member. • All dispatch and hook-up fees. • Flat tire assistance.
CRUISING Poker runs, toy runs, one-day mini-rallies, the AMA sanctions the best—and all of them searchable online at AmericanMotorcyclist.com. ORGANIZED TOURS AMA Partner EagleRider offers up a comprehensive list of full-service tours. AMA members get an exclusive discount.
ARRIVE AND RIDE Want to ride somewhere on the other side of the country but don’t have the time to ride there? AMA partners like Federal motorcycle shipping and EagleRider make it easy to ship your bike or rent one at your destination, and fly out to meet it for a hassle-free trip.
TIPS AND TRICKS American Motorcyclist magazine and the AMA website, AmericanMotorcyclist.com, are valuable sources of information for everything from secrets for smart touring and tips for group riding to planning trips and buying a used bike.
AMA GRAND TOURS Enjoy a season-long challenge ride that takes you to dozens of places organized around a central theme with AMA Grand Tours. Complete the challenge and get T-shirts, prizes and more.
STATE LAWS DATABASE No matter where you ride, find out the local laws governing streetbikes and riding online at the AMA website at AmericanMotorcyclist.com.
AMA LONGRIDER Show your pride by being part of the AMA Longrider program, where you can track your mileage and get special patches when you reach key milestones.
Share The Fun With AMA Clubs, You Never Ride Alone. Nothing makes the riding experience better than the company of a few (or a lot) of like-minded friends. More than 1,200 AMA clubs are available in all 50 states, or you can start your own.
NEW RIDERS If you ride, you know how important it is for new riders to get the right information as they come up to speed. AmericanMotorcyclist.com has a special area just for new riders.
FINDING AN AMA CLUB IS EASY Visit the “Clubs & Promoters” area of AmericanMotorcyclist.com and search for clubs in your area. Clubs range from highly organized groups who stage large events, rallies and rides, to small, informal groups of riders who enjoy loose organization.
ADVENTURE TOURING If you live for big-bore touring that includes plenty of gravel roads and two-track, the AMA Yamaha Super Tenere Adventure Touring Series is for you. With dozens of events nationwide, you’ll enjoy great routes and great camaraderie.
STARTING YOUR OWN CLUB IS SIMPLE Social clubs need only five AMA members (more are welcome), while clubs planning to organize events sanctioned with the AMA will need officers to take an easy, online risk-management workshop hosted through the AMA. Special insurance is available to AMA clubs.
DUAL-SPORT RIDING No road? No problem. The AMA KTM National Dual-Sport Trail Ride Series offers up dozens of events nationwide where all you do is show up on your dual-sport bike, get a detailed map and go riding on trails that only locals know about.
Like To Get Dirty? Woods Riding Only Gets Better With The AMA.
SCOOTERS With the AMA, it matters not what you ride, just that you ride. Scooter riders are always welcome.
If you live for trail riding, the AMA is for you, with information, access to clubs, tips and advice and more.
WOMEN RIDERS The AMA has a long history of welcoming and supporting the unique viewpoints of women riders. We’ve staged four national AMA Women & Motorcycling National Conferences since the late 1990s, and we regularly feature women riders on AmericanMotorcyclist. com and in the pages of American Motorcyclist magazine.
AMA TRAILS ATLAS A complete listing of riding areas across the country is available only to AMA members online at AmericanMotorcyclist.com, complete with phone numbers, addresses, trail information, fee and permit requirements and more.
OFF-ROAD AMA CLUBS The woods only get better when you join an AMA Club. There are more than 1,200 AMA clubs nationwide, and many of them are off-road focused. They host events, races, rides and even off-road rallies. Find out more at the “Clubs & Promoters” area of AmericanMotorcyclist.com
ATV COMPETITION In partnership with AMA Racing, the ATVA sanctions the largest collection of ATV races anywhere. If it happens on quads, from ATV motocross, to Extreme Dirt Track to Grand National Cross Country and more, the ATVA is involved in it. And you need to be an ATVA member to race. When you race in our events, you know that you’re participating in the best-run, highest-profile ATV racing in the country. ATVA Pro racers are the best racers on the planet.
STATE LAWS DATABASE No matter where you ride, find out the local laws governing off-road bikes and riding online at the AMA website at AmericanMotorcyclist.com
THE ATVA IS HERE FOR YOU We’re out there fighting for your rights every day. We’re uncovering bad laws and fighting them. We’re working to keep public lands open to you and your ATV. We’re finding you new places to ride, and introducing you to the people who make our sport. We’re making sure the sport you love will not only be around in a few years, but will grow and prosper. Be a part of the ATVA.
TIPS AND TRICKS The AMA’s magazine, American Motorcyclist, and its website, AmericanMotorcyclist.com, have tons of resources to ride better, farther and have more fun. ADVICE FOR KIDS Starting kids right is so important to making sure they get the most safety, and the most fun, from the off-road experience. AmericanMotorcyclist.com has in-depth stories and tips just for kids who are starting out.
Two Wheels Or Four The All-Terrain Vehicle Association Caters To ATV Riders.
The AMA’s All-Terrain Vehicle Association is dedicated to increasing members’ enjoyment of riding and owning ATVs by serving as a source of authoritative information about where and how to ride, products, events, and racing, and by protecting and promoting the rights of all ATV riders. ATVA NEWS The Association’s bi-monthly magazine, ATVA News, brings you profiles of people who ride, tips to help you ride better, capsule evaluations, notices of new products and more. And you can find a lot of useful information on the ATVA’s official website at www.ATVAonline.com. There, you’ll also find resources that tell you about places you can ride around the country, and in your own state. PLACES TO RIDE Every issue, ATVA News, offers an in-depth look at a new or existing riding area, highlighting what it’s like on the trails, the rules and regulations, directions, and more. Many of these areas, like the expansive Hatfield-McCoy trail system in southwestern West Virginia, are good enough to deserve a visit no matter where you live.
RACING RACE WITH THE BEST
ALL TYPES OF COMPETITION If you can race it on a motorcycle, the AMA is involved. AMA racers compete in all types of disciplines:
AMA RACING IS THE GOLD STANDARD FOR MOTORCYCLE COMPETITION.
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An AMA Membership Card is a golden ticket to one of the most-exciting sports in the world: motorcycle racing. From local races for kids to the top rung of motorcycle racing in the country, the path is clear. And it starts with AMA Racing. ACCESS Your AMA card is your license to race, giving you access to thousands of local, regional and national championship events all over the United States. As a member of the AMA, you are a card-carrying motorcycle racer.
Motocross Enduro Dirt-Track Hare Scrambles Roadracing Hillclimb
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Ice Racing Observed Trials Hare & Hound Arenacross Supermoto Endurocross
• Drag Racing • Land-Speed Racing • Speedway
THE BEST PLACE TO GROW With a logical path from novice classes all the way to the pro level, AMA riders advance to become the best in the world. TOP AWARDS AMA Racing confers the highest honors in amateur motorcycle competition with Horizon awards in many disciplines, as well as national-caliber awards for up-and-coming youth riders and vets.
RULES The AMA offers a standardized national rulebook, written by AMA Congress, that ensures fairness and legitimacy. When you win an AMA event, it means something.
PROTECTION AMA events must carry suitable insurance coverage. AMA organizers are given access to excellent insurance through Lockton Affinity. Other carriers may be used if they provide comparable coverage. (The AMA receives no income from the sale of this insurance.)
RESULTS The AMA Racing Department compiles results submitted by clubs and promoters from all over the country in all racing disciplines sanctioned by the Association. Submitted results are available at AMARacing.com.
FRATERNITY The greatest motorcycle racers in the country are AMA members, and many of them still compete in AMA events, even after their pro careers are behind them.
CLASSIFICATION Skill-based class assignments at an AMA-sanctioned event are based on a standardized classification process detailed in the rulebook. They are not based on the honor system. When you line up at an AMA race, the guys and gals to your left and right are about your speed.
NATIONAL AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIPS Only AMA racers are eligible for AMA Racing National No. 1 plates and to compete in the series and events that award them. More than any other symbol, that No. 1 plate represents the gold standard of AMA-sanctioned competition. The highest levels are called Grand Championships:
A HIGHER STANDARD To be eligible for an AMA sanction, a club or promoter must undergo risk-management training. The organizer must work to minimize risk to participants, and for when injuries still occur, the organizer must have competent medical staff on location.
• AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships • AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships
RIDER INSURANCE Optional coverage for competitors to help pay medical bills in the event of an accident is available.
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AMA Racing Ice Race Grand Championships AMA Racing Vintage Grand Championships AMA Racing Hillclimb Grand Championships AMA/NATC Youth Trials Championships (East/West) AMA Racing Land Speed Grand Championships—BUB Motorcycle Speed Trials • AMA Racing Road Race Grand Championships • AMA Racing Dirt Track Grand Championships
A VOICE IN MAKING THE RULES AMA Racing rules are recommended by AMA Congress, a volunteer body devoted to fair, equitable and logical rues. Congress members hear your concerns. AMA DISTRICTS AMA Racing competition is organized into districts to keep competition fair. Districts help organize racetracks and events within specific areas.
THE TOP RUNG OF COMPETITION AMA Racing sanctions the highest level of motorcycle competition, with series and events including: • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
REFEREE AND PROMOTER TRAINING AMA Racing requires referees and track owners and promoters to receive training, making for a better experience for racers.
AMA Racing Rekluse National Enduro Championship Series AMA Racing Kenda Hare & Hound National Championship Series AMA/NATC MotoTrials National Championship Series AMA Racing East Hare Scrambles Championship Series AMA Racing West Hare Scrambles Championship Series AMA Racing ATV Hare Scrambles National Championship Series AMA Racing Winter Dirt Track National Championship Series AMA Racing Vintage Dirt Track National Championship Series Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Series Geico Powersports AMA Endurocross Championship AMA Racing Arenacross Championship Series AMA Racing/USA Speedway National Championship Series AMA Racing XiiR Speedway Ice Race National Championship Series AMA Racing ATV Extreme Dirt Track National Championship Series
PARENTAL FOCUS Nothing is more important than a good, fair and growth-building experience for kids. The AMA keeps the focus on what’s important.
Protecting The Sport Not Only Is The AMA The Largest Amateur
Motorsports Sanctioning Body In History, But It’s Also The Country’s Leading Defender Of Motorcyclists’ Rights. The AMA is on the front lines of many fights, including keeping trails open, fighting discriminatory insurance policies that deny motorcyclists coverage, and battling local ordinances that shut down streetbike access to public roads, or even aim to stop you from riding your dirtbike on your own land.
ONLINE REGISTRATION Many AMA events, including Grand Championships, feature the ease of online registration.
When you become a member, a portion of your annual membership fee funds the efforts of the AMA Government Relations Department. With staff in Washington, D.C., at AMA headquarters in Pickerington, Ohio, and on the West Coast, these dedicated people come to work every day with a single purpose: to make America a better and fairer place to be a motorcyclist.
PROTESTS AND APPEALS AMA Racing features a fair and equitable process for resolving disputes. AMA AWARDS BANQUET Every year, AMA Racing honors its racing champions at a gala banquet—in past years held in Las Vegas, Nev.
REWARDS AMA REWARDS
• Coverage in all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, Canada and the U.S. Virgin Islands. • Towing—for mechanical breakdown—to the nearest qualified service facility within 35 miles or location requested by member of an equal distance to the nearest qualified facility at no expense to the member. • All dispatch and hook-up fees. • Flat tire assistance. • Battery assistance/vehicle won’t start. • Lockout assistance. • Mobile mechanic: minor roadside repairs/adjustments (excluding costs of parts, labor and repair services) to repair and enable the vehicle to proceed safely under its own power. • Emergency fuel, oil, water, fluid delivery. Member only pays for the cost of the fuel, fluid, oil or water (if any) to the service provider at time of service. • No exclusions for older motorcycles. • We do not limit the number of services per year. The program allows one service call for the same service type within a seven-day period. • Toll-free assistance available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, from two national call centers. • AMA Roadside Assistance pays first. No need to pay and wait for reimbursement.
SAVING MONEY, GETTING ACCESS AND HAVING FUN ARE ALL PART OF AMA MEMBERSHIP. Looking for the peace of mind on the road that comes with AMA Roadside Assistance? Want to save money on great new products, parts and services that riders need? Look no further than AMA Rewards.
AMA Roadside Assistance The Best Deal In Towing For All Your Vehicles.
Industry-leading service for your motorcycles, your cars, and all your family members’ vehicles—FREE if you choose to automatically renew your AMA membership. Heading out on your motorcycle with the horizon in your sights is cool. Sitting on the side of the road with mechanical problems is not. Maximize your riding time and minimize the inconvenience of a breakdown with AMA Roadside Assistance, which offers peace of mind for you and all your family members. Using AMA Roadside Assistance even one time more than covers the cost of your membership!
Save Money, Have Fun, Ride Well Discounts On Motorcycle
Parts And Accessories, Gear, Lodging, Insurance And Credit Cards More Than Pay For The Cost Of Membership.
Hopefully you’ll never need this service, but when you do, you’ll have the comfort of knowing that AMA Roadside Assistance is tailored specifically to motorcyclists.
With the AMA, your savings on a typical motorcycle trip can add up quickly: 15 percent on hotel stays with Choice hotels for a few nights, fuel delivery with AMA Roadside Assistance if you run out, discounts on the gear you wear and the parts and tires you use.
AMA Roadside Assistance offers:
In no time, you’ve more than covered the cost of your membership. Here’s a look at some of the great benefits and services you get by being an AMA member.
• Coverage includes bikes, cars, pickups, motorhomes and trailers (excluding utility trailers) registered to you, your spouse, and dependent children under the age of 24, living at home or away at college.
AMA LODGING Save At Choice Hotels When you’re on the road all day, a great hotel is a necessity. The AMA has you covered with exclusive AMA-member rates at Choice hotels—15 percent off the best available rates at participating Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality Inn®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay®, Rodeway Inn® and Econo Lodge® hotels.
AMA AUTO RENTALS Save Money When You Have To Take Four Wheels We know you’d rather be riding your motorcycle. But for those times when you must rent a car, AMA members enjoy a discount of up to 25 percent off prevailing rates at any Avis or Budget car rental agency. AMA TOURS Ride With The Best Few experiences are better than an all-details-handled motorcycle tour, and AMA Tours, offered exclusively through AMA partner EagleRider, offer dozens of great trips in all parts of the country.
AMA ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE Never Ride Alone As a member you get special member-discounted rates for AMA Roadside Assistance—and you can get it FREE when you sign up for automatic renewal of your membership. Call us at (800) AMA-JOIN (800262-5646) to sign up.
AMA PARTS AND GEAR DISCOUNTS Save 10 Percent More On BikeBandit.Com’s Already Low Prices Buy just one set of tires a year, and that covers half of your AMA membership price. Throw in some parts, a jacket or helmet and a pair of gloves, and you’ve saved way more.
AMA CREDIT CARD Support The Sport You Love Show your motorcycling passion on your exclusive AMA credit card, and enjoy special rates, additional benefits and even cash back—for you or to help support the AMA. Get your credit card at AMAVisa.com.
AMA CAMPING Save When You Sleep Out KOA campgrounds in the United States and Canada offer a 10 percent discount to AMA members who like to sleep under the stars or in a cabin. Download a discount coupon in the Member Area of AmericanMotorcyclist.com, or call the AMA Membership Services Center at (800) AMA-JOIN (800-262-5646) to request a coupon. To find a KOA location, visit KOA.com.
AMA INSURANCE Get Coverage, Save Money AMA members save plenty on insurance from a number of providers, including supplemental accident and cancer-related insurance from Allstate. Nationwide gives AMA members a discount of up to 10 percent on insurance for motorcycles, ATVs, trikes, scooters and more. AMA ARRIVE AND RIDE Rent Bikes At A Discount And Ride Where You Couldn’t Before Want to ride somewhere far away but can’t take the time off to get there? No problem! Ship you bike at discounted rates with Federal Companies in the United States, and Motorcycle Express for international travel, fly in and ride! Or, rent a bike at your destination at special savings from EagleRider, which offers rental bikes from Harley-Davidson, Honda, BMW and Polaris.
AMA GEAR Buy AMA Stuff Online From patches and pins to T-shirts and books, DVDs and posters, you’ll find exclusive AMA gear at AmericanMotorcyclist.com. MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME See History For Less AMA members receive special discounts at the Motorcycle Hall of Fame on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio. Details at MotorcycleMuseum.org.
PRODUCT DISCOUNTS XENA SECURITY PRODUCTS Locks That Work Members can protect their bikes for less with a 20 percent discount on all XENA Security products, including the 120-decibel XX Series disc-lock alarms with long-life lithium battery. To save 20 percent on XENA Security disc locks and alarms, call (888) 345-XENA (9362) and provide your AMA number to XENA representatives.
SWISSTRAX GARAGE FLOOR COVERINGS Great Looks, Great Protection AMA members can buy one of the most attractive and durable garage floor coverings available for less: Swisstrax. The well-known producer of specialty flooring is offering a 10 percent discount to AMA members who buy directly from the company. To receive the discount, provide your AMA number when you call the Swisstrax toll-free number: (866) 748-7940.
EZY-LIFT PRODUCTS Hoist Your Bike In Style And Comfort For heavy lifting, Ezy-Lift makes it easy with a lift that attaches to the bed of your truck. AMA members can get 10 percent off products and services by calling (800) 974-3032.
BIKER RAIN CHAPS Dry Is Good Biker Rain Chaps keep you clean and dry and are easier to get on and off than a full rain suit. Biker Rain Chaps also add an extra layer of insulation for chilly mornings or evenings after the sun has gone down. Call (800) 651-8737.
MAD MAPS The Best Routes Made Easy Save 15 percent on MAD Maps—high quality maps and routes for motorcycle-friendly road trips—using this discount code: AMA8675309.
FLASH2PASS GARAGE DOOR OPENERS One-Button Ease Flash2Pass turns your existing headlight high beam switch into a transmitter for your automatic garage door opener. AMA members can now buy Flash2Pass products for 10 percent less than the manufacturer’s suggested retail price. To get the discount, enter code AMA2011 when you checkout from F2PTechnologies.com.
INTERNATIONAL MOTORCYCLE SHOWS Save Money On Tickets AMA members receive a 25 percent discount on advance adult one-day general admission to International Motorcycle Shows. Enter promo code “AMA” when you buy your tickets online from MotorcycleShows.com SUPERCROSS AND ARENACROSS TICKETS Save On The Best Indoor Show On Dirt! Buy advance-sales tickets and save big at AMA Supercross at Supercrossonline.com using password 11AMA5, or showing your AMA card prior to race day at the arena ticket office. Additionally, fans can go to the box office the day of the race and show their AMA card to receive one free pit pass. AMA Arenacross advance-ticket discounts are available at Arenacross.com using the password AMA5OFF.
SCHAMPA PRODUCTS Keep Warm When It’s Cool You can fight back against the elements, and one of the best weapons is quality gear that keeps the cold, wind and rain out and body heat in, such as the balaclavas, facemasks, neck gaiters and undershirts sold by Schampa, which now offers a 15 percent discount to AMA members for all purchases made from Schampa.com. Simply enter the discount code SCHAMA. MEDICAL AIR SERVICES ASSOCIATION (MASA) MEMBERSHIP Get Yourself Home When Things Go Wrong MASA provides a variety of emergency services to its members. An annual membership fee of $240 for an individual or $360 for an entire family earns you all the benefits of MASA membership. Benefits include emergency air transportation, vehicle return and more. Normally, there is a one-time $60 initiation fee, but AMA members who join MASA have the initiation fee waived. To take advantage of this discount, simply enter your AMA number when you sign up at MASAAmerica.com. For more info, call (828) 994-2621.
FREE CLASSIFIED ADS Buy Or Sell The Easy Way AMA members can place free classified ads in the AMA member classifieds at AMA.Sprocketlist.com. Members also enjoy discounts on ad enhancements, designed to sell your used bike or gear even faster. Learn more at AmericanMotorcyclist.com > Shop > Classifieds.
LIFELOCK IDENTITY THEFT PROTECTION Peace Of Mind In An Electronic Age LifeLock works to protect its clients from identity theft protection before it starts. Now, AMA members receive an exclusive benefit of 30 days free and 10 percent off the regular LifeLock membership fee. To take advantage of this exclusive offer, use the promo code AMACYCLE when you sign up at LifeLock.com or at (800) 543-3562.
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AMA MUSEUMS AND PROGRAMS PRESERVE OUR SPORT, AND HONOR OUR HEROES. The American Motorcyclist Association, though its sister organization the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, is the country’s premier group dedicated to preserving motorcycling history. Nobody does more to honor the heroes and racers, designers and dreamers who have made motorcycling what it is today. AMERICAN MOTORCYCLE HERITAGE FOUNDATION The fundraising body for the Motorcycle Hall of Fame and other AMA historical programs, the AMHF is dedicated to: • Preserving the heritage of motorcycling and educating the public through the operation of a museum. • Creating and maintaining archives of publications, photographs, records and other documents. • Creating and maintaining a Hall of Fame to identify those persons who have contributed to the heritage of motorcycling. • Cooperating with other museums, archives and projects to further develop the premier museum on motorcycling in America. MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME Dedicated to more than 400 individuals who have made their mark in motorcycling, with a new class nominated and elected every year from among eight categories: Design & Engineering, Dirt-Track, Roadracing, Motocross & Supercross, Off-Road, Specialty Competition, Ambassadors and Motorcycling Rights. MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY Held every November to honor the year’s inductees to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the gala event is a formal gathering of the best and brightest in motorcycling to honor its true greats. MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME MUSEUM A world-class 36,000 square-foot facility dedicated to the Hall of Fame and special rotating exhibits on the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio. AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS The premier event in the country for vintage motorcycles and the people who love them, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is held every July at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. The event draws tens of thousands of motorcyclists from across the country. It features: • • • • • • •
National championship vintage racing North America’s largest motorcycle swap meet New-bike demo rides Seminars Classic motorcycle shows New product vendors Club displays
ANNUAL BREAKFAST AT DAYTONA FUNDRAISER Held every March during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., the breakfast features a special guest and unique presentations that serve as a backdrop for fundraising on behalf of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
Getting Involved You Can Be An Active Part Of The American Motorcyclist Association. As the country’s premier advocate for motorcycling and the motorcycle lifestyle, the American Motorcyclist Association has room for you to get involved. Whether it’s helping build trails at a local riding area, writing letters to your congressmen, helping to make racing rules or helping in our motorcycling preservation efforts, you’re efforts are a valuable part of what makes the AMA work. MUSEUM VOLUNTEERS Help out at the Ohio-based Motorcycle Hall of Fame, be part of motorcycling’s best events and more. GOVERNMENT RELATIONS Join or help form a group that works to protect the rights of all motorcyclists. AMA CONGRESS Make recommendations to, or become a part of, AMA Congress, the volunteer body that makes rules recommendations to the AMA Board of Directors.
HONORING WOMEN, HISTORY, FUN AND MORE. The American Motorcyclist Association sanctions more than 3,000 races, rides and rallies, but a select few are promoted by the AMA itself to shine the light on special segments of motorcycling. WOMEN & MOTORCYCLING NATIONAL CONFERENCE The signature event held periodically since 1997 to promote the growing women’s community in motorcycling. Events have been held in Ohio, West Virginia and Colorado. LEGENDS & CHAMPIONS WEEKEND A full weekend’s slate of events honoring the sport’s up-andcoming heroes and the legends who have defined motorcycling, the Legends & Champions weekend includes the AMA Racing Champions Banquet, the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Concours d’Elegance judged motorcycle exhibition. AMA VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE DAYS Held every summer at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a three-day festival that is America’s grandest celebration of motorcyling history. THE MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME ANNUAL BREAKFAST AT DAYTONA A gathering every March during Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Fla., the breakfast features a special guest speaker and serves as a fundraiser for the Motorcycle Hall of Fame. ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE A special event every year at the AMA campus in Pickerington, Ohio, in honor of AMA members.
Your Voice Internationally The AMA Is Part Of Motorcycling’s International Governing Body. The AMA is the sole U.S. affiliate to the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the worldwide motorcycle sanctioning body. As the U.S. affiliate, the AMA organizes U.S. teams that compete in team-based world championship events, such as the Motocross of Nations and the International Six Days Enduro. The AMA also takes the lead on organizing and coordinating World Championship events in the United States, such as rounds of the MotoGP World Championship Series.
AMA Awards Giving Credit Where Credit is Due. AMA Awards recognize the people who have inspired everyone in the motorcycling community by overcoming adversity or by demonstrating uncommon excellence. You can be part of the process by making nominations to the AMA Board of Directors, which makes the final selection in a number of categories, including: AMA DUD PERKINS LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Acknowledges the highest level of service to the AMA in any activity. This award has been presented since 1970. AMA HAZEL KOLB BRIGHTER IMAGE AWARD The AMA’s highest award for activities that generate good publicity for motorcycling. This award has been presented since 1987. AMA OUTSTANDING ROAD RIDER AWARD Honoring those who have promoted the motorcycling lifestyle and contributed to protecting on-highway motorcycling rights. AMA OUTSTANDING OFF-ROAD RIDER AWARD Honoring those who have promoted the motorcycling lifestyle and contributed to protecting off-highway motorcycling rights. AMA BESSIE STRINGFIELD AWARD Honoring those who have been instrumental in introducing motorcycling to new markets. FRIEND OF THE AMA AWARD Honoring those in the motorcycling community, including clubs, sponsors or partners, who have strongly supported the AMA’s mission. FRIEND OF THE MOTORCYCLE HALL OF FAME AWARD Recognizing national-level contributions to the Motorcycle Hall of Fame.
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THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE AMA. Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. And over the years, AMA Life Members have become, and continue to be, the lifeblood of the organization. AMA Life Members are among the most dedicated motorcyclists on the planet, whether they’re cruising city streets on their chromed-out machines, blasting berms on their dirtbikes or splitting their time between the street and the dirt on their adventure-tourers. They have a proven commitment to motorcycling and to the AMA. AMA Life Members are dedicated to protecting motorcyclists’ rights and ensuring that motorcycling can be enjoyed for generations to come. AMA Life Members enjoy many benefits, including a dedicated government relations staff defending their motorcycling lifestyle. As members of the world’s largest motorcyclists’ rights organization, AMA Life Members also receive discounts on products and services from AMA partners, can participate in AMAsanctioned competition and recreational events, and have access to the Members Area of AmericanMotorcyclist.com—including the full digital edition of American Motorcyclist magazine. Plus, AMA Life Members have the opportunity to sign up for AMA Life Member Plus program, which includes AMA Roadside Assistance and a subscription to a hard-copy of American Motorcyclist magazine. AMA Life Members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world’s largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. It’s a winning team.
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