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Motorcycles: AMA membership grows to more than 240,000

3 November 1999

Posted By Terry Callahan
Motorsports Editor, The Auto Channel
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) membership totals have hit another record, surpassing 240,000 for the first-time in the Association's 75-year history.

With only two months left in the 20th century, the world's largest motorcyclist organization continues its recent growth curve, adding to its membership at 3.5 to 4 percent each year. Thanks to a renewal rate that is the highest in the Association's recent history, along with more new members, the Association has grown more than 10,000 members in the past 12 months -- more than a 4 percent increase.

According to Mark Mederski, AMA vice president of marketing, that rising membership sends a strong message of unity to places where a large voice matters most: state legislatures and the federal government.

"Our membership goal for the year 2000 is 250,000," said Mederski. "A quarter-million voices will let the AMA work even harder for motorcylists' rights and enable us to deliver a broader benefits package."

For more information about the AMA, or to join, call (800) AMA-JOIN, or visit the Association's website at

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