Motorcycles: AMA membership grows to more than 240,000
3 November 1999
Posted By Terry
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.
Motorsports Editor, The Auto Channel
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 www.ama-cycle.org.