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AMA Website gets upgrades

26 May 2000

Contact: Matt Ringlien
May 26, 2000
Phone: (614) 856-1900
Fax: (614) 856-1935 gets upgrades
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The relaunching of the American Motorcyclist 
Association's official website in January was only the beginning of many 
exciting changes for the popular website. Not only did it get a new name 
and address,, but the redesign paved the way for 
many new features and enhancements, including a streamlined Association 
membership and renewal process and an online gift shop.
Highlights of the new features include:
Improved membership renewal process: Now AMA members can renew their membership dynamically online. After 
members enter their AMA number and zip code on one simple screen, the next 
screen displays the current membership application with all of the 
members' information on file filling the form's fields. Members can then 
make the necessary changes right on the form, including a new address. 
When the renewal or new membership application process is complete, 
members receive a printable, personalized receipt page.
Streamlined change of address form: Similar to the membership renewal process, members enter their AMA number 
and zip code and up comes another page with their current address. Members 
can then update the necessary information online and update their personal 
information immediately.
Online gift shop, A new online gift shop, including a new name and address, was 
launched in April where a variety of AMA and Motorcycle Hall of Fame 
Museum products, as well as closeout items, are available. Users can shop 
with confidence thanks to a secure connection and a user-friendly 
"shopping-cart" environment. After secure orders are placed, users can 
print a receipt or choose to receive it via e-mail. The product line-up 
includes everything from membership pins to popular Motorhead products. 
New products will be added the gift shop frequently.
Find an AMA club in your area: Finding one of the more than 800 AMA-chartered clubs to ride with is now 
easier than ever. The new Find an AMA Club database, available from the Go 
Ride and AMA Clubs sections, allows users to search for clubs by state or 
AMA District. Users will find the club's name, city and state, whether 
it's a road- or off-road riding club, contact phone number and e-mail, 
along with a website address, if available.
"Not only is entertaining and informative, but it's one 
of the Association's most-valued membership benefits," said Matt Ringlien, 
AMA webmaster, "and we're constantly striving to find ways to improve that 
value. These latest improvements examples of that ongoing commitment."
To try these new features, or to get the latest news, information and 
racing results, log on to every day.

The American Motorcyclist Association is a 260,000-member non-profit 
organization. Established in 1924, the Association's purpose is to pursue, 
protect and promote the interests of motorcyclists, while serving the 
needs of its members. For more information, visit the AMA website at