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AMA 'MembersTour2005' to Visit Daytona Bike Week

-- Motorcycling organization will highlight 'Ride Straight,' other programs --

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, Feb. 28 -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that "MembersTour2005" will visit Daytona Bike Week in Daytona Beach, Florida, from Sunday, March 6 through Saturday, March 12.

The MembersTour2005 tractor-trailer rig, which will be the center of AMA activities at Daytona Bike Week, will set up across from Daytona International Speedway near the north end of the pedestrian bridge.

AMA representatives will be on-hand to greet AMA members and motorcycling enthusiasts attending Daytona Bike Week, and to discuss the important issues facing American motorcyclists today. Programs to be highlighted include:

- Ride Straight -- Alcohol and motorcycling don't mix -- statistics have shown that more than 40 percent of fatally injured motorcyclists were impaired. This program educates motorcyclists about the dangers of drinking and riding.

- Loud Pipes Risk Rights -- Few things contribute more to prejudice against American motorcyclists than excessive motorcycle noise. This program conveys the message that the motorcycling community benefits when we ride with respect for our fellow citizens.

- Justice for All - What's a reasonable sentence for a driver who kills or seriously injures another motorist? This program shows motorcyclists how they can help focus the public's attention on the disturbing trend of inadequate sentencing.

MembersTour2005 will offer the opportunity for motorcyclists to join the AMA at Daytona Bike Week, and current AMA members can renew their memberships. Also, the MembersTour2005 display will feature a hospitality area and a free "jacket-and-helmet check" exclusively for AMA members.

Between now and November, MembersTour2005 will visit 18 other major motorcycle events, including Americade, Laconia, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, Sturgis, the Golden Aspen Rally, and Biketoberfest.

For more information about MembersTour2005, visit or call 1-800-AMA-JOIN.

The American Motorcyclist Association: rights. riding. racing. Founded in 1924, the AMA is a non-profit organization with more than 260,000 members. Its 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 , or call 1-800-AMA-JOIN. American Motorcyclist Association, 13515 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, Ohio 43147. (614) 856-1900.