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AMA 'MembersTour2005' to Visit San Antonio

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

PICKERINGTON, Ohio, March 10 -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has announced that "MembersTour2005" will visit the South Texas Motorcycle Show in San Antonio, Texas, from Friday, March 18 through Sunday, March 20.

The MembersTour2005 tractor-trailer rig will be the center of AMA activities at the South Texas Motorcycle Show. AMA representatives will be on- hand to greet AMA members and other motorcycling enthusiasts, 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 the South Texas Motorcycle Show, 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 17 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.

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. The American Motorcyclist Association: rights. riding. racing.