AMA membership tops quarter million
2 March 2000
A00019 Contact: Tom Barlow March 3, 2000 Phone: (614) 856-1900 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Fax: (614) 856-1920 AMA membership tops quarter million PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Thanks to the support of new and existing members, the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) has reached another significant milestone: topping the quarter-million member mark. As of late February, total AMA membership rose above 250,000 for the first time in the Association's 76-year history, marking an increase of more than 21,000 members -- or 9 percent -- over this time last year. "The Association's rising membership sends a strong message of unity to places where a large voice matters most: state legislatures and the federal government," said AMA President Scott Thornton. "I'm very encouraged by our membership growth," added Thornton. "It means to me that more and more riders are recognizing that we're the voice of motorcycling in government, a strong partner on the road and a solid value all around. If you're a motorcyclist and you're not an AMA member, I urge you to check us out. You won't be disappointed." From governmental oversight to roadside assistance programs, from the country's premier racing series to money-saving offers that can earn back more than the cost of your membership, the AMA has a lot to offer today's motorcyclist. To get a full picture of everything the AMA does, call (800) AMA-JOIN or visit the Association's website at http://www.AMADirectlink.com. -30- The American Motorcyclist Association is a 250,000-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 www.AMADirectlink.com.