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AMA membership tops quarter million

2 March 2000

Contact: Tom Barlow
March 3, 2000
Phone: (614) 856-1900
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 
To get a full picture of everything the AMA does, call (800) AMA-JOIN or 
visit the Association's website at

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