Why Should You, Or Your Club Join The AMA?

When we ask riders why they haven’t joined the American Motorcyclist Association, a surprising number of them reply that they were never asked to join.

 You, as an AMA member, are a dedicated rider who cares about the future of our sport. Have you considered asking your riding buddies, or your club, to join the AMA but you weren’t sure what to say?

 Here are just a few reasons your friends, or even your club, should join the AMA.

 When you join the AMA, you become an important member of a national grassroots organization that protects your right to ride and promotes off-highway riding—including ATV riding. In fact, your AMA membership pays for itself many times over with our AMA Roadside Assistance at no additional charge, plus discounts on gear, accessories, parts, lodging, rentals and much more. 

 As an AMA member you also have access to sanctioned competition, trail rides, adventure tours and local off-road AMA-chartered clubs.

 Plus, members receive American Motorcyclist magazine every month, including ATV-specific news, and updates at www.americanmotorcyclist.com. This helps you stay current on threats, industry news, coming events, gear reviews, safety tips and more.

 As an ATV-riding member of the AMA, you reap the benefits of the efforts of the AMA government relations team, who works continuously to protect your riding freedoms. With fulltime staff in Washington, D.C., and California, our activities include legislative monitoring, testimony and coordinating the grassroots advocacy of AMA members. 

 Our department maintains relations with federal transportation and recreation agencies as well as similar state agencies. We are active participants in coalitions representing the needs and interests of association members. We present position papers on legislative and recreational issues for policy makers. And we work with government and encourage and train AMA members to become effective political activists.

 For a club, joining the AMA has special advantages.

 National exposure for your club is one key reason. Trying to reach ATV owners can be a challenge for clubs, and finding a club in their area is a problem for riders. The AMA brings riders and clubs together with club listings on its website. Plus, if your club sanctions an AMA event, we list your event in American Motorcyclist magazine and on the AMA website.

 Has your club run into roadblocks when property owners requested a certificate of insurance? The AMA’s buying power allows us to obtain insurance at competitive prices and we can help your club get insurance.

 AMA-chartered clubs are the best of the best. Riders and others know that an AMA-chartered club is well organized, family friendly and an asset to the community. There is prestige in being chartered with the AMA and in being part of a greater community of ATV riders nationwide. 

 Being an AMA-chartered club makes your club a part of motorsports history. The AMA has organized motorcycle activities in the United States since 1924 and AMA-chartered clubs are part of that rich history.

 AMA club members also have access to tips from the AMA Riding and Racing Departments that are published online at www.americanmotorcyclist.com. These include event news and important updates about running the best ATV events in the country.

 The AMA offers your club organizational help when you need it. AMA Organizer Services can assist your club with bylaws and provide tips on getting involved in your community. Plus, if your club decides to get involved in running recreational or competition events, we are ready to provide assistance with everything from rules to insurance to event promotion.

 Does your club have more questions or a particular problem? Give us a call and we can help.

 Ask your friends, and your club, to join the AMA today and help protect the future of ATVing. For more information, call (800) 262-5646 or visit us online at www.americanmotorcyclist.com.