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U.S. House of Representatives congratulates American Motorcyclist Association on its 85th Anniversary

Published July 26th, 2009

U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas) introduced House Resolution 676 on the House floor congratulating the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) on its 85th anniversary, and commending the Association for promoting and protecting the interests of motorcyclists since 1924.




The resolution notes that AMA members make up “the world’s largest and most dedicated group of motorcycle enthusiasts,” and that riders are “one of the nation’s most passionate subcultures.” It goes on to state that “the House of Representatives congratulates the American Motorcyclist Association on its 85th Anniversary and commends it for having promoted and protected the rights and interests of motorcyclists and motorcycle enthusiasts since 1924.”




In acknowledging the honor, AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman credited the AMA’s membership of motorcycling enthusiasts.




“We are honored by the resolution that Rep. Burgess introduced today, and we humbly accept these accolades on behalf of our members who are the motivating force behind the Association,” said Dingman. “The AMA’s mission is to be this country’s leading advocate of the motorcycling lifestyle, and we’re proud to have served in that capacity for 85 years. We would like to thank our dedicated members who, through their unwavering support, provide the AMA with the human, financial and operational resources we need to meet our goals.”




The resolution highlights the AMA’s dedication to motorcycling’s heritage through its Pickerington, Ohio-based AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, which “honors those who have contributed to the history of motorcycling through political activism, culture and sport, and which preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.”




The resolution also notes how the AMA collaborates with member clubs, promoters and partners to sanction thousand of motorsports events each year.




Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world’s largest motorcycling organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists’ interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations.

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