The AMA Club 1924 crew is on hand to share information about the history of motorcycling, promote recreational riding and just talk motorcycles at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 8-10 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio.
“This is a fabulous experience,” said Marie Wuelleh, AMA recreational riding and volunteer manager. “People are learning about the American Motorcyclist Association. They are learning about the heritage of the organization. And they are learning about our advocacy and recreational riding activities. Many people think that the AMA is solely about racing.”
In addition, visitors to the AMA Club 1924 booth can learn about the future of motorcycling by checking out a 2016 Zero DSR electric motorcycle on display.
One lucky winner will ride away on a 2016 Zero DSR electric motorcycle just for entering the 2016 AMA Club 1924 Motorcycle Sweepstakes at one of the nation's major motorcycle rallies.
AMA Club 24 also gives AMA members a chance to volunteer at national events.
“One of the best things about this is the volunteers,” Wuelleh said. “The AMA attracts high-quality people. They are engaged, invested and hardworking.”
The AMA Club 1924 tent has been to Daytona Bike Week, Rolling Thunder in Washington, D.C., Americade, Laconia and Thunder in the Valley in Johnstown, Pa.
The booth is at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days through July 10, before appearing at Sturgis Buffalo Chip, Sturgis, S.D., Aug. 8-14 and the Ray Price Motorsports Expo, Raleigh, N.C., Sept. 23-25.
Questions about AMA Club 1924 can be directed to the AMA Road Riding Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (800) 262-5646 and asking for the Road Riding Department.
For 2016, with the generous support of Suzuki Motor of America, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days honors the career of Suzuki rider and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Wes Cooley. The infield display, Celebrating 40 Years of AMA Superbikes, presented by Suzuki, will showcase the rich history of AMA Superbike racing with a number of historic championship-winning machines. The central piece of the display will be Cooley's 1980 championship-winning GS1000, which Cooley will ride in demonstration laps around the road race course each day.
The weekend includes the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Bike Show presented by Old Bike Barn, the American Motor Drome Wall of Death, a classic motorcycle field meet, demo rides of current production bikes, seminars, live music, raffle bikes and displays of AMA clubs and custom bike builders.
Tickets are available for purchase on the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course website at www.midohio.com or at the gate. A weekend pass is $60, a single-day admission for Saturday is $40 and a single-day admission for Sunday is $35. Kids 12 and under get in free.
For more about AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, see www.facebook.com/AMAVintageMotorcycleDays.
AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days is a fundraiser for the nonprofit AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame. Financial contributors include Moto Armory, Nationwide Insurance, Suzuki Motor of America, Federal Motorcycle Transport, Old Bike Barn, Iron Pony/Pony Powersports and Sena Technologies Inc.