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Give dad the gift of AMA membership this Father's Day

June 12, 2013

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association is reminding sons and daughters everywhere that AMA membership is one of the best values for a Father's Day gift for Sunday, June 16.

"Trust me, if your dad's like mine, he has enough casual shirts and barbecue tools to last two lifetimes," said AMA Director of Marketing and Communications Grant Parsons. "Change it up this year and sign him up as a member of the AMA. If your dad's already a member, no problem, just give him another year of a gift that keeps on giving.

"Is your dad an AMA Life Member? The Life Member Plus option is a great way to enhance the existing AMA Life Member benefits," Parsons added.

To purchase a gift membership for dad on this Father's Day, call (800) 262-5646. A full AMA membership is $49 a year and includes a long list of benefits. AMA Life Member Plus is $29 a year and includes physical delivery of American Motorcyclist magazine as well as AMA Roadside Assistance -- a great value.

The primary benefit of AMA membership is being a member of the nationwide team that promotes the motorcycle lifestyle and fights for riding and racing rights in the halls of government. These battles include health insurance exclusions for motorcycle-related injuries, mandates for untested ethanol fuels, increased penalties for distracted or inattentive motorists who cause motorcycle accidents, unfair restrictions on public land access, motorcycle-only checkpoints, laws that infringe on riding on personal property, discriminatory sound laws and more.

AMA members also have exclusive access to AMA-sanctioned competition and recreational events. AMA races are the gold standard of motorcycle competition in the United States and include a wide range of skill-, age- and motorcycle-based classes across several disciplines, from motocross to woods racing to dirt-track racing and more. When it comes to riding rallies and tours, AMA-sanctioned events are unparalleled.

The financial benefits of AMA membership are also substantial and include discounts from national retailers and hotel chains, car rentals and motorcycle tours and travel. For the complete list, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com > Benefits of Membership.

All AMA members receive 12 issues of American Motorcyclist magazine, which reports on AMA efforts to protect your right to ride, upcoming AMA-sanctioned races, rides, rallies and other events, as well as news and ride reports from all areas of motorcycling.

AMA Roadside Assistance is provided at no additional charge to members who join or renew for a three-year or longer membership, those who elect to auto-renew their memberships and all AMA Life Member Plus members. AMA Roadside Assistance also covers mechanical breakdowns for all individuals of a member's immediate family living in the household, whether riding or driving (personal and recreational vehicles only; commercial exclusions apply).

In addition, those who join the AMA or renew their membership between Jan 30, 2013, and Dec. 31, 2013, will be automatically entered a 2013 Yamaha Super Ténéré or a Tucker Rocky Custom Harley-Davidson Road Glide.

To learn more about the AMA and how to join the growing ranks of America's premier motorcycling membership organization, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com.

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About the American Motorcyclist Association

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 rights 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 support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com.