Pennsylvania motorcyclist wins Husqvarna TC449 in AMA membership sweepstakes
March 08, 2013
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- Four-year
American Motorcyclist Association member Stephen D. Horn from Reading, Pa., not
only protected his right to ride last July when he renewed his membership in
the AMA, but he also earned a chance to win the grand prize in last year's
membership sweepstakes, a 2011 Husqvarna TC449.
That entry paid off big when the winning name was drawn earlier this year and
Horn won the bike.
"That's great!" Horn said. "I have a Yamaha FZ1 that I do some
sport touring on and a 1972 Honda CB175. I have ridden competitively off-road.
In fact, I joined the AMA originally to race but then stayed a member because I
believe in the political side of what the AMA does. I enjoy riding off-road,
but I haven't done it much the last couple years. I have ridden both motocross
and cross country, and it will be fun to get back into that."
Horn said he started riding when he was 17-18 years old, and bought his first
street bike -- a 400cc Kawasaki two-stroke triple -- when he was 18.
"I learned a lot about riding and repairs on that thing," he said.
Horn said he has gotten more into the vintage scene in recent years. In the
summer months, he and a few friends occasionally ride to a Sunday morning
ride-in in Ephrata, Pa.
"On a good-weather Sunday in the summertime, there are a couple thousand
bikes that show up to that," he said.
For 2013, renewing AMA members and new members have twice as many chances to
win a new motorcycle. Members who join or renew are automatically entered to
win either a 2013 Yamaha Super Ténéré or a Harley-Davidson Road Glide
customized by Tucker Rocky.
For more information and to join or renew today, see www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
About the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation
Founded in 1990 by the American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation, the goal of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame is to tell the stories and preserve the history of motorcycling. Located on the campus of the American Motorcyclist Association in Pickerington, Ohio, the Hall of Fame's three major exhibition halls feature the machines and memorabilia of those who have contributed notably to the sport. The Motorcycle Hall of Fame recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to motorcycling, including those known for their contributions to road riding, off-road riding and all categories of racing, as well as those who have excelled in business, history, design and engineering. More information can be found at MotorcycleMuseum.org.