Motorcycle associations give bikers a chance to connect with other enthusiasts and share information, discuss their travels, or simply show off photos of their bikes. We looked for the top three organizations and found that all of them offer incredible benefits to their members.

American Motorcyclist Association:

The AMA is the world’s largest motorcycle organization, and its mission is to promote and protect the motorcycling lifestyle, from weekend riding to crossing the world by bike. The Association was founded in 1924 and currently has over 225,000 members, most of them long-time riders with over 1 billion miles ridden collectively. The AMA employs a full-time staff to defend bikers’ rights and is influential in guiding legislation that affects bikers.

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The lengthy list of members’ benefits and discounts includes . . .

  • Email newsletters, magazines, and an exclusive members’ area on its website.
  • Sponsorship of racing and riding events.
  • Over 1,200 AMA-chartered clubs.
  • Medical and insurance coverage while participating in AMA events.
  • Organized motorcycle tours.
  • AMA Roadside Assistance program.
  • Discounts on products and services such as garage floor coverings, rain chaps, insurance, motorcycle lifts and transport, and lodging.

Motorcycle Riders Club of America:

Part of the North American Membership group of clubs, the MRCA focuses on helping its members build, customize, and ride. With more than 80,000 members, the Club caters to motorcycle enthusiasts and offers them a way to communicate, network, and learn from each other.

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Membership offers plenty of benefits:

  • Click and Win sweepstakes.
  • The ability to test, review, and keep new products, such as boots and toolkits.
  • An active online forum for members to share their expertise and accomplishments.
  • Exclusive Club newsletter, Compression Ratio.
  • Yearly subscription to Rider Magazine.
  • Facebook page to comment and share information.
  • Gasoline rebates.

The Antique Motorcycle Club of America:

Founded in 1954, the AMCA has over 11,000 members and 54 affiliate chapters worldwide dedicated to the “preservation, restoration, and operation of old-time motorcycles.” Antique or vintage motorcycles are at least 35 years old, and membership is open to anyone with an interest in vintage motorcycles, including those who don’t own one.

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AMCA benefits include . . .

  • Local chapter-sponsored meetings, shows, and road runs.
  • National swap meets and road runs, seminars, shows, and races.
  • AMCA Virtual Motorcycle Library with historic documents.
  • Online discussion forum.
  • The Antique Motorcycle quarterly magazine with expert information and advertising.
  • Discounts at U.S. motorcycle museums.

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