In order to assist my sisters here at Throttle Ladies, I have created this page to provide resources that will, hopefully, make your lives just a little easier.
American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) – 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.
Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) – To make motorcycling safer and more enjoyable by ensuring access to lifelong quality education and training for current and prospective riders, and by advocating a safer riding environment. The MSF is an internationally recognized not-for-profit foundation, supported by motorcycle manufacturers, that provides leadership to the motorcycle safety community through its expertise, tools, and partnerships.
Motorcycle Riders Foundation (MRF) – The Motorcycle Riders Foundation is chiefly concerned with issues at the national and international levels that impact the freedom and safety of American street motorcyclists. They’re also committed to educating rights advocates to improve effectiveness at the state and local levels. The MRF works together with State Motorcyclists’ Rights Organizations (SMROs), assisting them with state and local agendas as well as working with them to influence Washington, DC – from the Congress to government departments and agencies to the Office of the President of the United States.
Some of Our Favorite Motorcycle Clubs and Groups
Harley Owners Group (H.O.G) – The Harley Owners Group (HOG) is a sponsored community marketing club, operated by Harley-Davidson for enthusiasts of that brand’s motorcycles. The HOG is “the grandaddy of all community-building efforts,” serving to promote not just a consumer product, but a lifestyle.
The HOG has also served to open new revenue streams for the company, with the production of tie-in merchandise offered to club members, numbering over one million strong, making it the largest factory-sponsored riding club in the world. The Harley-Davidson community was the prototype for the ethnographic term subculture of consumption, defined as “a distinctive subgroup of society that self-selects on the basis of a shared commitment to a particular product class, brand, or consumption activity.”
Antique Motorcycle Club of America – The Antique Motorcycle Club of America was founded in 1954 by a group of antique-bike fans in the New England area (pictured from left are T.A. Hodgdon, Emmett Moore, Henry Wing Sr., and Henry Wing Jr.). In the decades since, the AMCA has grown to become one of the largest organizations of antique-motorcycle enthusiasts in the world, with 11,000 members in the United States and more than a dozen other countries.
BMW Motorcycle Owners of America – A group of 32,000 BMW motorcycle enthusiasts who started with the same spark for motorcycling that you did. Their history dates back over 40 years to five friends who formed a motorcycle club to stay in touch with each other.
Today, this group is a network of riders across all 50 United States and ten Canadian provinces. We have members on all seven continents and it isn’t possible to ride without finding a friendly face.
If you know of any important clubs, groups, or other resources that other Throttle Ladies may find useful, please contact us so we can get it posted here.