American Motorcyclist Association Congratulates President-elect Barack Obama on Historic Victory

PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), which represents more than 300,000 active members as the nation's leading advocacy organization for motorcyclists' rights, issued the following statement today from AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman with respect to the national election results:

"The American Motorcyclist Association congratulates President-elect Barack Obama and Vice President-elect Joe Biden on their historic victory. America's voters have spoken, and they are demanding fundamental change and accountability from our elected representatives."

"Motorcyclists also demand change and accountability. This nation's estimated 10 million riders currently face critical issues such as road access, health insurance discrimination and the right to responsibly enjoy our nation's public lands."

"In a time when more Americans, young and old, are discovering the fun, convenience, economy and utility of motorcycling, the AMA is anxious to begin working with the administration of President-elect Obama to ensure that the rights and futures of all motorcyclists are protected."

"In addition, the AMA will be working with our representatives -- newly elected or re-elected -- at all levels of government, and will be making every effort to assist them in understanding the concerns and needs of their motorcycling constituents."

About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has promoted and protected the motorcycling lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life and they navigate many different roads on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycle organization with nearly 300,000 members, 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 events than any other organization in the world. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, visit