It's riding time! At least for most of us. For some of you in the North the grips of winter just will not let go. Most Chapters are starting to get out and ride so make sure if you are not part of a local chapter, please consider joining one.
Are you looking for a new AMCA Chapter in your area? If you don't see on one on the
AMCA Chapter Map
, make sure to click on the "Read More" link below to see a list of all the new areas of the country in the process of starting a chapter.
Two BIG Opportunities to join multiple AMCA Chapters on major events is coming this Fall. First on the Motorcycle Cannonball followed on the AMCA Field at the Barber's Vintage Festival.
The first event is the Motorcycle Cannonball from September 8th through 23rd. This year AMCA will have its own traveling display advancing the teams and introducing the Club to the masses.
If you would like to volunteer to help out on one of the 15 stops from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, the AMCA
rolling display will be in the following towns: Portland, ME; Keene, NH; Binghamton, NY; Jamestown, NY; Bowling Green, OH; Bourbonnais, IL; Anamosa, IA; Spirit Lake, IA; Pierre, SD; Sturgis, SD; Billings, MT; Kalispell, MT; Spokan Valley, WA, The Dalles, OR and Portland, OR.
AMCA Chapters in several of those areas will be helping but we are looking to fill in the gaps for stops out of Chapter Areas. We will be working the crowds three hours prior to the Cannonball bikes rolling into each town. If you are interested, please contact AMCA Executive Director,
The second opportunity is the 14th Annual Barber Vintage Festival at Barber Motorsports Park, October 5-7 in Birmingham, Alabama.
This year the AMCA's Deep South, Diamond, Low Country,
Music City, and Smoky Mountain Chapters will participate on the AMCA Field. As part of our commitment to Barbers, we will conduct an antique motorcycle display on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday in Lot A.
On Friday AMCA will present the "Kickstart Roar" where all bikes on display will be fired up at one time. On Saturday we will hold the AMCA Bike Show along with Youth Judging presented by Hagerty Insurance. AMCA will also oversee the "Century Parade" which will take place on Saturday. For the final day of the event (Sunday), AMCA will hold the first ever "Field Games" to be conducted at BVF. A for sure crowd pleaser.
AMCA will also oversee the "AMCA Vintage Lap" where any vintage motorcycle in our display will be allowed to take a lap on the track. This will take place Sunday during the 11am-12pm lunch break.
AMCA will supply a large tent to display the Oldest of the old bikes. Barbers will furnish overnight security for our area.
Barbers is offering the first 100 AMCA members who will commitment to having at least one motorcycle on display for all three days two weekend passes. For those who are tent campers and purchase a camping pass, Barber's will mark off a special area in Lot B to keep our AMCA members together. If you are interested in two free weekend passes to have your bike on display on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, please contact AMCA Executive Director,