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Mar 10, 2013

Pennsylvania Motorcyclist Wins Husqvarna In AMA Contest

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 offroad. 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 Ténéné 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 Motorcyclist Association
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 rights 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. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA honors the heroes and the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.