American Motorcyclist Association mourns passing of former board member John Hoover

PICKERINGTON, OH – August 11, 2015 – (Motor Sports Newswire) –  The American Motorcyclist Association offers its condolences to the friends and family of former AMA board member John Hoover, who served on the association’s board for 11 years.

Mr. Hoover began riding motorcycles as a teenager. He turned his passion into a decades-long career with Kawasaki Motors Corp. U.S.A. It was during his tenure with Kawasaki that Mr. Hoover was elected to the AMA Board of Directors, where he helped guide AMA policy in a number of areas, particularly membership relations and marketing.

Following his service on the board, Mr. Hoover came to work for the AMA as chief operating officer, taking a more active role in the association’s membership service and marketing efforts.

“John had a lifelong enthusiasm for motorcycling and contributed a wealth of knowledge to the AMA on multiple levels,” said AMA President and Chief Executive Officer Rob Dingman. “The motorcycling community mourns his loss.”

Mr. Hoover was 67 and living in Loudon, Tenn., at the time of his passing.

About the American Motorcyclist Association

Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for-profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit