Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (MMIC)

Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (MMIC)
Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC)

Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC)

April 30, 2008 10:00 ET

Free MCC Membership Compliments of Your Local Motorcycle & Scooter Dealership

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - The Motorcycle and Moped Industry Council (MMIC) member companies and the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) are pleased to announce a joint venture that has authorized dealerships across Canada providing a free one-year MCC membership with the purchase of a new street-legal motorcycle or scooter.

To obtain your free one-year membership, it's as simple as filling in your information and the VIN number of your new bike on the MCC website at: Once the new bike owner has registered with the MCC, the discount package kicks in with the offer of a 15% discount on motorcycle insurance as well as other great discounts and savings that apply to MCC members only.

"This is a perfect partnership that provides riders with immediate, tangible benefits, and exposes them to the power of rider advocacy", says Peter Jacobs of the MCC. "MCC and its member federations, associations and clubs are constantly working on issues of safety, land access, promotion of the sport. This program will enhance our ability to serve the rider while they enjoy their chosen recreation or transportation. We greatly appreciate the industry's support of our work on behalf of riders."

"Safety, training and education are a priority for the MMIC and its member companies," says Bob Ramsay, President of the MMIC. "We want all enthusiasts to enjoy their riding experience and offering a free membership with the MCC is just one more way the motorcycle and scooter industry can help new bike owners obtain the most up to date information on events and activities, where to ride safely and have a lot of fun while you're at it."

So, whether you are a new or experienced rider, take a moment to drop in to any of the participating dealerships across Canada who represent, BMW, BRP (Can-Am), Canadian Scooter Corp., Deeley Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Hyosung, KTM, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Triumph, Victory and Yamaha and check out what's out there for this years riding season.

MCC is the national not-for-profit organization that champions motorcycling interests throughout Canada. MCC supports the growth of responsible motorcycling in Canada by increasing awareness of positive aspects of the sport and keeps you up to date on what is happening at the local, provincial and national level when it comes to two-wheel riding.

As the national non-profit trade association, originally founded in 1971, MMIC represents the responsible interests of major motorcycle and scooter manufacturers, as well as the distributors and retail outlets of motorcycle and scooter related products and services in Canada. Check out the website at: where you can find out how to be the best rider you can be as well as check out the sites of each of the MMIC member companies.

About the Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada

The Motorcyclists Confederation of Canada (MCC) is a national, federally incorporated not-for-profit association. It was formed to ensure the future of motorcycling in Canada by protecting and advancing motorcyclists' interests and rights, through representations to the federal government of Canada and its agencies, to other national institutions and to international organizations and agencies. The MCC supports and encourages the development of Provincial and Territorial riders' organizations and provides a coordinating role on national concerns.

MCC is a rider's organization, conceived of in the early 2000's, founded in the summer of 2004, and incorporated in January 2005.

MCC is an umbrella organization, capturing all aspects and dimensions of motorcycle transportation and recreation. Whether it's scooters or cruisers or sportbikes; whether it's competition, recreation or transportation; whether it's off-road or dual-sport or street riding, whether it's vintage, mainstream, or custom, there's a place for it in MCC.

More than 200 organizations belong to the MCC and collectively include more than 70,000 riders on their rosters.

MCC is steered, directed and supported by riders. The Board is elected by members and representative of all provinces and territories as well as industry representation.

MCC collaborates with rider groups in other countries (FEMA - Federation of European Motorcycle Associations / MRF - Motorcycle Riders Foundation (USA)) to share ideas and resources.

MCC is steered, directed and supported by riders. Our Board is elected by our members, and representative of all provinces and territories. It also includes industry representation.

Principal MCC activities beyond advocacy include:

- Co-producing "Motorcycling RPM" (Risk and Performance Management) consisting of symposia, materials and events designed to bring all stakeholders together regularly to move towards an Agenda for motorcycle safety in Canada.

- Operating the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame through an independent charitable foundation with its own Board of Directors.

- Collaborating with industry and other off-road groups through our Off-Road Council to fights anti-motorcycle legislation and land access issues.

- Our Women Riders Council surveys women's attitudes and needs with respect to motorcycling, and encourages motorcycling activity.

- Under our Competition Working Group, we work to coordinate and expand motorcycle competition for Canadians.

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