AMERICAN MOTORCYCLIST MARCH 2020

Meet James Saul

AMA New Mexico State Chapter Coordinator

James Saul, who has been riding motorcycles for more than 46 years and has been an AMA member for 11, has been named coordinator for the AMA New Mexico State Chapter.

Saul, from Albuquerque, N.M., completed the AMA EAGLES training because he was interested in becoming more involved with the AMA, and he enthusiastically accepted when this opportunity arose.

“I have always been involved in motorcycles,” he said. “I want to help bring together the various groups of motorcyclists and make sure we are promoting the sport and growing the sport.”

Saul owns five motorcycles: a 2018 BMW 1200 RT (which gets the most miles), a 2012 Yamaha Super Ténéré, a 2015 KTM 500 EXC, a 1985 Yamaha TT600 and a 1989 Yamaha XT600.

And New Mexico offers plenty of riding opportunities for all of them.

“We have a very diverse state that allows for great riding both [on- and] off-road and offers some of the most amazing scenery,” he said.

Florida gets new coordinator

Greg Zuest has been named coordinator for the AMA Florida State Chapter.

Zuest, who has been riding motorcycles for 12 years, was an AMA volunteer at 2019 Daytona Bike Week.

He said he would like to help increase the number of riders in Florida, particularly younger riders and women riders.

“Additionally, I would like to help improve motorcycle safety efforts,” he said. “There are several organizations actively working to make riding safer (ie. Ride Smart Florida and the Motorcycle Injury Prevention Institute at the University of South Florida), and I believe working with them or helping to promote their efforts would be beneficial to AMA members.”

Coordinators

Volunteer State Chapter coordinators are AMA members who have completed AMA EAGLES training. They work with AMA clubs and individuals to determine their common goals and interests. Then, the coordinator works with AMA members to determine how those interests can best be served by the AMA.


Individuals interested in becoming AMA State Chapter coordinators should contact Marie Wuellah, state chapters and volunteer manager, at mwuelleh@ama-cycle.org or at (614) 856-1900.