Latin American Motorcycle Association History
The Latin American Motorcycle Association (L.A.M.A.) was founded in 1977 in Chicago, Illinois. From its inception, it was intended as a Moto-Touring association with truly Democatic ideas. A lone chapter until the second chapter was started in Miami in 1995. L.A.M.A. beacame a National Association when the first national president was elected in 1996. In 1999 L.A.M.A. became an International Association with chapter in Puerto Rico, Mexico, U.S.A. and Cuba. Presently L.A.M.A. has additional Chapters in Uruguay, Venezuela, Argentina, Spain, Germany, Egypt, Nigeria, France, Italy, Switzerland, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Peru, Ecuador, Panama, Honduras, Guatemala, Canada, Honduras, Bolivia, and Costa Rica. L.A.M.A. was created as the association of the 21st century and is a work in progress, to be continued by the flow and ideas of new members in near and far off lands !
The Latin American Motorcycle Association is a humanist association that does not distinguish between race, color, nationality, ethnic origins, religion, gender, age, social class, motorcycle brands, etc. L.A.M.A. members share a passion for motorcycles that unite us in a botherhood with Democratic ideals. We are bikers from all walks of life who enjoy riding motorcycles in our leisure time. We participate in, and organize, many local community activities. Our association offers fellowship, fosters diversity and a common place where bikers can share their knowledge and experiences.
The L.A.M.A. mission is to promote Peace, Love, Harmony, and Non-Violence worlwide and in that way, serve as an example that we can all live together in peace.
L.A.M.A. is one of the most respected associations in the world. As a L.A.M.A. member there are doors opened to you in every city where we have chapters and Brother-Clubs. We are recognized as one of the most active, long distance riding associations in the world. Our women (DAMAS DE LAMAS) accompany us on their own motorcycles, riding xtreme distances, which most bikers find way to far and others find challenge of endurance. Women are an important part of and have an equal role in our association.