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Join the Skilled Motorcyclist Association

—Responsible, Trained and Educated Riders (SMARTER)

Anyone who cares about the safety of motorcyclists is eligible to join SMARTER. That's it, that's the only qualification. Members don't have to own or ride a motorcycle. Those who do ride don't have to operate a particular make or engage in a particular type of motorcycling.

Joining SMARTER means that

  • you believe in our mission and support our principles;
  • you are one of thousands of motorcyclists who "ride smart" by properly dressing for the ride;
  • you are one of thousands of U.S. citizens who place a high value on education and skill training related to proficient riding; and that
  • you want your voice heard.

Please follow the "How to Join" steps listed below. As soon as we receive your membership application, we will make you an active member in a unique motorcyclist association specifically dedicated to representing the views of smart riders who choose to always ride smart.

Stitched patch for SMARTER membersYou will also receive a new-member packet of materials, including an association patch with our logo and the go-to resource document "Motorcycle Helmets and Helmet Laws: The Facts, the Claims Debunked, and the Conclusions."

Member dues for an individual are $25 for the membership year September 1 to August 31 or $65 for 3 years. Two persons of the same household may join for $35 per year or $90 for 3 years (submit applications and payment together). New memberships received after May 1 will expire the following year. All memberships are renewable by September 1 to maintain uninterrupted membership status.

How to Join SMARTER:
  1. Print a membership application.
  2. Complete the application form.
  3. Make your check or money order payable to SMARTER, Inc.
  4. Mail the application and membership fee to
SMARTER
P.O. Box 121
Scottville, MI  49454-0121

The support of all members is greatly appreciated. Annual memberships expire September 1. To ensure uninterrupted membership status and to conserve SMARTER's funds for other vital purposes, please print a renewal membership application and send it via U.S. mail, postmarked on or before September 1, along with your dues payment. Thanks!

Organizational memberships are welcome. Nonprofit corporations, governmental units, traffic-safety associations, or professional associations whose missions are compatible with SMARTER’s are eligible to apply for organizational membership. Our board of directors will evaluate all organization applications. Organizational memberships are $100 per year for the period September 1 to August 31.

Support from all individuals and from for-profit corporations whose principles are compatible with the mission of SMARTER is encouraged. Various levels of support are available. Please contact SMARTER by sending an e-mail message to info@smarter-usa.org to discuss with an officer your interest in a supporting membership. 

SMARTER is a nonprofit, tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If you would like to contribute to SMARTER, in addition to or in lieu of becoming a member of our association, your donation to SMARTER is tax deductible as allowed by law. IRS publication 1771 explains the federal tax law for organizations such as SMARTER that receive tax-deductible charitable contributions and for taxpayers who make contributions.