About the HoAME club
The Heart of America Motorcycle Enthusiasts Club originated in the late 1980’s by a small group of guys. Some were restoring old bikes, others were racing at Steamboat, Hallett, and, Heartland Park, which opened in 1989. The concept of an all-inclusive club was adopted as a way to reach agreement on the Club’s orientation. They established a meeting schedule, elected officers, designed a logo, and began to attract more members.
In 1992, the Club organized the first weekend motorcycle rally and show at Clinton Lake, south of Lawrence, Kansas. This became an AMA sanctioned event and proved more popular than expected. The Annual Rally remains the Club’s major event and attracts hundreds of spectators and participants from considerable distances.
Another early function of the Club was to provide volunteers to work as road race marshals stationed at each turn of the track to enhance safety. This tradition continues.
An increasing number of members are participating in motocross and trials events in the Midwest.
More frequently, members get together to ride to lunch, to Cassoday, to the Plaza, to Arkansas… The Club serves as the place for riders of compatible interests to meet each other.
Club membership has increased each year. Regardless of who you are, what you ride, or where you came from, you are welcome here. The membership diversity is a great asset for all members regardless of what aspect of this great sport you are interested in.