side-car (sid’kar’) n.
1. An extraordinary form of transportation that brings people together to share experiences, information and fun.
The United Sidecar Association
is an independent, not-for-profit organization of diverse people from all walks of life who share a common interest — motorcycles with sidecars. The USCA was founded in 1976 in the Chicago area, but has grown to include members throughout the USA, Canada, and, in fact, throughout the world
Our leadership consists of an elected board of directors comprised of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and seven Regional Directors. We have a strong volunteer staff that provides support on many levels; volunteers help in administrative tasks or serve as state representatives. The USCA is as strong as its members, and we welcome anyone who wants to offer their time and talent.
Our activities revolve around families, friends and motorcycles with sidecars. In the early part of the 20th Century, long before family values became a slogan, motorcyclists attached sidecars to cycles so that they could take family, friends or pets with them on their adventures. This spirit provides the energy behind what we do. We enjoy going to rallies, touring, camping out, or even just calling up a friend to go on a casual ride.
The USCA is all about our members and providing support and information for folks who want to know more about our sport. You don’t even have to own a rig to be part of it, membership is open to anyone expressing an interest in our sport. Members can choose to be as active as they wish. If you’re on the fence about sidecars, our magazine, The Sidecarist and this web site are good places to go for information.