There is a handling fee associated with purchasing the membership online. Please understand that membership dues go towards defending your rights to ride, and that is based on what the organization needs to sustain itself. However, to be able to take payments online, we are charged a fee by PayPal, and we are letting our members know up front about this by specifically calling it out on the invoice. This way the membership fee itself is the same price for any member joining, but, if it is done online, we add a small fee to help offset the cost of the charge assessed by PayPal. This allows us to maintain the level of revenue generated by our membership fees without taking a loss on memberships that are processed online. We hope that, by stating this outright, it will help members understand the fee associated with providing this online convenience.