Board of Directors Awards

Identifying members who best serve the AMA's mission

The motorcycling community owes its growth and success to its people. Overseen by the AMA Board of Directors, the AMA Board of Directors Awards Program recognizes the individuals and organizations who have demonstrated leadership, uncommon excellence, and dedication to the AMA mission of promoting the motorcycle lifestyle and protecting the future of motorcycling -- often while overcoming significant challenges or adversity.

Individuals are encouraged to submit the name of a person or group that may qualify as an applicant for one the AMA Awards listed below. Tell us the award for which you are nominating them, and why you think he or she (or the organization or group) is a standout in 500 or fewer words. Send your submission tsubmissions@ama-cycle.org or mail to: AMA Awards Program, American Motorcyclist Association, 13515 Yarmouth Dr., Pickerington, Ohio 43147. (Please, no self-nominations.)

Please note:

  • The AMA Awards program is separate from the AMA Hall of Fame induction process, which is overseen by the independent AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Selection Committee. If you would like to submit a name for consideration by the Hall of Fame, please download the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Application.
  • The AMA also recognizes outstanding achievement in numerous competition disciplines through the annual AMA Racing awards program. It is a separate program, and is administered by the AMA racing department.

AMA Dud Perkins Lifetime Achievement Award

This annual award acknowledges the highest level of service to the AMA in any area of activity.

AMA Bessie Stringfield Award

This award is presented annually to an individual who has been instrumental in bringing emerging markets into the world of motorcycling.

AMA Hazel Kolb Brighter Image Award

This award is presented annually to an individual or organization that generates good publicity for motorcycling.

AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award

The AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to the promotion of the motorcycling lifestyle and...

AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award

The AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to the promotion of the motorcycling lifestyle...

Friend of the AMA Award

This award is presented to one or more in the motorcycling community who have strongly supported the AMA mission and its programs.