AMA Commissions

Writing the rules of AMA-sanctioned events

AMA Commissions are the volunteer bodies that consider, disseminate, amend, interpret and assist in the enforcement of technical and operational rules for amateur and pro-am competition and recreational events sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association.

AMA Racing and Recreational Riding Commissions will meet to discuss rules governing amateur racing at the annual AMA Congress, which is scheduled during the 2018 AMA Legends & Champions Weekend, Dec. 7-9, at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris in Columbus, Ohio.

The AMA Legends & Champions Weekend also includes the 2018 AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Dec. 7 and the 2018 AMA Championship Banquet at the Hilton Columbus/Polaris on Dec. 8, as well as an open house and formal installment of Hall of Fame honors at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, on Dec. 9.

Tickets for AMA Legends & Champions Weekend will be available soon at

Reservations at the Columbus Hilton/Polaris are available now at a special group rate at the following link: Guests also can call (614) 310-2229 and reference the group "American Motorcyclist Association" or "AMOTOA."

The Columbus Hilton/Polaris is an amenity-packed, award-winning hotel located adjacent to Columbus' expansive Polaris Center on Columbus' north side. A complimentary shuttle serves a 5-mile radius, which includes Port Columbus International Airport. It features a day spa, a fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool.

AMA Competition Commission Guidelines

Overview of Changes

Competition Commissions

Competition Commission Members

Each AMA Competition Commission appointee must be a member in good standing of the AMA throughout his or her appointment. Each appointee shall serve a two-year term beginning in January. Applications must be submitted by the end of October for the term beginning the following January. Appointees may serve multiple terms.

The AMA president may remove any appointee from the commission at any time.

AMA Competition Commission appointees may include the following:

  1. A representative from Recognized District Organization (RDO)
  2. A representative of an AMA-chartered promoter or club
  3. AMA referee or AMA steward
  4. A noted expert in the discipline represented by the particular commission

AMA Competition Commission appointment procedures are:

  1. Starting in October 2018, completed applications must be submitted by the end of October before the beginning of the January term. Terms start in January and last two (2) years.
  2. Applications will be reviewed by discipline managers on AMA staff and nominated by the AMA director of racing for appointment by the AMA president.
  3. Appointees must complete the following training within three months of appointment:
    1. AMA Referee training,
    2. AMA risk management workshop. (Completed affidavit must be submitted.)
  4. Agree to the Commission Member Responsibilities listed in the Guidelines of AMA Competition Commissions

Download an AMA Commission application here:
AMA Commission Application



Recreational Riding Commissions

Information to come soon.



AMA Congress

AMA Commissions meet annually during AMA Congress.

Information about 2018 AMA Congress will be posted when available.

AMA Congress Roster represents archived information that is no longer relevant.

AMA Congress Minutes