AMA Annual Awards Program

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The AMA Board of Directors Awards Program is seeking deserving individuals and organizations to be recognized in 2017.

The 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.

2016 AMA Award Recipients Receive Hardware Executives from the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative, Guaranteeing Responsible Access to our Nation’s Trails (GRANT) program were presented with a Friend of the AMA Award on July 27 at the Yamaha Motor Corp. U.S.A., office in Cypress, Calif. Accepting the award on behalf of the GRANT program were Yamaha Vice President of Motorcycle Operations Dennis McNeal (middle), Yamaha General Manager of Communications Bob Starr (right) and Yamaha Vice President of Recreation Vehicle Operations Mike Martinez (not shown). Jim Williams, AMA vice president of industry relations and

The categories include:

• 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 Off-Road Rider Award: The AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to the promotion and protection of off-highway motorcycling.

• AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award: The AMA Outstanding Road Rider Award is presented annually to an individual who has contributed to the promotion and protection of on-highway motorcycling.

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.

AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award winner Barrett Brown (right), from North Plaines, Ore., accepted his award from AMA Western States Representative Nick Haris (left) on July 23 at the Washougal MX National in Washougal, Wash. Brown is a longtime member of the Oregon Motorcycle Riders Association and the designer and builder of the ST240, a purpose-built single-track trail dozer. The AMA Outstanding Off-Road Rider Award highlights the achievements of those who have contributed to the promotion of the motorcycle lifestyle and the protection of off-highway motorcycling.

The deadline for nominations is Dec. 2, 2016.

Submissions should include contact information for the individual or organization and a summary of the nominee’s accomplishments in 300 or fewer words.

Send nominations to submissions@ama-cycle.org or mail them to AMA Awards Program, American Motorcyclist Association, 13515 Yarmouth Drive, Pickerington, OH 43147.