It’s a big country out there, and there’s no better way to see it than from the seat of a motorcycle.
For the best rallies, rides and tours to take in this year, look no further than the events in the AMA Premier Touring Series, the home of America's biggest road riding events. These are the gatherings that stand out, whether you’re looking to experience the country’s most iconic large rallies or just hang out with local riders in smaller events. Here’s a look at some of the cool events the AMA has to offer.
More activities are always being added, and you can always find a complete and up-to-date list of all AMA-sanctioned events in our online events database. Also remember to check the calendar section of your American Motorcyclist magazine every month.
AspenCash Motorcycle Rally/Poker Run: May 18-21, 2017
A rally, poker run and four-day trade show held in Ruidoso, N.M. This year marks the 20th year of the rally. Info: www.motorcyclerally.com
Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally: Sept. 13-17, 2017
Held in Ruidoso, N.M., the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally is a huge event situated high in the Rocky Mountains of southeastern New Mexico. Info: www.motorcyclerally.com
SCMA USA Four Corners Tour: Jan. 1-Dec. 15, 2017
There are two different USA Four Corner Tours: the “Regular” and the “True X.” The organizer will send a package containing the materials for the ride you choose. The organizer will review your completion of either ride once they receive your finisher’s package. Info: sc-ma.com/rides/usa-four-corners-tour-site/
SCMA Three Flags Classic: Aug. 1-5, 2017
This event begins in Abbotsford, BC, Canada, and will finish in the City of Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. This is not a race, but rather a six-day event with four days of actual riding and a banquet. It is an endurance event where riders may be exposed to extreme cold, rain, sunshine, extreme heat, road closures, and more. Riders are presented with a preferred route but can ride any route they choose, as long as they reach the three checkpoints and the finish within the times allotted. Info: sc-ma.com/rides/3-flag-parent/three-flags-classic-tour/