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America's Biggest Motorcycling Events


The AMA sanction calendar includes the biggest and best motorcycling events in America. It includes National Rallies, National Touring Rallies, National Gypsy Tours, Grand Tours, and more. Learn more about recreational road riding events where the AMA will be in attendance on the AMA Club 1924 page. Also, search for a local road riding event in your area.

Ride for Kids Events: All year long

Held in 33 locations around the nation, Ride for Kids events, all of which are AMA Signature Events, raise money for the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. For information, and to find a ride near you, see www.rideforkids.org.

Laughlin River Run: April 27-30

Held in Laughlin, Nev., the Laughlin River Run is one of motorcycling’s biggest events in the western United States, showcasing parts of Route 66. Info: www.laughlinriverrun.com.

Americade: June 7-11

Held in Lake George, N.Y., Americade attracts thousands of riders and is a laid-back, road-riding touring destination with a family friendly atmosphere. Info: www.americade.com.

Laconia Motorcycle Week: June 11-19

Laconia Motorcycle Week, held in Laconia, N.H., is an AMA-sanctioned Gypsy Tour featuring scenic riding and a welcoming atmosphere. Info: www.laconiamcweek.com.

Thunder in the Valley: June 23-26

This AMA National Gypsy Tour, held in Johnstown, Pa., is quickly becoming a favorite of riders in the Eastern United States. Info: www.johnstownthunder.com.

AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days: July 8-10

An AMA National Rally, AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, is one of the most diverse motorcycling events in the world. It includes vintage racing in numerous disciplines, seminars, bike shows, road rides, a 30-acre swap meet, demo rides, vendor displays, stunt shows and more. Info: www.amavintagemotorcycledays.com.

National Bikers Roundup: Aug. 5-9

Held in Little Rock, Ark., this year, the National Bikers Roundup is considered the largest camping rally in the country, each year more that 1,000 motorcycle clubs attend the event. The event serves to unite the motorcycling community. Info: www.nbrkcmo.com.

Sturgis: Aug. 8-14

For seven days in August, the Sturgis Rally turns a small town in South Dakota into a motorcycling mecca. Tens of thousands of riders converge on the Black Hills region. Info: www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com.

RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend: Aug. 11-14

The AMA-sanctioned RoadRUNNER Touring Weekend welcomes hundreds of motorcyclists for an extended weekend of riding, great food and camaraderie. In 2016, it will be held in Bolivar, Pa. Info: www.roadrunner.travel.

Corn Roast Poker Run: Aug. 20

This AMA Premier Poker Run will be held in Mansfield, Ohio, by the Mansfield Motorcycle Club. Info: www.mansfieldmotorcycleclub.com.

Rally In The Gorge: Aug. 24-28

Held in Hood River, Ore., the AMA-sanctioned Rally in the Gorge includes Sportbike Northwest, Dualsport Northwest and Sport Touring Northwest. Info: www.soundrider.com/rally.

Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally: Sept. 14-18

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.


AMA Grand Tours


AMA Grand Tours allow riders to participate at their own pace and on their own schedules and generally are open for several months to a year. Typically, riders are asked to visit a designated number of checkpoints (sometimes set in advance, other times discretionary) and document their visits. Grand Tours are a great way to get to know more about your state and country, and an excellent excuse to go riding.

15 Best Roads

Jan. 1-Dec. 31: Southern California Motorcycle Association; sc-ma.com, scmariskmanager@gmail.com, (602) 705-4902

USA Four Corners Tour

Jan. 1-Dec. 31: Southern California Motorcycle Association; sc-ma.com, scmariskmanager@gmail.com, (602) 705-4902

Sister's Centennial Motorcycle Ride

July 3-24: SistersMotorcycleRide.com, alisa@motoadventuregal.com, (562) 395-3830

Three Flags Classic

Sept. 2-6: Southern California Motorcycle Association; sc-ma.com, scmariskmanager@gmail.com, (602) 705-4902