AMA Congress convenes to review rules for amateur motorcycle and ATV competition
October 04, 2012
PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The 2012
American Motorcyclist Association Congress convened today for its 45th annual
meeting. The meeting, taking place Oct. 4-6 in Columbus, Ohio, brings together
elected delegates from around the country to consider, debate and vote on
recommended changes to the rules and regulations governing AMA-sanctioned
motorcycle and all-terrain vehicle sporting events.
"AMA-sanctioned events are the gold standard for motorcycle and ATV
competition and recreation in the United States, and that is ensured through
the guidance provided by the elected members of AMA Congress," said AMA
President and CEO Rob Dingman. "AMA delegates are some of the most
experienced enthusiasts in the country, and the work of AMA Congress reflects
the collective wisdom of generations of these leading racers, organizers and
AMA Congress is the rulemaking body for amateur and Pro-Am motorcycle and ATV
competition sanctioned by the AMA. AMA Congress also sets the rules, procedures
and policies that govern recreational motorcycle activities sanctioned by the
"The AMA Amateur Competition and Recreational Riding rulebooks, available
exclusively for the use of AMA-chartered clubs and promoters for AMA-sanctioned
events, are one of the association's most enduring benefits," Dingman
said. "Events run with an AMA sanction operate under these rules, and not
according to the unchecked whims of a potentially biased organizer. AMA
rulebooks are just one of the many distinguishing qualities of rides and races
that carry an AMA sanction."
The 2012 assembly of AMA Congress begins today with referee training, a
government relations report, new delegate orientation and meetings of the
general rules and technical committees. On Friday, Oct. 5, committees will meet
to debate discipline-specific rule changes. Saturday, Oct. 6, will include
business meetings and the general session.
Delegates will debate a number of topics in 2012, including rules affecting
racer skill classifications, class displacement adjustments, rider appeals,
recreational field meets, expanded off-road event categories and much more. A
full list of 2012 AMA Congress proposals is here: apps.americanmotorcyclist.com/congress/public/.
AMA members can find their AMA Congress representatives at the following link: www.americanmotorcyclist.com/about/amacongress.aspx.
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Since 1924, the AMA has protected the future of motorcycling and promoted the motorcycle lifestyle. AMA members come from all walks of life, and they navigate many different routes on their journey to the same destination: freedom on two wheels. As the world's largest motorcycling rights organization, the AMA advocates for motorcyclists' interests in the halls of local, state and federal government, the committees of international governing organizations, and the court of public opinion. Through member clubs, promoters and partners, the AMA sanctions more motorsports competition and motorcycle recreational events than any other organization in the world. AMA members receive money-saving discounts from dozens of well-known suppliers of motorcycle services, gear and apparel, bike rental, transport, hotel stays and more. Through its support of the Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. For more information, please visit AmericanMotorcyclist.com