AMA Organizer News

Welcome to the new, at-your-fingertips AMA Organizer News!

Some of you may remember the previous version of AMA Organizer News, published as a printed document from 2009 to 2014. This page will allow us to communicate with you, our AMA organizer, every quarter via an e-newsletter. 

Over the past few years, the AMA has updated a lot of documents, policies and procedures to improve the consistency and functionality of AMA events. 

This page/e-newsletter is designed to guide you to the resources you need, remind you of policies and procedures and inform you of the latest happenings affecting you as an event organizer.

Let's have a safe and fun year of riding and racing, and, as always, reach out to us with any questions or concerns you may have. 


AMA clubs and promoters are sent the e-news quarterly to the email supplied on the charter. If you would like additional officers in your club to receive the email, have them subscribe here

March 2018 Issue

Understanding Insurance: A Guide for AMA Organizers

This guide helps explain types of insurance claims and coverage and will help clear up some common misconceptions.

Riding School Sanctions Updated

AMA riding schools have been sanctioned for several years, but only on the recreational side. The AMA has expanded the riding...

New Video and Flier Explain How to Charter and Sanction

Whether you’re a new organizer or a long-standing organizer who has some new staff members, the AMA Organizer Education video...

Club Corral at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Register your club for the Club Corral at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 6-8, 2018, at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington,...

AMA Office Structure

As a new year kicks off, it’s a great time to remind our organizers of the AMA departments and staff that will best be able to...

AMA Logo Use

All AMA organizers are required to use the current AMA logo on promotional materials and websites. Old logos should not be used.


The AMA EAGLES program is a great program to complete as an AMA organizer who helps the AMA to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and...

December 2017 Issue

Updates to AMA Recreational Event Paperwork in 2018

Beginning in 2018, organizers of all recreational riding events will be required to submit an electronic copy of their event...

Update on AMA Membership Online Lookup

In November, security was added to the AMA membership lookup function. AMA organizers will now have to request to create an account to log in and...

AMA Sound Testing Kit Applications to be Available in January

The AMA Government Relations Department will award 10 sound testing kits to AMA Districts, club members and others who educate riders about...

AMA Road Captain Workshop Scheduled for Spring

On Saturday, April 7, an AMA Road Captain Workshop will take place at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio.

AMA EAGLES Workshop to be Held at AMA Museum in April

AMA EAGLES workshop will be offered on Saturday, April 7, at the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame Museum in Pickerington, Ohio. The program...

AMA Delegates Transition to Commissions

The AMA is transitioning to new procedures for developing rules for AMA-sanctioned competition events.

2018 Charter and Sanction Forms Available

As 2017 is wrapping up, it’s time to prepare for next year. AMA Charter applications and sanctions for 2018 are available at...

September 2017 Issue

Workshops for AMA Organizers

The AMA is offering all organizers the opportunity to attend workshops related to recreational riding and racing at the Columbus Convention Center...

Tell us how you’re giving back

Has your AMA-chartered organization recently donated to a charity, painted an old building in the community or participated in another service...

AMA Service and Safety Awards available free to all AMA-chartered organizations

Each AMA-chartered organizer has the opportunity to receive one AMA Safety Award and one AMA Service Award at no cost if they order by Oct....

AMA membership application pads required for all AMA events

Event organizers must have AMA membership application pads, or a computer with internet connection to the AMA website, available onsite...

AMA event checklists

An AMA Event Checklist is available for competition organizers, as well as recreation organizers, to use when planning an AMA-sanctioned...

June 2017 Issue

Using the AMA Government Relations Department

It’s unfortunate when event organizers encounter a problem regarding land use for riding or racing. The AMA Government Relations Department...

Save Your Organization’s Credit Card on File

Did you know that our system can securely store your AMA-chartered organization’s credit card information? 

Sanction Processing

It’s critical that department coordinators receive your sanction applications at least 14 days before your event. 

New Forms Available for Recreational Rides

Two new optional forms are available to recreational event organizers.

Club Corral at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days

Only five days left to register your club for the Club Corral at AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, July 7-9, at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in...

AMA Minor Release Form Updated

There is now a single minor release form.

AMA Membership Cards

Many of you are aware that in 2016 we encountered some errors with the magnetic strip on the back of the AMA membership cards. Therefore, many of...

March 2017 Issue

Why Insurance Through the AMA’s Recognized Providers is Different

In today’s world, it’s easy to shop around and compare prices. That goes for anything – motorcycles, cable providers, cars...

Updated Post-Event Paperwork

A critical piece of post-event paperwork for competition organizers is the Referee Report Form. It has been updated to include space for penalties...

Competition Results Essential to Rider Advancement

The AMA requires that all results be submitted within 14 days after the completion of a race.

Annual Release versus Standard Release

Clear up some confusion regarding annual versus standard release waivers. 

AMA Office Structure

During the past couple of years, the AMA has restructured its departments to provide better service to our members. Organizer services was...

AMA Logo Usage

A logo is an easily recognizable symbol of an organization and should always be treated with respect. The AMA logo conveys that your event is...

AMA Congress Election Results

AMA Congress is the elected rule-making body for AMA-sanctioned amateur motorcycle and ATV competition. AMA Congress meets annually to debate and...