The Amateur Riders Motorcycle Association was formed in 1968 as an organization dedicated to promoting motorcycling activities. It was incorporated in 1969 in the state of Minnesota as a non-profit. Over the years we’ve grown to include ATV events and sanctioning competitions as AMA (American Motorcyclist Association) district 23, having become a chartered AMA organization in 1974.
Motorcycling is a family sport, which you can see reflected at any ARMCA event, whether it’s a competition like a motocross race, or a non-competitive trail ride day. We work with motorcycle clubs and promoters throughout Minnesota (and beyond), as well as state and local government agencies, to encourage the support and growth of motorcycling in a safe, responsible manner – for the riders, their neighbors, and the environment.
ARMCA administers and supports youth and amateur competition by managing the rules, numbering, points and award systems, as well as event calendars and rider advancement, for all AMA-sanctioned events within the D23 area.
Non-competitive events, like trail rides, dual-sport rides, and road rides, are also central to the mission of ARMCA – we seek to support and promote all forms of motorcycling, recognizing that each type of activity is of great importance to the overall motorcycling community. We also realize that public trail systems are crucial to the long-term future of off-road motorcycling, and that rider involvement through organized clubs is essential to the development and maintenance of public trails.
We work with agencies such as the DNR and lawmakers at our state capitol to preserve access to public resources and facilities for motorcycle and ATV recreation. Through our efforts we help to maintain appropriate and fair regulations for usage of public and private lands for all citizens of Minnesota. ARMCA was instrumental in passing Minnesota’s Off-Highway Motorcycle (OHM) registration and funding bills in 1993 and 1994, and is the only statewide organization recognized by the DNR as the voice of dirt bike riders in Minnesota.