FIM sanctioning for motorcycle speed records at Cook’s Bonneville Shootout are administered through the courtesy of the American Motorcycle Association, the sole FIM affiliate in the United States. From the street to the track to the trail, millions of Americans enjoy motorcycling. Some ride to work every day. Others ride for pleasure on weekends. Many ride off-road, or journey to places near and far. Still more seek the thrill of competition.
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 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. Through its Motorcycle Hall of Fame, the AMA preserves the heritage of motorcycling for future generations. 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. The AMA is everything motorcycle.
The AMA is the sole U.S. affiliate to the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), the world-wide motorcycle sanctioning body based in Geneva, Switzerland. The FIM comprises 97 national organizations (called Federations) from countries around the world. The FIM establishes and enforces racing rules and calendars for all types of international competition, ranging from motocross and road racing to trials and enduros.
Beyond its racing role, the FIM is involved in monitoring motorcycling legislation and lobbying for rider’s rights. The FIM also deals with international touring activities, facilitates international travel, and is taking a more active role in vintage motorcycling.
Several senior staff members of the AMA serve in administrative positions on various FIM commissions. Through its affiliation with the FIM, the AMA also licenses its riders to compete in international events and coordinates world championship events held in the United States.