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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING ARRA TO THE AMA CLUBS FAMILY

Australians for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) is the lobbying arm of the AMA Clubs.

The aim of ARRA is to ensure that Australians are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly experience and enjoy the public lands that belong to the citizens of Australia.

ARRA was formed back in 2015 when we started building the AMA, but due to the demand for a motorcycle sport insurance alternative, we unfortunately had to put ARRA on hold.

Most recently the crisis of public land closures and the need for the provision of safe single trails for registered off-road motorcycles, the timing for a national advocacy body means we can't put ARRA off any longer. 

ARRA has a volunteer steering committee which provides support, guidance and oversight of the progress of its work. The members of this committee have the appropriate qualifications, experience and backing to perform such a crucial and urgent role.

We already have committee members with qualifications in environmental science, town planning, policy advice, health and safety, event management and more. But if you have qualifications and or experience that you believe would help us make a significant impact, please email us at . An IT pro that has experience with Joomla is urgently needed.

This steering committee is called the Australian Responsible Recreation Association, which is housed under the Association of Motorcycle and Automobile Clubs to ensure committee members are appropriately insured for what they do and say.

Even though ARRA is purposed with fighting for the rights of all AMA Clubs Members, ie. vacationing families, personal watercraft and off road vehicle users (4WD, ATV, ADV, SXS, Dual Sport, etc), it can at any time direct all of its focus to a particular area, eg. The Safe Single Track Advocacy Project (SSTAP) for Australian dual sport motorcycle riders.

Claiming the current 35,000 + camping and caravanning, personal watercraft and off road vehicle members of the AMA Clubs, means ARRA can immediately provide significant input on decisions regarding land use designation, recreation opportunities, and preservation, but we need your help to become an even greater influence.

Your membership to ARRA will assist with the costs of engaging consultants such as Andrew Healy, our principal lobbyist and lobby firms such as Tread Outdoors. Forming partnerships with a key lobbying firm like Tread Outdoors means ARRA will have its own watch dog to have eyes and ears on the State and Federal Ministers who may have a direct influence over the key areas that affect our members rights.

Membership to ARRA will also automatically include Recreation Membership to the AMA Clubs, which means riders of registered off road motorcycles can form rider groups, access insurance cover for organisers and in particular access cover for land management agencies that may require insurance to permit single trail use.  

A plan is already underway to get the safe SINGLE trails project up and running and we will be calling on you to help us with the required data, ie. we need to provide evidence to the Ministers that there is a genuine need for single trails as it is safer than multi use, bidirectional trails.

The ARRA website will be live soon so you can contribute and more information will follow shortly, but in the mean time if you want to know how you can help? We need you to think about any accidents or near misses you may have had while riding multi use, bidirectional trails (fire trails, logging trails, etc). Data such as this has not previously been collected and will be extremely useful to advocate for safer trails.

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING MANAR OFF ROAD PARK TO THE AMA CLUBS FAMILY

Just recently Manar Park, Australia's largest off road vehicle recreation area was yet another victim of an insurer pulling out of the Australian market and leaving a business high and dry. To make matters worse, just about every other insurer that had traditionally provided similar cover for the parks activities also pulled out of Australia, which left the owners of Manar Park thinking there was no choice but to shut up shop.

Fortunately park management was referred to the AMA Clubs to see if we could help. Even though it did take some time, the solution we presented to the AMA Clubs insurer was finally accepted and cover was agreed. What this means is, the Manar Park property is now leased by a not for profit Branch of the AMA Clubs, which permits social, education, sport and recreation activities for camping, 4WD, SXS, ATV, dirt bikes and other associated activities. 

Manar Off Road Park is back, it is still Australia's largest off road vehicle recreation area, but now it has a new and secure outlook as a not for profit facility with a new management team and the means to provide more participation opportunities for AMA Clubs Members and their guests. 

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING HARD ENDURO TASMANIA TO THE AMA FAMILY

Hard Enduro Tasmania (HET) is a part of the Swansea Motorcycle Association Ltd, a Branch of the Association of Motorcycle and Automobile Clubs Ltd (AMA Clubs). 

Being a subsidiary company of the AMA Clubs means the HET team can continue to organise the infamous Insane Ride in Tasmania as as well as any number of dual sport tours, rider coaching, socials and other associated activities anywhere in Australia and elsewhere in the world.

COME HARD ENDURO WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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AUSTRALIA'S LARGEST OFF ROAD VEHICLE RECREATION AREA COMING SOON TO THE AMA

It would come as a shock when your insurance company has covered the off road vehicle activities on your commercial park for 20+ years and upon renewal says they will no longer provide cover. And to make matters worse, just about every other insurer that has traditionally provided similar cover, has also pulled out of the market.

So what do you do apart from panic because you can no longer get insurance to cover the activities and your faced with having to lock the gate and see your business go down the S bend? You call the AMA!!

It has taken some time to get approval from the AMA's insurer as it's definitely not a traditional solution, but what you will soon see is the return of Australia's largest off road vehicle recreation area, which will be under new management and operating as a not for profit Branch of the Association of Motorcycle and Automobile Clubs.

Permitted activities at the property will once again be open to camping and caravanning, 4WD, SXS, ATV, dirt bike and other associated activities.  And yes competitive activities will also be permitted at the park!

Not long to go now for Australia's largest off road vehicle recreation area to be back, bigger and better. Need cover for your commercial park?

COME CAMPING, DRIVING, RIDING AND RACING WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING OUTDOOR PRIMAL AS PARTNER OF THE AMA

 

Our friends from Outdoor Primal have kindly offered AMA Clubs members a 10% discount on the range of DuraMousse tubes til December 2022. 

DuraMousse tubes are a foam insert that takes the place of an inner tube as the filling of your dirt bike tyre. By running Mousse tubes you eliminate the risk of getting a flat tire while out on the trail. 

Helping you to get behind the bars and out on the tracks and trails more often.

AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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WHAT'S NEW WITH THE AMA IN 2022

Lately we've been asked the same question by members, "what's the plan for the AMA in 2022?" Well.....that's difficult to answer in a short space, but here goes:

Unlike other organisations which have been restructuring for survival, the AMA has been restructuring for improvement, including creating a whole new organisation to be the heart of the AMA group of clubs. This entity is called the Association of Motorcycle and Automobile Clubs Ltd (AMA Clubs), an ASIC registered national not for profit company, which is established for the encouragement of motor vehicle driver and rider sport and recreation.

The AMA group of clubs still includes AMA Charity, the only motorcycle focused charity in Australia dedicated to rider education and the AMA Co-operatives, where members can share in the cost of buying land for motor vehicle use and with the inclusion of the AMA Clubs, it means we can now have:

  • a national motorcycle sporting branch to oversee competitive racing and noncompetitive sport events, either on road or off road;
  • a national motorcycling recreation branch to oversee lobbying and events for riders of registered motorcycles, either on road or off road;
  • a national automotive sporting branch to oversee competitive racing and noncompetitive sport events, either on road or off road; and
  • a national motoring recreation branch to oversee lobbying and events for drivers of registered automobiles, either on road or off road.

What does all this mean for you the camper, driver, rider or racer, well that's simple - more people, more support and more opportunities to get camping, driving, riding and racing.

What does this mean for anyone that has a commercial interest in a particular activity, it means yes insurance is available, yes you can put your dreams in place and yes you can do the thing that you always wanted to do.

What does this mean for anyone that has ever considered forming a national club so you can share your passion for the pastime you love the most, eg. a national 4WD association, a national SXS, ATV or PWC club, a national camping and caravanning, campervan or motorhome club? It means yes you can be a part of a national group, yes it is affordable and yes you can be provided everything you need to operate so you can just hit the ground running.

COME CAMPING, DRIVING, RIDING AND RACING WITH US IN 2022 - AMA CLUBS - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING STUMP HILL MOTORCYCLE ASSOCIATION TO THE AMA FAMILY

The Stump Hill Motorcycle Association Ltd (SHMA) located in Barjarg VIC, is a family friendly farmstay, which adjoins the Mount Samaria State Park and offers riding opportunities for AMA Clubs members, both young and old.

Being a subsidiary company of the Association of Motorcycle and Automobile Clubs Ltd (AMA Clubs) means the SHMA team can also organise any number of ride days, overnight camping, socials and other associated activities.

COME MOTORCYCLING WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING HAWKESBURY MOTORCYCLIST ASSOCIATION TO THE AMA FAMILY

The Hawkesbury Motorcyclist Association Ltd (HMA) trading as Rush Adventure Tours, offers AMA Clubs members experiences across some of South East Australia's most spectacular dirt bike riding country.

Being a subsidiary company of the Association of Motorcycle and Automobile Clubs Ltd (AMA Clubs) means the HMA team can also organise any number of dirt bike tours, rider coaching, socials and other associated activities anywhere in Australia.

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INVITATION TO AMA CHARTERED CLUBS TO BE A PART OF AN AMA RIDER DEVELOPMENT SERIES

The question has been asked of the Australian Motorcyclist Association (AMA), 'when will it organise a motocross series?'.

It just so happens that the AMA has been made an offer by a supporter for sponsorship, awards, etc to be granted to local AMA chartered clubs that come together and organise a tri series of events in their region for 2021.

The offer applies not just to motocross, but to trials, enduro, vintage, supermoto, mini, road and any other motorcycle discipline, anywhere in Australia.

The offer is conditional that the focus of the events is about rider development, ie. the events are not to be about racing but rather be about helping young riders, the new and inexperienced to get involved, gain knowledge and improve their riding skills.

Yes the events are to be timed as awards are to be granted to the most improved riders after each event and of course at the end of the series.

The plan is to also have one of the many AMA chartered rider coaches onsite at each event to help riders be better at riding.

To get started, simply open a line of communication with your neighbouring clubs and ask them if they would like to be apart of such a series. 

If you and your neighbouring cubs can come to an agreement on dates, locations, etc then email us with the details to  and we'll make it happen together.

RIDER DEVELOPMENT SERIES - AMA - HELPING MORE RIDERS, RIDE MORE, REGARDLESS OF AGE OR SKILL

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING MXSTORE TO THE AMA

MXStore is Australia’s most comprehensive moto retailer offering the largest ranges of dirt bike gear, parts and accessories in Australia.   

AMA & MXstore are proud to work together on initiatives to help our riders, RIDE MORE.

Given the purpose of MXStore is in line with that of the AMA, a partnership was formed, which means MXStore will be supporting the AMA, its chartered clubs and the events they promote by providing clubs & tracks with support to assist in facilitating world class events that riders love.

For those clubs that have already chartered with the AMA, keep an eye out in your clubs email for details on how to get your MXStore supporter packs. For those clubs still thinking about chartering with the AMA, here's just one more reason to be a part of the AMA family.

MXStore is passionate about celebrating and recognising talent on and off the track, supporting the AMA member of the year, volunteer of the year and others that are worthy of recognition for bringing the sport of motorcycling into honor.

COME MOTORCYCLING WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING WEAVERS MX RANCH TO THE AMA FAMILY

Weavers MX Ranch (WMXR) is another unincorporated group of motocross enthusiasts to recognise the many benefits of associating with the Australian Motorcyclist Association (AMA) as an AMA Custom Chapter.

Being a part of the AMA family means Luke Weaver and the WMXR team can organise any number of non competitive motocross meets, club coaching days, socials and other associated activities for AMA members.

COME MOTOCROSS WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE!

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING MILE MUNCHIN ADVENTURES TO THE AMA FAMILY

Mile Munchin Adventures (MMA) based in VIC is another professional tour guide to recognise the many benefits of chartering with the Australian Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

Being a part of the AMA family means the MMA team can promote any number of guided adventure rides and associated activities for AMA members anywhere in Australia. 

COME ADVENTURE RIDING WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING THE GOLDFIELDS MOTORCYCLE CLUB TO THE AMA

Even one of Australia's oldest and most successful clubs, the Goldfields Motorcycle Club (GMCC) in Kalgoorlie WA, recognises the many benefits of chartering with the Australian Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

Being a part of the AMA family means the GMCC team can organise any number of motocross meets, enduro meets, practice days, socials and other associated activities on the club's properties and elsewhere in Australia.

COME MOTOCROSS AND ENDURO WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING THE AMA ROSE BAY BRANCH TO THE AMA FAMILY

 

The Australian Motorist Association(AMA) Rose Bay Branch (RBB), which trades as the Outdoor Experience Factory (OEF), organises customised private outdoor experiences for members with the use of CAN-AM SXS's through the best landscapes that NSW has to offer.

Being a child company of the AMA means the RBB is insured with all of the AMA's insurances, plus the OEF team can organise any number of SXS tours, outdoor experiences, driver training days, socials and other associated activities anywhere in Australia.

COME FORM AN AMA BRANCH AND SXS WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING DOWNSHIFT AUSTRALIA TO THE AMA

Downshift Australia is another enthusiast group to recognise the many benefits of chartering with the Australian Motorist Association (AMA).

Being a part of the AMA family means the Downshift team can organise any number of cruises in meets, socials and other associated activities anywhere in Australia.

COME CRUISING WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING THE NEWMAN MOTORCYCLE CLUB TO THE AMA

The Newman Motorcycle Club (NMC) in Newman WA, is another incorporated club to recognise the many benefits of chartering with the Australian Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

Being a part of the AMA family means the NMC team can organise any number of motocross meets, practice days, socials and other associated activities at the the track and elsewhere in Australia.

COME MOTOCROSS WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING THE HAMILTON MOTORCYCLE CLUB TO THE AMA

The Hamilton Motorcycle Club (HMC) in Hamilton VIC, is another incorporated club to recognise the many benefits of chartering with the Australian Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

Being a part of the AMA motorcycle family means the HMC team can organise any number of motocross and enduro meets, practice days, socials and other associated activities at the the track and elsewhere in Australia.

COME MOTOCROSS AND ENDURO WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING MT ISA DIRT BIKE CLUB TO THE AMA

The Mt Isa Dirt Bike Club (MIDBC) in QLD, is another incorporated club to recognise the many benefits of chartering with the Australian Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

Being a part of the AMA motorcycle family means the MIDBC team can organise any number of motocross and enduro meets, practice days, socials and other associated activities at the the track and elsewhere in Australia.

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING DEAN FERRIS AND MOTOCROSS MASTERCLASS TO THE AMA

Dean Ferris of Motocross Masterclass is another coaching professional to recognise the many benefits of chartering with the Australian Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

Being a part of the AMA motorcycle coaching family means Dean can organise any number of motocross coaching clinics, ride days and other associated activities for AMA members anywhere in Australia.

COME MOTOCROSS COACHING WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE!

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PLEASE JOIN US IN WELCOMING TOMAS LEACH AND PRO-MOTION MX COACHING TO THE AMA

Tomas Leach of Pro-Motion MX Coaching is another professional to recognise the many benefits of chartering with the Australian Motorcyclist Association (AMA).

Being a part of the AMA coaching family means Tomas can organise any number of motocross coaching clinics, ride days and other associated activities for AMA members anywhere in Australia.

COME COACHING WITH US - AMA - LOCAL, FRIENDLY AND AFFORDABLE!

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