AMA Grand Tours

Grand Tours allow participants the freedom to ride to checkpoints on their own time. Most grand tours take place over several months or an entire year. Some grand tours encompass a single state, while others are nationwide. Each AMA-chartered organizer sets the tour routes, checkpoints and rules. More activities are always being added, and you can always find a complete and up-to-date list of all AMA-sanctioned events in our online events database. Also remember to check the calendar section of your American Motorcyclist magazine every month.

AMA Grand Tours Patch Order Form

OrganizerEvent TitleLocationDatesContact InformationDescription
Southern California Motorcycle AssociationCalifornia Adventure SeriesCaliforniaJanuary 15-November 30,2021818-397-5738
adventures@sc-ma.com
sc-ma.com
The California Parks Adventures challenges riders to visit all the National Parks in California. There are now 25 National Park sites stretching from Cabrillo National Monument on Point Loma in San Diego to the Lava Beds and Redwoods in northern California. The 25th and newest park, Caesar Chavez National Monument, was created October 2012. The challenge is to ride to each park within a calendar year and document that visit with photograph and a stamp from the visitor center in your SCMA Passport. The 21 Spanish missions established from 1769 to 1823 extend from the coastal seaport of San Diego to the Sonoma Valley. For the California Missions Tour, riders will add a photo of themselves at each of location in their passport book purchased from SCMA detailing all 21 locations. Riders then submit the completed passport and attend an Annual Awards Banquet where SCMA will present them with a CA Missions pin and plaque. 
Southern California Motorcycle AssociationUSA Four Corners TourVarious statesJanuary 15-November 30,2021805-889-5220
Usa4c@sc-ma.com
sc-ma.com
This AMA Grand Tour offers two different USA Four Corner Tours: the “Regular” and the “True X.” The organizer will send a package containing the materials for the ride you choose. The organizer will review your completion of either ride once they receive your finisher’s package.
Southern California Motorcycle AssociationUSA Best 15 US Roads ChallengeVarious statesJanuary 15-November 30,2021Best15us@sc-ma.com
sc-ma.com
This challenge started in the spring of 2011 after the AMA published a "Best 15 Roads" article in American Motorcyclist. Two riders took the challenge that year: Kathy and Larry Lamarche from Canada. Since then many riders have accomplished the feat. The list was updated in 2016 with three replacement roads and a route change to an existing road group unit.
Motorcycle Grand Tour of TexasMotorcycle Grand Tour of TexasTexasMarch 15-November 15, 2021(210) 777-1434
mcgttx.com
Riders will visit tour stops that include roadside attractions, historical sites, memorials, unique geography, motorcycle-friendly businesses that sponsor the tour, and non-profits that the tour helps to support. The tour stops are in all regions of Texas and includes 50 stops. To be considered a Tour Finisher, registered participants must ride to at least half of the tour stops. A patch is earned by riders who make 25 or more of the stops. Riders earn points during the tour. There are prizes for the top three point holders at the end of the tour.
Tour of HonorTour of HonorVariesApril 1-October 31, 2021tourofhonor.com
This unique grand tour has riders take any route they wish to stop at seven memorial sites in each state. Riders can visit as many selected memorials as they choose, meaning they can complete one state or many! After registering and receiving their rally flag, they will travel to the sites and photograph the flag with their motorcycle at the memorial. Visit any seven memorial sites to receive a finisher's certificate.