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Risk Management

Riding or racing a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience, but it’s not without its risks.

For that reason, risk management needs to be at the top of every motorcycle event organizer’s agenda.  

Risk management refers to the act of first understanding risks present in a behavior and activity and then actively taking steps to reduce those risks to an agreeable and acceptable level. These risks in the context of a motorcycle event can take many forms, including physical, environmental, or vehicular. Managing these risks, therefore, requires attention to the event participants and their capabilities, the suitability of the event venue (specifically if it is a race track or race course), the condition and appropriateness of participating vehicles, and more 

Risk management in a necessary element of organizing any motorcycle event, and adequately and accurately managing risk is a core component of the AMA’s philosophy and attitude towards sanctioning safe and successful motorcycle events. Following these guidelines below will help you be better prepared and increase the likelihood that is as safe and successful as possible. 

Risk Management Workshops

AMA-chartered clubs and promoters must complete an AMA Risk Management Workshop every year.

To ensure AMA sanction eligibility, organizers are encouraged to turn in the Affidavit of Review with their annual charter application. 

This requirement can be met by viewing a series of online risk management videos (below) and returning a signed Affidavit of Review to the AMA. 

Risk Management Videos

AMA Risk Management
Motocross- Flagger Instruction

The 12-minute-long DVD, produced by theBrett Downey Safety Foundation, instructs on the proper technique to caution flaggers on motocross tracks.