Enduros are one of the oldest forms of motorcycle competition, and one of the most enjoyable, too.

Typically run across challenging off-road terrain, enduros usually feature multiple difficult “test” sections that are connected together via fire roads, jeep trails or two-track.  

Enduro terrain can vary widely from mountain ridges to desert plains to deep wooded valleys, depending on where in the country the ride is located, but one thing is certain everywhere: an enduro is one of the most thrilling and fulfilling forms of off-road competition you can participate in. 

Enduro participants follow a marked course, aided by a route sheet that includes mileage, turn and time information to assist with navigation. Timing is everything in enduro racing. Small groups of riders — generally three to five per group — are flagged off at one-minute intervals, and then riders are scored according to when they arrive at pre-set checkpoints along the way.  

Traditional enduros penalize riders for arriving early or late to a checkpoint; start-control enduros only penalize riders for arriving late to a check. Scores are collected at each checkpoint and then, once all riders have finished, scores are compiled and results are posted.  

The AMA sanctions hundreds of enduros across the country each year, including local-, regional-, and national-level events, the latter organized under the AMA National Enduro Championship Series.

For more information regarding enduro racing opportunities click on any of the links below.

Championship and Premier Events

Amateur Competition Rules

AMA-Sanctioned Events