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Grand Tours

Do you want to ride your motorcycle to some of the most amazing destinations in North America, but you don’t know where to start?

AMA Grand Tours take the trouble out of planning your next epic motorcycle ride. AMA-chartered organizers carefully arrange each Grand Tour route with established checkpoints along the way to guide your ride, to make sure you don’t miss any of the must-see sights along the way. Grand Tour participants are encouraged to visit each checkpoint at their own pace, with many riders taking several months or even an entire year to complete their chosen tour. Some Grand Tours are contained to a single state, while others cross the entire country; each is designed to deliver an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime ride.

Grand Tours Schedule

OrganizerEvent TitleLocationDatesContact InformationDescription
Southern California Motorcycle AssociationGreat Lakes Cabot Trail TourVariesJanuary 15-November 30, 2024(330) 857-8131
The Tour will be a self-guided ride to twelve designated checkpoints scattered along a suggested route through the northeastern United States and southeastern Canada.
Southern California Motorcycle AssociationUSA Four Corners TourVariesJanuary 15-November 30, 2024(805) 889-5220
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 AssociationBest 15 U.S. Roads ChallengeVariesJanuary 15-November 30, 2024(330) 857-8131
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.
Southern California Motorcycling AssociationCalifornia Adventure SeriesCaliforniaJanuary 15-November 30, 2024(661) 313-6942
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 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. Riders then submit the completed passport and the SCMA will present them with a CA Missions pin and plaque. 
MC Grand Tour of Texas, LLCMotorcycle Grand Tour of TexasTexasMarch 1-November 15, 2024(210) 777-1434
The purpose of the tour is to explore and experience the great state of Texas on your bike. This should be a fun exploration on your bike, not a grueling ride. This is a self-guided, Grand Tour. It is not a race and it is not a 1,000 mile a day event. Texas has fascinating history, great roads to ride, varied geographic regions, cool towns to explore, and many nice folks to meet.
Tour of HonorTour of HonorVariesApril 1-October 23, 2024(208) 740-0899
A self-directed ride from April through October. Visit seven memorials in any state to achieve Finisher stataus