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Risk, Goals, and the NMA Emblem

Are off-road riding opportunities at risk?

A dirt bike is not much good without places to ride. It seems to defy logic, but the fact is there are many organizations and representatives in public office who would disallow riding all ORVs on public land. Although the NMA has been instrumental in establishing and formalizing ORV opportunities and funding in Washington State, we have still lost over half of our trail mileage in the last 25 years.

Areas like Cle Elum, Harts Lake, Sultan Basin, and some high mountain trails in the Wenatchee National Forest can no longer be enjoyed by riders as hundreds and thousands did before. Almost continually, prime trails in the Gifford National Forest are under attack by anti-ORV groups.

By joining the NMA you can help ensure the rights of off-road motorcyclists to participate in a valuable and rewarding sport. Your membership directly translates to "the voice of the people" as NMA representatives lobby our interests in Olympia and elsewhere. Without your support, it's possible off-road motorcycling will be severely restricted or eliminated from public land in the future.


NMA Goals

  • To protect and increase funding available for our trails and to ensure funds are wisely spent
  • To maintain constructive, positive, and cooperative relationships with all land managers
  • To educate trail users on etiquette, maintenance, and appropriated usage of the resources
  • To coordinate volunteer efforts to preserve our sport and perform on-the-ground trail maintenance
  • To monitor and work with our elected representatives; local, state, and federal to ensure proper focus on our mission
  • To serve as an umbrella organization coordinating the activies of dozens of state wide ORV clubs
  • To work together for the common good with other trail users and their organziations, including 4WD, ATV, equestrian, and mountain bikers.

More Than Just An Emblem!


The NMA emblem was created as a symbol to represent the NMA's interest in motorcycling in Washington state. Click on the graphic for a closer look and to learn more about the emblem and the NMA.


Become an NMA Member!

Don't worry about what time of year it is. NMA memberships expire at the end of your membership term - on the anniversary date. For example, if you're paying for a membership in July your renewal will come due in July the following year.

JOIN today. Becoming a member is easy!