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About the Idaho Adventure Motorcycle Club

The Idaho Adventure Motorcycle Club is just that…a club for adventure riders in and around the great state of Idaho.

Our Members

IAMC members are great people who generally love being in the outdoors and don’t mind roughing it from time to time. They are people who are not satisfied with just riding to where the pavement ends. They know that’s where the adventure usually starts. Our members all have different riding skills and abilities. You will meet young people who have grown up on dirt bikes and some guys who are retired and just learning about our sport (and a couple wily old pros that could teach all of us a thing or two).

Our Motorcycles

The bikes we ride are as diverse as the folks who are riding them. You will see 20 year old dual sport bikes to the latest and greatest motorcycles rolling off assembly lines. In general, these are dual sport motorcycles, which means they are legal on and off road. Most are big enough to ride comfortably on the highway and a little too big for goat trails (unless the rider is especially skilled). On any given ride you will meet people on Suzuki DR 350s and BMW 1200GSA’s and everything in between. The majority of riders are on 650cc bikes such as KLRs and DRZs.

Adventure Riding

In case you’re not familiar with the term adventure riding, let us explain. Any type of travel on a motorcycle can be adventure riding. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a multi-day tour on the tarmac or combining those paved roads with dirt, gravel, two-track roads or goat trails. An author named Gilbert Chesterton once wrote

“An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is only an adventure wrongly considered.”

It’s not your bike or your skill level – it’s your attitude that makes you an adventure rider. Having said all that, you will find that most of our members prefer the solitude, challenge, and excitement of Idaho’s beautiful back-country.

Our Goals