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IAMC Challenge

March 2024 Update:
2024 is shaping up to be a great year for riding, and we are excited to re-launch the IAMC challenge. We invite you to get out there this year to see some new sights, visit some old favorite spots, push your limits a little and (most of all) get to better know the great state of Idaho.

We are doing memberships a bit differently this year. We are no longer charging for access to the IAMC website, it’s forums, or articles. Those are now free to the public. We are charging $30 to participate in the challenge. This includes the ability to check in on our website challenge pages, the 2024 bandanna, and the opportunity to attend our end of year ceremony. Even if you do not expect to visit many challenge sites we still encourage you to sign up, as this is how we support our club.

What is the IAMC Challenge?
The Idaho Adventure Motorcycle Club Challenge is a good excuse to get out and ride. Idaho has endless opportunities to explore and enjoy the beauty of our great state. Each year the club selects approximately 50 scattered in or around Idaho, emanating from the Treasure Valley. These sites typically revolve around famous landmarks, ensuring that the journey to each location is as rewarding as the destination itself.

We start each year with a kickoff meeting, this year on April 6th, 2024. Each member of the challenge is given a bandanna and a GPX file. The goal is simple: Travel by motorcycle to as many of the locations you can by the end of the year. Upon reaching a destination, snap a photo of yourself or your bike with the bandanna, check in on our website, post your photo, and share your experience.

We highly encourage riders to reach out to others in our community, foster friendships, and learn from each other. Adventure riding is not only more enjoyable, but also safer in groups! While there is a friendly competitive aspect to the challenge, the adventure itself is the reward. The whole purpose of this event is to help each other get out and explore.

You do not have to visit all the sites to complete the Challenge.  Visit as many as your time and riding ability allow.  At the end of the year another meeting will be scheduled to celebrate the miles traveled, usually in January. There will be 4 levels of recognized completion for Challenge participants based on the number of checkpoints you have visited and logged, and prizes will be awarded based on these levels.

How do I participate?
To participate in the IAMC 2024 Challenge you must Purchase the IAMC Challenge Membership. Your bandana will be available at The 2024 Challenge Kickoff Picnic. If you missed the kickoff picnic, or purchased the challenge afterwards please reach out and we will arrange to get it to you. You can still participate in the challenge if you can’t make it to the kickoff picnic.

For further information contact us at: [email protected]

When is the challenge?
The contest will run from April 6th, 2024, to December 31, 2024. 

Who can participate?
All challengers must be 18 years of age or older, or obtain written consent from their legal guardian. All challengers must Purchase the IAMC Challenge Membership.  Officers and families of officers (if they are members) are not excluded from participating. Participation in the IAMC Challenge implies your agreement with our clubs Terms and Conditions.

What is the cost to participate?
In 2024 we have eliminated the entry fee ($20) to be a part of the IAMC and have access to the clubs events and website. The challenge used to be an additional $20 on top of membership. This year we are making access to our website features free, and simply charging $30 to participate in the challenge.

What are the difficulty levels?
Here at the IAMC we rate our trails from 1 to 5, 1 being the easiest and 5 being the hardest. Of course everyone’s skill levels will be different, and some folks will feel more comfortable on a smaller enduro as opposed to a larger adventure bike when the trails narrow. These difficulty levels are meant to represent the common rider. If in doubt, start small and work your way up.

  • Level 1 – Roads. A ride to Church on a sunny Sunday morning. It’s all pavement, and there is plenty of space to turn around. Expect to be able to get there in a mini van or a (shudders) cruiser.
  • Level 2 – Gravel. Well maintained gravel and/or dirt roads. There is plenty of space to turn around, and the worst you will find is potholes. These roads are typically also suitable for cars and pickups.
  • Level 3 – Trails. The path starts to narrow. It’s probably doable on a larger adventure bike with reasonable caution. Expect dirt, drainage ditches, minor water crossings, larger rocks, and less space to turn around. You will encounter the occasional obstacle.
  • Level 4 – Technical riding. This is more difficult single track stuff. Expect substantial water crossings, steep hills, logs to hop, plenty of places to tip over, and more opportunity for mischief. If your bike is new and pretty, beware.
  • Level 5 – Very difficult. Imagine you are riding up the side of a very steep mountain on a rocky, washed out trail while jumping over logs and alligators while wading through molten lava. Tipping over means certain death as you tumble to the bottom of a canyon, and you are being chased by bears and ninjas. Remember- when it doubt, throttle out. Good luck.

How to Sign up for the IAMC Challenge

Registration for the IAMC Challenge is very simple.

  1. First you must have a free IAMC Member account. If you do not already have one, please register at the link below:

2. Register and Pay for the IAMC Challenge. To do so, please follow the link, fill out your name and phone number, and click “Pay Now”. You will be redirected to a screen where you can enter your credit card info.

Once we receive your order we will enable your account to check in at our challenge sites. You will be able to pick up your bandanna at the kickoff picnic, or if you missed the picnic or registered afterwards, we will call you to arrange to get it to you. You do not have to attend the kickoff picnic to participate in the challenge.

3. Lastly, go on the forum and introduce yourself! We have a section for introducing yourselves to our community, and you will also be able to find information on recent rides, find folks to ride with, and discussions on our favorite motorcycles. This community works because people like you connect with other, ask questions, and share their experiences. Be sure to give back by being active in our group. Then get out and ride!

Many thanks to Chuck Scheer for our bandanas and Challenge logo stickers for this and the past several years.