History & Future

Celebrating 50 years of the NMA!

In 2023, NMA turned 50! Click here to check out our rich past.


Off-road motorcycling is a valuable and rewarding family oriented activity. However, a dirt bike is not much good without legal places to ride it. Sadly, there are organizations and public officials who, if left unchallenged,  would ban riding all ORVs on public land. Since 1973, the NMA has been instrumental in establishing and fostering legal, safe, sustainalbe and enjoyable dirt biking opportunities and securing funding in Washington State.

By joining the NMA you help ensure the rights of off-road motorcyclists today and into the future. Your membership directly translates to “the voice of the dirt biking community” because your NMA representatives lobby for your interests during legislative sessions in Olympia, public land planning sessions and committees, grant funding committees, land focus groups and elsewhere. Every membership strengthens our community’s voice in Washington State.

Our Crest

Our crest speaks to our involvement in Washington state.

The mountain and tree represent Washington’s beauty that we enjoy while riding, and NMA seeks to protect.

The domed building represents Washington’s capitol building, where NMA engages in legislation and land use matters to protect and enhance recreational access for off-road motorcyclists in Washington.

The motorcycle is a rider’s passion and the rider is you, enjoying that passion.

NMA works hard to preserve and enhance off-road motorcycling in Washington. Join the ride and become a supporter!


  • Make Washington State the best place to ride!
  • Educate off-highway motorcyclists on stewardship and etiquette of the motorized single track trail system in Washington State
  • Support projects and activities that preserve and enhance the motorized single track trail system
  • Ensure off-highway motorcyclists’ dollars are properly spent to enhance and expand motorized single track trails and relevant resources
  • Establish and maintain constructive, positive, and collaborative relationships with all land managers
  • Work with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels to achieve our goals
  • Collaborate with all trail user groups with the common interest of recreating on Washington’s public lands
  • Serve as an umbrella organization coordinating the activies of NMA Charter Clubs

Become a 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.

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