MERA was established in 1992 to give all motorcyclists an opportunity to achieve their individual long-distance riding goals.

MERA's most ambitious project to date—the 10-day/10,000-mile "Ten 'n Ten Rally"—broke new ground on several fronts, including opening up the sport to the general public via an online satellite-tracking map where folks could follow the riders progress. During those 10 days, this map page was viewed more than 112,000 times as spectators watched the drama of the event unfold in real-time.

Each June, for 24 years MERA hosted the UTAH 1088. MERA also hosted such well known events as the RWYB, 10 'n 10, 8/48, the 5 & Dime Rally, and the Menage a Trois. And now after a 2 year hiatus, we're back with The Unfinished Business Rally that will be staged August 2-5, 2018. This event will offer a 12 Hour rally. . .a 24 Hour rally. . .and a 3 Day rally.

In 2011, MERA established our new rider mentoring program and that will continue with the 2018 event. By having rally veterans available to mentor new riders, first-timers will be able to ask questions and get advice that will help them better prepare for, and stay safe during, their first endurance rally. This process of getting to know each other before the event also increases the overall fun factor for everyone.