When talking about the sport of long distance or endurance riding it is not long before the the Iron Butt Association (IBA) is brought up. The IBA is dedicated to safe, long-distance motorcycle riding based in the United States but with members all over the world. To become a member of the IBA you must first complete and document a minimum ride distance of 1,000 miles (1,600km) in a 24-hour period. A full list of the rides can be found at this link.
To have a ride certified you need to provide evidence of your route via witness forms (start & finish) and receipts showing the date and time of each of your stops as further proof that you road the route. For all the rules and evidence requirements please see the following link.
Contrary to what many may think, these rides aren’t about going fast but about managing your time effectively.
List of my certified IBA Rides –
- 2009 – SS1600
- 2011 – SS2000 – Border Run 2011 – The one that nearly got away
- 2015 – 50cc – The 50cc – just don’t give up
- 2016 – SS1600 – Sometimes riding around the block just isn’t enough.
- 2016 – SS1600 – Memorial Ride 2016
- 2017 – SS1600 – A ride to clear the head
- 2017 – SS1600 – 2017 Memorial Ride
- 2019 – SS1600 – Saddle Sore 1600
- 2020 – SS1600 – Introducing the ST to IBA rides
- 2022 – SS1600 – ACT Insanity ride
Other Long-Distance challenges
- IBA Painted Silos
- Team Strange – 2022 Trails to Rails Grand Tour
Other links of interest
IBA – Archive of Wisdom