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