Iron Butt Association
"World's Toughest Riders"

Iron Butt Association

The 60,000+ members of the Iron Butt Association are dedicated to safe, long-distance motorcycle riding. Although based in the United States, we have thousands of enthusiastic members throughout the globe! One of our more popular slogans is, "The World Is Our Playground."

This web site is home for hundreds of excellent stories about long-distance riding. One will also find a vast amount of technical information regarding the art and science of long-distance riding. Our most famous document, the IBA "Archive of Wisdom", contains the collective wisdom and knowledge of some of the most experienced, seasoned long-distance riders in the world!

Our Rides

We host several rides, the most notable being the 11-day, 11,000+ mile Iron Butt Rally™. Additionally, the Iron Butt Association hosts the Saddle Sore 1000™ (a 24 hour 1,000 mile ride), the Bun Burner 1500™ (1,500 miles in 36 hours), the Bun Burner Gold™ (1,500 miles in 24 hours), and many others

Event Calendar

The 2019 Long Distance Event Calendar.

IBA Friends

Our vendor friends are not allowed to pay for advertisement on the IBA web site. We promote them due to the quality of their product, and their demonstrated dedication to the Long Distance Riding community over time.

Our FAQs

We have collected a list of questions we are frequently asked - if you do not see an answer to a question you have, scroll down and ask us!

Web Forum

Take part in Long Distance Riding community discussions!

Archive of Wisdom

The IBA's "Archive of Wisdom" is a collection of 26 valuable Long Distance Riding tips. This clearinghouse of information is sourced from our most experienced, seasoned riders, who typically have many hundreds of thousands of two-wheeled experience riding in all manner of weather.

Ride Finishers

Please note the Finisher's List on this legacy web page is HUGE and not mobile-friendly.