1. The rides covered by these rules include:|
2. Before you can apply for any ride referenced by these rules,
you must satisfy the following conditions: To qualify for a
Bun-Burner GOLD 3000 or CCC GOLD you must have
at least completed one of the following; a Bun-Burner GOLD, a SaddleSore 2000,
the Alberta 2000, Capitol 1000, Nevada 1100, Minnesota 1000,
TimberButt, Tarbutt Rally, Utah 1088, any Cognoscente Group event,
any Reno BMW Long Distance Event, any MERA event, or the Iron Butt Rally.
- Bun Burner GOLD 3000: two Bun Burner Gold 1500s back to back;
- 100cc Insanity - the CCC GOLD: two 50CCs back to back;
IMPORTANT NOTE: Other 24 and 36 hour rallies qualify. Their omission here is not intentional, it is just not possible to list all qualifying rallies. If you are unsure if a rally you finished is acceptable, please contact Michael Kneebone.
3. Each leg of a back-to-back series must be completed start to finish in the time allowed for a single leg, AND all legs of a back-to-back series must be completed start to finish in no more than the total time calculated by adding the time allowed for each independent leg in the series. The term "leg" refers to the individual rides of a back to back series.
For example, to claim a Bun Burner GOLD 3000, each leg of these rides must be completed independently in 24 hours, AND both legs in under 48 hours overall. To claim triple BBGs, each leg must be completed independently in 24 hours, AND all three legs in under 72 hours overall. To claim a CCC GOLD, each leg must be completed independently in 50 hours, AND both legs in under 100 hours overall.
4. Time left over from a previous leg in a back-to-back series may not be used to lengthen the time allowed for successive legs in the series. The clock for consecutive legs in a back-to-back series must be started exactly on or before the maximum time has expired for the previous leg in the back-to-back series.
Under rule 4 there are two options for handling the midpoint between consecutive legs. In one case a rider may use the ending time of the first leg as the starting time of the second leg. If a rider chooses this option they will be sacrificing any remaining time of the first leg. This valuable time could have been used for much needed rest.
The suggested method of handling the midpoint between consecutive legs is to use any remaining time on the first leg for rest. A rider may even rest beyond the maximum time allowed for the first leg, because the clock for the second leg of a back to back series will AUTOMATICALLY start at the end of the maximum time allowed for the first leg.
5. To document a Bun-Burner GOLD 3000, or CCC GOLD the following procedures are to be followed.
At the start of the first leg obtain signatures on standard Iron Butt witness forms. Then obtain a time/date/place stamped gas receipt. The witness forms serve to document your starting mileage, and backup your starting time. The time/date/place gas receipt is the official starting time of your first leg.
During the first and second legs of your ride, at each fuel stop obtain a time/date/place stamped gas receipt. Keep a log of your fuel stops, and log any other stop longer than 30 minutes. If you get a receipt at any stop other than a fuel stop, save the receipt and log the stop.
At the end of the first leg of your ride, obtain signatures on standard Iron Butt witness forms. The earliest time recorded on these witness forms will be the official end time of the first leg of your ride. If time is short and you cannot find a witness you may substitute one of the following: a time/date/place stamped signed receipt, or an automatic teller machine receipt drawn on your bank account. Then obtain witness signatures with all haste!
The beginning of the second leg of your ride officially starts when the clock runs out on your first leg, or when you obtain a time/date/place stamped gas receipt; whichever comes first. In either case you must obtain a time/date/place stamped gas receipt before leaving on the start of the second leg of your ride.
At the end of your ride obtain a time/date/place stamped gas receipt. The time on this receipt is the official end time of your overall ride. As soon as possible obtain signatures on standard Iron Butt witness forms.
As these are advance rides, this is a certification program only (certificate only)
and does NOT include a pin or plate back as it is assumed you have these
items by now!
Checklist of documents needed for Iron Butt Association extreme ride certifications:
___ Copies of Witness forms (starting and ending, others)
___ Copies of Receipts (do not send originals!)
___ Map (may be photocopy) showing route with towns stopped in circled
___ Explanation of any problems encountered, for example, "In central
Illinois, at my third gas stop, I was unable to get a dated receipt.
I asked the attendant to sign his name on the back but he refused to do so.
The phone number of the station is (555) 555-1212 - he will verify that
I was there at 10 a.m. on August 4, 2001."
Also, please complete the following information for your certificate (it
goes to the person that does the certificate and not the verification team):
Ride you completed (circle): Bun-Burner 3000 GOLD, 100cc Insanity CCC GOLD
Address to mail certificates to:
Contact phone number(s), best time to reach you:
If you have one, your e-mail address: ___________________________
Name you want on certificate: _______________________________________
(for example, Jonathan J. Smith, SR or John Smith)
Your age (only used for statistics): _________
Circle One (only used for statistics): Male Female
Did you do this ride with anyone else? Y/N If so, who:
Date of start: ___________________ (for example, October 5, 2007)
Motorcycle make/model ridden: _______________________________
Note: this is used on your certificate. For example, do you want us
to list your Honda Gold Wing as a Honda GL1500 or do you want us to
list it as a Honda Gold Wing. You may also include a model year if
you want, for example; 1993 Honda Gold Wing.
CCC GOLD (100cc Insanity):
Actual time from start to finish: Hours: ________ Minutes: ________
Miles Ridden according to your odometer: _______________________
Note: These will probably be changed by the verification team.
If you used a GPS (Global Positioning Device) and noted your
mileage, please enter that reading here: _______________________
Cities/towns your route included:
Name of start city: ______________________________________
Note: for the **certificate** you may substitute a large city nearby
if you want); for example, if you start in DesPlaines, Illinois, (a
suburb of Chicago), it is acceptable to put Chicago as the starting
point for the certificate.
Name of end city ________________________
Note: Same rules apply to these cities as noted above.
If you took a circular route or your route took a turn, name each major
city where you took a turn:
Note: Some of these cities may be listed on your certificate and the
same rules apply to these cities as noted above. For example, we might
want to say, Jerry Jones started in New York continued onto Daytona Beach,
Florida before ending her ride in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Please note that this is only an attempt to make your certificate more
readable - do not stop 60 miles short of Los Angeles and expect us to
create a certificate that reads Los Angeles. This is to make the
certificates more readable so that when you display them, your riding
friends will better grasp the immense ride you took.
Send the package, along with a check for $60 US (PLEASE DO NOT USE A STAPLE ON YOUR CHECK) to:
Iron Butt Association
P.O. Box 9450
Naperville, IL 60567-9450
DO NOT send CASH! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are from
outside of North America and need alternate means of payment!