SaddleSore 5000
Version No. 1.1
Date last revised: December 10, 2011

SaddleSore 5000 Application

© 2002, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois

SaddleSore 5000 Application may be reproduced and distributed as needed for personal or club use.

The SaddleSore 5000 is simply 5,000 or more miles in five days. For the history of the SaddleSore series of rides, you should carefully read and become familiar with the SaddleSore 1000 rules and history of the ride.

The SaddleSore 5000 Rules

The rules are identical to those of a SaddleSore 1000, except the mileage requirement is at least 5,000 miles in five days.

This is considered an extreme ride. Before attempting, you MUST have completed at least a one of the following; a SaddleSore 2000, a Bun-Burner GOLD, 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.

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

If you have any questions about this ride, you may write to the Iron Butt Butt Association, P.O. Box 9450, Naperville, IL 60567-9450 or send e-mail to

                    EYEWITNESS FORM for START of RIDE

Date: ______________________            Local Time:______________ AM/PM

License Number: ____________            Odometer Reading: _______ Miles
License State:  ____________            Make & Model: ___________

This witness form is for:    _____________________________            


                             (Riders Name and address)    

The location of this stop is: ________________________________________            




              First Witness (Please Print)  Second (optional) Witness

Witness Name: ___________________________   ___________________________

Address:      ___________________________   ___________________________

              ___________________________   ___________________________

              ___________________________   ___________________________

Phone:        ___________________________   ___________________________
(Note: Obtaining a phone number where we can contact your eyewitnesses
       will speed up the issuing of your award)

Signature:    ___________________________   ___________________________

EYEWITNESS FORM for END of RIDE Date: ______________________ Local Time:______________ AM/PM License Number: ____________ Odometer Reading: _______ Miles (Kilometers) License State: ____________ Make & Model: ___________ ___________ This witness form is for: _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ (Riders Name and address) The location of this stop is: ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ First Witness (Please Print) Second (optional) Witness Witness Name: ___________________________ ___________________________ Address: ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ Phone: ___________________________ ___________________________ (Note: Obtaining a phone number where we can contact your eyewitnesses will speed up the issuing of your award) Signature: ___________________________ ___________________________
LOG (You will need several copies of this form) Saddlesore 5000 __________________________________________________ (Fill in Name and Address above) DATE TIME LOCATION ODOMETER READING (include zone) _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________

Checklist of documents needed for Iron Butt Association Saddlesore 5000

___ 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, 1997."

Also, please complete the following information for your certificate
(it goes to the person that does the certificate and not the verification 


NOTE: Bun-Burner GOLD (1,500 miles in 24 hours) forms and rules are 
located at Bun Burner GOLD rules.  Please use
those forms if you completed a Bun Burner GOLD.


Please use the following fee schedule to calculate the cost of awards: 

SaddleSore 5000 certification (certificate only)                $40.00

World's Toughest Riders plate back if desired:                  $ 5.50

SaddleSore 5000 pin                                             $ 7.00

SaddleSore 5000 patch                                           $ 7.75


Saddlesore 5000 certificate, SS5000 pin, IBA plate back $50.00 (savings of $2.50 over individual pricing) By definition, anyone that has completed a SaddleSore 5000 has also done a SaddleSore 1000 and Bun Burner 1500. We do not encourage you from applying for these rides as part of your SaddleSore 5000. However, not everyone that has done a SaddleSore 5000 has completed a Bun Burner GOLD (1,500 miles in 24 hours), you may apply for the certification if you also completed a Bun Burner Gold (1,500 miles in 24 hours): If desired, Bun-Burner GOLD verification and certificate $20.00 Total Enclosed: ____________ Qualifying ride prior to the SaddleSore 5000 (your application will be returned to you if you did not have a pre-qualifying ride or rally listed here - we are sorry if this sounds harsh, but only the most experienced rider will be considered for this ride): _____________________________________________________________________ Address to mail certificates to: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Contact phone number(s), best time to reach you: _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ If you have one, your e-mail address: ___________________________ Have you ever completed an Iron Butt Association ride before? ________ 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, January 5, 2001) 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. NOTE: If you are applying for both a SaddleSore and BunBurner, please indicate mileages for both rides and start/end and mid point cities for both rides (you can do this on this part of the form or duplicate this page with the information). Method (and name of program if you used a computer) used to calculate your milage (mapping program, paper map, hoped your odometer was ok?): Method: _____________________ Miles/Kilometers Calculated: ___________ 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: NOTE: The following is used only for the people that do the certificates to make them more understandable. Try and answer the following questions to make your certificate reflect your ride. Sample wording of a SaddleSore Certificate (please keep this format in mind as you answer the following questions): This  is to Certify that on May 15, 2001, John J. Rider rode a BMW K1200LT a total of 5,430 grueling miles in less than five days starting in Key West, Florida continuing onto Omaha, Nebraska and Salt Lake City, Utah before returning to Key West while participating in the SaddleSore 5000. 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. Your certificate will highlight up to three cities as midpoints. Please list UP TO THREE cities that helps highlight your route for your certificate: ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ ___________________________________________________________________ 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, 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 US funds to (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 if you are from outside of North America and need alternate means of payment! Finally, should you decide to tackle the SaddleSore 5000 we wish you the best of luck and look forward to hearing about your ride!

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