Bun Burner GOLD 3000 Rules
Version No. 1.3
Date last revised: February 21, 2012

Bun Burner 3000 GOLD - For the Insanely Hard-Core!

© 2012, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois

Extreme Ride Applications may be NOT reproduced with out the written permission of the Iron Butt Association.

Summary: The BBG 3000 is two consecutive 1500 mile rides in 48 hours, with the first leg of 1500 miles being completed in 24 hours and the second leg completed in the final 24 hour period and no more then 48 hours overall. A gas receipt is required to start leg one. A gas or ATM or time stamped motel receipt is required to mark the end the first leg and a gas or ATM receipt to start the clock on the second leg, (to show when rider is back on the road), and gas receipt to end the second leg finalizing the official the stopping point of the BBG 3000 in less than 48 hours. Two witnesses required to validate start and end of BBG 3000 as this is an extreme ride. No witness needed between 24 hour legs, however all other standard IBA documentation rules apply (receipts and fuel log).

The details...

1. Before you can ride the Bun-Burner GOLD 3000, you must have at least completed one of the following; a Bun-Burner GOLD, a SaddleSore 2000, the Minnesota 1000, Mason Dixon 20/20, any Team Strange Event, any MERA event, any Cognoscente Group 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 Michael Kneebone.

2. 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 hour blocks, AND all three legs in under 72 hours overall.

3. 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 3 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 should have been used for 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.

4. To document a Bun-Burner GOLD 3000 the following procedures are to be followed.

At the start of the first leg obtain two witnesses 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 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.

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.

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, 2011."

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


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.

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.

The BBG 3000 GOLD comes with a ride pin, a patch is available for $7 
when purchased as part of the certification application.

Send the application, along with a check for $60 US (PLEASE DO NOT USE 

Iron Butt Association
P.O. Box 9450
Naperville, IL 60567-9450

DO NOT send CASH!  Please contact donna@ironbutt.com if you are from
outside of North America and need alternate means of payment!

PAYPAL users may apply on-line by sending scanned documents to:

ibaapplication@gmail.com AND the payment to paypal@ironbutt.com

Please include any SPOT or GPS logs or tracks with your email. Also
google map links are preferrred where available (use the chain link
icon to the right of the printer icon to generate a link to 
cut and paste in to your email application)

Your primary goal is to have a safe ride!

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