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Space Chase 3000

Version No. 2.0
Date last revised: January 3, 2017


2017, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois
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Background:

Space Chase 3000 is a motorcycle ride in tribute to all those who participated in the space race. The ride is modeled on the IBA SaddleSore 3000 miles in under 72 hours, with the added challenge of navigating to eight designated NASA landmarks along the route AND riding 600 or MORE miles than the standard SS3000, in the same 72 hours!

The specific eight space race landmarks are:

  • NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, JPL, Pasadena, CA
  • Edwards Air Force Base, CA
  • Rachel, NV near Area 51 - WARNING: Use of deadly force authorized
  • White Sands Test Facility, NM
  • Johnson Spaceflight Center, Houston, TX
  • Infinity Science Center, John C. Stennis Center, MS
  • US Space and Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
  • Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, FL
The iconic SaddleSore 1000, is described on the Iron Butt Association website. The rules for that ride are similar, and valuable relevant information is provided there.

Documentation:  See here.

Verification Fee:  $55

DBR - Dated Business Receipt

A DBR is a machine generated receipt with the date, time and LOCATION on it.  Check it - do not assume it is correct.  A receipt with an incorrect time/date/location is worthless.  Check and re-check.

Rules:

You must complete the Space Chase 3000 ride in less than 72 hours.

You may start your ride in either Pasadena, CA, or Merritt Island, FL.

You must obtain a DBR at the start and end of your ride,
as well as along the route every 350 miles or less.

You must obtain a DBR and photograph of each space race landmark with your motorcycle in the picture.
NOTE EXCEPTION FOR JOHNSON SPACEFLIGHT CENTER DUE TO LOCATION OF SIGN.

Your official ride duration is determined from the starting and ending DBRs.  PLEASE check these documents and make sure the time and date are correct!

Spotwalla.com is strongly recommended but not required.

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove your starting point, route, required stops, and ending point.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.

Merchandise: 

There is no additional merchandise for this ride. 

Other helpful information:

Waypoint Listing - location and landmark description for each of the required Landmarks, as well as the GPS coordinates.

Narrative - Further descriptions and example photos for landmarks