Space Chase 3000
Version No. 2.0
revised: January 3, 2017
© 2017, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois
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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:
SaddleSore 1000, is described on the Iron Butt
Association website. The rules for that ride are similar, and valuable
relevant information is provided there.
- 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
Documentation: See here.
Verification Fee: $55
DBR - Dated Business
A DBR is a machine generated receipt with the date, time
LOCATION on it. Check it - do not assume it is correct. A
receipt with an incorrect time/date/location is worthless. Check
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!
recommended but not
Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove your
starting point, route, required stops, and ending point. Spotwalla goes a long
way towards this proof.
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