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Atomic 1000

Atom Splitter 3000

Plutonium 3000

Version No. 1.3
Date last revised: November 30, 2023


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Background:

The world's first nuclear explosion occurred on July 16, 1945, on Alamogordo Bombing Range. The success of the Trinity test meant that an atomic bomb using plutonium could be readied for use by the U.S. military. The Trinity site is now part of the White Sands Missile Range and is owned by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Ground zero is marked by an obelisk made of black lava rock, with an attached commemorative sign. The Trinity site is currently opened to the public by the National Park Service twice a year. Tours are given by DOD on request. (energy.gov). Visit the White Sands Missile Range website for Trinity Site Open House dates.

https://home.army.mil/wsmr/index.php/contact/public-affairs-office/trinity-site-open-house

Read the rules for the iconic SaddleSore 1000 on the Iron Butt Association site.  The rules for this ride are similar and you will get valuable background information.

Documentation:  See here.

Definitions

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.

Fees:  Atomic 1000             See fee page
            Atom Splitter 3000 
See fee page
            Plutonium 3000        See fee page

Rules

Atomic 1000:

Any starting and ending points are acceptable. You must comply with all the rules for the SaddleSore 1000. You must visit the Trinity site. You must provide a photograph of your bike or a selfie at the Trinity site.

 

Atom Splitter 3000:

Any starting and ending points are acceptable. Ride at least 3,000 miles in less than 72 hours and visit the Manhattan Project National Historic Park in Oak Ridge Tennessee*, the Manhattan Project National Historic Park in Los Alamos New Mexico**, and the Manhattan Project National Historic Park in Hanford, Washington***.  Take a 'selfie' in front of the visitor's center at each of these  sites.

 

Plutonium 3000:

Any starting and ending points are acceptable. Ride at least 3,000 miles in less than 72 hours and visit the Manhattan Project National Historic Park in Oak Ridge Tennessee*, the Trinity Nuclear Test Site on the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico which is rarely open to visitors and where you must provide a photograph of your bike at the Trinity site, the Manhattan Project National Historic Park in Los Alamos New Mexico**, and the Manhattan Project National Historic Park in Hanford, Washington***.  Take a 'selfie' in front of the visitor's center at each of these  sites. *

Spotwalla is required.

Any starting and ending points are acceptable.  You must comply with all the rules for the SaddleSore 1000.  For the Atomic 1000 or Plutonium 3000 you must visit the Trinity site.  You must provide a photograph of your bike or a selfie at the Trinity site.

* The visitor center is located inside of the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge.  Take a
    selfie photo with  the museum building in the background.
** The visitor center is located next to the Los Alamos Community Center.  Take a selfie
     with the visitor center in the background.
*** Take a selfie
with the visitor center in the background.
 
Merchandise:

There is no additional merchandise for this ride.