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Date last revised: March 25, 2022

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Bar-be-Quest Rides – For Meat Lovers- Vegans need not apply

This ride celebrates the long-distance rider’s favorite RTE theme.

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

Documentation:  See here.


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:  Regular fees apply


The Bar-be-Quest rides have many different levels of difficulty.

ALL rides must start and end at a non-national chain resaurant with the word "Barbeque"  or  "B-B-Q" or "Bar-b-que" or some other spelling of the word (you know what we're trying to say here) in its name; or whose primary cooking method is smoking or barbeque-ing their food.  In this latter case, take a picture of the menu.  Don't go to Larry's Hamburger Joint and order a barbeque sandwich and try to make that count! 

Bar-be-Quest 1000 - Eat at 2 Barbeque restaurants - 24 hours

Bar-be-Quest 1000 SILVER - Eat at  4 barbeque restaurants - 24 hours**

Bar-be-Quest 1500 - Eat at 4 Barbeque restaurants - 36 hours

Bar-be-Quest BBG - Eat at 4 Barbeque restaurants - 24 hours**


You will be taking photos at each stop eating, what else - barbeque - and collect receipts after each meal

Your ride starts after you eat (so you are on the clock when you get your receipt for breakfast).

Your ride ends at your last stop, AFTER you eat you final meal.

Each meal must be at least 200 miles apart.

**We recognize that few if any BBQ restaurants are open 24/7, we will permit one WILDCARD to be used in place of the photo of you eating some BBQ.  You may use this WILDCARD at the start or finish.  To use the wildcard, you may take a picture of your bike in front of a closed BBQ restaurant, not closer than 200 miles from any of your other pictures, and supply a DBR from that city

You may take any route you like.

Your official time is determined by the starting and ending receipts.  PLEASE check these documents and make sure the clock and date are correct! is strongly recommended but not required. 

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited all  required stops in the required order.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


There is no additional merchandise for this ride.