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Death Valley 1000

Death Valley Gold

Version No. 2.0
Date last revised: January 4, 2023

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Death Valley 1000--Ride 1000 miles inside Death Valley
Death Valley Gold--Ride 1000 miles inside Death Valley between July-September 15 with daytime temperatures above 100 degrees

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.

Remittance Fee:  See fee page


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.


The ride must be completed in 24 hours or less.

Youo may start and end in any city in Death Valley


You must obtain DBR every 350 miles or less.  You may not leave Death Valley.

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

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you travelled the required route. Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


There is no additional merchnadise for this ride.