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Labor Day Rides

Version No. 2
Date last revised:

November 30, 2023

© 2023, Iron Butt Association, Sheridan, Wyoming
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This ride celebrates Labor Day, the first Monday in Sepember.

In 1894 President Grover Cleveland made Labor Day an official holiday in the United States, honoring workers and labor unions and to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers.

How do we celebrate Labor Day?  With American flags, parades, picnics and hot dogs.

We will issue a unique certificate for this ride. 

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:  Normal fees apply

Rules is required for this ride.

Photos are required to certify this ride.  Each photo must include your motorcycle. 

Photo possibilities:

--your motorcycle with parade in the background
--your motorcycle with a large American flag in the background (we're talking about a BIG flag, not some little hand-held flag.  There is a lot of latitude here.)
--your motorcycle with a picnic in the backgound
--a selfie of you eating a hot dog with your motorcycle in the background

*****Each photo must be at least 150 miles from the previous photo****

Labor Day rides have many different levels of difficulty.

Labor Day 1000 - Provide 2 of the required photos - 24 hours

Labor Day 1000 SILVER - Provide all 4 required photos - 24 hours

Labor Day 1000 Gold - Provide all 4 required photos AND a DBR from any city named 'Union' or 'Cleveland' as part of their name, for example, Union City or West Cleveland or Union Gap (etc) would all be acceptable. Also, a photo of your motorcycle in front of a Union County Court House, obtaining a DBR from that city where the court house is located is also acceptable.

Labor Day 1500 - Provide all 4 required photos - 36 hours

Labor Day BBG - Provide all 4 required photos - 24 hours


Your ride must start and finish any time on  Labor Day Weekend, Friday 12:01 - Tuesday 11:59 PM. 

You may start and end your ride anywhere you choose.

Each photo must be at least 150 miles apart.

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 required. 

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


There is no additional merchandise for this ride.