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IBA Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Ride

Version 2.0
Date last revised: November 30, 2023

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On Memorial Day we pause to remember our military members who lost their life while serving.  Memorial Day Weekend is also the unofficial start of Summer.

The weather should be just right - not too hot and not too cold making it is a great time to go for a ride and participate in the Iron Butt Association’s Memorial Day Weekend Memorial Ride.

Your ride must start and finish anytime on Memorial Day weekend between 12:01 AM on Friday and 11:59 PM on Tuesday.  Any IBA ride qualifies for a Memorial Ride.
We will include a personalized dedication to each certificate. Just include your message - 15 words or less - when you submit your ride application.

A special memorial certificate is issued for this ride and all
certified rides will have two certificates issued when you let us know in your application so one can be sent to a family member or friend that you wish to honor. Normal ride fees apply.

Do you know other riders who are interested in riding their first IBA ride?

As a Premier Member:

  • when you coach 'to-be IBA riders' on their "first" IBA ride,
  • show them how to submit a Premier Member Ride Application,
  • submit your ride applications together via

your ride with them on their first IBA ride is at no-cost to you. Or you can pay for your ride and buy them a one year Premier membership at no cost.

Another plus is the 'to-be IBA rider' gains entry into the Iron Butt Association in a matter of weeks versus four to six months or longer, provided their first-ride is certified. 

There is no limit on the number of "First-Ride No-Fee" rides.  It is just another way to share the passion of long-distance riding.