Iron Butt LogoRide Around The Mid-South

Ride Around the Mid-South Gold

Version No. 1.0
Date last revised: January 20, 2022

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The Ride Around Mid-South is roughly 4,100 miles. 

Very little of the route is on interstates; most is not on fast roads: many of the miles are the same as the Ride Around Texas (RAT).

At the  96 hour pace, the Ride Around Mid-South is similar to the pace of  a SaddleSore 1000.  The Ride Around Mid-South Gold at 84 hours has a pace of 49 mph, which is similar to the Ride Around Texas Gold Insanity pace.

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.

See here.

A spotwalla track is required to document the ride.
See rules below.


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:  See fee page


The ride must be completed in:
--Ride Around Mid-South--less than 96 hours
--Ride Around Mid-South Gold--less than 84 hours

You may start anywhere in Mid-South.  You must start and end the ride at the same location, i.e. same DBR.

You may not leave the Mid-South- except for safety reasons and if you leave you MUST re-enter Mid-South at the same point you left it.

You must obtain DBR every 350 miles or less AND in the locations indicated below. The receipt MUST indicate the city, date and time.  Check your receipts.


The Ride Around Mid-South is roughly 4,100 miles.  You must ride your motorcycle around the Mid-South states and collect DBRs from the following locations which take you around Mid-South. These locations are indicated below.

--Miami, AR
--Mountain Home, AR
--Ponca City, OK
--Texline, TX
--Dumas, TX
--Morton, TX
--Kermit, TX
--Anthony, T--Del Rio, TX
--Harlingen, TX
--New Orleanss, LA
--Slidell, LA
--Bogalusa, LA
--Simmesport, LA
--Lake Providence, LA
--Marion, AR
--Blytheville, AR
--Piggott, AR

Your route should trace the borders of the Mid-South.  You may not leave the Mid-South states and must visit the jurisdictions in order, either clockwise or counter-clockwise.  If you do leave the Mid-Soiuth states, you must re-enter thMid-South states at the point where you left. is  required.

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited all required stops. 


There is no merchandise for this ride.