USA Thanksgiving Rides
Version No. 1.2
December 30, 2023
�2022, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois
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ride celebrates Thanksgiving in the USA, a
national holiday on the fourth Thursday in November,
which began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest
comes to mind when we think of Thanksgiving? Plymouth, Mayflower,
Pilgrims and harvest. And how do we celebrate Thanksgiving?
With turkey, corn, beans, pumpkin pie, potatoes and cranberry sauce.
will issue a unique certificate for this ride.
Read the rules
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
Regular fees apply
is a special certificate only program
are required for this certificate. Each photo must include your
motorcycle except for selfie photos of you eating food items. Get
a DBR in the same city of each photo. When using a selfie photo
of you eating as one of your photo requirements, obtain and submit your
DBR for that food item purchase.
-- your motorcycle with a post office, water tower, welcome to (town)
sign, DOT town sign or DOT street sign which includes the word Plymouth,
Mayflower, Pilgrim, harvest, turkey, corn, beans, pumpkin, potato or
harvest is not a common name so we will accept photos with your
motorcycle in front of church signs with harvest in its name.
Furthermore, Mayflower is not a common name so we will accept
with your motorcycle in front of a sailing vessel. Remember, get a DBR
in the same city of each photo.
*****Each photo must be at least 150 miles from the previous photo****
rides have many different levels of difficulty.
1000 - Provide 2 different required photos - 24 hours
1000 SILVER - Provide 4 different required photos - 24 hours
1000 Gold - Provide 5 different required photos PLUS a selfie of you eating a
peice of pumpkin pie. You must supply a DBR from the
restaurant. -24 hours
1500 - Provide 4 different required photos - 36 hours
BBG - Provide 4 different required photos - 24 hours
Different is defined as
different words, i.e. turkey, potato, Plymouth, etc
Your ride must start and finish any time on Thanksgiving Weekend between Wednesday 12:01
AM - Monday 11:59.
may start and end your ride anywhere you choose.
photo must be at least 150 miles apart (miles ridden).
You may take any route you like.
Your official time is determined by the starting
and ending DBRs. PLEASE check these documents and make sure
the clock and date are correct!
strongly recommended for this ride but not required. Be aware,
without Spotwalla, your miles ridden is determined DBR to DBR along the
Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited
all required stops. Spotwalla goes a
way towards this proof.
There is no additional merchandise for this ride.