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Virginia-X Gold

Version No. 1.0
Date last revised: December 17, 2022

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The VA-X is an X pattern ride of roughly 1,180 miles.  You will ride your motorcycle to or from all four listed corner locations and cross the center location each time.

The VA-X Gold is an X pattern ride of at least 1,500 miles.

Read the rules for the iconic SaddleSore 1000 on the Iron Butt 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:  See fee page


This is a Spotwalla required ride.

Photos are required.

Both VA-X and the VA-X Gold must be completed in less than 24 hours.
You must start at a listed location. A photo of your DBR along with your odometer is required at the beginning and ending locations.*

You must visit the center location a minimum of three times.
VA-X Gold- Ride at least 1,500 miles by riding to all four corners, passing through the center between each, and extend the ride by continuing on in the X shaped pattern until the required mileage is reached.  Obtain a DBR at your ending location.*  You are not required to end the ride at one of the designated locations, however you are required to ride in the X pattern for a minimum of 1,500 miles.

*A DBR photo in front of your odometer is the preferred method of documenting your start and end, however it may not be possible to find a business or ATM at the time you are at that location. In that event take a photo of your bike in front of the location's post office, police station or municipal building. Welcome to and city limits signs are also acceptable means of proof.  Then, get a DBR at the next convenient location within 50 miles.

You should not leave Virginia except for safety reasons or to take a required photo but if you do so, you MUST re-enter Virginia at the same point you left it. Those miles ridden outside Virginia are not credited toward the miles for this ride.

You may take any route you like but remember you must visit each of the listed corner locations and you must visit the center location in between each corner for a total of at least 3 times. You must document each visit with a DBR or photo. You must use Spotwalla.



Cross Junction

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 locations.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


There is no additional merchandise for this ride.