Version No. 1.0
revised: December 17, 2022
© 2022, Iron Butt Association, Sheridan, Wyoming
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The VA-X is an X pattern ride of roughly 1,180 miles. You will
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
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
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.
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
also acceptable means of proof. Then, get a DBR at the next
convenient location within 50 miles.
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.
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
must document each visit with a DBR or photo. You must use
Your official time is determined by the starting
and ending receipts. PLEASE check these documents and make sure
the clock and date are correct!
Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited
all required locations. Spotwalla goes a
way towards this proof.
There is no additional merchandise for this ride.