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Veterans Day Gold

Veterans Day Ride

Version No. 1.1
Date last revised: October 15, 2022

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November 11 is Veterans Day, a federal holiday that is meant to honor all veterans of the uniformed services who served or are still serving during times of peace as well as war. Veterans Day has its origins at the end of World War I when at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the fighting ended with the signing of an armistice.

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.

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


You must be riding at 11:00 am on 11 November.  (Reference to the 11th hour)

Your ride must cover at least 1,111 miles.  (Reference to the 11th day of the 11th month)

You must visit a minimum of four veterans related sites.

Veterans related sites include but are not limited to military bases and stations, Armed Forces recruiting centers, national and veterans cemeteries or memorials, Veterans of Foreign Wars or American Legion Posts, State Veterans Homes, Veterans Administration hospitals or Veterans Administration clinics, veteran related roadside historical markers. 

Photos are required for this ride certification.  Each photo must include your motorcycle and the veterans related site/sign identified in the background.  Spotwalla goes a long way in proving you were there.  Get a DBR in the same city or nearest available city of each photo.

Each photo must be at least 150 miles from the previous photo.

You may start and finish any place you like.

You may take any route you like.

The Veterans Day Ride has two levels of difficulty:

Veterans Day Gold - You must complete this ride in 19 hours and 18 minutes time or less. (Reference to the year 1918)

Veterans Day SS1000 - You must complete this ride in less than 24 hours

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 for this ride.

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited all  required stops in the required order.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


There is no additional merchandise for this ride.