Veterans Day Gold
Veterans Day Ride
Version No. 1.1
revised: October 15, 2022
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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
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
Fees: See fee page
You must be riding at 11:00 am on 11 November. (Reference to the
Your ride must cover at least 1,111 miles. (Reference to the 11th
day of the 11th month)
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
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 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.
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
way towards this proof.
There is no additional merchandise for this ride.