IBA Daytona Party
DAYTONA 2013 - Annual IBA Party
The Iron Butt Association's most beloved event- The Bike Week Dinner - will once again be held in Jacksonville, Florida, March 13 - 16.
THAT IS NOT A MISTAKE - March 13 to 16th is "late" by Daytona standards as once again NASCAR pushed the date of the Daytona 500 back one week impacting Bike Week.
The dinner will be held in JACKSONVILLE, Florida, approximately 80 miles north of the Daytona race track, on Friday, March 15, 2013. Dinner check-in begins at noon in the hotel lobby.
Dinner will be served Friday evening at 6:00 p.m. We are going to serve a buffet style meal of tossed green salad, Italian pasta salad, Waldorf Salad, Green Beans Almandine, Red Bliss potatoes, steamed mixed vegetables, rice pilaf, sirloin beef tips, roast chicken and assorted desserts. This should offer flexibility for everyone to come and go and not be fenced in waiting to eat. As usual, a cash bar will be available. We will do a short presentation at 8 p.m., however the goal of the two day party is to get a chance to meet fellow long-distance riders, share stories and farkling tips (bring your cameras!).
We have blocked every room in the hotel for those attending the party, at $68 per night including a full cooked breakfast. The hotel does NOT charge for parking or Internet usage. Once your registration is complete, we will forward you the link to obtain the negotiated room rate available only to attendees. You may only make your reservation through the provided link – NOT through the corporate number or website – so please wait to receive the link if you want to be sure to get a reserved room.
We will continue our tradition of creating a unique SaddleSore ride for attendees of the Jacksonville party. For 2013 we’re pleased to announce the Battlefield 1000. Rallymaster Ray King has put together an intense ride around Georgia and Florida and we know you’re going to love it (and hate it!).
Note: This ride is open to IBA Bike Week Party participants only. In addition to being a fun option for current IBA members, it's a great opportunity for potential IBA members to earn their first certificate, personally presented to you by IBA Chairman Michael Kneebone at a special presentation at 4:30 pm Friday in the Comedy Club off the hotel lobby and then join us for the festivities at our annual dinner. Trust me, you do NOT want to miss out!
IBA staff will start arriving at the hotel Wednesday, March 13 because we just can't get enough socializing! Friday night Party AND Battlefield 1000 space is limited and if last year is an indication this event will sell out. We pay for the use of the facilities, so even if you do not want to eat, everyone must pay to enter. Everyone who wishes to attend must register BEFORE February 25, 2013. We had an overflow crowd last year so, to avoid disappointment, we suggest you register as soon as possible. Only Iron Butt Association (IBA) members, their guests or those registering to do a certified ride-in may attend the party. Space is limited and once we are out of room, well, we are out of room....
To reserve your entry to the party you will have to register on-line and pay via PayPal, $46.13 US per person. Please do NOT send cash or checks to the IBA as your registration will not be able to be confirmed. Please drop us a note if the account name for Paypal is different from the name you use to register.
The registration web page can be found at:
If this is your first visit to ironbuttrecords.com you will have to create a new account. If you are not sure of your IBA number or you are doing your first SaddleSore before the party, enter 999 in that space.
If you have problems or questions when registering please contact Lisa at email@example.com Your confirmation letter, along with exact directions, the hotel room reservation link and contact information, will be emailed to you after you register. These are not computer generated and it may take a few days to receive this email; we appreciate your patience. No worries though - as long as you follow the registration link in a reasonable time after you get the letter, there will be a hotel room available for you if you've registered and paid for the event. Your dinner ticket(s) will be available for pick up at the door - nothing will be snail mailed to you.
I look forward to seeing each of you again at the party in Jacksonville!
DAYTONA PARTY REFUND DEADLINE
Because the IBA party requires a certain level of administrative and hotel support, the refund deadline is February 15, 2013 - our deadline for turning in space and meal commitments to the hotel as well as ordering ride supplies. After that there will not be any refunds. Please understand that your funds will go to support the party for those riders able to attend.
IBA JAX 6 Hour Rally (NEW!)
Never ridden a rally but want to see what the entire rally thing is about? Looking for a riding challenge? Want to test your ability to read and dissect a rally pack? The IBA Jax 6 Hour may be for you!
The IBA JAX 6 Hour is limited to 25 first time rallyists. Rallymaster Ray King has been working hard to provide a challenging, fun rally pack that will introduce you to all that a rally can throw at you. Wednesday afternoon we'll have a rider meeting to cover rally basics and answer questions. Since this is a non-competitive learning opportunity, IBR vets will be available to help you plan your route. So be prepared to get prepared! Early Thursday morning you'll head out for a 6 hour rally experience, full of all the excitement and angst, competing against only yourself, the elements of luck (both good and bad) and of course everything Mother Nature might throw at you. You'll come back to event headquarters to subject yourself to the agony and the ecstasy otherwise known as the Scoring Table. Sound like fun? Then get yourself registered and look for the detailed rally info to be sent to you in February. Don't delay because once it's full you're out of luck.
Rallymaster Ray King and IBA Chairman Michael Kneebone will present your finishers certification at a special presentation at 4:00 pm Friday in the Comedy Club off the hotel lobby and then join us for the festivities at our annual dinner.
The rally fee is $31.13 Because this ride requires a certain level of administrative and product support, the refund deadline is February 10, 2013. After that, there cannot be refunds.
The Battlefield 1000 will be held on Thursday, March 14, 2013. Starting from IBA Headquarters in Jacksonville at 5:45 am (45 minutes before sunrise) the Battlefield 1000 will be a challenging ride through small Georgia and Florida back roads leading to some unique locations you probably have never visited before.
Successful finishers will receive their personalized certificate from IBA Chairman Michael Kneebone at 5pm Friday at a special presentation in the Comedy Club in the hotel lobby. Battlefield 1000 registration is $60.13 and is completed separately at www.ironbuttrecords.com using the Battlefield 1000 link.
2013 Battlefield 1000 route:
TECHNICAL RIDE DOCUMENTATION INFORMATION
The Battlefield 1000 ride will be documented by photos of key landmarks (camera or smart phone with camera required)
If you have never used a Rally flag, please visit: How to set up your rally flag in Rally Flag 101
The route will be provided in Streets and Trips format, Mapsource as well as written GPS co-ordinates and street addresses (where available) on February 20th so you will have time to set-up your GPS. While the route is fairly simple, using a GPS will simplify following the route and finding the required check in locations.
Everything needed for the ride will be provided by February 20, 2013. The riders meeting on the morning of the ride should be brief.
BATTLEFIELD 1000 REFUND DEADLINE
Because this ride requires a certain level of administrative and product support, the refund deadline is February 10, 2013. After that, there cannot be refunds. However, if weather is not cooperative on the day of the ride, or you can not otherwise make the start line, you may complete this ride up to two years later (including later Bike Week events) and apply via snail mail; your BATTLEFIELD 1000 fee will cover the cost of the certification and other ride items.
Riders who start but unable to finish on the 14th or 15th, may also complete the ride at a later date and snail mail their documentation in for certification.
Please understand that if you cannot makes the start line, your funds will go to support the ride for those riders able to attend.
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN HOW THE 2011 GATOR 1000 TURNED OUT, here are the actual rally instructions Gator 1000 instructions
FOR THOSE INTERESTED IN HOW THE 2012 FLORIDA MOUNTAIN 1000 TURNED OUT, here are the actual rally instructions Florida Mountain 1000 instructions
How to set up your rally flag in Rally Flag 101
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