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August 29, 2014 Location ==> 48 States--10 Days Rules

48 States--10 Days Rules
Version No. 2.1
 
Date last revised: August 29, 2012 
NOTE: You must be familiar with Iron Butt Association documentation requirements before attempting this ride. Carefully review the SaddleSore 1000 requirements before riding. Only the most seasoned riders should attempt this ride.

Riders attempting to obtain certification for riding to 48 States in 10 Days ride (ride to all 48 continental United States of America) must adhere to the following rules:

You may take any route you wish to all 48 states, however the following is required:

In each State, you must ride to a city, town or community and document your visit (i.e., picture of "Welcome to State" sign is not acceptable).

  • Obtain a dated business receipt showing the name of city, town or community along with the STATE (this information should be pre-printed or computer generated, not hand written) and the business name. Most gasoline station receipts are acceptable.
  • Make a log entry showing date, time and odometer reading for each receipt.
Include a basic map of your route (an old map marked up is fine) so that we can follow your route. If you use SPOT messenger, SPOT maps are also great additional resources that should be included with your package.

SAMPLE ROUTES from 48/10 riders

Rick Jennings Spotwalla map - 7,849 miles

MTF Routes:

MTF Maine start

MTF Oklahoma start

MTF Nevada start

Preparation for the Start:

In order to document your ride, the Iron Butt Association requires that obtain at least TWO eyewitnesses to document the start of your ride. Witnesses for the basic 48 States in 10 Days may be a friend (but not one on the ride with you), spouse or even gas station attendant willing to answer a letter from the IBA about your start or end time.

Make sure that you inform potential witnesses that the Iron Butt Association may be auditing certain aspects of your ride and may be sending them a letter with a copy of the page they signed asking them to verify the information provided. Keep in mind that a witness who doesn't bother to respond to an audit letter is as good as having no witness at all! To this extent, it is highly recommended that you send a thank you note to all of your witnesses after you complete your ride. Besides, many of them will be waiting to hear how you did.

Try to remember that you must act as a salesperson each time you approach someone to sign your log. If someone doesn't want to provide their home address - suggest they give a business address. According to experienced riders, taking a few minutes to explain your ride to potential witnesses will get them involved. Most people will actually feel honored to sign your witness form. However, attitude plays a key role, if someone refuses to sign your book, don't argue, move on to the next person.

Obtain a start receipt with Date, Time and location printed on it.

* * * This will be your official starting time * * *

Along the route, the following log entries and completed witness forms are mandatory:

o Log entries must be made at each gas stop. A receipt must accompany each log book entry.

o Log entries must be made at every rest stop over 1 hours along the route and should include beginning and ending times. Meals are considered rest stops - obtain restaurant receipts where possible.

o Toll Roads and Toll Bridges; if you pay electronically, please note it on your application so we can request the account data if needed. For those that pay with cash, where possible, grab a receipt, they are great sources to help support your ride claim.

The Finish:

o Obtain a time/dated receipt showing location.

* * * This will be your official ending time * * *

In order to document your ride, the Iron Butt Association requires that obtain at least TWO eyewitness to document the end of your ride. Witnesses for the basic 48 States in 10 Days may be a friend (but not one on the ride with you), spouse or even gas station attendant willing to answer a letter from the IBA about your start or end time.

Make sure that you inform potential witnesses that the Iron Butt Association may be auditing certain aspects of your ride and may be sending them a letter with a copy of the page they signed asking them to verify the information provided. Keep in mind that a witness who doesn't bother to respond to an audit letter is as good as having no witness at all! To this extent, it is highly recommended that you send a thank you note to all of your witnesses after you complete your ride. Besides, many of them will be waiting to hear how you did.

Try to remember that you must act as a salesperson each time you approach someone to sign your log. If someone doesn't want to provide their home address - suggest they give a business address. According to experienced riders, taking a few minutes to explain your ride to potential witnesses will get them involved. Most people will actually feel honored to sign your witness form. However, attitude plays a key role, if someone refuses to sign your book, don't argue, move on to the next person.


                    EYEWITNESS FORM for START of RIDE



Date: ______________________            Local Time:______________ AM/PM

License Number: ____________            Odometer Reading: _______ Miles
                                                            (Kilometers)
License State:  ____________            Make & Model: ___________
                                                      ___________            




This witness form is for:    _____________________________            

                             _____________________________            

                             _____________________________            
                             (Riders Name and address)    


The location of this stop is: ________________________________________            

                              ________________________________________            

                              ________________________________________            

                              ________________________________________
            
                              ________________________________________



              First Witness (Please Print)  Second (optional) Witness

Witness Name: ___________________________   ___________________________

Address:      ___________________________   ___________________________

              ___________________________   ___________________________

              ___________________________   ___________________________

Phone:        ___________________________   ___________________________
(Note: Obtaining a phone number where we can contact your eyewitnesses
       will speed up the issuing of your award)


Signature:    ___________________________   ___________________________



EYEWITNESS FORM for END of RIDE Date: ______________________ Local Time:______________ AM/PM License Number: ____________ Odometer Reading: _______ Miles (Kilometers) License State: ____________ Make & Model: ___________ ___________ This witness form is for: _____________________________ _____________________________ _____________________________ (Riders Name and address) The location of this stop is: ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ ________________________________________ First Witness (Please Print) Second (optional) Witness Witness Name: ___________________________ ___________________________ Address: ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ ___________________________ Phone: ___________________________ ___________________________ (Note: Obtaining a phone number where we can contact your eyewitnesses will speed up the issuing of your award) Signature: ___________________________ ___________________________
LOG 4810: __________________________________________________ (Fill in Name and Address above) DATE TIME LOCATION ODOMETER READING (include zone) _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
Have you ever completed an Iron Butt Association ride before? ________ Address to mail certificates to: ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________ Contact phone number(s), best time to reach you: _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ If you have one, your e-mail address: ___________________________ Name you want on certificate: ___________________________________ (for example, Jonathan J. Smith, SR or John Smith) Your age (only used for statistics): _________ Circle One (only used for statistics): Male Female Did you do this ride with anyone else? Y/N If so, who: ______________________________________________________________ Date of start: ___________________ (for example, January 5, 2001) Motorcycle make/model ridden: _______________________________ Note: this is used on your certificate. For example, do you want us to list your Honda Gold Wing as a Honda GL1500 or do you want us to list it as a Honda Gold Wing. You may also include a model year if you want, for example; 1993 Honda Gold Wing. NOTE: If you are applying for both a SaddleSore and BunBurner, please indicate mileages for both rides and start/end and mid point cities for both rides (you can do this on this part of the form or duplicate this page with the information). Miles Ridden according to your odometer: _______________________ Note: These will probably be changed by the verification team. If you used a GPS (Global Positioning Device) and noted your mileage, please enter that reading here: _______________________ Actual time from start to finish: Days: ________ Hours: ________ Minutes: ________ Forward a COPY of your record documentation and a check for $70 made payable to the Iron Butt Association to: Iron Butt Association P.O. Box 9450 Naperville, IL 60567-9450 * * * Retain the originals - only send photo-copies! * * *

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