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IBA Bike Week 2023 Party

The Iron Butt Association's most beloved event - The Annual Bike Week Party Friday, March 10, 2023 in JACKSONVILLE, Florida, approximately 80 miles north of the Daytona race track with check-in starting at noon. For those spending the week in the Daytona area, many members will join IBA Staff Wednesday evening March 8th for socializing or getting ready for the rides hosted on Thursday, March 9th: a special SaddleSore 1000 or the Krazy Key West 1000. Most riders leave for home on Saturday morning the 11th. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. We enjoyed a new menu last year and it was great so Chef has that lined up again. As always, it will be a buffet style meal, and a cash bar will be available. We will do a short presentation at 7:30 p.m. which is always fun, however the goal of the party is to get a chance to meet fellow long-distance riders, share stories and farkling tips (bring your cameras!), make new friends and get caught up with old ones – what more could you ask for?

Daytona Party

We have blocked every room in the hotel for those attending the party, at $90 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. The letter with the link and other info is not computer generated so it may take a day or two to receive it. Thanks for your patience.

Important: Because our event once again overlaps a large golf tournament, there are no overflow rooms available. If the main hotel is full, you must get your own reservation elsewhere. Even more reason to get on this immediately. There will be no waiting list; rooms made available because of cancelled reservations will be reflected in the hotel reservation link. Please do NOT call the hotel.

Note: Rides are open only to IBA Bike Week Party participants joining us for the festivities at our annual dinner. 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, to be awarded Friday by IBA President Michael Kneebone at a special presentation at 4 pm. Trust me, you do NOT want to miss out!

In the unlikely event this hasn’t already sold out in January, everyone who wishes to attend must register BEFORE February 26, 2023. Remember: Space is limited!! 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....

NO TICKETS AT THE DOOR: Once again we will NOT have tickets available at the door in Jacksonville and someone is always disappointed hoping to jump in last second to a sold out event. Don't travel hundreds or even thousands of miles hoping to snag a last minute seat - they do NOT exist. Please, if you want to attend the party, get a ticket now so you’re not left out because if you just show up in Jacksonville there will NOT be a ticket for you. Word to the wise.

To reserve your entry to the party, register online and pay via PayPal (which will let you pay via Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express and of course, Paypal), the cost is $61.23 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 Lisa 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 you will need to create a new account (please try the Forgot Password link first). All IBA members should already have an account - if you are having trouble finding that information, please send Lisa an email and she’ll sort that out for you. Please do NOT open a second account.

Party registration is under the JAX PARTY RIDE category on the left.


If you have problems or questions when registering please contact Lisa at [email protected] After you register, your confirmation letter, along with exact directions, the hotel room reservation link and contact information, will be emailed to you using the email address from your estore account.

Your dinner ticket(s) will be available for pick up in the hotel lobby on Friday starting at noon - nothing will be snail mailed to you.

*** IMPORTANT: Hotel letters are not computer generated. They will be sent out in groups, twice a day, based on when your PayPal payment is made. This event will sell out and people will be disappointed. It is your responsibility to make your reservations immediately upon receipt of the hotel letter. If you do not get the hotel letter within 48 hours of your Paypal payment, please send Lisa an email [email protected]


No Ticket Transfers – This means YOU.

The refund deadline is February 26, 2023 - our deadline to turn in space and meal commitments to the hotel. After that there will not be any refunds. Due to logistical constraints, there are no ticket transfers. If you have an extra ticket to sell, you must pick it up in person to effect the transfer. Simply telling your friend that they can work it out with Dave or Lisa is not a good plan. Please understand that your funds will go to support the party for those riders able to attend.

Ride Information - SnowBird 1000 and Krazy Key West 1000

IBA Party rides always feature a specialty certification
something totally unique for just this ride!

Gator 1000 certificate

The SnowBird 1000 and Krazy Key West 1000 will start on Thursday, March 9, 2023. Starting from IBA Headquarters in Jacksonville at 6:45 am.

Successful finishers will receive their certificate Friday afternoon. Ride registration is $60.23 and is completed separately at using the JAX PARTY RIDE category.

KRAZY KEY WEST 1000 - this ride is held yearly for those who need an excuse to grind miles and visit Key West.

Krazy Key West 1000 map
KRAZY KEY WEST 1000 example route - 1,009 miles

The Krazy Key West 1000 will start Thursday, March 9, 2023 OR may be done on your own any time. Starting from IBA Headquarters in Jacksonville at 6:45 am (about sunrise). Those who choose to do this ride at another time, additional documentation will be required.

Successful finishers will receive their certificate Friday afternoon. Krazy Key West 1000 ride registration is $60.23 and is completed separately at using the JAX PARTY RIDE category.

SNOWBIRD 1000 example route

SnowBird 1000 Map
SNOWBIRD 1000 example route – 1,085 miles

Successful finishers will receive their certificate Friday afternoon. SnowBird 1000 ride registration is $60.23 and is completed separately at using the JAX PARTY RIDE category


The SNOWBIRD 1000 and Krazy Key West will be documented by photos of key landmarks (camera or smart phone with camera required). At the start on Thursday morning, riders will receive a unique JAX rally flag. If you are new to documenting rides via flags, please visit:

How to set up your rally flag in Rally Flag 101


Photo checkpoints will be provided in various formats, as well as GPS co-ordinates 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, 2023. Please do not wait until the morning of the start to program or learn your GPS. The 6:45 am riders meeting on the morning of the ride should be brief.

SNOWBIRD 1000 and Krazy Key West 1000 REFUND DEADLINE

Because this ride requires a certain level of administrative and product support, the refund deadline is February 26, 2023. After that, there cannot be refunds. However, if weather is not cooperative on the day of the ride or you cannot 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 SNOWBIRD 1000 or KKW fee will cover the 10th or 11th, may also complete the ride at a later date and snail mail their documentation in for certification.

I look forward to seeing each of you again at my favorite party of the year!

Michael Kneebone
President, Iron Butt Association

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