Iron Butt Association -
Big As Texas Party &
revised: April 23, 2022
IBA BIG-AS-TEXAS PARTY & Ride-a-Palooza II
Allen, Texas 2022
For the last several years, a group would gather to do a special certificate ride and then enjoy a dinner together. But, just like the IBA Daytona Bike Week original Pizza Party, we just had too much fun and had to expand the event, so expand it, we did. Announcing the Big As Texas Week! One week of awesome rides followed by a weekend of kicking tires and telling lies. Just like the Daytona Bike Week Party, you do not have to sign up for a ride to attend the party. We encourage every LD rider to come join the fun, whether or not you can fit one of the rides into your calendar. You know you want to be there!! Below you will find information on each ride. Specifics will be emailed to riders after registration. To sign up for any of the following rides and events log into your account at https://ibaestore.com/ Please contact Lisa [email protected] if you have trouble logging in. Please do not set up another account before checking with her.
Senior Butt Rally (SBR) September 18 - September 23
A 6-day IBR-type rally for teams of two riders who must ride to bonuses at the same time. If one rider DNFs, the team DNFs. $750/team, BAT Party included. One rider must be an IBR Finisher, 55 years old or older. The other rider can be anyone brave enough to try to keep up with their IBR Finisher partner. For more information go to
Junior Butt Rally (JBR) September 18 - September 23
A 6-day IBR-type rally for teams of two riders who must ride to bonuses at the same time. If one rider DNFs, the team DNFs. $750/team BAT Party included. Neither rider may be an IBR finisher. There is no age restriction in this rally. For more information go to
Ride Around Texas (RAT) $60.22 - September 20 - September 23
Ride Around Texas Rewind $90.22 - Must finish by September 23
The RAT is a 3,100 mile ride that traces the borders of the state of Texas, without ever leaving the state. This is the iconic 'Ride Around' challenge. The RAT Rewind is the same ride, except when you get to the end of the RAT you must "rewind” or retrace your route back to the start in the opposite direction. Twice as fun. Twice the miles! For more information go to
Big As Texas Ride In certificate $60.22 - Must finish by September 24, 10 AM
Pick any route you want covering 1,000 plus miles on your way to the Big As Texas Party. You may ride a SaddleSore 1000, a Bun Burner or Bun Burner Gold, or any IBA certification ride you wish so long as the end point is the host hotel for the Big As Texas Party. You'll be contacted by BAT staff to obtain a pre-route plan so we'll be ready to check your ride documents and prepare your certificate for Mike Kneebone to present to you on Saturday afternoon at the included beer keg happy hour event.
Big As Texas SaddleSore 1000 and BBG 1500 rides - Starts Friday, September 23, 6 AM
The BIG-AS-TEXAS PARTY will continue the tradition of hosting a unique SaddleSore ride for attendees wishing to complete a themed 1000-mile day, as well as a more challenging 1500 mile Bunburner Gold ride. Ridemaster Danny Dossman has created two intense challenges which both qualify for "in-state" Texas certificate rides.
SBR/JBR Starting Banquet (ONLY) – Saturday, September 17, 6 PM - $59.22 (Included for SBR/JBR riders) You will need to purchase this ticket if you want to attend the SBR/JBR Starting Banquet and are not riding in the event. Dinner is a lot of fun as you watch the rally Book distribution process and observe the instructions to the riders the night before they begin their epic journey.
Big As Texas Dinner Banquet – Saturday, September 24- 6 PM - $69.22 PARTY TIME! (Included for SBR/JBR riders) Come for any part or all week. Includes two keg beer happy hour events plus the grand finale Banquet on Saturday night. Unlimited tire kicking included free. You will need to purchase this ticket if you are not riding in any of the events below but would like to be part of the Big-As-Texas Party fun. You will also need to purchase this ticket for any friends and relatives of riders who would like to attend the Banquet with you.
The host hotel is in Allen, Texas, a major suburb on the north side of Dallas, with easy access off US-75. This venue offers plenty of restaurants, shopping and activities (many within walking distance) and promises to be a great new home for this event. Lots for everyone and spouses are encouraged to attend. Just like the Bike Week Party come to ride the events or come just to hang out with your Iron Butt friends. Either way, you do NOT want to miss this. We have a limited number of rooms blocked at the hotel for those attending the rides/rallies and the party, at $127 per night single or double including full 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. To receive the reduced rate, you must make your reservation through the provided link.
Friday afternoon Sept 23rd, banquet attendees can sign in and pick up name tags and bracelets. Then we’ll all enjoy a beer keg Happy Hour at the hotel to give the returning SBR/JBR/RAT riders a much needed cold one and a chance to brag about their exploits. While the SaddleSore and Bun Burner Gold riders are out on Friday evening, there will be a no-host dinner at a restaurant TBD walking distance from the hotel.
On Saturday, September 24th at 4 PM, we’ll enjoy another happy hour while IBA President Mike Kneebone will present certificates to riders who completed BAT 1000 or BBG 1500 Rides, RAT Rides (either version), and any riders doing certificate rides into Allen, TX. At 6 PM, we'll enjoy a Texas sized dinner at the Big As Texas Banquet. Finishers of the Senior Butt Rally and Junior Butt Rally will be recognized and some special awards will be presented by Mr. Kneebone. We’ll also be welcoming the 2023 IBR Rookie class and many of the returning IBR Vets. As is the custom, we'll feature a keynote speaker of interest to all IBA members to round out the entertainment for the evening. A cash bar will also be available for those who enjoy a cold beverage with your meal. After that, hang around with your friends as the stories get better as the night goes on!
• These rides are open to IBA BIG-AS-TEXAS PARTY participants only.
• You may purchase a Party dinner ticket without signing up for a ride.
• SIGN UP FEES FOR THE SBR & JBR INCLUDE THE REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE BIG AS TEXAS BANQUET.
• OFFICIAL" RIDE-A-PALOOZA SHIRTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR $20 – Log into your estore account to purchase
The 2021 event was a sellout, and this year, the Saturday night BIG-AS-TEXAS PARTY space is limited and will likely 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 September 1, 2022. We expect a large turnout, so to avoid disappointment, we suggest you register as soon as possible. Only Iron Butt Association (IBA) members, their guests or those registering for the SaddleSore 1000 or a certified ride-ins 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 log in to the IBA's estore, purchase a ticket and pay via PayPal (which also allows payment with Visa/Mastercard/AMEX and a few other options), $69.22 US per person. Please do NOT send cash or checks to the IBA as your registration will not be able to be confirmed. The registration web page can be found when you log in at
On the left click on the BIG AS TEXAS link for the registration page(s).
If you have problems or questions when registering please contact [email protected] 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.
Because the IBA party and rides require a certain level of administrative and hotel support, the refund deadline is August 1, 2022 - 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 or transfers. However, if weather is not cooperative on the day of the ride, or you can not otherwise make the start line, you may complete these rides up to two years later (including later BIG-AS- TEXAS PARTY events) and apply via snail mail.
Please note, Visa/MC/AMEX/Paypal (and others) are no longer refunding their fees on refunds, so there are cancellation fees to cover those unfortunate new costs - they are detailed on the store page with each item.