States Army Birthday-
States Marine Corps Birthday-10 November
States Navy Birthday-13 October
States Air Force Birthday-18 September
States Space Force Birthday-20 December
States Coast Guard Birthday-4 August
Services Birthday Award
Version No. 1.2
revised: August 29, 2022
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Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force,
and Coast Guard are the armed services of United States Armed Forces. The United States
Armed Forces Birthday Rides commemorate each of the armed services of
United States Armed Forces with rides on their respective birthday. Any SaddleSore or Bun Burner ride is eligible
to be classified as a United States Armed Forces Birthday Ride.
for the iconic SaddleSore 1000 on
Association site. The rules for this ride are similar and you
valuable background information.
- Dated Business Receipt
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 re-check.
See fee page
may ride any certifiable ride.
ride must include at least one DBR for 14
June for the United States Army Birthday Ride, 10 November for the
States Marine Corps Birthday Ride, 13 October for the United States
Birthday Ride, 18 September for the United States Air Force Birthday
December for the United States Space Force Birthday Ride, and 4 August
for the United
States Coast Guard Birthday Ride.
is recognized the services’ reserve components and
National Guard birthdays differ from the above dates.
This in no way minimalizes the service of our
Reserve Components. Riding on a single date for a Service not only
service but also honors all active, reserve, and former members of that
must visit at least four locations that are associated with the branch
of service being celebrated. Each location must be at least
150 miles from any other location. Examples of some locations
a visit with a family member or a friend who retired from that
-a visit to a
historical marker for that branch of service;
-a monument signifying that branch of service;.
-a military for that branch.
for these include the boneyard at
Force Base on I-10, Naval Station Norfolk on I-64, Patrick Space Force
along Florida’s Space Coast, U. S. Coast Guard Base Seattle just off of
Fort Campbell near I-24, Marine Corps Recruit Depot also on I-5, and
Few U. S. Space Force commands currently exist therefore
NASA locations my be included for the U. S. Space Force Birthday ride.
include in your application for ride certification information
about your stops so we can include them in your certificate. Proof of
your visit with
DBRs or photos with your bike are required. We will give wide
latitude here, but you must prove your visit.
this documentation, we can personalize your certificate.
is to certify
that on 14 June 2021, to celebrate the two-hundred and forty-sixth
the U. S. Army, XXXXX rode a 2017 Harley-Davidson Ultra Limited a total
1,035 grueling miles in less than twenty-four hours. XXXXXX
ride in Lakeville Minnesota continuing to the SPC Kenneth Olson, USA,
memorial in Paynesville Minnesota, the SPC Dale Wayrynen, USA, MOH
McGregor Minnesota, the gravesite of SGT Michael Colalillo, USA, MOH in
Minnesota, the gravesite of CPL Lansing Wilcox, Wisconsin’s last
Civil War veteran in Cadott Wisconsin, the GEN Zachary Taylor, USA,
Green Bay Wisconsin, and U. S. Army Base Fort McCoy in Fort McCoy
before returning to Lakeville Minnesota while participating in the
States Army Birthday SaddleSore 1000."
for the Armed Services Birthday Award:
must earn the same type of certified ride
for each of the six armed services birthday rides.
The six rides need not occur consecutively,
and your qualifying rides may span more than one year.
for the Armed Services Birthday
copies of your certificates for the rides
on each of the armed services birthdays along with your ride
fee payment. If you have not yet received a certificate for one
claimed rides, please note that in the application.
official time is
determined by the starting
and ending receipts. PLEASE check these documents and make sure
the clock and date are correct!
strongly recommended but not required.
is no additional merchandise for this