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Almost Heaven to Hell and Back

Version No. 2.0
Date last revised: February 12, 2017

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To earn this certification the rider must ride and document a Saddle Sore 1000 route that starts anywhere in West Virginia (Almost Heaven), travels through Hell, Michigan, and ends anywhere back in West Virginia.

Read the rules for the iconic SaddleSore 1000 on the Ironbutt Association site.  The rules for this ride are similar and you will get valuable background information.

Documentation:  See

Remittance Fee:  Normal SaddleSore fees apply


DBR - Dated Business Receipt

A 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.


These rides must be completed in 24 hours or less.  The ride MUST be at least 1,000 miles.


You must obtain DBR every 350 miles or less AND in the following jurisdictions and the receipt MUST indicate the city, date and time.  Check your receipts.

--Anywhere in West Virginia to start
--In Hell, MI
--Anywhere in West Virginia to finish

Your official time is determined by the starting and ending receipts.  PLEASE check these documents and make sure the clock and date are correct! is strongly recommended but not required.

NOTE:  There are no gas stations in Hell, MI.  There is a restaurant and a gift shop that have good receipts, but they are not open 24 hours daily.  You are advised to check with these places before you start your ride.  Spotwalla would help!

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you did the ride!


Normal SaddleSore merchandise is available for this ride