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Great Lakes 100

Great Lakes Gold

Version No. 2.0
Date last revised: January 7, 2017

© 2017, Iron Butt Association, Sheridan, Wyoming
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These motorcycle rides travel a circuit around all of the Great Lakes. 

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 here.


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.


Time Limit
Great Lakes 100
Around all five Great Lakes
Less than 100 hours
See fee page Add $16.25
Great Lakes Gold
Around all five Great lakes
Less than 50 hours
See fee page Add $16.25

*Includes certificate, pin and patch

--You may start in any city, but you must start and finish in the SAME city.

--You can travel any route that you wish, BUT you must obtain a DBR every 350 miles or less and in the following jurisdictions and the receipt MUST indicate the city, date and time.  Check your receipts.

     Illinois (any town is allowed)
     Superior, Wisconsin or Duluth, Minnesota
     Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
     Sudbury, Ontario, Canada OR North Bay, Ontario, Canada
     Watertown, New York (you may use the toll receipt for the bridge on I-81 at the  US/Canada border)
     Cleveland, Ohio area

--You must obtain the receipts in the order listed.  Either order (clock or counter-clock) is fine but they must be in order,  e.g. Sudbury or North Bay MUST come immediately before or after Watertown.

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.

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited all  required stops in the required order.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.

Merchandise:  Limited quantities of these items are available from the IBA estore.

Patches--(Not true to size here, most patches are 3.5 inches tall)



Pins (Not true to size here, most pins are 1.75 inches tall)