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Great Lakes 1000 Series

Version No. 2.0
Date last revised: November 21, 2019

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The Great Lakes 1000 Series consists of motorcycle rides that travel around one or more 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.


Certificate only
Full Package*
Lake Michigan 1000
Around Lake Michigan,
at least 1,000 miles
See fee page Add $9
Lake Huron 1000
Around Lake Huron,
at least 1,000 miles
See fee page $Add $9
Lake Superior 1000
Around Lake Superior,
at least 1,000 miles
$See fee page Add $9
Lower Great Lakes 1000
Around Lakes Erie and Ontario,
at least 1,000 miles
See fee page Add $9

* Includes certificate, pin and license plate backer

--You must complete each ride is less than 24 hours.

--You must start and finish in the same city. 

--You may take any route you like.  However, you must extend your route so your total mileage is greater than 1,000 miles.

--You can travel any route that you wish, BUT you must obtain a DBR every 350 miles or less and at the start and finish of the ride.  The receipt MUST indicate the city, date and time.  Check your receipts.

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 did the ride.  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)