Iron Butt Logo

All In-State Rides

"Ride Around" Rides

"Lap of" Rides

In-City Rides

In-State Ride Program

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

2017, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois
Please respect our intellectual property rights.  Do not distribute this document or portions therein, without the written permission of the Iron Butt Association.


In-State rides are motorcycle rides that are TOTALLY within the borders of a single state.  You may take any route you like - but remember you may not leave the State except for safety reasons - if you leave the State you mkust re-enter the State at the same point you left it.  Any of the traditional rides (Saddlesore 1000, Bun Burner 1500, Bun Burner Gold) can be 'in-state rides', but you must closely follow the requirements of those specific rides.

There are many more challenging in-state rides that require you to travel through specific cities.  These may be named "Ride Around" or Lap of" rides (e.g. Ride Around Virginia; Lap of Florida).  There are also "Ride Around" rides and "Lap of" rides whose geographical boundaries are larger than one state (e.g. Ride Around the Carolinas, Lap of the South).  Remember you may not leave the geographical boundaries except for safety reasons - and if you do leave the geographical boundaries, you must re-enter it at the same point you left it.

These rides are listed separately in the Ride List.

There are also challenging rides whose geographical boundaries are within a single city's limits. These rides are individualized for each city.  You may chose any route you wish, but prior approval by the IBA is required for these rides.

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.

Fees:  Verification fee for an in-state ride:  same as for the equivalent traditional ride.
           Verification fee for a Ride Around or Lap of ride:  $60.


The ride must be completed in the time specified for the traditional ride or as specified in the ride list

You may start at any city in the State or geographical area. You may end at any city within the State or geogreaphical area.

You may not leave the geographical area- except for safety reasons and if you leave you MUST re-enter the geographical at the same point  you left it. 

You must obtain a DBR every 350 miles or less.

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 stayed within the State or geographical area.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.

Rules for the In-State Awards Program

Go here for a complete list of In-State awards.

Documentation for In-State Awards:

Send copies of your certificates for each of the qualifying rides  along with your ride application and fee payment.  If you have not yet received a certificate for one of your claimed rides, please note that in the application.


Pins:  $8.50 each

In-state ride pins are available for all US States (except for Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Vermont) and all ridable Canadian Provinces.

Patches:  $8.75 each
In-state patches are available only for Arizona, California, Florida, Texas and Washington

Not to size.  Patches are 3.25 inches tall.

In-state BBG patches are available only for Texas