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In-State Ride Awards Program

Version No. 3.0
Date last revised: October 13, 2022

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Note: On this page, the terms "State" & "In-State" refer to any USA state, any Canada province, and any city or territory in either country.

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 must 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" or "X" rides (e.g. Ride Around Virginia; Lap of Florida, OH-X Ride).  Remember you may not leave the state except for safety reasons -- and if you do leave the state, you must re-enter it at the same point you left it.

Those additional rides are listed separately in the Ride List.

There are also challenging rides within a single city's limits. These rides are individualized for each city. You may choose any route you wish, but prior approval by the IBA is required for an In-City ride.

All In-State certified rides also qualify for IBA Mile Eater Awards Program.

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:  See individual ride page


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 location in the state. You may end at any location within the state.

You may not leave the state -- except for safety reasons, and if you leave you MUST re-enter 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 required.

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you stayed within the state.  SpotWalla goes a long way towards this proof.

Rules for the In-State Awards Program:

The IBA In-State Awards Program recognizes several levels for completing multiple IBA certified In-State rides.  Any in-state ride and any ride listed on the Big List under the heading "In-state Rides" qualify for these awards

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

Documentation for In-State Awards Program:

Send a list of your qualifying IBA certified In-State rides & their starting dates, along with your Award application and fee payment.  If you have not yet received a certificate for a claimed ride, please note that in the application.


Pins:  $8.50 each

In-state ride pins are available for all USA states (except 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.

SS-AZ Patch SS-CA Patch SS-FL Patch

SS-TX Patch SS-WA Patch

In-state BBG patches are available only for Texas

BBG-TX Patch