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Michigan-X Gold

Version No. 1.0
Date last revised: October 25, 2022

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The MI-X ride is roughly 1,550 miles.  You will ride your motorcycle to or from all four designated corner jurisdiction and cross the center jurisdiction three times.

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.

Fees:  See fee page


This is a Spotwalla Required ride.

Photos are required.

The ride must be completed in less than:

---Michigan X ride - 36 hours.
---Michigan X ride GOLD - 30 hours

You must start at any designated corner location. You must end the ride at the last designated corner.* 

You must visit the center jurisdiction three times.

*A DBR photo in front of your odometer is the preferred method of documenting your start and end, however it may not be possible to find a business or ATM at the time you are at that location. In that event take a photo of your bike in front of the jurisdictions post office, police station or municipal building. Welcome to and city limits signs are also acceptable means of proof.  Then, get a DBR at the next convenient location within 50 miles.

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


You may take any route you like but remember you must  visit each of the listed corner jurisdictions and you must visit the center jurisdiction in between each corner for a total of  3 times. You must document each visit with  a DBR or photo .  You must use Spotwalla. 

Bridge across the Montreal River going to Wisconsin*
Morin Point, Erie Township***
DeTour Village or Drummond Island****

*Take a picture of your bike at the bridge located at 46.55753135 N, -90.41405756W along Hwy 505.  Take Hwy 505 north out of Ironwood.

**Take a picture of your bike in front of the Michiana sign in frint of the Village Clerk's Office

***Take a picture of your bike with the 'Erie Township-Morin Point Fire Department' in the background

****For the Michigan X ride, you may use DeTour Village as your goal.  HOWEVER, for the Michigan X ride GOLD you must go to Drummond Island and take a picture of your bike at the end of E. Bass Cove Road (THE EASTERNMOST PAVED ROAD ON DRUMMOND ISLAND)

You may start in any corner and ride to the next corner in any order you choose - but remember you may not leave the state except for safety reasons and if you do leave the state you must re-enter at the point you left. 

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 visited all  required stops.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


There is no additional merchandise for this ride.