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Michigan Mitten-X

Version No. 1.1
Date last revised: February 1, 2023

© 2023, Iron Butt Association, Sheridan, Wyoming
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The MM-X is an X pattern ride of roughly 1,076 miles.  You will ride your motorcycle to or from all four listed lighthouse corner locations and cross the center location each time.

Read the rules for the iconic SaddleSore 1000 on the Iron Butt 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 24 hours.

You must start at a listed lighthouse corner location.  You must end the ride at the last listed lighthouse corner location.*

You must visit the center location 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 at the lighthouse locations.  Take a photo of your bike with the lighthouse in the background and then get a DBR as close as practical.

You should not leave Michigan except for safety reasons but if you do so, you MUST re-enter Michigan at the same point you left it.  Those miles ridden outside Michigan are not credited toward the miles for this ride.

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



New Buffalo-Chuck Ritter Memorial Lighthouse
St. Louis
Northport-Grand Traverse Lighthouse*
St. Louis
Presque Isle-New Presque Isle Lighthouse
St. Louis
Luna Pier-Luna Pier Lighthouse

*A Michigan State Park 'passport' pass may be required to enter the park.

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 of the required locations.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


There is no additional merchandise for this ride.