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Mother's Day Weekend
Rides

Version No. 1.4
Date last revised: December 8, 2022


2022, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois
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Background:

This is a special ride dedicated to a special woman in your life.

We honor the institution of “Motherhood”.

Where would we be without Mothers?

Mom, Mumsy, Mama, Mother dear - it doesn't matter what we call her - she's our special woman.  Whether she's our own mother, or the mother of our grandchild, or the mother of a friend - she's special.

We will issue a unique certificate for this ride.  Two certificates will be issued - give one to your special woman.

We will include a personalized dedication to each certificate.  Just include your message - 15 words or less - when you submit your ride application.

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.

Definitions

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:  Regular fees apply

Rules

Mother's Day rides have many different levels of difficulty.

Mother's Day 1000 - Visit 2 flower shops - 24 hours

Mother's Day 1000 SILVER - Visit 4 flower shops - 24 hours

Mother's Day 1000 Gold - Visit 4 flower shops and purchase at least one flower from each of these shops.  Submit a photo of the flower on you motorcycle and a copy of your receipt with your ride application. - 24 hours.

Mother's Day1500 - Visit 4 flower shops - 36 hours

Mother's Day BBG - Visit 4 flower shops and purchase at least one flower from each of these shops.  Submit a photo of the flower on you motorcycle and a copy of your receipt with your ride application. - 24 hours

THE RIDE

For 2023, your ride must start and finish any time on Mother's Day Weekend, Friday 12:01 AM May 12 - Sunday 11:59 PM May 14.  You must take a photo of your bike in front of a flower shop, with the name of the shop clearly visible

You may start and end your ride anywhere you choose.

Each photo must be at least 150 miles apart.

You may take any route you like.

Your official time is determined by the starting and ending receipts.  PLEASE check these documents and make sure the clock and date are correct!

Spotwalla.com is strongly recommended but not required. 

Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited all  required stops in the required order.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.

Merchandise:

There is no additional merchandise for this ride.