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North America Sunrise To Sunset Challenge

Version No. 2.0
Date last revised: January 5, 2017

© 2017, Iron Butt Association, Sheridan, Wyoming
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North America Sunrise To Sunset Challenge is a motorcycle ride between the easternmost and westernmost cities in North America that are accessible by public road. The two specific cities are Cape Spear, Newfoundland, Canada, and Anchor Point, Alaska, USA. There is a time limit for completion of the ride, and the ride may be taken in either direction.

The iconic SaddleSore 1000, is described on the Iron Butt Association website. The rules for that ride are similar, and valuable relevant information is provided there.

Documentation:  See here.

Remittance Fee:  See fee page

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.


You must complete the North America Sunrise To Sunset Challenge ride in less than 10 days.

You must obtain a Dated Business Receipt (DBR) at the start and end of your ride, as well as along the route every 350 miles or less.

You make take any route you wish.

Your official ride duration is determined from the starting and ending DBRs.  PLEASE check these documents and make sure the time and date are correct! is strongly recommended but not required.

If you cannot get a DBR, you must take a picture, including your motorcycle, to PROVE you were in each location.  Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove your starting point, route, and ending point.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


There is no additional merchandise for this ride.  However, you may qualify for additional certificate awards during this ride.  Go here for more information.