Ride Around Alabama
Version No. 1.2
revised: April 15, 2021
© 2021, Iron Butt Association, Chicago, Illinois
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The Ride Around Alabama is roughly 1,100 miles. You
must ride your motorcycle in a path that traces the geographic borders
of the state.
Read the rules
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
The ride must be completed in less than 24 hours.
You must start at any required city. You must
start and end the ride at the same location, i.e. same DBR.
You may not leave Alabama - except for safety
reasons and if you leave you MUST re-enter Alabama at the same
you left it.
You must obtain DBR in the following
jurisdictions and at least every 350 miles. The receipt MUST
indicate the city, date and
time. Check your receipts.
Florence (not Muscle Shoals)
You must obtain the receipts in the order
listed. Either order (clock or counter-clock) is fine but they
must be in order, e.g. Bay Minette MUST come immediately before
after Gulf Shores.
You may take any route you like - but remember you
may not leave Alabama and the required DBRs must be acquired in
Helpful hint: AL Rte. 17 goes from North Mobile to Florence.
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 strongly recommended but not
Remember it is YOUR responsibility to prove you visited
all required stops in the required order. Spotwalla goes a
way towards this proof.
There is no additional merchandise for this ride.