Ride Around the 48
Lap of the 48
Version No. 1.3
revised: November 1, 2022
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The Ride Around the 48 (RAT48) is roughly 11,100 miles.
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
See fee page.
You have 30 days to complete the RAT48. You must start and end at
You have 20 days to complete the RAT48 Gold. You must start and
stop at the
--RAT 48 GOLD Insanity
You have 20 days to complete the RAT 48 GOLD Insanity; AND
You must complete in-state SS1000 rides in each of
Florida and the New England 1000. You must
start and stop at the same
--Lap of the 48 (LAP48)
There is no time
limit. You must prove that you visited each of the required
You may visit these cities in
You may not leave the United States except for safety reasons. If
you do leave the United States, you must re-enter the country at the
same point you left it.
For the RAT48 rides, you must visit each of the listed jurisdictions, in order. You
may ride in either direction - clockwise or anti-clockwise. You
must obtain a DBR in all of
the cities listed. The receipt MUST
indicate the city, date and
time. Check your receipts.
Key West, FL
South Padre Island, TX
San Ysidro, CA
Neah Bay, WA
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
West Quoddy, ME
Outer Banks, NC
Key West, FL
You may start any any of the
locations listed, but you must finish at that same location.
Nesting Rides--You may
nest rides throughout this journey. Detailed ride planning is
suggested. You may also want to talk to the IBA ride coordinators
about your plans.
For the RAT48 rides, you must obtain the receipts in the order
listed. Either order (clock or anti-clock) is fine but they
must be in order, e.g. West Quoddy MUST come immediately
after Sault Ste. Marie. For the Lap48 ride, you may visit the
required cities in any order.
You may take any route you like - but remember you
may not leave the United States and the required DBRs must be acquired
Your official time is determined by the starting
and ending receipts. PLEASE check these documents and make sure
the clock and date are correct!
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.