Lunar Eclipse Rides
revised: October 22, 2023
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Special certificates will be issued for these rides.
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.
IMPORTANT ABOUT VIEWING THE
will need special glasses to view the solar eclipse. The American
Astronomical Society provides a list of reputable vendors of eclipse
glasses and handheld viewers found here:
https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.The timing and paths of eclipses can be found 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
Use of Spotwalla is required.
Solar and Lunar Eclipse rides
have different levels of difficulty.
( or Lunar) Eclipse 1000 - ride at least 300
to your eclipse viewing location and view the eclipse at the time of
the 'maximum view' of the eclipse for that location - 24 hours.
Solar Eclipse 1000 Gold or Lunar Eclipse 100 Gold- ride at least 300
miles to your eclipse viewing location which MUST be within the path of
the eclipse (the Annular dark pink shaded area on the map in the link sabove) and
view the eclipse at the time
of the 'maximum view' of the eclipse for that location - 24 hours
The ride must be completed in less than 24 hours.
You may start and end at any location.
To 'prove that you were at your viewing location at the maximum view of
the eclipse, plan to arrive there 15 minutes before that time so your
phone/spot device can send a 'ping' at that location. Plan to stay for
15 minutes after the maximum view time to be sure your device
sends another 'ping'.
There is no additional merchandise for this ride.