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SaddleSore Series

Version No. 2.2

Date last revised: April 23, 2022

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The SaddleSore Series consists of several rides.  Each ride involves a distance challenge and a time challenge.  There are no intermediate time or distance requirements (except as noted below).  You may, however, create additional challenges for yourself if you want to increase the number of certificates for which you may qualify.  See more details about nesting here.

Read the rules for the iconic SaddleSore 1000 on the Iron Butt Association site.   The rules are identical to those of a SaddleSore 1000, except the mileage and time requirements are greater.

You may elect to ride more miles in any one day, as long as the total mileage of the entire ride is within the time challenge. So if your personal rhythm means you would rather ride 1,050 miles on day one and then take an extended motel stop, well into the second day, you may do so, as long as the total mileage is completed within the time challenge.

You have several options to bail out on these rides. The documents needed are the same as a SaddleSore 1000  so if you cannot complete, say, the SaddleSore 3000, you may still have successfully completed the SaddleSore 2000.

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 re-check.


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 required.

It is YOUR responsibility to prove you did the ride.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


SaddleSore 2000
Ride 2,000 miles in less than 48 hours
Fee:  $45
SaddleSore 2000 Gold
Ride 2,000 miles in less than 36 hours
Fee:  $45
SaddleSore 3000
Ride 3,000 miles in less than 72 hours
Fee:  $50
SaddleSore 3000 Gold
Ride 3,000 miles in less than 54 hours
Fee:  $50
SaddleSore 4000
Ride 4,000 miles in less than 4 days
Fee:  $55
SaddleSore 4000 Gold
Ride 4,000 miles in less than 3 days
Fee:  $55
SaddleSore 5000
Ride 5,000 miles in less than 5 days
Fee:  $60
SaddleSore 6000
Ride 6,000 miles in less than 6 days Fee:  $65
SaddleSore 7000
Ride 7,000 miles in less than 7 days
Fee:  $70
SaddleSore 8000
Ride 8,000 miles in less than 8 days
Fee:  $75
SaddleSore 9000
Ride 9,000 miles in less than 9 days
Fee:  $80
SaddleSore 10000 -- 10/10ths
Ride 10,000 miles in less than 10 days
Fee:  $85
SaddleSore 12000
Ride 12,000 miles in less than 12 days
Fee:  $95
SaddleSore 20/20
Ride 20,000 miles in less than 20 days
Fee:  $125
The Longest Month
Ride 30,000 miles in one month
Fee:  $125
100K Club
Ride 100,000 miles in one year
Fee:  $125


Certificates are delivered in high quality "PDF" format and are emailed to you shortly after your ride is certified. See for more information.
For a printed version, add $5 to your ride certification fee. 


Pins:  $8.50 each
Not true to size.  Pins are 1.75 inches tall


Patches:  $8.75 each
Not true to size.  Patches are 3.5 inches tall