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Ultimate County Bounty

Version No. 2.0
Date last revised: January 3, 2017

© 2017, Iron Butt Association, Sheridan, Wyoming
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Created by Bob Higdon, Ultimate County Bounty is a motorcycle tour that visits all 3,069 counties in the lower 48 states of the USA. There is a time limit for completion of the tour.

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.

Verification Fee:  $120

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 Ultimate County Bounty tour in less than 6 years.

You must obtain a Dated Business Receipt  at the start and end of your tour.

Bob Higdon's tour documentation consisted of a log and photos of the courthouses in all the counties. Other forms of documentation may be accepted; please contact IBA headquarters for guidance.

You may qualify for additional IBA Certifications during this ride.  Go here for information about nesting rides.

Your official tour duration is determined from the starting and ending DBRs.  PLEASE check these documents and make sure the time and date are correct! is 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, locations visited, and ending point.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.