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Why? Whynot!

Why? Whynot! Gold

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

©2016, Iron Butt Association, Sheridan, Wyoming
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This ride is from Why, Arizona to Whynot, MS (located just seven miles southeast of Meridian, MS (or reverse).

Read the rules for 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.

Verification Fee:  See fee page


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.


Time Limit
Why? Whynot!
less than 36 hours
Why? Whynot! Gold
less than 24 hours


You must obtain DBR every 350 miles or less AND in the following jurisdictions and the receipt MUST indicate the city, date and time.  Check your receipts.

   Why, Arizona
   Whynot, MS

You should get a DBR in Meridian, MS.  It is sometimes difficult to get a DBR in Whynot, MS.
You may take any route you like.

Your official time is determined by the starting and ending receipts.  PLEASE check these documents and make sure the clock and date is correct! is strongly recommended but not required.

If you cannot get a receipt you must take a picture, including your motorcycle, to PROVE you were in the town.  Spotwalla goes a long way towards this proof.


There is no additional merchandise for this ride.