Iron Butt Ride - Saddle Sore 1000

Ever consider challenging yourself to some long distance riding? The pinnacle is obtaining the Iron Butt acclamations. The Saddle Sore is the starting point of Iron Butt Rally's and is a 1000 mile or 1600 km ride that must be completed in under 24 hours.

Pre-meeting on May 27th at 6:30 pm is highly recommended!

Safety is of utmost concern which is why we recommend all participants to attend the Seminar prior to the event. If you cannot make the seminar and are interested in participating in this ride, please let me know and I can send you some information that will be worthwhile reading to guide you to completing this ride successfully and with a huge grin on your face.

The 3 am start time is NOT a Joke! It's been designed with route to be the safest.

Route and other information is set and this is a Sanctioned Iron Butt Rally.

Registration will be required with the Iron Butt Association and a small fee will need to be paid:  once you have completed the ride you will receive a license plate back denoting your new status as an Iron Butt'er along with a pin and other goodies.

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  • Laurence

    Great day. Did the ride on my BMW C650GT scooter. Performed perfectly. 1730 km, 18 hours 33 minutes. While I rode on my own, great to get to meet other riders at gas stops. BMW Ducati / Kelly took the extra time to make the event fun. They make the dealership more than a place to buy and service bikes but give it a community feel. Will write a full review later but would recommend the event even for scooter riders.

    1 · June 24

  • shayne

    That's not bad, just 45 minutes behind me, you must have been flying down the Coq and between Hope and Vancouver. Should've just bought gum or coffee in Creston, would have made that earlier ferry...

    June 23

  • Stuart

    The amount of refueling stops was too much for bikes like yours and mine. I could have done with 3 less for sure. Revelstoke cost me 20 min because the new guy on the terminal first could not get the pump going and then could not give me a receipt and I did not even need gas. My next fuel stop in Vernon was nonexistant and I spent 10 minutes deciding to go into Vernon or bypass this fuel stop which I eventually did and took a picture of Falklands rodeo sign just in case I needed proof as there was no fuel stop there either. I stopped for a bite and fuel in Kamloops (25 min) and went all the way to Vancouver. Just as we thought I was short 6 km so I rode up to Lynn valley and back before checking in. I was around 9:30 or so coming in. Approx 18 plus close to 19 hours in total. Bettered last year by 3 hours or so and on a tougher route. Not bad all the way round.

    June 23

  • shayne

    Stuart, what time did you finish? Did you have to re-fuel in Merritt?

    June 23

  • Stuart

    Of the two routes that were available the advanced route was by far the best in terms of scenery, and challenging curvy roads. Throw in the two ferry crossings and it makes for a perfect challenge.

    June 23

  • shayne

    Absolutely outstanding day, starting at 2:45am and coming in at 8:45pm (would have been 7:30 but for that damn receipt I needed in Creston!) and 1,632kms of pure bliss on some of the best motorcycling roads and scenery in the world. What a great day!

    Kelly, thank you and your crew for setting up this event, it was another first class event!!

    Best,
    Shayne
    Organizer VSTR

    June 22

  • Kelly A.

    17 participants arrived between 2:15 and 3:30 am to start their Iron Butt adventure! See some of the photos from their rides.

    June 21

  • Charlie M.

    I will be camping this weekend. Good luck guys

    June 20

  • Marco

    unfortunately i can't make this one.

    June 10

  • Izabel S.

    I might! I'm new to this group and have been looking for some awesome bike adventures. Just depends on if I can find the place or not that early in the morning since I suck with directions! Lol

    June 10

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