The 50,000+ members of the Iron Butt Association are dedicated to safe, long-distance motorcycle riding. Although based in the United
States, we have thousands of enthusiastic members throughout the globe! One of our more popular slogans is, "The World Is Our Playground."
We host several rides, the most notable being the 11-day, 11,000+ mile Iron Butt Rally[tm]. Additionally, the Iron Butt Association hosts the Saddle Sore 1000[tm] (a 24 hour 1,000 mile ride), the Bun Burner 1500[tm] (1,500 miles in 36 hours), the Bun Burner Gold[tm] (1,500 miles in 24 hours), the 50cc Quest[tm] (Cross Country in 50 hours or Less), the National Parks Tour Master Traveler Award[tm] (visit 50 parks in at least 25 states), the coveted 10/10ths Challenge[tm] (10 consecutive 1,000 mile days) and the almost-impossible to get into 100K Club[tm] (100,000 miles or more in one year).
The Iron Butt Association (IBA) does not have membership in the traditional sense. We do not have yearly dues, formal meetings or a monthly newsletter. The IBA is a little more loose knit organization than most clubs. Generally speaking there are several ways to earn membership. The most notable is to be a finisher of the Iron Butt Rally or a successful finisher of one of the other rides we sponsor, such as the Saddle Sore 1000. Rally workers and supporters are also granted membership status.
The Iron Butt Association publishes several documents about the Iron Butt Rally and Long-Distance Endurance Riding, including our hottest title, the "Archive of Wisdom", which contains a list of Long Distance Riding tips from our most seasoned, veteran riders.
We also maintain an e-mail list that will deliver Iron Butt information as it becomes available. Please note that this is not a high-volume mail list. Mailings are typically made once a month. To get on the list, e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anywhere in the body of your message, enter the following:
and on the next line, place your First Name, Last Name and e-mail address for example:
Mike Jones email@example.com
For additional information, contact Iron Butt Association President, Michael Kneebone.
For those looking for a more active mailing list about the
long-distance dream, there is an active Long Distance Riders email list
maintained by 1999 Iron Butt finisher Joe Denton called "LDRiders".
HOW DO I SUBSCRIBE TO LDRIDER?
Go to the web page:
and fill in your email address, real name and pick a password and
whether you would you like to receive list mail batched in a daily digest.
Then click subscribe.