Name Your Poison Saddle Sore 1000
September 22-23, 2012
Name Your Poison Saddle Sore 1000
This fall on September 21, 2012 riders from throughout Oklahoma will be converging on Sparks America Campground as they prepare to depart on an Iron Butt Association approved Name Your Poison Saddle Sore 1000. So do you dream about earning Iron Butt Certification? Do you love the open road, riding with the wind in your face, enjoying the sights, sounds, and smells that can only be experienced on a motorcycle? We have decided to launch an opportunity for anyone interested earn Saddle Sore 1000 recognition from the Iron Butt Association.
If this ride sounds appealing to you join us this fall when the temps become manageable as we embark on a Name your Poison Saddle Sore 1000. It will be up to you to ride 500+ miles from Sparks America Campground collect a time/date stamped fuel receipt from your mid-point mileage and return to Sparks America Campground. There will be No group, No leader, No sweep as in many other organized rides. You will determine the direction you wish to travel since there is no predetermined route. Then you can enjoy the road, the ride, and set your own pace. The only requirement is to complete the 1000 miles in under 24 hours.
Completing 1000-Mile Day is once in a lifetime memory when years of riding and boasts of long treks across country get put to the test. A day that signifies your true love of the open road. A day where the land is a fuzzy image in your mirrors and you can leave work behind you as you melt into the horizon and earn your status as an Iron Butt rider. Ride your own route across regions where distances are vast, amenities are few, and the view stretches to the horizon. The ride tests your riding skills, your machine, and your dedication to the sport of motorcycling.
How does it work?
This is not an organized ride. There is no leader, sweeper or group. There is no group size limit as there is no group.
As verified certifiers for this ride, you will NOT need to maintain much of the paperwork the IBA normally requires a rider that is out on their own. All you need to produce at the end of the ride is your motorcycles, our certification form and a signed fuel receipt from the mid-point location. When you return to Sparks America Campground we will witness your odometer reading and certify your ride.
On Completion of your ride the number of miles logged in the 24 hour time period must exceed one thousand miles, make sure your odometer reading exceeds the 1,000 mile minimum requirement*.
*If you do not know how far off your odometer is, we recommend riding 1,035 miles OR checking your Poison with mapping software
After you complete the ride:
Send your one-time $45 fee to the Iron Butt Association along with certification form and mid- point signed, dated, time stamped fuel receipt. Instructions will be provided on the verification form. Once certified you will receive a certificate, pin, and IBA license back plate from the IBA.
Prior to Event-
September 21, 2012 riders are encouraged to set up camp at Sparks America Campground enjoy camaraderie with other riders as they prepare for the ride.
September 22, 2012 Morning of the event- Vendors will be available
Registration 7am to 12pm
Start Time- 8am to 12pm September 22, 2012.
Event End Time- 12pm September 23, 2012
When you return from the ride on September 23, 2012 camping areas and vendors will be available.
*Riders must be 21 years of age to participate in this event.
Cost of Participation and entry to Sparks America $30
There are an endless number of possibilities for riders participating in this event. Possible Destinations that are 500+ miles from Sparks America include to name a few:
- San Antonio, Texas
- Hobbs, New Mexico
- Albuquerque, New Mexico
- Beaumont, Texas
- Lake Charles, Louisiana
- Jackson, Tennessee
- Cape Girardeau, Missouri
- Springfield, Illinois
- Des Moines, Iowa
- North Platte, Nebraska
- Trinidad, Colorado
- Roswell, New Mexico
These locations are also considered possible start points for out of state riders that wish to participate in this event. If you are an out of state riders riding to Sparks America as the mid-point location the requirements are slightly different. See example below:
Example: If you are leaving from San Antonio Texas. Before you start the ride stop at a fuel stop and top off the tank. Obtain a receipt that has a time and date stamp. Record the odometer reading and print your name on the receipt. Enjoy your ride to Sparks America. When you arrive at Sparks the Sparks verification team will record your mid-point mileage and provide a verification form. When you complete your ride obtain another time and date stamped receipt, record your ending mileage, and print your name on the receipt. Attach the receipts to the verification form and fill in any other required information and send to IBA with $45 for processing of your Iron Butt Certification. Address of the IBA is printed on the verification form. Once certified you will receive a certificate, pin, and IBA license back plate from the IBA.
Contact: Jim McKinney (918) 758-7507 for details.