The Iron Butt Association has teamed up with the BMW Motorcycle Owners of America for a special SaddleSore 1000. Called the Bloomsburg 1000, the ride will finish at the MOA's International Rally, which is being held from July 21-24, 2011 in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania.
Riders can start anytime between 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 16th and 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 21 from one of three locations west and south of Bloomsburg: Jacksonville, Florida, Springfield, Missouri, or Tomah, Wisconsin. You have 24 hours to complete the 1,000+ mile to Bloomsburg to be considered a finisher.
These cities were chosen as start points in an effort to simplify the documentation requirements for riders. Finishers will receive a distinctive IBA Bloomsburg 1000 certification, Bloomsburg 1000 ride pin and IBA World's Toughest Plate back along with membership in the IBA.
In addition to the three start locations we are also pleased to offer an opportunity for riders to complete a Saddle Sore 1000 that departs the rally site Wednesday morning. This will be a group Saddle Sore with riders required to document a few stops and return to the rally site 24 hours or less after the start.
The record for such a ride is close to 400 finishers, can we top this?
All riders of the Bloomsburg 1000 will be invited to an IBA-MOA "Pizza" Party Awards Ceremony for Bloomsburg 1000 finishers held at the Rally at the rally site!
The Bloomsburg 1000 Ride in is not limited just to BMW riders ÔÇô all marques are welcome! However, you must be attending the BMW MOA rally to participate in the ride.
Registration and details will be posted shortly.
Questions gladly answered, post them here!
Ambassador, BMW MOA