IBA Party Ride-In
March 3-7, 2008
For riders choosing to ride their own ride to the party, the MTF will
offer end witness services in Jacksonville.
For all riders, the MTF will offer validation services in
Jacksonville. If your ride passes validation, we will submit your ride
to the IBA for certification. To make the process even easier for all
riders, we will accept and make a copy of your paperwork in
How are you getting to the 2008 IBA Party?
Have you considered riding
an IBA ride to the party? The IBA is teaming up with the Motorcycle
Tourer's Forum again to make the 2008 IBA Party bigger and better.
The MTF is sponsoring the IBA Party Ride-In where any rider may:
Ride a SS1K, SS2K or BB1500 IBA ride starting from anywhere and ending in Jacksonville
Ride a 50CC* starting in San Diego and ending in Jacksonville
Ride a 100CCC* starting in Jacksonville and ending in Jacksonville
In years past the IBA Party has been restricted to IBA members only,
but this year it's open to all IBA members as well as
Ride-In participants. Seats for the party are restricted to only those
who are registered. These tickets will go quickly so please click the
"IBA Party Details" link in the menu above and secure your IBA Party
reservations as soon as possible. You can register for the Ride-In by
clicking the "Register" link.
One way or another, we hope you decide to join the party in
Jacksonville. Mike and Lisa have organized another great party!
You must register for the IBA Dinner seperately, details will be posted on the IBA Party Details page as soon as they are available.
Event Manager & Ride Coordinator
West Coast On-Site Coordinator for 50CC/100CCC:
MTF's Long Distance Ride Philosophy
Group riding typically refers to large groups of bikes riding together
in a pack. MTF Long Distance rides are not "group rides." Rather, each
ride is a "mass ride." Mass ride is a term coined and used in the long
distance community and refers to a ride where all riders start from
the same location, begin at roughly the same time, follow the same
route and end the ride at the same destination.
For various reasons the MTF does not encourage groups of more than
three riders while particpating in an MTF Long Distance event. The major
reasons deal with safety, but in the end, each rider makes his/her own
decision to ride with others or not. If you're riding with others,
here are some things to consider:
Set expectations up front. Discuss fuel ranges, stop times, food
stops, speeds, etc. Will your fuel stops be "splash and dash" or "fill
What happens when someone breaks down? While being on the side of
the road sucks, remember the people with you and what it must feel
like for them. If your safety is not in jeapordy, will the other
riders carry on?
If riding with others isn't working out, don't be afraid to wave
them off and carry on at your desired pace rather than allow yourself
to get frustrated. In the end, each rider is responsible for their own
ride. In the words of an LD rider, "Everyone gets tired at different
times, or gets hungry or even has to pee at different times. It's
YOUR ride and it really isn't much fun when you are sitting on the
side of the road waiting for your riding partner who is taking a quick
The Motorcycle Tourer's Forum reserves the right to accept or reject a rider's request to participate in this
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