50 CC Quest & 100CCC Gold

May 3 - 7, 2010

50 CC Quest - Cross Country in Less than 50 Hours

Starting in San Diego and ending in Jacksonville
Starting in Jacksonville and ending in San Diego

100CCC Gold - Back to Back 50CC Quests

start in Jacksonville, turn around in San Diego and end in Jacksonville
start in San Diego, turn around in Jacksonville and end in San Diego

Event Coordinator:   Kevin Lechner
  Main Page
  Ride Registration
  List of Participants
  Jacksonville Details
  San Diego Details
  Validated Gas Stops
  Trip Plans
  Documentation Forms
  Weather Info
  MTF Refund Policy
  Ride Disclaimer & Waiver

The plan is to gather water and sand from each coast. You will not be able to ride our bikes on the sand, nor would you probably want to. The idea is to get gas receipt, drive the block or two to the ocean, hop off and get sand and water, and then head out. At the other end, gather water and sand and then gas up. The idea is that we will have gone truly from coast to coast in less than 50 hours. Some riders may elect to get the sand and water before the receipt at the start and after the receipt at the end. This is your call. Just keep in mind the spirit of the ride.

Event Questions and Discussions

There is a message thread on the MTF where you can find out more information, ask questions and read discussion from other about the 50CC / 100CCC event. You can find the message thread at: http://forums.delphiforums.com/MCTourer/messages?msg=39943.1

If you prefer, you may email questions to the event coordinator at: kevin@kevinlechner.com

Rules & Fees

Ride Memento

If you would like to order a ride memento plaque, click below for details and ordering info. 

Ride Memento Info & Ordering

Complete Event Schedule
See individual webpages for details of each event

Date / Time Event / Location
Sunday , May 2nd
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Pre-ride Dinner - Jacksonville Starters
    Sneakers Sports Grille
    111 Beach Boulevard
    Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250
Monday, May 3th
5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Start of Ride - Jacksonville
    Witnesses Available at the Gate station
    for all 50CC EW and 100CCC EWE Riders
    We will start releasing riders at 05:30 AM
    All riders must have witness signature and receipt by 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday, May 4th
5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
Pre-ride Dinner - San Diego Starters
    Hunter Steak House
    2445 Hotel Circle Place
    San Diego, Ca 92107
Wednesday, May 5th, 2010
4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Start of Ride - San Diego
    Witnesses Available at the Gate station
    for all 50CC EW and 100CCC EWE Riders
    We will start releasing riders at 4:30 a.m.
    All riders must have witness signature and receipt by 6:00 a.m.

    ** Note: 100CCC riders will have priority for witness & gas pumps

Friday, May 7th
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
Witnesses available - Jacksonville
    Witnesses Available at the Gate station
    for all 50 WE and 100CCC WEW Riders
    We will start releasing 100CCC riders at 8:30 AM
    All riders must have witness signature and receipt by 11:00 a.m.
Friday, May 7th
12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time
Banquet for 50CC WE and 100CCC EWE Riders
    Sneakers Sports Grille
    111 Beach Boulevard.
    Jacksonville, FL 32250

    Note: Final Witness will be available during lunch
Sunday, May 9th
12:00 p.m. (noon) Pacific Time
Banquet for 100CCC WEW Riders
    Red Lobster 3780 Sports Arena Blvd San Diego, CA 92110 (619) 226-1057
    Note: Final Witness will also be available during lunch

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:

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Will these rides be certified by the Iron Butt Association or the Motorcycle Tourer's Association?

    The ride will be certified by the IBA. The MTF does not certify rides. The MTF has a long standing relationship with the IBA and has sponsored many IBA rides. The MTF assists with logistics, such as route planning and witnesses; collects and validates the documentation; and then submits the ride to the IBA for certification.

  2. Am I allowed to carry extra fuel?

    The MTF utilizes TeamStrange Uniform Rules ( http://www.teamstrange.com/uniform_rules.htm) as a guideline for Auxiliary Fuel Systems and the carrying of extra fuel.

    Of important note is that No Gas Cans are allowed. This includes the containers used on ATV's which have become popular on some dual sport bikes.

    The MTF does allow one exception to TeamStrange's rules. Riders are permitted to carry the MSR type (Mountain Safety Research) fuel bottles ( http://www.msrcorp.com/stoves/bottles.asp).

    Caution: Cascade Designs Inc., the manufacturer of the MSR bottles, does not recommend using MSR bottles to store alcohol or gasoline containing alcohol or ethonol. The bottles are untreated aluminum and the alcohol could corrode them. For more information click here

  3. How often am I required to stop?
    In addition to mandatory stops listed on the website, the IBA requires riders to stop a minimum of every 350 miles.

  4. Do I have to record all of my stops and keep all receipts?

    You must record ALL gas stops and any other stop longer than 20 minutes. You must keep and submit official receipts (Location, City, State, Date, and Time) for ALL gas stops and any lodging stops that you might make during the ride. It is not necessary that you maintain and submit receipts for such things as foods and snacks (unless you are using this receipt to document a mandatory stop).

    In the even that you run out of gas and acquire extra gas (e.g. passerby or MSR bottles) you must document the amount of gas that you obtained. In the case of MSR bottles, if you refill them at the next stop you must document this as well.

  5. What are the rider's responsibilities?

    Riders will be required to acknowledge their responsibilities during the registration process. Each rider is responsible for their own ride. Safety is of primary importance.

    If the MTF discovers that a rider has violated their responsibilities, even if it is after the ride is certified, the MTF will notify the IBA and the certification will be revoked.

  6. The Motorcycle Tourer's Forum reserves the right to accept or reject a rider's request to participate in this ride.

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