Lap of Florida Insanity Gold (32 hours)
-or-
Lap of Florida Insanity (44 hours)


April 4-7 , 2011





1840 Miles around the perimeter of Florida:

Choose your Ride

  • Lap of Florida Insanity Gold - (32 hours)
  • Lap of Florida Insanity - (44 hours)


You will collect sand from the North Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Ocean, South Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Straights.
 
Event Coordinator:   Jeremy Loveall
  Ride Registration
  List of Participants
  Documentation Forms
  Lodging/Hotels
  MTF Refund Policy
  Ride Disclaimer & Waiver

Rules & Fees




Complete Event Schedule
See individual webpages for details of each event

Date / Time
Note: All times local
Event / Location
Monday , April 4th
5:00 p.m. Central Time
Pre-ride Dinner
    Ribs & Reds Restaurant
    128 East First Ave,
    Gulf Shores, AL
    Website
Tuesday, April 5th
5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Central Time
Start of Ride
    - Witnesses Available at the Host Hotel, which is about 10 miles from the Gas Station
    - We will start releasing riders at 05:30 AM
    - All riders must have witness signature and receipt by 7:00 a.m.

    - Riders MUST Get a starting receipt at:
      Shell Station
      17100 Perdide Key Dr.
      Pensacola, FL 32507
      (This is about 1/2 mile from the AL/FL border)

Wednesday, April 6th
1:00 p.m. - 3:00p.m. Central Time
End of Ride for Gold (32 hr) Riders
  ** Actual end time based on Starting Receipt
    - Riders MUST Get a ending receipt at::
      Shell Station
      17100 Perdide Key Dr.
      Pensacola, FL 32507
      (This is about 1/2 mile from the AL/FL border)

    - Witnesses Available at the Host Hotel, which is about 10 miles from the Gas Station

          *** NOTE: Turn in ride documentation BEFORE leaving the host hotel!! **

Thursday, April 7th,
1:00 a.m. - 3:00 a.m. Central Time
End of Ride for Insanity (44 hr) Riders
  ** Actual end time based on Starting Receipt
    - Riders MUST Get a ending receipt at::
      Shell Station
      17100 Perdide Key Dr.
      Pensacola, FL 32507
      (This is about 1/2 mile from the AL/FL border)

    - Witnesses Available at the Host Hotel, which is about 10 miles from the Gas Station

          *** NOTE: Turn in ride documentation BEFORE leaving the host hotel!! **



Rider Documentation Forms

Click link to download appropriate form:

Lap Of Florida




Routes

Lap Of Florida (S&T 2007)

Lap Of Florida Route Webpage)


Mandatory Stops

*** Must be completed in the listed order ***

All the specific Receipt Locations
will be posted prior to the start

1. Perdido Key (northwest point)

    Shell Station
    17100 Perdide Key Dr.
    Pensacola, FL 32507
    (This is about 1/2 mile from the AL/FL border)

2. Amelia Island (northeast point)

3. Key West (southern most point)

4. Marco Island (southwest point)

5. Perdido Key

    Shell Station
    17100 Perdide Key Dr.
    Pensacola, FL 32507
    (This is about 1/2 mile from the AL/FL border)



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 and chill"?
  • 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 nap."

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.

    • Participant agrees to keep and maintain his motorcycle in a good and safe condition, in full compliance with all rules and laws governing such vehicles. Specifically, said motorcycle shall be in full compliance with any and all safety inspections and certifications required by the State of registration of said motorcycle and shall be safe to operate on the public ways and under the conditions to be encountered in the Event.
    • Participant will at all times while riding his motorcycle wear and employ all such safety clothing and gear including, but not limited to, a DOT approved helmet, as is reasonable, customary and prudent for use by motorcyclists under the circumstances of the Event. A DOT approved helmet shall be worn at all times while Participant is riding in the Event whether or not the use of such a helmet is required in the jurisdiction in which the Participant is riding.
    • Participant shall be licensed to operate a motorcycle in his State of residence and authorized to legally operate a motorcycle in the State or States, Country or Countries where the Event may be held. Participant's motorcycle shall be properly registered and licensed.
    • Participant shall have and maintain in full force and effect liability insurance and such other insurance as may be required for the operation of a motorcycle in the State or States, Country or Countries where the Event may be held.
    • Participant shall comply with any and federal and State laws including, such as but not limited to, all safety rules, traffic laws and rules of the road.
    • Should Participant be given a map or route information as part of the Event, Participant shall use such map or route information at his own discretion and will not rely upon said map or route information as a representation that it is safe or prudent to follow such map or route information. Such decisions shall be and remain in the sole discretion of Participant.
    • Each Participant is responsible for his own ride. The MTF helps with the logistics by planning a route and arranging for witnesses, however, the Participant is responsible for the ride. Safety is of primary importance.
    • The Participant is responsible for terminating his participation in the Event if he feels that continuing would put himself or others in jeopardy.
    • The Participant is responsible for his personal condition. The MTF does not condone nor will it tolerate riding under the influence of alcohol, illicit drugs and even some prescription drugs.
    • The rider is responsible for reviewing the Motorcycle Safety Foundation "You and Your Motorcycle: Riding Tips" booklet
    • The rider is responsible for reviewing the Motorcycle Safety Foundation "Motorcycle Operator Manual" booklet

    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. Host Hotel Information

    Days Inn

    3049 West First Street
    Gulf Shores, AL 36542
    (251)968-8604
    Website: Gulf Shores Days Inn



    We could not get a block of rooms or group rate at this hotel,
    but it is was less expensive than most in the area.

    There best rate on their website in January was ~$77-$85 incl taxes
    if you booked at least 14 days in advance.

    Since this is spring break time, we suggest you book your rooms early.




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