2012 Ultimate Coast to CoastJune 2 nd - June 18 th, 2012
The Iron Butt Association's
Ultimate Coast to Coast Challenge-or-
Ultimate Coast to Coast to Coast Challenge
Registration is now open and will end May 20th, 2012
The rules for the Iron Butt Associations Ultimate Coast to Coast are available on the IBA web site at http://www.ironbutt.com/rides/ultimate.htm
This is an unusual IBA ride in that you can actually take up to 30 days to complete the approximately 6,000 mile ride, which only requires 200 mile riding days. This ride requires a significant time commitment and each rider has different goals. Some want to set a record, whether it be an individual record for time or a group record for the most riders to complete the ride as a group. Some recognize that they may not get back to that part of the country again and want to take in the scenic portions of the ride. Some are constrained by vacation time. You get the idea. Different Strokes for Different Folks.
The Ultimate Coast to Coast to Coast Challenge is back to back UCC rides.
The IBA web site provides this warning, "You may face snow storms, road construction and endless miles of impassable road." You need to be flexible in your planning.
The MTF reserves the right to limit participation for any reason.
Here is a link to the message thread on the MTF forum where questions are asked and answered. There is also a lot of information regarding the ride.
|All Start Times Are Flexible Except Those Marked Mandatory|
|June 5||5:00 PM||Start Dinner - Hurricane Joe's Seafood Bar & Grill|
|June 2nd to June 7th**||Anytime||Key West, FL - Six day window start allowed.|
Fairbanks, AK - Must check in with MTF Witness.
This will be the host hotel ( see below ) in Fairbanks, AK.
|June 15||5:00 PM||Pre Haul Road Ride Dinner - The FinishLine Restaurant|
|June 16||8:00 AM||Depart Fairbanks, AK|
|June 16||Afternoon||Arrive Wiseman, AK - Optional|
|June 17||Morning||Depart Wiseman, AK - Optional|
June 16 or 17
Arrive In Deadhorse
Upon arrival in Deadhorse, AK,
Riders must check in with MTF Witness or by phone prior to leaving for return trip.
(End of official MTF UCC ride)
Start of the Deadhorse to Key West UCC Leg
Note: Receipt Time of your arrival on June 16th or 17th will start the next leg.
|Return From Deadhorse Check In||Anytime||Mandatory - When you return from the Haul Road you Must check in with MTF. This can be done at the host hotel ( see below ) in Fairbanks, AK or check in can be by phone. A number will be provided in Fairbanks at the pre Haul Road ride dinner.|
|August 8||Anytime||Deadline for UCCC riders to submit documentation to MTF to be included as part of the MTF ride.|
The MTF and IBA are dedicated to SAFE long distance riding.
If you are registered and are not going to make the check-in deadline at the starting location, you must contact the MTF representative. We don't have to wonder why you didn't show.
If at anytime during the ride you question whether or not you should continue, by all means you should terminate the ride.
Listening to your body is an important part of long distance riding and you should not continue unless you are comfortable with your physical and mental state.
If you terminate the ride or have an accident, you must notify the Ride Coordinator as soon as reasonably possible.
Failure to report at the beginning, in Fairbanks, AK, Deadhorse, AK, at the end of the ride or in the event of termination may result in suspension from future MTF Events.
Attention Riders: You should download and print
the Witness Forms and Gas Log and complete before arriving at the site.
It is the riders responsibility to plan their final route to ensure they obtain proper receipts at all the mandatory stops.
Recommended Safety Programs
The MTF is recommending that all riders look into obtaining the following for the riders safety.
MedJet - A great program that will provide transportation home in the event you require a hospital stay. MedJet also has a program addon that will transport your motorcycle home also. The MTF has a discount program with MedJet. Click here for the information.
SPOT - A SPOT tracking device is a great tool to provide your location to your family and others. It also can provide your location in the event of an emergency. Click here for information.
RV Road Help - RV Road Help is a great towing program that will come and tow your motorcycle on the haul road. Other riders have used RV Road Help on the haul road and that is why we are recommending it. The coast is $99.95 for a full years service. Click here for information.
Provided by Steve Matthews
Today a co-worker of mine mentioned the ride to one of the Security people for the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company that he knows and was given the following info:
Unwritten Rules of the Haul Road.
All large trucks have the right-of-way! Slow down when meeting these guys, about 25 to 30 MPH is best or whatever the conditions dictate. If a rig comes up behind you let them pass. Be courteous, these guys are clannish and communicate with each other all the time with VHF radios. If you cut someone off or crowd them the next truck might do something rash, It has been known to happen. (Motorhomes loosing windshields, etc.)
Help those in need. If you see someone in trouble stop and give a hand or offer to relay a message (see above). In the eyes and minds of those that work and live on this road there is no excuse for not stopping.
Lights on and visible at ALL Times!! (Keep 'em clean!) You all know that bikes are hard to see to begin with but when the dust is boiling or the rain is masking the road you NEED to be seen. (A lot of the road surface is grey and on a cloudy day it blends right into the horizon and so will you when you're covered in mud. If it is clear out you have to remember that the sun is very low on the horizon at ALL times once you cross the Arctic Circle and can mask you from others view )
Riders will be required to acknowledge their responsibilities during the registration process. Each rider is responsible for their own ride. The MTF is helping with the logistics by planning a route and arranging for witnesses; however, the rider is responsible for the 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.
Please refer to the MTF rules regarding carring extra fuel here, http://www.mctourer.com/rides/MTF_STANDARD_RULES.htm
T-CLOCK is a mnemonic developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation for assisting you in doing a comprehensive pre-ride (or a pre-purchase) inspection of a motorcycle. It is easily memorized and very useful. The individual letters stand for the specific areas to check:
Tires and wheels
Lights and electrical
Oil and fluids
MTF Suggested Hotels
3820 N Roosevelt Boulevard
Key West, Florida 33040
Rate is $119.00 a night June 1st and 2nd
Rate is $99.00 a night June 3rd to June 6th
Boreal LodgeLocated halfway between Fairbanks and Prudhoe Bay, Coldfoot Camp provides an excellent base for travelers in Alaska's Arctic.
Although rustic by urban standards, our Inn at Coldfoot Camp is kept clean and features private bath facilities in each of the rooms, a luxury in the remote wilderness of Alaska's Arctic.
Four Rooms available in Boreal Lodge
Fully Functional Kitchen / Day Room with Dish Network TV / Phone Two shared Restrooms / Showers Laundry facilities Cabin Features:
Separate fully functional Boreal Cabin One bedroom with private bath & loft, Kitchen, Dish Network TV & Phone
More Info at: http://www.boreallodge.com/
The Prudhoe Bay Hotel
Prudhoe Bay, AK 99734
Fax: (907) 659-2752
4920 Dale Road
Fairbanks, AK, 99709
Current Rate is $139.00 A Night
Additional Lodging Fairbanks, AK
University of Alaska Anchorage
3700 Sharon Gagnon Lane
Anchorage, AK 99508
Fax (907) 751-7377
Single Suite- $50/night
Double Suite- $80/night
Quad Suite- $115/night
The Outpost - Harley, Honda, BMW
Northern Power Sports - Yamaha, Suzuki
Adventure Cycleworks - Independent
Fairbanks Motorsports (no weblink) - 907-452-2050 / 800-764-2050 (in state)
Alaska Fun Center - Kawasaki, Yamaha
D&D Custom Cycles (broken weblink) - Independent 907-456-6650
Trails End BMW - absorded into The Outpost
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