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2012 Why? Whynot! Insanity 

August 31st to September 3rd, 2012

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Why? Whynot! Insanity 24 Hour


Why? Whynot! 36 Hour

Registration will open June 15 will end August 15, 2012

Pre-registration required.
No on site registration will be allowed.


  Ride Coordinator
  MTF Refund Policy
  Ride Disclaimer & Waiver
  Ride Registration
  List of Participants
  Starting Location
  Responsibility to Report
  Witness & Gas Forms
  Hotel Info
  Safety Info

The Why? Whynot! Insanity Requirements

As the sponsoring organization, the MTF requires prerequisites greater than those stipulated by the IBA.

The prerequisites for the Why to Whynot Ride are:


* The IBA National Parks Tour does not qualify as a prerequisite for this ride
** A Qualifying Rally is generally a multi-day rally. Contact the Event Manager to determine if a specific rally will be accepted as a prerequisite

All registration fees for online registrants must be paid by August 15, 2012 or your registration will be cancelled.
During the registration process you will be required to consent to the MTF Event Agreement and Waiver.
Review it thoroughly before registering for this ride.

The MTF will submit your ride to the IBA for certification*.

Certification fee for the Why! Whynot? Insanity ( 24 Hour ) is $50.00 (same as if you submitted your ride directly to the IBA).

Certification fee for the Why! Whynot? ( 36 Hour ) $45.00 (same as if you submitted your ride directly to the IBA).

If you want to make a donation to the MTF, you will be provided the opportunity to do that during the registration process.
Payment information will be provided at the conclusion of the registration process.

Ride Coordinators

Greg Blewett ( greginky )

Jeremy Loveall ( Loveall13 )

Ride Schedule

Why! Whynot? Insanity
Date Time Event/location
August 31st, 2012 4:00 PM ( MST ) Pre-Ride Dinner - TBD ( Witness forms signed here )
September 1, 2012 5:00 AM ( MST ) Official Ride Starts
Why Not Travel Store
230 Sonopyta Way
Why, AZ 85321
Sandy Rogers 520-909-2156
Witness available here also
September 2, 2012 5:00 AM ( CST )
(24 Hours after Starting Receipt)
24 hour Why to Whynot Ride Ends: Whynot, MS
Check-In Location:
Fire Station
4590 Old Highway 19 SE
Meridian, MS 39301
Witness available here
September 2, 2012 5:00 PM ( CST )
(36 Hours after Starting Receipt)
36 hour Why to Whynot Ride Ends: Whynot, MS
Check-In Location:
Fire Station
4590 Old Highway 19 SE
Meridian, MS 39301
Witness available here

Starting Location

Why Not Travel Store
230 Sonopyta Way
Why, AZ 85321
Sandy Rogers 520-909-2156

End Location

Fire Station

4590 Old Highway 19 SE

Meridian, MS 39301


Responsibility to Report

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.

Witness Form & Gas Log

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.

Why Whynot Witness Form & Gas Log  (PDF document*)

* Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view PDF documents. It is free. Just click the image below.

Starting Location Host Hotel

La Siesta Motel and RV Resort
2561 N Ajo-Gila Bend Hwy
Ajo, AZ 85321

Important Safety Information

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.


Additional Safety Information

  1. 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. 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.

  2. Please refer to the MTF rules regarding carring extra fuel here,

  3. The rider is responsible for doing TCLOCK!

    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:

  4. Tires and wheels
    Lights and electrical
    Oil and fluids

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