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2013 Regional SS1000

Phoenix, AZ
October 5th, 2013

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The Members
of the
Motorcycle Tourer's Forum

are pleased to sponsor

The Iron Butt Association's
SaddleSore 1000

(1000 miles in 24 hours)

Registration Open September 1st through October 1st!

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

  Main SS1000 Page
  Site Coordinator
  MTF Refund Policy
  MTF Agreement & Waiver
  List of Participants
  Starting Location
  Responsibility to Report
  Witness & Gas Forms
  Ride Flyer
  Hotel Info
  Safety Info

Pre-ride Registration is required. No Walk-in Riders will be accommodated.
All registration fees for online registrants must be paid at time of registration through PayPal. If you encounter problems while registering, please contact the event coordinator.
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. The certification fee for this ride is $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.

The Site Coordinators have volunteered to make this ride happen. Please treat them respectfully.

The MTF is very safety conscious. While the MTF is only providing logistical support for your ride, we have an obligation to the Long Distance Riding community to insure that you comply with the guidelines as stipulated on this page and on the Home Page for this ride.

The Site Coordinator has full authority to limit participation for any reason.

If your participation is terminated prior to start of the ride AND you have treated the Site Coordinator respectfully, you will receive a full refund.

Phoenix, AZ
Ride Site Coordinator

Lowell Vahl

Tel: (480)390-0433


Assistant Ride Site Coordinator

Dorsey Price


Starting Location

5002 E Chandler Blvd
Phoenix AZ

Riders must be pre-registered in order to participate in this ride.
No on site registration will be allowed.

All riders must check-in with the Site Coordinator on October 5th from 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.
Riders will be released once they've checked-in
All Riders must check-in before 6:00 a.m.
End of Ride Check-In will be available from 10:00 p.m. on October 5th to 6:00 a.m. on October 6th.

Responsibility to Report

The MTF and IBA are dedicated to SAFE long distance riding.
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 Site Coordinator as soon as reasonably possible.
If you complete the ride, you should check in with the site coordinator immediately.

Failure to report at the end of the ride or in the event of termination may result in suspension from future MTF Events.

Planned Routes and Downloadable Documents

Attention Riders: You should download and print the Witness Forms and Gas Log and complete before arriving at the site.

NOTE: The directions in the Route Details document are the suggested route directions. These directions are based upon the recommendation of Microsoft Streets and Trips 2010 - Quickest Route. There may be alternate routes to each mandatory stop but we strongly encourage you to use the suggested route directions provided in the Route Details Document.

The MS Street & Trip and Garmin Navigator files are provided for convenience only.
It is the riders responsibilty to plan their final route to ensure they obtain proper receipts at all the mandatory stops.
However, we do recommend that you follow the suggested route.

    Mandatory Stops:

    5002 E Chandler Blvd
    Phoenix AZ

    I-40 Exit 198 2515 E. Butler Ave
    Flagstaff, AZ 86004
    (928) 779-7942

    3. M&M Station - ALBUQUERQUE, NM
    I-25 Exit 224A 425 Locust St SE
    Albuquerque, NM 87102
    (505) 242-2275

    I-25 Exit 41
    624 Franklin
    Hatch, NM 87937
    (505) 267-3058

    5. Tucson Truck Terminal
    5451 E Benson Hwy
    Tucson, AZ 85706
    I-10 Exit 268 @ S Craycroft Rd
    Tucson, AZ
    (520) 574-0050

    5002 E Chandler Blvd
    Phoenix AZ

Phoenix SS1000 Ride Flyer (PDF document*)

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


Departing from the SS1000 Check-in:

  • Site Coordinators will start manning the check-out table at 5:00 a.m. in the parking lot on Saturday, October 5th, 2013.
  • The Riders will be released once their witness form is completed. Riders will be released a couple at a time. We do not want riders riding in a pack for safety reasons. Our goal is to get all riders out by 6:00 a.m. and release the witnesses by that time.
  • If you arrive at the staging area after 6:00 a.m. , you will not be counted as part of the ride.
  • Have your witness form filled out and your odometer reading recorded. The witness should simply have to fill in the time, their personal information, and sign the form. Do your final T-CLOCK inspection before getting the witness signature.
  • When you are ready to go, advise one of the witnesses. They will validate your odometer reading and license plate number; and add the time and their personal information to the witness form.
  • When you are released from the staging area, you are expected to go directly to the get your gas receipt.
  • Plan accordingly. Eat breakfast before staging.
  • Gas up and get a receipt at the Phoenix Chevron Station
  • You are off on the Saddle Sore 1000. Ride safe, don't push your limits, and most of all enjoy your ride.
  • Riders have up to, but no more than, 24 hours to complete the SS1000 ride using the approved route and obtain an ending computer printed gas receipt with a date and time stamp at the - Phoenix Chevron Station.

    You MUST pick up receipts at the mandatory stops in order to validate the corners of the approved route:
    Some IBA riders get two receipts at Start, Finish and each Mandatory Stop. It is a lot easier to get both a gas receipt and a receipt for snack/water at important stops than to repeat a ride because a receipt went missing. Many IBA riders store their receipts in a waterproof, zip-sealed plastic bag.

    Returning from the Phoenix, AZ SS1000:

  • Once you return from your ride, you are required to obtain a gas receipt at the Chevron Station .
  • You can stop the panic. Your official time has been recorded on your receipt.
  • Waiting until our witnesses are available will not affect the certification of your ride.
  • Site Coordinators will be manning the check-in table from 5:00 a.m. October 5th until 6:00 a.m. October 6 th.
  • If you arrive at the check-in table after 6:00 a.m. on October 6th, you will not be counted as part of the ride.
  • You must turn in your completed documentation (Witness forms, Stop Log, and Gas Receipts) to the Site Coordinator at the completion of your ride. If you do not turn in your documentation, you will not be counted as part of the ride.
  • Congratulations on a great ride!


    Important Safety Information

    1. Read the Frequently Asked Questions on the MTF Regional SS1000 Home Page

    2. 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.

      • 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.

    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

    Hotel accommodations near Start/Finish

    Intown Suites
    15424 S 50th St
    Phoenix AZ 85044
    Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
    15221 S 50th St
    Phoenix AZ 85044
    La Quinta Inn & Suites-Chandler
    15221 S 50th St15241 S 50th St
    Phoenix AZ 85044

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