50 CC Quest & 100CCC Gold
April 24-28, 2016
50 CC Quest - Cross Country in Less
than 50 Hours
Starting in Jacksonville and ending in San Diego
Starting in San Diego and ending in Jacksonville
100CCC Gold - Back to Back 50CC Quests
Start in Jacksonville, turn around in San
Diego and end in Jacksonville
Registration is open through April 17, 2016
The plan is to gather water and sand from each coast. You will not be able to
ride your 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:
If you prefer, you may email questions to the event coordinator, Lowell Vahl, at:
Rules & Fees
The rules for this ride are fairly simple:
Iron Butt Association's 50CC Rules or the
IBA 100CCC rules should be read and understood. The IBA's rules for the
50CC & 100CCC govern this ride. Second, as the sponsoring organization, the
MTF may require prerequisites greater than those stipulated by the IBA.
For this event the MTF has determined the prerequisites are:
||BBG - or -
a certified IBA ride
of 2000 miles or more - or -
rally as determined by the event coordinator - Generally, a qualifying
rally must be at least equivalent to one of the rides listed above.
The cost of the ride is the same as the
Iron Butt Association
- 50CC - $50.00 USD
- 100CCC - $60.00 USD
The fees include: ride verification, 50cc pin, IBA plate backer, MTF/IBA
pin, and IBA Ride Certificate.
Complete Event Schedule
See individual webpages for details of each event
|Date / Time
||Event / Location
|Saturday, April 23rd
4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
|Pre-ride Dinner - Jacksonville Starters
5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. Eastern Time
|Start of Ride - Jacksonville
Witnesses Available at the Jacksonville Beach Gate Gas station
for all 50CC EW and 100CCC
We will start releasing riders at 05:00 AM
must have witness signature and receipt by 7:00 a.m.
|Monday, April 25th
5:00 p.m. Pacific Time
|Pre-ride Dinner - San Diego Starters
Hunter Steak House
2445 Hotel Circle Place
San Diego, Ca 92107
**Dutch Treat **
|Tuesday, April 26th
4:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Pacific
|Start of Ride - San Diego
|Wednesday, April 27th
|Banquet for 50CC EW Finishers|
Location TBD, Meet in Hotel Lobby.
**Dutch Treat **
|Thursday, April 28th
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time
|Witnesses available - Jacksonville
Witnesses Available at the Gate station
for all 50CC WE and 100CCC
We will start releasing 100CCC riders at 8:30 AM
riders must have witness signature and receipt by 11:00 a.m.
|Thursday, March 20th
12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time
|Banquet for 50CC WE and 100CCC EWE Riders
Location TBD - Meet in Hotel Lobby
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
- 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
- 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.
Please refer to the MTF rules regarding carring extra fuel here,
- 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 300
- 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
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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
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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