(August 16, 2009, Folsom, CA)
The 2009 Iron Butt Rally is rapidly approaching. Ten years ago at this time Bob was preparing for his first IBR. This year will be Motorcycle Bob's last one. However, I have heard that before. He has completed each of the three rallies he started. Each rally has it's own focus, routes, and challenges. For example, this year the riders will not begin and end in the same location. Motorcycle Bob and a few other riders have banded together to truck their bikes to the other coast to save wear and tear on themselves and their bikes. (Click here to read Bob's 2005 IBR Journal)
Farewell Polaroid Cameras! Another change. This year the riders are to use digital cameras. They will turn in a flash card at each check point for documentation purposes.
The Rally locations are:
Starting point: August 24 10:00 AM
The Marriott Hotel,
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Checkpoint One: August 26 5:00 PM
St. Charles, Illinois
Checkpoint Two: August 30 5:00PM
Santa Ana, California
Finish: Sep 4 9:00 AM
The at the Park
It's an amazing site to see these 100 riders on their bikes loaded with "farkles" (high tech gadgets and stuff) arrive and depart. Thishas been very supportive of the PolioPlus effort by donating thousands of dollars to the Rotary Foundation.
For information about previous rallies, click here